Outperformance Means Living Through Periods of Underperformance

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In Berkshire Hathaway’s latest annual shareholder letter Warren Buffett provides a great illustration of how price randomness in the short term can obscure longterm growth in value. His following real-life example demonstrates that in order to achieve longterm outperformance investors must suffer through periods of significant underperformance. Here’s an excerpt … Read More

Buffett & Munger – The ‘Eureka Moment’ For Two Of The World’s Greatest Investors

Johnny HopkinsCharles Munger, Warren BuffettLeave a Comment

It seems that all of the great investors have a ‘eureka moment’ during their investing careers. A ‘eureka moment’ refers to the common human experience of suddenly understanding a previously incomprehensible problem or concept. Sometimes referred to as an ‘Aha’ moment. And so it was two of the world’s greatest … Read More

Superinvestors Agree That Business Schools Don’t Make You A Better Investor

Johnny HopkinsCharles Munger, Joel Greenblatt, Mohnish Pabrai, Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett1 Comment

While a lot of investors believe that a good finance course at one of the world’s most prestigious business schools is a sure-fire way to becoming a better investor, it seems that some of the greatest investors disagree. Here’s what Buffett, Munger, Greenblatt, Pabrai, and Lynch have to say about … Read More

Is It Better To Buy The Stock And Watch The Price Drop Or Not Act And Watch The Price Soar? – Daniel Kahneman

Johnny HopkinsCharles Munger, Daniel Kahneman, Warren BuffettLeave a Comment

One of the most common predicaments facing investors is that they’ve analysed a stock, it meets with the investors criteria, and now it’s time to pull the trigger and buy the stock. But something happens, the investor ums and ahs and delays the decision to buy. Next thing you know three … Read More

Great Investors Focus On Absolute-Performance Rather Than Relative-Performance – Seth Klarman

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Earlier this month The Washington Post published an article titled – Warren Buffett’s $100 Billion Problem. The article was reporting on the $100 Billion that Berkshire has accumulated in cash over the years, stating: Warren Buffett celebrated his 87th birthday a few days ago, but the bigger number in his life … Read More

Great Investors Create Their Own Version Of Omaha – Buffett, Munger, Klarman, Pabrai

Johnny HopkinsCharles Munger, Guy Spier, Mohnish Pabrai, Seth Klarman, Warren BuffettLeave a Comment

One of the biggest problems facing investors is the amount of ‘noise’ that we get from the financial media and commentators. Financial news sections, the internet, and podcasts are continually bombarding us with the latest ‘hot stock’ or miracle investing strategy. Meanwhile investors get caught up in the noise checking … Read More

Henry Singleton – (“The Best Capital Deployment Record In American Business” – Warren Buffett)

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One of my favorite investing books is The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success, by William N. Thorndike. In fact it’s also the top choice on Warren Buffett’s reading list. The book provides stories on eight of the most successful CEOs in history who were great capital allocators. … Read More