Charles Munger – 5 Ultrasimple Notions For Successful Investing

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One of my favorite investing books is – Damn Right: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger, by Janet Lowe. The book is a great insight into Munger’s life, philosophy, and investing journey. One passage in the book which is of particular interest to investors is Munger’s five ultrasimple general notions that he finds helpful in solving problems. These … Read More

Charles Munger – Big Gains Invariably Mean Long Periods Of Underperformance

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Let’s face it, most investors are not prepared to go through long periods or short periods of underperformance in order to achieve outperformance. The only problem with that is that those investors will invariably miss out of the big gains achieved by the most successful investors. The good news is that if you are prepared to suffer through the heartburn … Read More

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

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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 months later the value of the stock has risen by … Read More

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

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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 their stocks daily to see what’s performing well and what’s … Read More

25 Timeless Investing Lessons From Charles Munger

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One of our favorite investors here at The Acquirer’s Multiple is Charles Munger. Over the years Munger has provided us with a number of investing gems and one of the best sources of Munger’s quotes can be found in the book – Poor Charlie’s Almanack. While there are hundreds of Mungerisms in the book I picked out twenty five timeless investing lessons. … Read More

Here’s How Successful Investors Put The Odds Squarely In Their Favor – Charles Munger

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One of the best investing speeches ever given was – A Lesson on Elementary, Worldly Wisdom As It Relates To Investment Management & Business, by Charles Munger. In particular are Munger’s insights into investing in the stock market being a lot like betting at the race-track, which uses a system called pari-mutuel betting. Pari-mutuel betting is a betting system in which … Read More

Here’s How Charlie And Warren Calculate Intrinsic Value Differently To Everyone Else

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One of the biggest problems facing investors is the calculation of intrinsic value. There has been much written about the correct way to calculate intrinsic value but one of the best explanations can be found in the book Charlie Munger: The Complete Investor, by Tren Griffin. The book provides the essential steps of Munger’s investing strategy and is a must read … Read More

Charles Munger – It Is Ridiculous That Investors Cling On To Failed Ideas

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In 2003 Charles Munger gave a great talk to the students in the Economics Department at The University of California. While his talk focused on the strengths and weaknesses in teaching academic economics he also provided a number of great lessons for investors including the importance of being able to destroy your own wrong ideas. Here’s an excerpt from that speech: Clinging to failed … Read More

Charlie Munger – Great Investors Must Be Able To Adapt To A Changing Business Environment

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Earlier this year Berkshire Hathaway Vice-Chairman Charlie Munger was interviewed at the 2017 Daily Journal Annual Meeting. Munger spent time answering questions on a number of subjects including deferred gratification, polymath, filial duties, and the psychology of human misjudgment. The breadth of his knowledge is quite astounding. While the interview is full of investing gems, Munger was asked a question regarding … Read More

How To Develop A Superinvestor Mindset Like Buffett, Munger, Neff, Loeb, Lynch and Soros

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One of my favorite investing books is How To Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like Warren Buffett, by Lawrence A Cunningham. One of the best pieces in the book looks at the principles applied by some of the greatest superinvestors of all time. Here’s an excerpt from the book: The best investors employ a mind-set that takes account of just … Read More

Charles Munger: The Investing World Is Just A Morass Of Wrong Incentives, Crazy Reporting, And A Fair Amount Of Delusion

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During Saturday’s annual Berkshire Hathaway pilgrimage, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger once again challenged the value of hedge funds and their managers. During the meeting Buffett said, “The huge money [in hedge funds] is in selling people the idea that you can do something magical for them”. Munger added, “The investing world is just a morass of wrong incentives, crazy reporting … Read More

Warren Buffett – How Charlie Convinced Me To Break My Cigar-Butt Investing Habit

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(Image Source, Huffington Post,, [Accessed 9 Feb, 2017]) One of our favorite investors at The Acquirer’s Multiple is of course Warren Buffett. As a value investor, one of the most important free investing resources is Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters. Each contains hidden gems of value investing wisdom. One of my favorite gems is in the 2014 shareholder letter in which Buffett explains … Read More

Ken Shubin Stein – Follow Munger’s 3 Ways To Find Good Opportunities

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One of our favorite investors at The Acquirer’s Multiple is Ken Shubin Stein. Ken Shubin Stein is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Spencer Capital Management and the Chairman of Spencer Capital Holdings. Spencer Capital is a value-oriented investment management firm with a successful long-term track record investing in undervalued securities and special situations. He is also an Adjunct Professor … Read More