Reframe Value Versus Growth – It’s Value Creation: Buying Things For Less Than They’re Worth

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During his recent interview with Tobias, Michael Mauboussin, the Director of Research at Blue Mountain Capital Management, discusses why the debate over value versus growth should be reframed to value creation – buying things for less than they’re worth. Here’s an excerpt from that interview: Tobias Carlisle: When we discussed … Read More

How Should We Calculate The Cost Of Capital?

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During his recent interview with Tobias, Michael Mauboussin, the Director of Research at Blue Mountain Capital Management, discusses how we should consider calculating the cost of capital. Here’s an excerpt from that interview: Tobias Carlisle: There’s a few questions that fall out of that for me. When you’re thinking about … Read More

The 3 Most Powerful Ideas From Expectations Investing

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During his recent interview with Tobias, Michael Mauboussin, the Director of Research at Blue Mountain Capital Management, discusses the three most powerful ideas from Expectations Investing. Here’s an excerpt from the interview: Tobias Carlisle: So much the better for chatting with you right now. I can’t tell you how much … Read More

(Ep.32) The Acquirers Podcast: Michael Mauboussin – Big Decisions, Luck, Skill, Complexity And Success In Investing

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Summary In this episode of The Acquirer’s Podcast Tobias chats with Michael Mauboussin. He’s the Director of Research at Blue Mountain Capital Management. He’s been an adjunct professor at Columbia for more than 25 years, earning multiple awards for doing so. He’s the Chair of the board of trustees of the Santa Fe … Read More

Michael Mauboussin: The Five Principles of Good Capital Allocation

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We’ve just been re-reading Michael Mauboussin’s great paper on capital allocation titled – Capital Allocation Evidence, Analytical Methods, and Assessment Guidance. At the end of the document Mauboussin provides his five principles of good capital allocation and his conclusions. Here’s an excerpt from the paper: Five Principles of Capital Allocation. … Read More

Michael Mauboussin: ‘Procyclicality’- How It Drives Market Cycles To Extremes

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Michael Mauboussin recently released a great paper called – Procyclicality And Its Extremes in which he discusses ‘Procyclicality’ and how it drives market cycles to extremes. He also provides indicators of procyclicality and methods for coping with, and profiting from it. Here is an excerpt from that paper: In economics, procyclical … Read More

Michael Mauboussin: The Babe Ruth Effect Generates More Successful Returns

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Here’s a great lesson from Michael Mauboussin’s book – More Than You Know. Mauboussin highlights the point that when it comes to successful investing it’s not about the frequency of correctness that matters in stock picking, it’s the magnitude of correctness that matters. This is called the Babe Ruth Effect. Here’s an excerpt from … Read More

Michael Mauboussin: The Incredible Shrinking Universe of Stocks – The Causes and Consequences of Fewer U.S. Equities

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Michael Mauboussin and the team at Credit Suisse Global Financial Strategies recently published a report on The Incredible Shrinking Universe of Stocks – The Causes and Consequences of Fewer U.S. Equities. It’s a fascinating read. The report states: There has been a sharp fall in the number of listed stocks in … Read More

Michael Mauboussin – Common Mistakes Even Smart Investors Make

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(Image Source, YouTube.com, [Accessed 5 Mar, 2017]) One of our favorite investors here at The Acquirer’s Multiple – Stock Screener is Michael Mauboussin. Mauboussin is the Managing Director and Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse. He’s also written three books, he’s been an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School since … Read More

Michael Mauboussin – What Did Abe Lincoln & Baboons Teach Us About Investing?

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One of our favorite investors here at The Acquirer’s Multiple is Michael Mauboussin. Mauboussin is the Managing Director and Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse. He’s also written three books, he’s been an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School since 1993, and received the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence … Read More