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April 23, 2018

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A bull market is like sex

“A bull market is like sex. It feels best just before it ends.” – Barton Biggs. (Note: Warren Buffett, in his 2013 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, was quoting the late Barton Biggs.) P/S Barton Biggs (November 26, 1932 – July 14, 2012) was a money manager said to be best known for accurately predicting

Who is Ray DeVoe?

The name Ray DeVoe was mentioned by Warren Buffett in his FY2010 letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. Warren Buffett said: “We keep our cash largely in U.S. Treasury bills and avoid other short-term securities yielding a few more basis points, a policy we adhered to long before the frailties of commercial paper and money market funds

Philip Fisher’s scuttlebutt method

For a man like Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett who doesn’t personally own an iPhone, one wonders why he more than doubled Berkshire Hathaway’s holdings in Apple to about 2.5 per cent in January 2017. At that point, Mr Buffett owned US$17 billion worth of the tech giant’s stock In a CNBC report on 27

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle

In his letter dated February 27, 2015 (for FY2014) to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders, Warren Buffett says: “Rather than listen to their (advisors’) siren songs, investors – large and small – should instead read Jack Bogle’s The Little Book of Common Sense Investing. “Stock prices will always be far more volatile than cash-equivalent holdings. Over the long

Irving Kahn – passing of a great value investor

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4CPj6aiD7g) The value investing world  has lost a great member  –  American businessman and investor  Irving Kahn (December 19, 1905 – February 24, 2015),  who was the oldest living active investment professional.  Wikipedia says he was an early disciple of Benjamin Graham, the creator of the value investing methodology. Kahn began his career in 1928 and continued to work

Charlie Munger’s “lollapalooza effect” concept

In stock markets, we hear of this term called “lollapalooza effect”. In mid-2014, for example, when the stock of Apple plummeted at one stage by  40 per cent from a high of $700 to just below  $400, the cause was attributed in some quarters to the “lollapalooza effect”. In a June 2014  article , “Apple Stock Still

Walter Schloss stock market secrets

In a note dated March 10, 1994, Walter Schloss, a famous value investor named by Warren Buffett in 1984 as one of the superinvestors, listed 16 “Factors Needed To Make Money In The Stock Market”. Walter Schloss (August 28, 1916 – February 19, 2012)  was a notable American value investor who was one of the famous

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