Warren Buffett just released his annual (2016) Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter over the weekend. You can find it here along with all of his annual shareholder letters dating back to 1977. I have read all of them. I recommend reading each of them because in addition to learning something about accounting, economics, finance, or tax, … Continue reading Warren Buffett’s Annual Shareholder Letter
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I think the hardest way to invest is buy and hold. It might not seem that hard because you just buy a stock or a piece of real estate and let the income roll in for years on end. No need to worry about selling. I say it is the hardest though because of the … Continue reading Does Buy and Hold Investing Work?
Seth Klarman manages Baupost, a hedge fund based on Boston. The fund has assets of about $30 billion under management. Klarman is a relatively low-key fund manager who rarely speaks out. Don't let this fool you though. He is one of the greatest value investors of all time. Warren Buffett has publicly praised Klarman and … Continue reading One of the Greatest Value Investors of All Time Weighs in on Trump and the Current State of the Stock Market
As we are all aware, as of Noon (est) on Jan 20, 2017, there's a new President in the US, Donald J. Trump. Putting political ideologies aside, some of his and the GOP's proposed changes could impact the finances of Americans and those living outside the US. First is the repeal of Obamacare. This order … Continue reading What Trump Could Mean for Your Finances
One of the things that I wanted to do on this blog is to post whenever I buy a new stock or ETF or add to an existing stock or ETF position. As I noted from my post, What I expect from the stock market going forward, I think the S&P 500 is significantly overvalued … Continue reading Stocks I’ve Purchased Recently
Many people fear the stock market. They think it's a casino based on what they see in the news and hear from other people. They don't understand how it works or don't know what an investment means. They fear they will lose all of their money - the fallout from the Great Recession in 2008 … Continue reading Fear of the Stock Market
There are lots of people out there who don't want to risk buying individual stocks because they don't have time to study them or because they fear individual stock risk. This is understandable because of all the time constraints that we face (jobs, children, errands, school, etc...) and because of the need to appropriately diversify. … Continue reading Building an Investment Portfolio if you Don’t Want to Buy Individual Stocks – Part 1