The Psychology of Investing: Overcoming Common Behavioral Biases

Brains are important in investing. To excel in financial markets, you need to understand basic mathematics, how financial statements work, and the intricacies of business models. But what if I told you there was something 10x more important than pure smarts to succeed as an investor: your emotions. Managing your psychological state and the biases […]

Understanding Net Income Margin In Investing

As an investor, it is important to understand how much profit a company generates. However, for a beginner, it can be difficult to determine what definition of profitability to use in your analysis. Should I use gross profit? Operating profit? Net income? Free cash flow? Adjusted EBITDA? The list of financial metrics is endless, especially […]

Berkshire Hathaway – A Business Breakdown

Berkshire Hathaway, run by the legendary Warren Buffett, is a multinational conglomerate and a beacon of long-term value investing. Today’s journey will delve into the diverse portfolio, encompassing insurance, energy, and renowned consumer brands, that defines Berkshire Hathaway’s remarkable success under Buffett’s visionary leadership. Join us as we unravel the secrets of financial success in […]

Why Diversification is Important in Investing (Timeless Principle)

Diversification is important in investing because you don’t want a single mistake to destroy your portfolio. Even the best investors (and businesses) make mistakes, it’s human nature. Diversification spreads out your risk, lowering it. In this post, we will cover all you need to know about diversification: I’m sure you’ve heard the cliché that you […]

Jean-Marie Eveillard’s Investment Strategy and Roller Coaster Performance

Jean-Marie Eveillard was Morningstar’s International Stock Fund Manager of the Year in 2001. He grew Assets Under Management (AUM) to $100 billion with his flagship First Eagle Global Fund. His track record as a money manager has been incredible. But it hasn’t always been easy for Eveillard. In fact, after beating the market for 18 […]

Graham and Doddsville: A Group of the Greatest Investors of All Time

Updated 6/24/2023 “While they differ greatly in style, these investors are, mentally, always buying the business, not the stock. A few of them sometimes buy whole businesses; far more often, they buy small pieces of the business.”   Warren Buffett, Superinvestors of Graham and Doddsville In May 1984, Buffett laid out everything you need to know […]

8 Takeaways from All of Howard Marks’s Letters from 2022

This month, I took the time to read all 8 of Howard Marks’s letters to investors (memos) and summarize them for the average investor. Hopefully you find these lessons to be instructive, and that they make you a better investor. I also highly recommend reading these memos yourself—we’ve included the links at the end of […]

From Textiles to Tycoons: The Story of Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway is one of the world’s most renowned and successful companies, and its story is nothing short of legendary. Founded in 1839 as a textile manufacturer, the company struggled for years until Warren Buffett took over in 1965 and transformed it into a holding company with a portfolio of successful businesses. Over the decades, […]

Bruce Sherman’s Investment Strategy That Helped Him Beat the Market

From 1991 – 1995, Bruce Sherman achieved what some consider the holy grail of investing. Sherman beat the S&P 500 without taking on more volatility with the portfolio for Private Capital Management. Private Capital Management was ranked by Money Manager Review as the #1 value manager on a risk-adjusted basis over this 5-year period. The […]

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