Irrational Exuberance: A Book Review

Updated 6/24/2023 Irrational exuberance refers to extreme behavior enthusiasm, often compared to the stock market and investor behavior. Typically, it means investors are excited and driving up stock prices regardless of the fundamentals supporting those increases. Irrational exuberance is the perfect analogy to illustrate the market reaction to the current Covid-19 pandemic, with many companies’ […]

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, […]

Barriers to Entry: Avoiding Low Profit & Competitive Industries

One of the first concepts learned in business strategy classes is often barriers to entry.  Barriers to entry is the term used to describe the factors which would deter new competitors from entering a market. Barriers to entry can be natural or human-made obstacles which make it difficult for a new entrant to compete with […]

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 […]

Remembering Foster Friess, His Investment Strategy, and Net Worth

Foster Friess was the founder of The Brandywine Fund, a top performing mutual fund for decades. Friess was interviewed for the 1997 edition of Investment Gurus by Peter Tanous. In the book, it was revealed that in the 10 years since inception, The Brandywine Fund earned an average annualized return of 18.4% (by December 31, […]

8 Top Investing Podcasts

The simple podcast is one of the best resources for learning the ins and outs of the markets. You can use this simple form of learning on the go, doing homework, cleaning the home, or relaxing.  Podcasts allow you to focus on the many different aspects of the markets. Whether you are a beginner or […]

Retire 42% Richer with Lower Management Fees!

The rise of exchange traded funds (ETF) have made the landscape of investment products much more competitive but there are still far too many investors out there paying inappropriately high management fees! Investment products with high management fees can have a detrimental impact on retirement returns as they will diminish the compounding effect of wealth. […]

Dividend Reinvestment Calculator to Plan Your Expected Returns (Excel)

One of the most powerful forces behind building wealth in the stock market comes from the compounding effects of reinvested dividends. As investors, it’s important to know what to expect from those returns when planning for the future. This post will introduce a simple dividend reinvestment calculator to estimate how much return to expect from […]

What is Andrew Sather’s Stock Market PDF All About?

Updated 4/21/2023 When done correctly, stock investing can lead to long-term wealth. But how do we start? Starting to invest can be a scary, intimidating process at first.  The learning curve to understand the stock market and putting money at risk scares most beginners away. But investing remains one of the safest ways to build […]

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