When it comes to mutual funds, I tend to like index funds better than actively-managed funds. The main reason for this is because regulations and legal risks tend to tie the hands of most mutual fund managers, with the result that most actively managed funds fail to be...

On November 8, people across the United States will head to the polls and cast their ballots. The presidential race is especially top of mind right now. Uncertainty regarding the outcome has many investors sitting on the sidelines. Not me. I’m invested, and plan to sta...

This week, Janet Yellen and other members of the Federal Reserve (the Fed) will meet to discuss, among other things, interest rates. Much debate is currently being had as to when the Fed will decide to raise rates, and by how much. So I thought it might be a good time...

Have you ever thought to yourself, “If only I had the money to do such and such, I could then relax and enjoy life”? Does wealth truly make people happy? If it does, then why are so many of today’s richest people depressed and unhappy?

Billionaire J. Paul Getty wrote a...

Warren Buffett grew his wealth in the following three ways:

  1. He saved (he didn’t spend it!).

  2. He earned above average investment returns - through stocks and businesses.

  3. He started young and stayed alive. Time worked its magic through compounded interest.

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Yesterday British citizens voted decisively to leave the European Union (an event which has been referred to in the press as "Brexit"). Today, world stock markets are taking a beating. Following are a few of the headlines:

Wall Street Journal: "Markets Roiled as U.K. Vo...

Recently I was reminded of the problems created when investors speculate about the future. Often it is easy to form conclusions from less-than-sufficient factual support.

Our human minds are prone to building these little bridges between possibilities and beliefs. This...

My idea of a perfect company is one that both a) regularly invests its capital at rates far above those I can find anywhere else, and b) has opportunities to invest even more capital at similarly-high rates. It follows then that the perfect company might pay no dividen...

A look at average annual yields for stocks and bonds, by decade for the past forty years, reveals some interesting results.

                        Bonds    Stocks   Difference

1976-1986...

Occasionally someone will ask me how I discover good stocks to invest in. Truth is, I've not yet found an easy formula, screening criteria, or other method to separate the good investment ideas from the bad. Over the years, I've come to realize that my best investments...

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