Monthly Archives: February 2010

Closing Lines of Buffett’s Letter

Is there anyone more charming? At 86 and 79, Charlie and I remain lucky beyond our dreams. We were born in America; had terrific parents who saw that we got good educations; have enjoyed wonderful families and great health; and … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett on Acquisitions and Investment Bankers

From his 2009 letter to shareholders: I have been in dozens of board meetings in which acquisitions have been deliberated, often with the directors being instructed by high-priced investment bankers (are there any other kind?). Invariably, the bankers give the … Continue reading

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Advice on Writing your Resume

NYT: Writing a Résumé That Shouts ‘Hire Me’ “Your résumé is not an autobiographical essay of your entire life,” she said. If the sales job you had 20 years ago does not relate to where you are headed, leave it … Continue reading

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Watching Insider Action for Buy/Sell Signals

NYT: More Often Than Not, the Insiders Get It Right And there is no evidence, he added, that insiders have lost their ability to tell when their own companies’ stocks are undervalued. In the late 1970s and early ’80s, for … Continue reading

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The Big Difference Between a Broker and Financial Adviser – “Suitable” vs. “Fiduciary”

Download 2010-2-27 The Intelligent Investor: Losing a Key Reform – WSJ.com In other words, watch out for brokers selling you things.

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Buffett’s Annual Letter Published Today

NYTR: Buffett’s Bargain Shopping Spree 2009 Annual Letter to Shareholders, Berkshire Hathaway We’ve put a lot of money to work during the chaos of the last two years,” he wrote. “It’s been an ideal period for investors: A climate of … Continue reading

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Great Data for You Fundamentalists

UBS has issued a new batch of reports that you will find interesting. Download 2010-2-24 Investment_Strategy_Guide_It''s_not_about_PE Download 2010-2-26 UBS_investor''s_guide Download 2010-2-26 March_update_-_Sovereign_credit_risk_concerns       

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The Money Multiplier and Inflation

Download 2010-2-27 John Mauldin on Inflation  

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What the Best Hedge Fund Managers Think about the Euro

Download 2010-2-26 Hedge Funds Try 'Career Trade' Against Euro – WSJ.com The big bets are emerging amid gatherings such as an exclusive "idea dinner" earlier this month that included hedge-fund titans SAC Capital Advisors LP and Soros Fund Management LLC. … Continue reading

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SEC Votes to Limit Short Sales

Download 2010-2-25 SEC Votes for Short-Sale Rule – WSJ.com The rule "is not going to mean much to most of the people who are shorting stocks for fundamental reasons," which defines most hedge funds and mainstream short sellers, said Mike … Continue reading

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