Category Archives: Super Investors

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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What Warren Buffett Thinks of Hedge Funds – Money Where His Mouth Is!

Long Bets Do you think that a portfolio of funds of hedge funds would outperform the S&P 500 over a ten-year period? Willing to put any money on that? Protégé Partners, LLC is. They have wagered $1,000,000 at Long Bets; taking the other … Continue reading

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Graham, Buffett, Mutual Funds – The Costs of Trading

Download 2010-2-13 The Intelligent Investor: Too Much Trading – WSJ.com Pause before you plunge. Trading costs money, raises your tax bill and can reinforce bad habits. As Benjamin Graham defined it, investing requires "thorough analysis" and "promises safety of principal … Continue reading

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George Soros in Detail

FT: The George Soros Lectures George Soros unveils his latest thinking on economics and politics during a lecture series hosted by the Central European University (CEU) from Oct 26-30, 2009. These lectures are the culmination of a lifetime of practical and philosophical … Continue reading

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George Soros and Reflexivity – Great Read

Financial Times: Reality Check Soros’s key principles are first that “market prices always distort the underlying reality which they are supposed to reflect”; and second, that “instead of playing a purely passive role in reflecting an underlying reality … markets … Continue reading

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Buffett During the Credit Crisis – Great Interview

Download 2009-12-12 In Year of Investing Dangerously, Buffett Looked 'Into the Abyss' – WSJ.com On March 28, 2008, Mr. Buffett, Berkshire's chairman, took a call from Richard Fuld, then head of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc. Mr. Fuld wanted to know … Continue reading

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Cornelius Vanderbilt and Warren Buffett

Great read for Vanderbilt fans.  Also exciting short squeeze story.  And of course, Buffett. Download 2009-11-7 Men of Steel – WSJ.com Nineteenth century railroads largely created the modern corporate economy. Led by Vanderbilt, they landscaped the playing field that Mr. … Continue reading

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What Would Buffett Do? Find Out…

NYT: Closely Watched Buffett Recalculating His Bets If Mr. Buffett picked well — and, so far, it looks as if he did — his payoff could be enormous. But now, only a year after the crisis struck, he seems to … Continue reading

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Volcker and Soros on Financial Innovation

Baseline Scenario Blog Here’s Soros (pp. 42-43): “I am a man of the markets, and I abhor bureaucratic restrictions. I try to find my way around them. … But I do believe that financial markets are inherently unstable; I also … Continue reading

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