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The Secret of the Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio

The Secret of the Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio

There is one major secret of the Warren Buffett stock portfolio. Other investors often overlook this factor, but it has probably been the most critical contributor to the investor’s success over the past few decades. When combined with his stock-picking skill, this factor has helped the billionaire investor achieve the outstanding return he has today. The Warren Buffett stock secret Over the past few decades, thousands of individuals have tried to crack Buffett’s secret. They have been looking for a…

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Stock Investing: Five Rules For Better Returns

Stock Investing: Five Rules For Better Returns

Stock investing is incredibly challenging. That’s one of the main lessons I’ve learnt over the past ten years of writing about investing.  I’ve spent the past ten years studying and learning from some of the world’s best investors.  I’ve also had the opportunity to interview highly successful investors, authors and academics from the world of finance.  See also: 10 Traits Of Successful Investors This experience has helped me compile a mental framework for successful stock investing. There’s no single trick…

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Property Investing And The Advantages of an Illiquid Asset

Property Investing And The Advantages of an Illiquid Asset

Real estate is a great way to build wealth, and owning property has made a lot of people a lot of money over the years. However, equity investing has yielded similar, if not better results over the years (although this varies from market to market and depends on which benchmark you use.) The one primary difference between real estate investing and equity investing, however, is liquidity. The liquidity issue It is very well known that investors are their own worst…

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Seth Klarman: Approach Investing With a “Strict Standard of Risk Avoidance”

Seth Klarman: Approach Investing With a “Strict Standard of Risk Avoidance”

Investing is hard. To be able to outperform the market consistently, you need to be able to predict the future. Unfortunately, predicting the future is impossible. So, investing is a game of probabilities. Estimating the probabilities of individual outcomes and then investing in the scenario with the highest likelihood of success. As it is impossible to predict the future, it is best to include a wide margin of safety in the calculation of the probabilities. First proposed by Benjamin Graham,…

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