Slowing Down the Business News Cycle

March 18, 2024

A news cycle is traditionally defined as the period between when you get the latest information and what your reaction is to that information. When I started my career, the news cycle was daily. The information you needed was delivered…

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The Madness of Crowds

March 11, 2024

In 1852, Scottish journalist Charles Mackay wrote Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds. In his book, Mackay chronicled financial manias through history, including the 17th-century Dutch Tulip Mania bubble. He showed the consistency of human behavior when it comes…

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A Bad Habit Which Refuses to Die

March 4, 2024

Bad habits can sometimes be hard to break. One bad habit in investment analysis is using cost basis to judge performance. The point of this note is to explain why it is a bad idea and a habit in need…

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Two Weeks in Japan

February 26, 2024

I’ve just returned from an enriching two-week journey to Japan alongside my son, and my mind is brimming with newfound perspectives gleaned from immersing ourselves in another culture and world. Our expedition began in Hiroshima, where we were profoundly moved…

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Noisy Fallacies

February 19, 2024

Clear thinking is a necessary component of successful investing, but some fallacies can be difficult to detect. Here is a common example. A recent segment on CNBC titled “What Happens if $6T in Cash on the Sidelines Comes Into the…

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