Practical analysis for investment professionals
04 May 2015

Top Five Articles from April: Equity Exposure and Margin of Safety

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1. The Only Equities Most Investors Should Buy

The only equity exposure most investors should have is in the cheapest, broadest, most tax-efficient index tracker of aggregate world equity markets they can find.

2. Margin of Safety: The Lost Art

Despite history’s greatest investors — Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Bruce Berkowitz, Seth Klarman — stressing the importance of the “margin of safety,” it remains a lost art.

3. Job Interview Preparation

The main strategy for successful interviews — and this is no surprise really — is to spend adequate time preparing. If you know that you are likely to be invited to tell interviewers about yourself and asked to discuss your weaknesses, there is no reason to walk into an interview without having crafted and practiced respectable responses.

4. A View to the Future: Changes in the Investment Industry

By 2030, investment management will be transformed by megatrends that are already reshaping the industry, according to a new study.

5. How to Tell If a CEO Will Manage Capital Well

You need to size up the new CEO of a company in which you have invested heavily. Applying certain behavioral finance dimensions to specific observations regarding his personality, you can arrive at some useful information.

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About the Author(s)
Paul McCaffrey

Paul McCaffrey is the editor of Enterprising Investor at CFA Institute. Previously, he served as an editor at the H.W. Wilson Company. His writing has appeared in Financial Planning and DailyFinance, among other publications. He holds a BA in English from Vassar College and an MA in journalism from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism.

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