Practical analysis for investment professionals

Warren Buffett


13F Watch: Buffett Buys Exxon Mobil, Ackman and Berkowitz Target Fannie and Freddie

The latest quarterly filings show that fund managers as a group increased their technology exposure while trimming consumer staples and financials.

Are Too Many Long-Term Investors Too Short-Term?

Do not have too much confidence in the correctness of your present, firmly held investment beliefs. After all, many roads can lead to investment success.

What Buffett Believes but Cannot Prove

The key to Warren Buffett's success is his belief that the United States would not only endure each crisis it confronted during his career but also eventually recover and mark new highs.

Stubborn Analysts May Become Stubborn Portfolio Managers

I worry when I see a poorly performing fund with low turnover rates that we could be experiencing one of the biggest untaught risks in portfolios: stubbornness.

13F Watch: Managers Add Financials and Trim Energy as Hedge Funds Remain under Fire

In the second quarter of 2013, institutional investors added to their equity holdings in the financial sector while reducing their exposure to energy stocks. Among the most widely held stocks, portfolio managers as a group added to positions in Microsoft, General Motors, Cisco, and Intel, and trimmed positions in Pfizer, Oracle, General Electric, and AT&T.

Proving Investment Selection Processes

The purpose of this post is to examine two opposite selection processes, (1) Picking winners and (2) Avoiding losers; as well as to discuss the provability of these or any selection processes before-hand.

Book Review: Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything

This enjoyable collection of articles about and by Warren Buffett gives readers the opportunity to learn about his business achievements. Even seasoned readers who have tracked Buffett’s career for decades are likely to find enough new material to pique their interest.

13F Watch: Funds Add Health Care and Trim Technology as Activists Take Center Stage

In the first quarter of 2013, institutional investors added to their equity holdings in the healthcare sector while reducing their exposure to the technology stocks. Among the most widely held stocks, portfolio managers as a group added to positions in Citigroup (C), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Microsoft (MSFT), and BlackRock (BLK), and trimmed positions in Apple (AAPL), Oracle (ORCL), Pfizer (PFE), and Coca-Cola (KO).

Can You Invest Like Warren Buffett? (Video)

Is it possible for individual investors to duplicate Warren Buffett's investment success?

13F Watch: Bullish on Consumer Staples and Health Care Stocks, Bearish on Technology and Energy

Based on a review of the aggregate filings for the second quarter of 2012, institutional investors added to their holdings in consumer staples and health care stocks while reducing their exposure to the technology and energy sectors.



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