Investment Vs. Speculation
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Investment Vs. Speculation

“An investment operation is one which, upon thorough analysis, promises safety of principal and an adequate return. Operations not meeting these requirements are speculative.” — Ben Graham It occurs to me that the typical individual who buys and sells common stocks makes little or no distinction between the concepts of speculation versus investment. Instead they […]

Black Swans
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A collection of quotes said or written at some point during the year

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos on Inventing & Disrupting “Just by lengthening the time horizon, you can engage in endeavors that you could never otherwise pursue. At Amazon we like things to work in five to seven years. We’re willing to plant seeds, let them grow—and we’re very stubborn. We say we’re stubborn on vision and flexible […]

Joel Greenblatt
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Business and Investing Lessons From Joel Greenblatt

For a value investor, value is determined using methods that produce a fuzzy but very important benchmark, which is called “intrinsic value.”- Joel Greenblatt “One of the greatest stock market writers and thinkers, Benjamin Graham, put it this way.  Imagine that you are partners in the ownership of a business with a crazy guy named Mr. […]

Market Model
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Cheung’s Market Mood Model

There are six phases of market mood in Cheung’s model: Normal— This is the base-building or consolidation phase where fundamentals are poor but stabilizing. Value investors are showing interest. Hypomania— Favorable news shocks hit the market, and prices break higher out of consolidation. Speculators, focused on short-term gains, begin buying. As the market continues higher, […]