Friday, 20 July 2007


Your First Million Is the Toughest

The guys at explains why getting the first million is the toughest. The charts in their article clearly illustrate the power of compounding - widely regarded as the 8th wonder of the world.


Growth vs Value Investing

The Star paper of Malaysia carries an introductory article on growth and value investing. Click here to read this primer.


Is it ever OK to forget valuation?

Value investors always ask about the valuation of a company. However, are they circumstances when it is ok to forget valuation? Enjoy this article and tell us if you agree.


Wednesday, 18 July 2007


Investing & Life

We always thought that sound investing principles help one in life. Ralph Wanger who runs the Alcorn fund summed it nicely by offering the following in response to a Q&A by Money Magazine.

Q. Are the principles of investing helpful elsewhere in life?

A. Being disciplined, being honest, having a set of rules and following them no matter what, thinking long term, controlling your emotions - these are all useful. But only so useful and only in part of life. You don't want to treat your wife or your kids like an investment.
I mean, you don't want to say, "Kid, you got a D-minus in English. I'm selling you." That doesn't work.


Tuesday, 17 July 2007


Growth is the other face of sound value investing

Warren Buffett has said that growth and value investing are joined at the hip. Much of the earlier articles in AVC has focused on value investing. Hence, to provide a different twist, AVC has selected two articles which explores growth investing.

First off, is a article which profiles four great growth investors.

Next, enjoy an AAII piece which discusses the secrets of picking great growth stocks.


Pick of the Day: Investing's Smartest Players

BusinessWeek profiles several top investors and singles out traits which distinguishes them from the crowd. Enjoy the superstars here.


Measuring the Market's Value

The folks at dig into the fair value of major indices by calculating market cap weighted averages for the stocks in various US benchmarks. Find out the results here.


Saturday, 14 July 2007


Four Investing Gems from Buffett singles out four investing gems from Warren Buffett. Full article here


Friday, 13 July 2007


Newsletters' advice often contradictory

There seems to be no short-cut to riches. Relying on advice in newsletters written by "gurus" appears to be contradictory. Enjoy the Chicago Tribune article here


Invest Like Buffett

Warren Buffett's main principles are summarized in the following article: Link.
Note that this post is not an endorsement of the product on sale at the external site.


Monday, 9 July 2007


Rogers sells out of Emerging Markets and Wall Street banks

Jim Rogers, the ex-partner of George Soros, says he has sold all emerging markets except China. Rogers has been very sharp in investing in commodities in 2003 before the rally started. Today, he thinks soft commodities are the place to be in. Read more here.

He also explains that the has gone light on Wall Street banks. Find out the reason here.


Saturday, 7 July 2007


Interview with managers of Oak Value carries an interview with the managers of Oak Value, David Carr and Larry Coat. They chat about their investment style and portfolio. Read story here.


Munger encourages a lifetime of learning

Charlie Munger, vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, encouraged the USC Law Class of 2007 to “go to bed every night a little wiser” than they woke. “Wisdom acquisition is a moral duty,” said Munger, noting that he and business partner Warren Buffet spend the majority of their time learning through books or from other people. So learn more from Mr Munger here.


Friday, 6 July 2007


How Buffett Bounces Back

The ability of the "Oracle of Omaha" to recognize and learn from his missteps is one of his greatest strengths as an investor. Read the full story here.


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