Tag Archives: Investor Psychology


The folly of trying to time the stock market

Do you think that now is a good time to invest in the stock market? When asked this question, most…
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Putting The Odds In Your Favour When Investing

When asked how he managed to be such a successful investor, Warren Buffet said it was all about putting the…
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Putting the odds in your favour when investing

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, Warren Buffett was asked how he managed to be such a successful investor. He…
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An Intelligent Bet, Not Taken

In the 1960s the Nobel Prize‐winning economist, Paul Samuelson, offered his MIT colleagues a bet. Samuelson would toss a coin…
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Predictable companies are long-term hits

Twitter Inc.’s recent IPO has many people talking about how its business will evolve in coming years. The one thing…
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Overconfidence: the Achilles heel for investors

Several years ago I was discussing with a colleague the well-known strategy of buying companies with low price-to-earnings ratios. He…
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Investing – It’s All About Discipline

At Longview, we spend a lot of time thinking more broadly about what works in investing. Happily, there have been,…
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Lessons From the Few Who Beat the Market

Having trouble deciding whether you should worry more about the European banking crisis, the U.S. debt cliff or the slowdown…
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Book Recommendation: “Fooled by Randomness”

A concise and highly insightful book on the crucial role of chance in investing, and in life – and on…
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Book Recommendation: “The Little Book of Behavioural Investing”

This book explains why most investors (including the pros) underperform the index — i.e. how, when it comes to investing, human…
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