Tag Archives: Long-Term Investing


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

At a Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting, Warren Buffett was asked how he managed to be such a successful investor. He…
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Why 1-per-centers should not live on dividends alone

What will 2016 bring for Canadian investors? Two obvious trends will be a higher percentage of our aging population living…
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Take your time when choosing an advisor

The Globe and Mail has published several insightful articles on how to invest successfully in stocks. However, most people would…
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Building capital for the very long run

For the first time in decades, one of the year’s best-selling books is about economics. Capital in the Twenty-First Century…
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Buy at a Wonderful Price or Buy a Wonderful Company?

Longview is known as a value investing firm. Value investors are, however, generally thought to belong to one of two…
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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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The Magic of Predictability

Many people are talking about Twitter and how its business will evolve in the coming years – the one thing…
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Maximize investment returns while minimizing taxes

Today’s media are full of advice for the retail investor. At least 99 per cent of that advice relates to…
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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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If you want to beat the average, try what works on Wall Street: discipline

The Globe and Mail’s Strategy Lab, which pits growth, value and other stock-picking styles against one another, raises the essential…
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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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Book Recommendation: “The Intelligent Investor”

The timeless classic on value investing. Read especially the Introduction and Chapters 8 and 20. The Appendix includes Buffett’s famous…
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