Tag Archives: Long-Term Investing


The argument against holding bonds: Your portfolio is better off without them over the long haul

Studies have shown that, when it comes to investing, most people make decisions based on intuition rather than reasoning. They…
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The Importance of Time

When people talk about investing in stocks, a comment often heard begins with “The most important thing is …” How…
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In investing, you need to understand the importance of time

When people talk about investing in stocks, a comment often heard begins with: “The most important thing is …” How…
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Why a do-nothing approach to investing is often the right way to go

Have you ever come across an article in the financial press recommending a do-nothing or “couch potato” stock portfolio? Typically,…
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The Struggle to Invest Rationally

Richard Thaler won this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics. This is the third time in the past 15 years that…
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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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