Supermoney

Quanto sono attuali ed applicabili oggi i principi dell’ “old school” of investing nel mondo tech dominato da Amazon, FB, etc? E’ Supermoney, il libro di Adam Smith del 1972 diventato sinonimo di Supervalutazioni a Wall Street oggi? E titoli come Tesla si sgonfieranno mai? Marketwatch di recente ha pubblicato un articolo il cui titolo…

Waiting

WAITING (part 1) In the investment world, you need patience. Unlike trading or speculating where the short-term benefit comes from being opportunistic, in ‘real’ investing, it is essential for the intelligent investor to wait patiently to reap long-term rewards. Waiting also possesses another virtue: the ability of gleaning more wisdom while waiting for the right…

The power of Inactivity

I’ve experienced as a business owner what hard work really means; working from 04.30 am to midnight, driven by a burning desire to accomplish your goals. In my case, the few years committed to working in this unrealistic way, combined with a specific talent for the Real Estate brokerage business, paid off. But then, at…

“Everyone seems to believe it..”

A few years ago, when I was in Warsaw for my CFA level I preparation course, an “academician” (professor) knowing my passion for Warren Buffett asked me: “So what do you do? Do you “copycat” what he buys, strictly following his ‘moves'(investments), and his portfolio?” I said “No, of course not! One of the first…

“Paths to wealth through reading”

I encouraged my 14 years old son to read with me chapter 8 and chapter 20 of the “Intelligent Investor”. Just 2 pages a day but consistently, everyday for roughly 20 days. Here’s what happened. We really enjoyed sharing together in a world of wisdom that “neither derives pleasure from being with the crowd or…

Walter Schloss introduced to my son

Among the “Superinvestor” of Graham and DoddsVille one of the most interesting one was Walter Schloss. Schloss passed away in 2012 and he has to be introduced and known by young kids and young adults because of his old-fashioned style of investing that really intrigues me a lot. His adversion to lose money and his…

Generosity of immigrants and Focus

The story of Mrs. B from Nebraska Furniture Market is a story known very well to every Buffett student and Berkshire shareholder. Starting from scratch and becoming the greatest furniture mall of the Country is a perfect example of how big can be the generosity of an immigrant determined to establish herself in a new…

Buy the unpopular

Year 2000 is approaching: at 70 years old Buffett was considered obsolete and old. His time over, his gold touch gone in the face of the new tech wave of companies which prices had sky-rocketed as much as their popularity. Berkshire had not a single tech stock in portfolio.The price of BRK at his lowest.…