In a bull market like we have seen this year, it is easy for most investors to think they are quite talented. There haven’t been too many weak areas in the markets. Chances are, whatever your method is it is probably at least delivering very solid absolute returns. I must go back about two years to find a period that provided a slight test of investor’s nerves. It has led me to think of a couple of well known sayings in the market. Continue reading “We are all gurus in a bull market, Obscure exchange listings, The other Future Generation Fund & Simpler times.”
Firstly, let’s get started early with the obligatory Warren Buffett reference you always come across from any financial article in the media. (Hey at least I didn’t put it in the headline with a huge picture like most do). I consider a key driver behind the popularity of ETFs in recent times is due to media attention given to Warren Buffett’s Berkshire letter in 2013 that discussed a strategy for the trustee for his wife’s inheritance. Continue reading “Is there even such a thing as a simple passive investment strategy?”
“We believe in fundamental value and look to own high quality businesses, with low debt, excellent management, competitive advantage and pricing powers”.
I hope the above doesn’t match word for word of a fund manager’s slogan out there but it wouldn’t surprise me if it did! Continue reading “Investing like Buffett will outperform the market right?”
Period 2nd half February 2016, written March 2nd
Since the last report a fortnight ago the volatility has somewhat subsided, with equity markets slowly grinding higher. Pretty typical when markets climb. Continue reading “Reporting season and equities find support”