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The Guru Investor Blog

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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 5:39 PM

Warren Pieces: Buffett On Professional Investors, And The Path To Hell

A periodic look through the archives of the greatest investor in history In Berkshire Hathaway’s 1985 Letter to Shareholders, Warren Buffett offered his thoughts on why professional investors create instability in financial markets. Below is an excerpt from the letter.  Excerpted from … Continue reading
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 4:55 PM

Industry Rankings: Trucking Stocks Keep On Trucking

Every day, uses John Reese’s Guru Strategy investing models to rank dozens of industries using a myriad of financial and fundamental data. The rankings include a value index, a growth index, and an overall index that takes both growth and … Continue reading
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 4:37 PM

Bogle Distrusts Corporate Earnings

Legendary Vanguard Founder Jack Bogle says that the stock market’s gains over the past decade look reasonable — if you trust the accuracy of corporate earnings. And he doesn’t appear to. “I don’t think that anyone would say the market … Continue reading
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 4:00 PM

Five Fixed Income Misconceptions

In a recent piece for Forbes, top bond fund manager Bonnie Baha of DoubleLine offers five common — and dangerous — misconceptions about the fixed income market. Among the misconceptions: Market-cap-weighted investing makes sense in fixed income. “Most investors gain … Continue reading
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Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:42 AM

Guru Strategy Ratings: Coke Rising, Costco Falling

Each week, we take a look at which stocks John P. Reese’s Guru Strategy computer models have newfound interest in, and which they have soured on. Here’s a look at some of the stocks John’s strategies have upgraded or … Continue reading
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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 3:02 PM

What You Don't Know About Small Caps

Small-cap stocks have taken a pounding in recent months, but Francis Gannon of Royce Funds recently offered some intriguing data indicating that fundamental-focused investors would be wise not to quit on smaller stocks. In commentary on Royce’s website, Gannon noted … Continue reading
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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:50 AM

Buffett-Inspired Bargains In The Great White North

In a recent piece for Canada’s Globe and Mail, John Heinzl used Validea’s Warren Buffett inspired strategy to look for market bargains in Canada. “Mr. Buffett aims to buy solid businesses at ‘fair’ prices and often holds stocks for decades, Coca-Cola … Continue reading
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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 1:32 PM

Warren Pieces: Why Buffett Wants His Stocks To Fall

A periodic look through the archives of the greatest investor in history In Berkshire Hathaway’s 2011 Letter to Shareholders, Warren Buffett offered his thoughts on why he sometimes hopes that his holdings will decline in value, using IBM as an example. Below … Continue reading
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Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:16 AM

Trahan On Why Small Caps Have Lagged - And Why They're Going To Take Off

Top-rated economist Francois Trahan is sounding very bullish on stocks — particularly small stocks — and the big reason is the US’s positioning relative to the rest of the world. Trahan tells WealthTrack that while the US has in recent … Continue reading
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