Great Pages: O'Shaughnessy On Models vs. Humans

Can a single page of a book change your investment life? We believe it can. Periodically, we highlight some of the Great Pages that have had a great impact on our investment philosophy. Today, we cheat just a bit, looking at two pages in James O’Shaughnessy’s classic “What Works on Wall Street”. O’Shaughnessy talks about why models are better at predicting outcomes than humans are.

Great Pages: Fisher On Market Timing

Can a single page of a book change your investment life? We believe it can. Periodically, we highlight some of the Great Pages that have had a great impact on our investment philosophy. Today, we cheat just a bit, looking at two pages in Kenneth Fisher’s classic “Super Stocks”. Fisher shows how even if you could time every 100-point move of the market, you still wouldn’t make as much money as you would investing in fundamentally sound “super stocks”.

Great Pages: David Dreman On Resiliency

Can a single page of a book change your investment life? We believe it can. Periodically, we highlight some of the Great Pages that have had a great impact on our investment philosophy. Today, we look at a page in David Dreman’s classic “Contrarian Investment Strategies”, in which Dreman shows that the stock market is far more resilient than many give it credit for — which has tremendous implications for how to invest when crises occur.

Great Pages: Peter Lynch on The Mayans and "Penultimate Preparedness"

Can a single page of a book change your investment life? We believe it can. Periodically, we highlight some of the Great Pages that have had a great impact on our investment philosophy. Today, we cheat ever so slightly, taking a bit of a second page from Peter Lynch’s classic One Up on Wall Street. But trust us, it’s worth it to see Lynch compare stock market machinations to Mayan mythology.

Great Pages: John Neff Calls The Internet Bubble

Can a single page of a book change your investment life? We believe it can. Periodically, we highlight some of the Great Pages that have had a great impact on our investment philosophy. Today, we look at p. 231 from John Neff’s “John Neff on Investing”, in which Neff essentially predicts the coming demise of the Internet bubble.