Tag Archives: CFA

This is the Worst Recovery in the Post WWII Era

I think my former Wall Street colleagues know this without the need to read a chart. I added Sufi and Mian’s blog to the economics blogroll on the right after seeing the CFA Institute’s webcast of Sufi’s presentation at a conference … Continue reading

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The Market and the Economy Mid-Year 2014: A Top-Down View

I have excerpted part of PAR’s semi-annual letter that PAR sent to clients on July 7, 2014, and I have pasted it below. No one knows where the market is going to end up in the near term, but over the … Continue reading

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What is the Effect of a Label? Smart Beta Makes Bill Sharpe “Sick”

Bill Sharpe gave us the Sharpe Ratio to help determine whether an active investment manager is “beating” the market after adjusting for the risk that the manager assumed. Sharpe is from the Efficient Market school of academia, which believes that markets are … Continue reading

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Howard Marks: The Top-Ten Qualities that Make Warren Buffett Different from Most Investors

The following are bullet points reproduced (and numbered by order of appearance) from Howard Marks’s Forward to the third edition of The Warren Buffett Way, by Robert G. Hagstrom. Marks writes a couple of paragraphs to elaborate on each bullet point, … Continue reading

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A Book Review

Heh, I was looking at the NYSSA website and stumbled on a book review written in 2011 of Joel Greenblatt’s The Big Secret for the Small Investor and forgot that I wrote the review. Enjoy: http://post.nyssa.org/nyssa-news/2011/05/book-review-the-big-secret-for-the-small-investor.html Continue reading

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John Rogers Discusses Investors’ Rights

The CEO of the CFA Institute discusses investors’ rights with the Wall Street Journal… Continue reading

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RIP, Robert A. Haugen

Robert A. Haugen passed away Sunday, January 6, 2013 and I did not discover that until now. Haugen is perhaps best known for his book The New Finance in which he summarized important academic studies that proved that markets were … Continue reading

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GreatInvestors.TV – Value Investing Video of the Day – Simon Caufield

I met Simon Caufield at the 2011 CFA Institute (CFAI) Annual Conference in Edinburgh. The CFAI was experimenting with a social media app for the conference and asked Annual Conference Advisory Board members to “seed” discussions on the app. My … Continue reading

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Top Five Articles from June | Enterprising Investor

Top Five Articles from June | Enterprising Investor. Good Stuff… Continue reading

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Unapologetic After All These Years: Eugene Fama Defends Investor Rationality and Market Efficiency | CFA Institute Annual Conference

One has to admire Fama’s consistency. He is wrong about market efficiency, but he is consistent. Although he makes some good points, he also makes many errors. His criticism of Kahneman is absolutely wrong, for example. Kahneman would say that we … Continue reading

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