Monthly Archives: October 2009

It's 80th Anniversary of 1929 Crash!

1927-1933 Chart of Pompous Prognosticators The New York Times looks back at 1929 crash 1929 Crash Timeline Wall Street Crash of 1929 @ Wikipedia Dow Jones Industrial Average (1900 – Present)

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Just Desserts and Markets Being Silly Again

Jeremy Grantham Latest Newsletter at GMO Just Desserts I can’t tell you how surprised, even embarrassed I was to get the Nobel Prize in chemistry. Yes, I had passed the dreaded chemistry A-level for 18-year-olds back in England in 1958. … Continue reading

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Peter Lynch on markets

“An investment is simply a gamble in which you’ve managed to tilt the odds in your favour,” writes Peter Lynch. There is no stock which is a sure thing, as Lynch puts it ‘Fortunes change, there is no assurance that … Continue reading

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The Game That Trumps All Others

Alexander McCall Smith loves bridge’s endless rules, carping partners and mental challenges by A. M. Smith – WSJ I am not sure if there are clinics that will help you get over bridge, but if there are not, then perhaps … Continue reading

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Information vs. Confusion

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The Journey of Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Source: ET We have seen a 80% rise in the stock markets over the last one year, the highest pace in fact in the last eight years and one man saw this happening. We are talking about the pied piper … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Seth Klarman

The Distressed Debt Investing blog has four posts on the wisdom of Seth Klarman, founder of The Baupost Group. I highly recommend the posts, as they quote from Klarman's hard-to-obtain annual letters and provide an excellent view into his investment … Continue reading

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