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HAVE FAITH IN THE RESILIENCE OF THE U.S. ECONOMY

April 27, 2019

HAVE FAITH IN THE RESILIENCE OF THE U.S. ECONOMY

    Contractions are caused by:

  • Excesses in important sectors of the economy
  • Overheating and “irrational exuberance”
  • Prices and inflation spike
  • Federal Reserve tightens monetary policy

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READ: “SOCIAL VALUE INVESTING: A MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK…”

April 19, 2019
Check out:
Social Value Investing: A Management Framework for Effective Partnerships
By Howard Warren Buffett and William Eimicke

  • Public, private, philanthropic partnerships can work
  • Neither sector can solve global challenges by themselves
  • Working together can be more effective in addressing big issues such as inequality, climate change, affordable house, healthcare & food insecurity
  • Buffett & Eimicke show examples of effective & ineffective ways to partner

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READ OR REREAD BUFFETT

April 12, 2019

Read or reread Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

  • fascinating & detailed portrait
  • experiences that shaped him
  • obsession with making money
  • evolution of investment approach from Benjamin Graham classes

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INVEST WITH FUNDS AND FIRMS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO PATIENT INVESTING

April 5, 2019

INVEST WITH FUNDS AND FIRMS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO PATIENT INVESTING

  • Short-term oriented world
  • Investors under pressure to fire underperforming funds and hire outperforming funds
  • Most investment managers and firms don’t have patience, ability or desire to stick with long-term strategy

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OWN SOME U.S. TREASURIES

March 29, 2019

OWN SOME U.S. TREASURIES

  • Safe haven asset class in recession eras
  • U.S. rates higher than other developed markets
  • Longer maturity = more dramatic price moves
  • Every 1% decline in yield:
  • – 2-yr Treasury note value + 1.9%
  • – 10-yr Treasury note value + 8.6%
  • – 30-yr Treasury bond value +19.1%

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