Joshua Kennon is a Managing Director of Kennon-Green & Co., a private asset management firm specializing in global value investing for affluent and high net worth individuals, families, and institutions. Nothing in this article or on this site, which is Mr. Kennon's personal blog, is intended to be, nor should it be construed as, investment advice, a recommendation, or an offer to buy or sell a security or securities. Investing can result in losses, sometimes significant losses. Prior to taking any action involving your finances or portfolio, you should consult with your own qualified professional advisor(s), such as an investment advisor, tax specialist, and/or attorney, who can help you consider your unique needs, circumstances, risk tolerance, and other relevant factors.

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Bond Duration and Your Bond Portfolio

Bond duration is one of the biggest and most important things to understand when managing a portfolio that includes bonds or other fixed income assets.  Managed well, bond duration can give the chance for huge capital gains profits.  Managed poorly, bond duration can wipe out a supposedly conservative bond portfolio in no time, leaving nothing…

The Tuskegee Experiment

The Tuskegee Experiment

An Example of Why a Free Press Is Vital to the Lifeblood of a Free Nation Imagine you go to the doctor.  He discovers that you have a deadly disease that will cause you great physical harm if left untreated and, ultimately, an early death.  Your brain will begin to degenerate and, eventually, your heart…

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Borders Group: The Single Dumbest Investment We Ever Made

Due to our disciplined value investing philosophy, coupled with our insistence upon diversification of income and assets, we haven’t experienced a lot of big losses.  When we do, we try and study what went wrong so we can understand if there was a structural problem or a blind spot in our mental cognition that should be avoided in the future.  We never want to have to “return to Go” in Monopoly terms.  That is just intelligent portfolio management.