More than 200 years of research shows that owning stocks, which represent an ownership stake in a business, is the best way to generate long-term wealth. Our stock investing guides will explain how common stocks work, what preferred stocks are, how to understand dividends, stock basics for new investors, and advanced stock trading techniques for those who are ready to learn the deep knowledge of finance.

Kennon-Green & Co. Global Asset Management, Wealth Management, and Investment Advisory

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Berkshire Hathaway Shares Are Trading at the Lowest Valuation In Nearly a Decade

Berkshire Hathaway shares are now trading at around the lowest valuation relative to earnings and assets that they have since the dot-com bubble in the late 1990s. How is that possible? As the famed holding company of Warren Buffett has added businesses such as Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the stock price has treaded water so each dollar invested at today’s price represents more profit and equity than it did in the past.

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A Technique for Comparing the Intrinsic Value of Two Stocks

A Technique for Comparing the Intrinsic Valuation of Two Stocks

One technique I find helps a lot of investors act more rationally is one I developed during my late teenage years.  I would convert all companies I was analyzing to $100 per share to make comparison of the figures and yields easier.  In essence, this allowed me to ask the question, “How much profit am I buying for every $100 I put into this company?”  If I paid a high multiple for a particular business, it forced me to justify the higher valuation by writing down my reasons for my belief.

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How to Measure Your Wealth

Years ago, I vaguely remember hearing someone comment that it was interesting how differently we measure wealth today compared to British society at the end of the 19th century.  This made me realize that most people don’t even know there is a difference; that there are primarily two ways you can think about measuring your wealth and which you choose for your own household will influence how you behave, the capital structure you employ, and even how you think about risk.

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The Money Illusion – Why Thinking About Things In Nominal Currency Can Destroy Your Net Worth

In 1928, Irving Fisher published The Money Illusion (seriously, buy it – it’s only $7.95), which discussed the human fallacy of thinking about things in the nominal currency of your home country instead of in terms of purchasing power.  The concept phrase “money illusion” was coined by legendary investor and economist John Maynard Keynes. The…

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