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Benjamin Graham Value Investing Allegory

Benjamin Graham Intrinsic Value Formula

A Look At How the Father of Value Investing Calculated the Intrinsic Value of an Ordinary Share of Common Stock Benjamin Graham, the rich investor, professor, and mentor to Warren Buffett, once proposed a quick back-of-the-envelope intrinsic value formula for investors to determine if their stocks were at least somewhat rationally priced.  He encouraged investors…

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Intrinsic Value Book Featured

When It Comes to Books, I Don’t Care How Much Money I Spend or Waste Ruining Them

I’m a big reader.  Huge.  My library consists of thousands of titles, mostly all of which are non-fiction (biographies, finance, business, economics, psychology, history, ethics, etc.)  If I were to reproduce it, the cost would be somewhere between $12,000 and $30,000 depending on  how difficult it was to get your hands on many of the…

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Wal-Mart Stores Stock Earnings Yield versus United States Treasury Bond Yields

Earnings Yields vs. Treasury Bond Yields as a Stock Market Valuation Technique

Using Wal-Mart Stores as an Example of Earnings Yields vs. Treasury Bond Yields I was up until 5 a.m. this morning reading through the past few years’ of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. annual reports, filings with the SEC, analyst reports, transcripts, and other documents.  It is about time to have the businesses make another contribution to…

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Mental Model by Joshua Kennon

Mental Model: Using the Primary Mission of Your Life to Determine the Hierarchy of Priorities Between Task and Relationship

Mental Model: Using the Primary Mission of Your Life to Determine the Hierarchy of Priorities Between Task and Relationship One of my mentors from early in my career shared a mental model that has been a fantastic guideline and framework through which I’ve conducted my life.  It involves determining the hierarchy between personal relationships and…

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Federal Reserve Bank

American Households Continue to Deleverage But That Only Tells Part of the Story

Americans Continue to Deleverage as Measured by Average Household Debt as a Percentage of After-Tax Income Paul Wiseman wrote in a recent Associated Press article: “Soaring housing prices in the mid-2000s made millions of Americans feel wealthier than they were. They borrowed against the inflated equity in their homes or traded up to bigger, more…

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Oakfield My View House from Balcony

Sometimes, I Feel Like I Live in Oakfield from Fable II (or “The Utility of Home Ownership”)

In the most recent Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letter, Warren Buffett remarked that the three best investments he ever made included his home in Omaha (the other two were wedding rings).  He conceded that he would have had more money if he had instead rented and invested the cash, but the utility of the home far outweighed the opportunity cost. Now that I am in my late twenties, I understand what he meant.

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