Wisdom from the Greatest Investor of All Time- and it's not Warren Buffett

Peter Lynch Draws on 50 Years of Stock-Picking to Find Growth Opportunities in Today’s Market By Leslie P. Norton Updated Dec. 20, 2019 11:48 pm ET / Original Dec. 20, 2019…


Selling Volatility

Selling volatility is a unique way to enhance portfolio returns.  We have been doing this for years by selling puts in stocks we would want to buy.  The way we accomplish this is fairly simple. We…


Beta the Measure of Volatitlity

Beat Your Beta- the Measure of Volatility

Beta is a mathematical construct deeply embedded in academic models of stock valuation.  It's inherently flawed and investors should understand it. Simply put, the concept of beta makes perfect…


Review your returns

Even a 5th Grader Reviews His Returns

Even a 5th grader reviews his work.  You would be surprised at how many smart men and women who command complete respect at their jobs, have years of professional training like doctors and…


Its percentages not dollars

It's Percentages that Count, Not Dollars

This seems too obvious but how many times have you heard people sit around and talk about how a stock went up $10 today or $20 and it was only a half percent. $20 on Amazon is not even 1/2 percent…


Investors Scramble for Yield as Growth Outlook Darkens

A recent article in the Wall St Journal  and the accompaning picture stood out like a sore thumb.  While investors are wrestling with historic low yields on government and corporate bonds,…


Be Patient- Wait for the Opportunity

 Be Patient – Wait For The Opportunity Warren Buffett is fond of comparing investing to baseball. “You don’t have just three strikes to get on base.  You can wait for that fat pitch..” Warren…


Rule #1 Don't Lose Money Rule #2 Don't Forget Rule #1

This may be the most famous of all of the famous Buffett aphorisms. With his dry sense of humor, Buffett Says Rule #1 Don't Lose Money, then he quips, Rule #1 Don't forget rule #1.  One of the things…


Sleep at Night

You have to be Able to Sleep at Night

It almost goes without saying that emotional behavior leads to irrational and impulsive decisions that HURT your investment results.  Just look at the Magellan Fund that Peter Lynch ran at Fidelity.…


Do your own research

Trade on Your Own Ideas- Don't Chase Hot Tips

    Successful investing requires conviction. Even the best ideas rarely work immediately. Avoid hot tips and rumors. That's a sure way to lose money. If you hear information or a stock…