Good Reading

April 17, 2015

I'll be in Omaha as usual for the Berkshire meeting. If anyone would like to meet up just send me an email -- we've had a good group in years past and all are welcome. 


- Phil




Facts and Figures

  • The value of the world's equities markets passed $70 trillion for the...

November 25, 2014

Facts and Figures


  • A net worth of $3,650 puts you in the wealthiest half of the world's citizens, and $77,000 qualifies you for the top 10 percent. Anything above $800,000 puts you in the top 1 percent of the world. (Source: Credit Suisse)

  • October 24th marked t...

December 6, 2013

As in recent years, this last edition of the year will feature some "bonus" materials. I hope you find something useful, and here's wishing you a great end to 2013 and an even better 2014. - Phil



  • Reading List -- My updated list of the best books and ar...

July 18, 2013

I hope everyone is having a good summer. Always feel free to send me an email with suggestions or feedback on this reading. Hope you enjoy it. -- Phil


Facts and Figures

  • As of early July, NYSE margin debt is up 65% in 2013 to a record $384 billion, topping the prior...

June 29, 2012


  • "Former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said the U.S. will emerge relatively unharmed from the debt crisis in Europe as efforts by Greece, Spain and other nations to stabilize their economies persist for the long-term. 'Although Europe is a drag, the U.S. w...

December 20, 2011

Two Bonus Year-end Features (Original Content!)

  1. Collection of Quotations on Investing -- since I started reading and learning about value investing I've been collecting some of the most trenchant quotations and soundbites on the topic as I came across them. I've sin...

August 5, 2011


Facts and Figures


  1. The first half of 2011 (ended June 30) was an eventful, costly and tragic one for those affected by natural disasters. Due largely to the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in March, the ~$265b in economic losses is already well ahead of the previou...

June 30, 2011

A shortened edition -- easy coasting on summer vacation for the "too much homework" crowd, but lots of links and book reviews/recommendations for anyone looking for some good summer reading. Happy 4th of July (a few days early). 

- Phil

Facts and Figures

  1. The U.S....

April 15, 2011



  1. Kerry Killinger, CEO of Washington Mutual, in internal memos to his chief risk officer:

    • (2005): "I have never seen such a high-risk housing market." 

    • (2006): "[The housing market will be] weak for quite some time as we unwin...

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About "Good Reading"


This is a collection of books, articles and other "good reading" I've found. Most of it relates to investing but there is plenty of general interest stuff too. For broken or missing links and attachments please email me. 


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