Good Reading

June 1, 2012


Facts and Figures

  • More than half of the companies in the S&P 500 have a higher yield than the 10-year U.S. Treasury. There are 271 stocks with a higher yield, 126 stocks with a lower yield, and 103 stocks not paying a dividend. (Note: data as of May 21 stock prices...

February 17, 2012

Facts and Figures

  • In 1900, American farmers needed an average of three hours of labor to produce 1 kg of wheat. In 2000, they needed 1-2 seconds. 

    • In 1900, about 40% of the American labor force was employed in agriculture. In 2000, the share had fallen to le...

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...

March 11, 2011

(Let me know if you are going to Omaha for the Berkshire meeting on April 30th. A few of the people on this list are going and I will likely try to organize something.) 

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Quoted

This is several weeks old now, but I forgot it last month and...

January 15, 2011

I recently received some (probably deserved) criticism that the content here has been too much of the same "I really love value investing/Graham-and-Dodd/Buffett/Klarman/etc." and not enough other stuff. So on that note, and since there happened to be a lot of good stu...

October 14, 2010

Lots of good stuff this month -- hope you enjoy.

 

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Quoted

 

  1. "It's quite clear that stocks are cheaper than bonds. I can't imagine anybody having bonds in their portfolio when they can own equities, a diversified group of equities. But people do because t...

June 18, 2010

 Happy reading and happy Friday. 

 

 

 

 Books

  1. If you liked Jared Diamond's books like I did, you'll probably like "The Rational Optimist" too. Interesting article referencing it here. Another one pasted at the very bottom ("Humans: Why They Triumphed").

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March 10, 2010

Loads of good stuff this time -- enjoy!

 

 

 

Attached

  1. "How a New Jobless Era Will Transform America" -- a great (but depressing) article about unemployment and its profound direct and indirect effects.

  2. "Was It All Just a Bad Dream? Or, Ten Lessons Not Learnt" -- a...

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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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