Good Reading

October 17, 2014

Facts and Figures

  • Just 10 years ago the New York Stock Exchange handled approximately 80% of all stock trades. Today it handles approximately 20%. (Source: WSJ)



  • Words of Wisdom and Advice, with Arnold van den Berg of Century Management -- Great stuff in...

September 24, 2013



"I believe that the root cause of every financial crisis, the root cause, is flawed government policies." Hank Paulson, August 2013


Facts & Figures

  • Fewer than 1/3 of the companies in the Nasdaq 100 in January 2001 remain in the index today. (Source: Goldman S...

May 24, 2013



  • "A decade ago, nine out of 10 companies would tell you they were thinking about building their next plant in China. Today it's more like three out of 10, and maybe five out of that 10 say they want to build in the U.S." -- Antoine van Agtamel (see article be...

November 16, 2012

Hopefully I'll be able to scrounge up more stuff for the December edition. In the meantime, Happy Thanksgiving. 


Facts and Figures

  • The S&P 500 closed at 1,427.58 on Election Day this year (11.6.12). 

    • The S&P 500 closed at 1,431.87 on Election Day in 2000 (1...

August 3, 2012

Facts and Figures

  • The 100 largest U.S. corporate pensions have an aggregate funding deficit of $486bn, an increase of $186bn in the quarter ended June 30, 2012. And discount rates are still too high... (Source: Milliman Inc.). 

    • Ford's pension plan has 80% of...

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.) 



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

December 22, 2010

 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!




Facts and Figures

  1. There are about 8,000 banks in the U.S. with a total of roughly $12 trillion in assets. The four largest banks (BAC, JPM, C, and WFC) now control a combined $7.68 trillion. Including the next two banks/broke...

April 16, 2010

Happy Friday.





  1.  "No Credit" -- a favorable profile of Tim Geithner and his policies aimed at forestalling financial Armageddon. Love him or hate him, least it's at least refreshing to read about a human being in Washington willing to consider difficult but...

Please reload

RSS Feed

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. 


Nothing here should be construed as an endorsement of any kind and this is not a solicitation to buy or sell securities. Please see the full disclaimer


Featured Posts

February 9, 2017

November 6, 2015

October 2, 2015

Please reload

Recent Posts
Please reload