Good Reading

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...

November 17, 2010

Facts and Figures

  1. Former Countrywide CEO Angelo Mozillo knowingly misrepresented the financial condition of his company and the loans it was making, and prosecutors alleged that he added $141.7 million (before taxes) to his personal fortune through corporate miscond...

July 8, 2010

 I'd like to think that all of these emails are worthwhile, but I think this edition is extra packed with goodness.


Happy Friday.





  • Is This the Short List to Succeed Buffett? Bruce Greenwald was recently quoted with the following little nugget: "Warren Buffet...

June 18, 2010

 Happy reading and happy Friday. 





  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").


March 10, 2010

Loads of good stuff this time -- enjoy!





  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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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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