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Aswath Damodaran – Keeping The Terminal Value In Check In A DCF

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Ariel Fund 2015 February Letter: A Look Back The 2009 Bottom

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  • For every index above, last year's 5-year annualized return is higher than this year's 6-year return.
  • Last year, we ran rolling 5-year returns going back to 1926 to determine that the February 28, 2009 to February 28, 2014 return ranked in the top 6% of all those periods.
  • Of the 260 in the group dating back to early 2009, just 25 funds beat the Russell Midcap Index's +25.29% annualized return.

A Value Investing-Based Approach To Catastrophe Bonds And Tail Risk Hedging

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  • The most popular component of this market is catastrophe bonds, of which there was $15 billion in outstanding principal at the end of 2012.2 Institutions and pension funds are attracted to these bonds due, predominantly, to their yield and diversification benefits.
  • While the fundamentals of cat bonds are different than the fundamentals of a traditional bond, the theory that Mr. Graham founded applies just as much to cat bonds as it does to other bonds.

Investing Lessons From Peyton Manning, Buffett And Munger

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  • If your hometown team was the Colts in 2011, what odds would you have taken that the Colts would not win the Superbowl that year?
  • Knowing one team extremely well means you know 3% of the NFL. Buffett taught me to know my home team well.
  • Munger taught me that the man with the hammer only sees nails and that the one-legged man will always lose an ass-kicking contest.

Marcato Capital Management 150 Pg Presentation On BNY Mellon [Slides]

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  • Marcato Capital Management's presentation on Bank of New York Mellon all 150 slides - Also see the rare interview with Mick McGuire where he called for the ouster of the CEO of BNY.
  • Regulatory environment imposing new capital charges and operating burdens.
  • New leadership will be necessary to conceive and execute the strategies necessary to compete in this new world.

Avoid Losses With These 4 Simple Techniques When Reading The Annual Report

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  • You invest in order to earn a rate of return and reading annual reports may not give you a huge edge, but it will help you make educated decisions about a company.
  • What type of company wants to show that their company is suffering and in serious trouble?
  • The letter to shareholders is a great way to really get to know how the CEO presents his company to shareholders.

Sustainable Investing: Five Videos to Watch

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Jean-Marie Eveillard And Francisco Garcia Parames Resource Pages Updated

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  • Eveillard defines investment business as "A big tent that accommodates many different people defines investment business. At the one end there is Ben Graham, and at the other side of the tent there is Warren Buffett."
  • When there is inflation risk identified while carrying out any investment then do not put money on that investment instead invest in the form of gold.
  • His career as an investment manager can be summarized given the yield obtained by his Spanish equity funds; 7.9% per annum from January 1993 - June 2009.

Why Warren Buffett's son isn't the heir apparent

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Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Hormel Foods Corp. is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of consumer-branded food and meat products. Linked here is a detailed analysis and commentary...

Hormel Foods Corp. (HRL) Dividend Stock Analysis

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Royce Special Equity Fund: Looking Back At 2014

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  • All performance information reflects past performance, is presented on a total return basis, reflects the reinvestment of distributions, and does not reflect the deduction of taxes that a shareholder would pay on fund distributions or the redemption of fund shares.
  • All redemption fees are payable to the Fund and are not reflected in the performance shown above; if such fees were reflected, performance would be lower.

Berkshire Hathaway: Fifty Years of Enduring Advice

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  • Just as Mr. Buffett purchases businesses for inclusion in the Berkshire Hathaway portfolio of companies, the shares of businesses we select for inclusion in a mandate must have strong balance sheets, be managed by capable and honest people and generate not only earnings but free cash flow as well.
  • Finally, Mr. Buffett cautions investors from attempting to time the market, saying, "Market forecasters will fill your ears but never fill your wallet." Words to live by.

Christ Crawford: How to Value Companies With Hidden Assets

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Whitney Tilson: The Plummet of Lumber Liquidators Stock Is Only the Beginning

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  • Whitney Tilson, managing director of Kase Capital, details how he initially discovered that Lumber Liquidators was using products tainted with levels of formaldehyde beyond what's acceptable by California standards and why he believes the stock's plummet is only just beginning.
  • Tilson explains how he brought his findings about Lumber Liquidators to '60 Minutes' and established a 3% short position in the stock.

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