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EP14 Why Long-term Investing Works and Is Not So Easy



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This episode covers seven benefits (four explicit and three implicit benefits) with respect to long-term investing.  Additionally, I do a deep-dive analysis on why most people fail to do the long-term investing despite many benefits, and finally discuss what you can do for your portfolio.

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EP13 Six Investment Criteria By Warren Buffett



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This episode covers the following six criteria that Warren Buffett checks when acquiring businesses, and I further discuss how you can apply the Buffett’s criteria into your investment strategy as an individual investor.

  1. Large purchases (at least $75 million of pre-tax earnings unless the business will fit into one of our existing
    units),
  2. Demonstrated consistent earning power (future projections are of no interest to us, nor are “turnaround”
    situations),
  3. Businesses earning good returns on equity while employing little or no debt,
  4. Management in place (we can’t supply it),
  5. Simple businesses (if there’s lots of technology, we won’t understand it),
  6. An offering price (we don’t want to waste our time or that of the seller by talking, even preliminarily, about a
    transaction when price is unknown)

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EP12 Owner Earnings By Warren Buffett



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Warren Buffett defined the earnings called “Owner Earnings” that is more relevant to the valuation of a company than the reported earnings on the income statement.  The owner earnings can be calculated by adjusting the reported accounting earnings in the following ways:

Owner Earnings = (a) Reported earnings + (b) depreciation, depletion, amortization and certain other non-cash charges – (c) the average annual amount of capitalized expenditures for plant and equipment

= cash flow from operating activities – capital expenditures

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Reference Documents: 1986 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Letter


EP11 Mr. Market By Warren Buffett



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This episode covers the concept called Mr. Market that teaches how you can be prepared with short-term stock price fluctuations.  It is a very simple concept to understand, but it is not an easy concept to implement in real life if you are an emotional person and are attached to the money invested in the stock market.  Remember that Mr. Market is there to serve you, not to guide you.

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Reference Documents: 1987 Berkshire Shareholder Letter; 1985 Berkshire Shareholder Letter


EP10 Warren Buffett’s Views on Boards’ Roles



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This episode covers Warren Buffett’s views on why “independent” directors may not be best positioned to represent a majority of shareholder under the current corporate system, and how the board of directors should perform their job on behalf of shareholders.  Warren Buffett provides his own criteria to select the best directors who can truly be independent and are willing to challenge a forceful CEO.

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Reference Documents: 1993 Berkshire Shareholder Letter; 2002 Berkshire Shareholder Letter; 2004 Berkshire Shareholder Letter

 


EP9 (Part 2) Business Principles (Owner’s Manual) of Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway



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Followed by the EP8 which covered the first 7 business principles, this episode covers the rest of 8 business principles in the owner’s manual written by Warren Buffett for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. The purpose of the manual is to explain Berkshire’s economic principles of operation and the manual is included in every annual letter for new shareholders as a reference to understand the important principles behind how Buffett and Munger run the company.

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Owner’s Manual: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/ownman.pdf


EP8 (Part 1) Business Principles (Owner’s Manual) of Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway



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This episode covers the first 7 business principles of the owner’s manual written by Warren Buffett for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. The purpose of the manual is to explain Berkshire’s economic principles of operation and the manual is included in every annual letter for new shareholders as a reference to understand the important principles behind how Buffett and Munger run the company. The rest of the 8 principles will be covered in the next episode.

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Owner’s Manual: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com/ownman.pdf


EP7 Basics of Insurance Business and Warren Buffett’s Investment on GEIGO



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In this episode, I discuss the following two topics.
1) Basics of insurance business in terms of how insurance companies make money and why Buffett likes them
2) Warren Buffett’s investment on an insurance company called GEIGO

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EP6 Why Warren Buffett Closed Down His Successful Investment Partnership



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In this episode, I discuss the following two topics in Buffett’s investment partnership letters.
1) 1967 letter on why Buffett thinks that his past 10-year outstanding performance would not be replicated in the future
2) 1969 letter on the decision to liquidate Buffett’s investment partnership despite the incredibly successful past performance

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EP5 Warren Buffett’s Views on Institutional Investors’ Underperformance and Diversification



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In this episode, I discuss the following two topics in Buffett’s early investment partnership letters.
1) Buffett’s views on why institutional investors do not perform as well as the general market
2) Why Buffett thinks that a conventional diversification strategy does not make sense for his investment portfolio

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