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The basic tenets to value investing and margin of safety are the following: Every stock is a fractional share of an actual business. Every business or stock has an “intrinsic value.” The “intrinsic value” of a business generally changes at a much slower rate than the price of a publicly traded stock can change. Over...
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I spent my weekend catching up on some of the recently released annual reports of the big banks. The more I read, the less I could explain current share prices, which are down quite a bit on the year. Despite these companies growing in intrinsic value each year over the last 5 years, some of...
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From the 1964 Buffett Partnership Limited Letter: “In looking at the table of investment company performance, the question might be asked.  ‘Yes, but aren’t those companies run more conservatively than the Partnership?”  If you asked that question of the investment company managements, they in absolute honesty, would say they were more conservative.  If you asked...
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For many of you that have been with me for 5 years now, even prior to when T&T Capital Management (TTCM) was established, 2016 might feel a little bit like 2011.  In 2011, a global bear market and severe U.S. correction coincided with fears that a collapse of European Sovereign Debt would lead to a...
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I hope that you had a fabulous and safe Labor Day holiday.  This morning Warren Buffett was on CNBC where he discussed the economy, interest rates, and the outlook for long-term investing in stocks.  He made excellent points in that the U.S. economy has really not accelerated beyond the 2-2.25% level on a year over...
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Current stock market volatility remains extremely high and hysteria is quite significant.  It is my opinion that we are in a classic stock market correction.  I wouldn’t necessarily call it a panic yet, but clearly fear is very high.  It is important to look at the underlying fundamentals and see if they line up with...
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Hello Everybody, Needless to say, the last 30 days have been quite dramatic for world markets.  In China, roughly $4 trilling in equity value was wiped out in a crash that has many similarities to that experienced in 1929, partly for the interventionist policies that transpired as a result.  This story is likely not over...
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Below you’ll find a link to today’s recorded webinar.  I’d strongly suggest that you take the time to watch it.  It is very important to understand that most of the market is extremely expensive and risky.  This is the case in both equities and fixed income.  Over the short-term, it is impossible to know what...
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Hello Everyone, Over the weekend Berkshire Hathaway’s Chairman’s Letter to Shareholders came out and as usual it was a must-read.  There are numerous fabulous points on it so it if you get the time read it, but I wanted to direct your attention to an excerpt on the reality of risk versus the perception of...
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Volatility has started to accelerate in the stock market, which has predictably led to higher anxiety levels.  Many market pundits will point to specific catalysts such as Syria, Ukraine and Ebola, but the reality is that many of these risks have also existed while the market has been rising.  Much of what is going on...
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