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The Meaning of Risk
Investment Letters
Webster’s dictionary defines risk as the possibility of suffering harm or loss. While Webster’s is not infallible, we believe this definition is reasonably close to a common sense definition of the term. Thus, financial risk is the possibility the money...
The philosopher George Santayana said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Many investment "professionals" have taken this slogan to heart, spending an inordinate amount of time looking at the long ago past in an attempt...
“Market commentators and investment managers who glibly refer to “growth” and “value” styles as contrasting approaches to investment are displaying their ignorance, not their sophistication. Growth is simply a component – usually a plus, sometimes a minus – in the...
How Safe Is The S&P 500?
Investment Letters
September 11, 2001 – As the following newsletter goes to press, we mourn the tragedy of the terrorist attacks that took place earlier today. The devastation to humanity and freedom is immense and enduring. Our fiduciary responsibility requires us to contemplate the...
“The person who goes farthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. The sure-thing boat never gets far from shore.” -Dale Carnegie “Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity...
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