In a recent two-part series, I showed that successful investment isn’t a matter of raw brainpower; instead, it’s primarily the result of refined character – and particularly of Stoic disposition. This article elaborates two related points. First, high-IQ investors don’t … [Read more...] about Does high IQ make a better investor?
Benjamin Grossbaum entered this life in 1894 as a Briton; Benjamin Graham left it in 1977 as an American. He inherited Judaism but chose Stoicism. In his autobiography (Benjamin Graham: The Memoirs of the Dean of Wall Street, McGraw-Hill, 1996), he recalled that he “embraced … [Read more...] about Investing lessons from Benjamin Graham
What mindset underlies successful investment? How does an investor worthy of the name cope emotionally with sudden and sharp falls, as well as extended contractions, of individual stocks’ prices and market indexes’ levels? How does she prevent bull markets from inflating her ego … [Read more...] about Successful investors are stoics – Part 1
Shane Oliver’s recent article (9 keys to successful investing - and why they are more important than ever amid COVID, 15 October) summarises “nine key things for investors to bear in mind in order to be successful.” It contains plenty of common sense (which isn’t very common … [Read more...] about Two key amendments to Shane Oliver’s “9 keys to successful investing”
Henrietta Howland (“Hetty”) Green (1834-1916) exemplifies the practice of investment that Benjamin Graham pioneered in the 1930s, Warren Buffett has advocated since the 1950s and Leithner & Company has practised since 1999. She bought quality assets that others shunned – … [Read more...] about The pioneering investor you’ve never heard of