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VV Reads, Vol. 60: The Most Valuable Companies of All-Time

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Chart of the Week

The Most Valuable Companies of All-Time

Books

Big Money Thinks Small: Biases, Blind Spots, and Smarter Investing
by Joel Tillinghast

In Big Money Thinks Small, veteran fund manager Joel Tillinghast shows investors how to avoid making these mistakes. He offers a set of simple but crucial steps to successful investing, including:

  • Know yourself, how you arrive at decisions, and how you might be susceptible to self-deception.
  • Make decisions based on your own expertise, and do not invest in what you don’t understand.
  • Select only trustworthy and capable colleagues and collaborators.
  • Learn how to identify and avoid investments with inherent flaws.
  • Always search for bargains, and never forget that the first responsibility of an investor is to identify mispriced stocks.

Links

  • The 250 Most Effectively Managed U.S. Companies—and How They Got That Way (WSJ)
  • Warren Buffett’s best investing advice for beginners (Business Insider)
  • This story about Warren Buffett and his long-time pilot is an important lesson about what separates extraordinarily successful people from everyone else (Business Insider)
  • The 25 best personal finance books to read in 2017 (Business Insider)
  • A Foolish Take: A Contrarian View of Bitcoin (Nasdaq)
  • How to Invest in Bitcoin like Benjamin Graham (jlcollinsnh)
  • Even Robots Are Joining the Bitcoin Craze as Quants Seek an Edge (Bloomberg)
  • Index Funds Rule the World, But Should They Rule You? (The Intelligent Investor)
  • Should you consider diamonds as an alternative investment? (Beyond4cs.com)

What are you reading this weekend? Drop a link in the comments section below or shoot me an email.