Book Reviews

Book Review: University of Berkshire Hathaway

university of berkshire hathawayThe market is flooded with books about Warren Buffett. This is the 5th one that I have read. Some books assemble or quote Buffett’s writings; others reverse engineer Buffett’s investment strategy. Often these authors seem to be trying to convince you they have inside information or trying to indoctrinate you into the Buffett cult. University of Berkshire Hathaway is not one of those books. It has details you won’t find anywhere else, which makes it a relevant addition to the prolific repertoire of books about Buffett and Berkshire. Continue reading “Book Review: University of Berkshire Hathaway”

Investing · Personal Finance

Robinhood to the Rescue

An app that let’s you quickly and easily trade stocks with no transaction fees? It sounds too good to be true. There has to be a catch, right?

robinhood iconThis was my reaction when I heard about Robinhood, the app you can download for free and use to start trading stocks with no transaction fees. At the time, most of my retirement savings was in a 403(b) and a state pension. These accounts have limited options, mostly made up of index funds. I am not crazy about index fund investing for several reasons, which I will elaborate on at another time. I had finally opened a Roth IRA with an online broker to invest in individual stocks, but I was frustrated with the fee situation. I investigated Robinhood as an alternative, and here is what happened. Continue reading “Robinhood to the Rescue”

Investing

New Resource Article Additions

I have continued to update the Articles page in the Resources section of the blog. These articles are great for learning new investment strategies or exploring new sectors or asset types. Here are the latest additions:

In Long Run, There’s No Such Thing as an Einstein Investor
Robert J. Shiller, The New York Times, June 23, 2017

1 Value Investing Tip That Could Earn You Thousands
Timothy Green, The Motley Fool, June 25, 2017

Your portfolio probably doesn’t have enough bricks and mortar
Marcuss, ValueWalk, June 25, 2017

The Best Real Estate Investment for 2017
Matthew Frankel, The Motley Fool, June 25, 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Investing in MLPs
Nick McCullum, Sure Dividend, June 25, 2017

Quick Tips on Investing in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Industry
Maxwell Koobatian, GuruFocus, June 25, 2017