Investing Strategies for Long-Term Growth

As Warren Buffet once said, “If you aren’t willing to own a stock for ten years, don’t even think about owning it for ten minutes. Put together a portfolio of companies whose aggregate earnings march upward over the years, and so also will the portfolio’s market value.”

Coming from an investor whose name is synonymous with The American Dream, and whose net worth is over $70 billion, his advice to invest with long-term intentions is not to be taken lightly.

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Charts vs. Data in Washington D.C.

Last weekend, Conor and I went to Washington D.C., where we performed the survey I spoke about in my last post. As you can see in the picture above, we stood on the National Mall and asked people walking by if they would like to partake in our survey.

Because it was a slower time of day, and because the response rates were relatively low, we did not get a statistically significant amount of data. That being said, Conor and I personally noticed a distinct difference between the companies picked by people who were shown charts only and the people who were shown data only. Continue reading “Charts vs. Data in Washington D.C.”

Charts vs. Data: A Study of Influence

Nearly everyone who’s thought about investing in a stock has at some point taken a look at its price charts and data. P/E ratios, price trends, and many other metrics are undoubtedly all extremely important tools for evaluating a company’s potential for growth, but is it possible that some of them might be misleading?

I know that I’ve personally experienced situations in which I’ve checked out a company, looked at its price charts, and thought to myself “Yikes, their price has been going down recently,” or “Hm – price is increasing, but I’m worried it will reach a max and start to decrease soon.”

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