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How to Avoid Common Investment Mistakes

As investors, each day we face triggers. Whether they manifest in our conversations with friends and colleagues, or in the barrage of daily media messaging, we are constantly surrounded by information that triggers hard-wired, internal “fight or flight” emotional responses. These responses originated as a means of survival for our ancestors who roamed the African… Continue reading “How to Avoid Common Investment Mistakes”

Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up

There are two common categories of investors: “top-down” and “bottom–up.” These terms refer to an investor’s starting point when approaching a potential investment. Top-down investors begin by evaluating the macroeconomic environment, while bottom-up investors start by researching individual companies. The debate between top-down versus bottom-up investing is not new and there is strong conviction on… Continue reading “Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up”

The Outsiders

William Thorndike, Jr.’s book, The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success, has been making the rounds at Burgundy. It has received high praise in the industry, from hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, Peyto CEO Darren Gee, and (perhaps unsurprisingly) Warren Buffett himself. The subject matter is all there in the… Continue reading “The Outsiders”