Posts filed under “Apprenticed Investor”
When he was at Societe Generale, I very much enjoyed the work of James Montier. He is now working with Jeremy Grantham at GMO.
I have two of James’ books in my queue, Behavioural Finance: Insights into Irrational Minds and Markets (2002) and Behavioural Investing: A Practitioners Guide to Applying Behavioural Finance (2007).
He hasn’t begun publishing officially yet, but this slide deck has been making the rounds: Ten Lessons (Not?) Learnt:
Markets Aren’t Efficient
Relative Performance is a Dangerous Game
This Time is Never Different
Valuation Matters (in the Long Run)
Wait for the “Fat” Pitch
Leverage Can’t Turn a Bad Investment Good
Beware of Over Quantification
There is No Substitute for Skepticism
The Benefits of Cheap Insurance
The full GMO piece can be found here.
Hat tip Trader’s Narrative
Here are the full run of reviews of the book:
Mainstream Media Reviews
New York Times:
Rescues Unlimited: Government as Wall Street’s Enabler
By DEVIN LEONARD
NYT, August 2, 2009
Wall Street Journal:
… And Dave Has His Book List
WSJ, July 26, 2009
Greenspan Flunks Test, Bush Falls Into $15 Trillion Pit: Books
Review by James Pressley
Bloomberg, May 27 2009
Book Review: Rescue Fatigue
Michael Maiello, 07.16.09, 12:01 AM EDT
Barry Ritholtz’s ”Bailout Nation.”
Named and shamed
Reviewed by Muhammad Cohen
The roots of ‘Bailout Nation’
Commentary: Ritholtz book dissects crisis and Greenspan
By Howard Gold
Bailout study widens the “Big Picture”
Thu Jun 11, 2009 3:47pm EDT
By Pedro Nicolaci da Costa
Economics stories can be unexciting, but recent books try to keep their readers awake.
Miami Herald, Monday, 06.01.09
Las Vegas Business Press
Big bailouts a perversion of capitalism, author argues
October 05, 2009
Faux capitalists look for the free lunch
September 19, 2009
‘Self-Inflicted Damage’: Highlights From ‘Bailout Nation’
New Book From Bailout Critic Barry Ritholtz Takes on Citigroup, Chrysler and More
ABC NEWS Business Unit, May 27, 2009
I did this interview with a financial site some time ago — Its as good a time to post it as any.
How long have you been blogging?
About 5 or 10 years, depending upon your definition.
From a weekly email, I eventually moved to Geocities around 1998. That was kinda blog-like. I started “blogging proper” over the Summer of 2003 – I was a beta tester for Typepad. In late 2008, I moved to my own domain (Ritholtz.com) and Word Press.
What got your started blogging?
Its kinda funny – I originally wanted to access my most recent version of written work. Between the office and laptop and house, I always seemed to have an older version of whatever I was working on. It also find it a convenient way to track/bookmark certain pages and articles.
I was very much surprised when an audience showed up.
What is the focus of your blog, i.e. how does it set you apart from the other bloggers out there?
My focus is whatever interests me. I mean that quite literally – if I find it intriguing, it ends up on the blog. So while there is a lot of sophisticated, high level analysis and commentary, I also drop in lots of asides about cars, movies, music, gadgets, concerts, etc.
I think the combination of markets, economics, investing, and technology is what appeals to people — then the personal stuff lets them get to know me.
Its not a conscious marketing thing . . . I merely scratch whatever is itching.
I did a long video interview with Steve Forbes — it should be posted later this week. Meanwhile, this is part of the pre-interview I did prior to that shoot: What is the greatest financial lesson you’ve ever learned? You’re a monkey. It all comes down to that. You are a slightly clever, pants-wearing primate….Read More
A friend I used to work with who buys distressed debt/CDOs emails me this: I don’t remember when you had this on your site, but it caught my eye. I printed it and hung on my computer screen. I read it once a day. It restores in me faith that my perseverance, honesty and respectful…Read More
Yesterday, I discussed why the Barrons vs Cramer debate was irrelevant, and why people should never invest based on what they watch on TV. A number of commentors observed that despite the many exhortations to think of television as merely entertainment, many a fool are still watching Mad Money for investing insights. When I wrote…Read More
This time of year, many investors are looking at their asset allocation, and stock selection. Perhaps they should be asking themselves, “How dense are my dopamine receptors?” As it turns out, some people process the brain’s “reward” chemicals differently, depending upon the number of receptors they have, The BBC reported on a recent study by…Read More
A friend asked me an interesting question over the weekend: What was the thing about writing the book that surprised you the most? Lots of things about the process were pretty much as I expected. The deadlines, the structural changes, the battles with publishers/editors — were all pretty much as you would imagine. The importance…Read More
No one knows the future, but we can play the odds when they are in our favor. Today was one of those days. What was looking like a shaky retest now looks like a reverse head & shoulders low (or a triple bottom). For those of you who have been paying attention to both the…Read More