The right way to ride Buffett’s coattails

In Free by Cam Hui

It isn’t often that we get to participate in buying stocks at the levels that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway bought them at. Most of the time, the public finds out in regulatory filings after the fact and the stocks have already moved up. Here is one exception that I discovered. In August 2013, Berkshire disclosed that it had invested about …

Rebalancing your portfolio for fun and profit

In Free by Cam Hui

The standard practice among portfolio managers is to establish a rebalancing discipline for their portfolios. A typical process would involve the following steps: Determine the target asset mix, which could change depending on market conditions. Re-balance if: The asset mix weights moves more than a certain percentage, e.g. 10%, from the target weight; or Periodically, e.g. on an annual basis …

China turns Japanese?

In Free by Cam Hui

I haven’t written much about China lately, but I continue to get questions. So I thought that it was time to summarize my big picture thoughts on China here. Riding a motorcycle at 100mph without a helmet There is much to cover so I will just go through the highlights. There is no question that the risks are rising in …

Inequality and the genetic lottery: Two views

In Free by Cam Hui

The topic of inequality has been in the news in the wake of President Obama’s State of the Union speech, which focused on that very issue. I refer readers to my previous post on this subject (see Inequality: Does it matter?) where I concluded that it is the equality of opportunity that matters, not so much income or wealth inequality …

Mario Draghi reveals the Grand Plan

In Free by Cam Hui

Policy in Europe has generally been done in the back rooms, with the theatre, e.g. PIIGS debt re-negotiations, done in the front rooms. Last year, the markets were panicked because they perceived the backroom elites had lost control of the situation and events were spiraling out of control. Today, it appears that the elites have calmed things down and there ...
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