Chroma Investing

Value Investing for beginning & small time investors and the value investing strategies of Graham & Klarman

Carmageddon, Greece and Investing Strategies

I live in Los Angeles. Tonight the powers that be have decided to close down, for the weekend, the 405 freeway, one of the busiest in the world. This has locally been dubbed Carmageddon. Up to 500,000 vehicles daily use the section of Freeway being closed, and there are not many good alternatives to transverse […]

Confidence or Overconfidence in Investing?

One of the criteria some value investors use for sizing their stock purchases is their “confidence” in the validity of their analysis on a particular company.  If you ordinarily invest 5% of your portfolio in a particular companies’ stock, you might, if you are very confident, in your analysis, size up your position to 10% […]

Crash Proof 2.0 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I recently finished the book Crash Proof 2.0 and I was surprised on two counts. Peter Schiff, one of the co-authors, is at least, by the evidence of this book and his podcasts, an attention seeking, ego maniac. The first surprising thing for me was,  there is actually some thoughtful information contained in the book. […]

Worse Case Scenario Investing

I have just finished  reading a book that has forced me to reconsider how I evaluate risk , because it discuss investing in a worse case scenario. Evaluating risk has been an ongoing interest of mine because I assert that understanding risk is crucial to making sound investments.  If you overlook an element of risk […]

Investing Styles for Beginning Investors: Philip A Fisher

The most important thing for beginning investors is to figure out what type of investing strategies they are comfortable with and then embracing it whole heartedly. But how do you discover what works for you? Of course you read this blog. But let’s say you want something more. You can always look at the greats, […]

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