July 1, 2007

Fund Eyes Those That Spend To Grow

Investor's Business Daily recently did an interview with Ron Baron, founder of the Barons Fund Family. Ron has long been a favorite money manager of, as he puts an emphasis on "buying the business", not "trading the market". In particular, Ron is not too conservative like many value managers and is not afraid to buy growth. He is kind of like Warren Buffett on steroids. Also, Ron puts major emphasis on management. For example, he started investing in Steve Wynn businesses many years ago and has stuck with him on his new projects like Wynn Resorts (WYNN), generating nice profits for his fund investors.

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October 29, 2006

The Loser's Game

Warren Buffett, perhaps the greatest investor alive today, has an amusing way to describe his rules for investing:
Rule #1 — never lose money
Rule #2 — don’t forget rule #1

Although this may seem like an overly simple and conservative way to succeed, I hope to show you that these simple rules hold the key to successful investing for the vast majority of people: understand when you are playing a loser’s game and then play accordingly.

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February 13, 2005

Mutual Fund Basics

There are basically two ways to invest your money, either do-it-yourself or hire someone to do it for you. If you decide to hire an outside money manager, one of the most popular investing vehicles is the mutual fund. The first step in selecting an appropriate fund is being sure you understand the basics.

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