Investment Guru Stock Tips and Expert Advice

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
Muhammad Ali

My goal is not to fail fast. My goal is to succeed over the long term.
Marc Andreessen

Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.

Never let knowledge stand in the way of truth.
Ajahn Brahm

We just focus on a few outstanding companies.
Warren Buffett

What the human being is best at doing is interpreting all new information so that their prior conclusions remain intact.
Warren Buffett

It’s not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what’s required.
Sir Winston Churchill

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Compiled by the experts at Sophic Capital

Xi’s Big Mistake by John Maudlin

I have mixed feelings about China. On the plus side, I think the country’s massive economic transformation may be one of the most impressive events in human history. Bringing hundreds of millions from primitive rural lives into relatively prosperous cities within a few years was awe-inspiring. I greatly admire the millions of Chinese entrepreneurs worldwide who create jobs and technology. They’ve helped the entire world in countless ways. Read more.

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The Triumph Of Hope Over Experience’ by Jesse Felder

Investors in stocks these days are expecting far too much, and I’m going to explain why… A Paine Webber and Gallup Organization survey released in July shows that the least experienced investors–those who have invested for less than five years–expect annual returns over the next ten years of 22.6%. Even those who have invested for more than 20 years are expecting 12.9%. Now, I’d like to argue that we can’t come even remotely close to that 12.9%. Read more

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The New Inquisition by John Maudlin

This is July 4 weekend, when in the US we celebrate American independence. Rather than my usual economic/investment letter, this week I want to take a more philosophical tack, looking at some of the challenges we face as a country and culture, beginning with the freedom of the press but then turning to technology and even wealth disparity. We will have to consider what freedom of speech meant in the 1800s, what it meant at the turn of this last century, and what it means today in a world of social media. Read more.

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Long Humanity by John Maudlin

“At the end of the day” is a trite figure of speech, but it sometimes fits. It signals you’ve used all your time, and now you’ll wrap up and begin thinking about tomorrow. I like to say designing the Strategic Investment Conference agenda is my personal art form. There’s more to it than just picking speakers and topics. The order matters, too, as does each session’s combination of viewpoints—especially pairing the speakers in panels and letting them test their views against one another. Read more.

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