Warren Buffett letter to Katherine Graham on pensions and how he saved the Washington Post.
Excerpt followed by full letter below.
Odey Warns Spread Of Stock Market Gambling Faster Than Latest “Mutation Of COVID” [2020 Letter]
Crispin Odey's flagship investment strategy, the Odey European Fund, lost - 30.5% in 2020, according to a copy of the strategy's fourth-quarter letter to investors, a copy of which ValueWalk has been able to review. This was one of the worst performances in the fund's history. Since its inception in 1992, it has lost more Read More
“If above-average performance is to be their yard stick, the vast majority of investment managers must fail. Will a few succeed — due to either to chance or skill? Of course. For some intermediate period of years a few are bound to look better than average due to chance — just as would be the case if 1,000 ‘coin managers’ engaged in a coin-flipping contest. There would be some ‘winners’ over a five or 10-flip measurement cycle. (After five flips, you would expect to have 31 with uniformly ‘successful’ records — who, with their oracular abilities confirmed in the crucible of the marketplace, would author pedantic essays on subjects such as pensions.)”