SmartMoney 2008 Roundtable

John Keeley Jr. of Chicago's Keeley Asset Management and Bob Olstein of Olstein Funds were on this Roundtable.

"We like to look under rocks — where no one else is looking," says Keeley, whose three sons help him run $6 billion in four funds.

1 comment:

Bud said...

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As for my own views, “The Four Filters Invention of Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger” at http://www.frips.com is designed to be the next “Intelligent Investor.” It is a small book at 98 pages, and it concentrates mainly on the sequential process outlined by Warren Buffett. How do the best “frame” their investing decisions? The Four Filters cluster around the important business variables of Products, Customer-Sustainablility, Managers, and Price/Value.

The book also strives to prove that Buffett and Munger invented a Behavioral Finance Formula composed of three qualitative steps and one quantitative step, that is underappreciated by the
business and academic communities. In that respect, Buffett and Munger will have a greater long term impact on academics than the Efficient Market Hypothesis.

While my book is concentrated on Munger and Buffett’s approach to framing, this book contains the best of Graham, Carret, Fisher, Buffett and Munger. Read the summary a few times, and you will be motivated and hypnotized into thinking about ways you “frame” your important decisions. This is a subtle peek into sensible and optimal thinking within Behavioral Finance.