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The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Howard Marks

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162845
eISBN:
9780231530798
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162845.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In The Most Important Thing investing insight of this book’s author’s celebrated client memos was distilled into a single text and made his philosophy available to general readers. In this book, this ... More


The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Howard Marks

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

After four decades spent ascending to the top of the investment management profession, the author of this book is today sought out by the world's leading value investors, and his client memos brim ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Investing Defensively

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162845
eISBN:
9780231530798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162845.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines a vital element for successful investing: defensive investing. The problem with investing is that the investor can’t simultaneously go all out for both profit making and loss ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Investing Defensively

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.003.0017
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter looks at a very important requirement for successful investing: investing defensively. The problem with investing is that the investor can't simultaneously go all out for both profit ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Pulling It All Together

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162845
eISBN:
9780231530798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162845.003.0021
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This concluding chapter recaps the most important requirements for successful investing. It reiterates the argument that the best foundation for a successful investment—or a successful investment ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Pulling It All Together

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This concluding chapter recapitulates the author's ideas on successful investing. The best foundation for a successful investment—or a successful investment career—is value. To achieve superior ... More


The Most Important Thing Is … Appreciating the Role of Luck

Howard Marks

in The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153683
eISBN:
9780231527095
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153683.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses yet another much-expected requirement for successful investing: appreciating the role of luck. The investment world is not an orderly and logical place where the future can be ... More


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