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When Diversifying Has Too Many Downsides

Strategies for Concentrated Equity Positions Part One: Covered Calls Whether through love or happenstance, like many investors, you may have ended up with a very large investment position in one company or in several companies within the same industry. Perhaps you received stock from an employer as part of your retirement package. You might have inherited shares from a beloved family member. You might have intentionally built a big position in the shares of a company you admire. Whatever the reason [...]

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The Lesson Warren Buffett Says Hasn’t Been Taught in Business School

“Risk is not the same as volatility, but that lesson has not customarily been taught in business schools,” Warren Buffett observes. “Volatility is far from synonymous with risk.” In a 2015 letter to shareholders, the Berkshire Hathaway CEO wrote about the difference between risk and volatility. Many investors, he observes, “conflate these concepts, costing themselves money.” Yes, stock prices will always be far more volatile than cash-equivalents, Buffett concedes, but over the long term, currency-denominated instruments are far riskier than [...]