Talisman 2016 Annual Report

Posted on: January 11th, 2017 by David Atwood No Comments

Growth and Service Milestones Welcome to the opening weeks of 2017 and the 1st day of the rest of your life!  Thank you for sharing this important part of your journey with us here at Talisman.  Some of our best clients have decades of experience investing with us and they have witnessed quite a transformation […]

Redefining Risk

Posted on: August 11th, 2015 by David Atwood No Comments

Reading time: Long Link: http://www.brandes.com/docs/default-source/brandes-institute/2015/redefining-risk-and-return.pdf?utm_source=RedefiningRisk Common sense investors are challenged to make sense of what is taught in business schools throughout North America as regards to Modern Portfolio Theory, particularly the use of standard deviation, beta, and the Sharpe Ratio for the measurement of risk. Regulators rely on measurements like these to categorize investments and […]

The 23 Best Things Warren Buffett Ever Said About Investing

Posted on: March 15th, 2013 by David Atwood No Comments

Link to Business InsiderFew would argue Buffett’s dominance over the world of investing. One of the things that makes him such a terrific role model is the way he can explain things simply and in a way that is easy to understand. This article highlights 22 favorite quotes.

Cash as an Option

Posted on: October 1st, 2012 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: The Globe and Mail – Globe Investor – Streetwise – For Warren Buffett the Cash Option is Priceless Buffett insists anyone could do what he does with the understanding that even if you don’t posess a stratospheric IQ you’re not necessarily at a disadvantage. This simple concept is one that could resonate with anyone […]

Warren Buffett on Giving

Posted on: May 23rd, 2012 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: Bill Gates Blog – Warren Buffett Speaks to Mathew Bishop from The Economist about Giving The Giving Pledge is an initiative started by Buffett and Gates to reach out to other billionaires with the idea of redistributing their wealth back into society in a manner that will derive the greatest benefit for mankind. The […]

“Person to Person”: Warren Buffett

Posted on: February 10th, 2012 by David Atwood No Comments

Person to Person” takes you to where Buffett’s mega deals are done. His private office in Omaha, Neb., is as unconventional as the man himself. Spend a few minutes as Charlie Rose and Lara Logan interview the “Oracle of Omaha” at his office.

Charlie Munger – A Practical Thought

Posted on: April 6th, 2011 by David Atwood No Comments

“If, in your thinking, you rely entirely on others, often through purchase of professional advice, whenever outside a small territory of your own, you will suffer much calamity.” Charlie Munger, “Damn Right”, Appendix D – Practical Thought about Practical Thought? Estimated reading time, 3 minutes, 45 seconds Quotation Continued “And it is not just difficulties […]

The “Helpers” Meet the Gotrocks Family

Posted on: August 3rd, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: Warren Buffett – Berkshire Hathaway Inc. – “How to Minimize Investment Returns” This is the story of the Gotrocks family as told by the Master of investing, Warren Buffett, and it ought to be considered a must read for anyone considering the use of capital markets as part of their wealth management strategy. Out […]

The Super Investors of Graham and Doddsville

Posted on: April 12th, 2010 by David Atwood No Comments

Link: Warren Buffett – The Super Investors of Graham and Doddsville This article was written by Warren Buffett based on a speech given May 17, 1984 to the Columbia Business School. Buffett was 54 years old at the time. The great bull market run of 1982-1999 had only just started and many were feeling the […]

The Greenback Effect

Posted on: August 19th, 2009 by David Atwood No Comments

New York Times Op-Ed by Warren Buffett – August 19, 2009 Buffett describes the scope of the debt in a historical context and the three ways we can pay for it; borrow from foreigners, borrow from our citizens, or print money. John Maynard Keynes is quoted as saying, “By a continuing process of inflation, governments […]