Excess Returns
Excess Returns
Nov 22, 2020
Why You Shouldn’t Try To Copy Warren Buffett
Play • 22 min

Warren Buffett is one of the greatest investors of all time. He has also been very generous in sharing the lessons he has learned over his career with all of us. There are many things all of us can and should learn from Buffett.

But despite that, there are also many lessons that investors should not learn from what Buffett does. Like all investors, many of the things Buffett does are the result of his own unique situation. The majority of investors also have substantially smaller portfolios than Buffett and much shorter time frames.  In this episode, we look at some lessons that investors should not learn from Warren Buffett. 

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Excess Returns is an investing podcast hosted by Jack Forehand (@practicalquant) and Justin Carbonneau (@jjcarbonneau), partners at Validea. Justin and Jack discuss a wide range of investing topics including factor investing, value investing, momentum investing, multi-factor investing, trend following, market valuation and more with the goal of helping those who watch and listen become better long term investors.

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Top Traders Unplugged
Top Traders Unplugged
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The Long View
Morningstar
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47 min
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The Intelligent Investing Podcast
Eric Schleien
#131 - Jeremy Raper on his 2021 Investment Strategy, SNEX, BWMX, Peabody Bonds, and TikTok Investors
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54 min
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Panic with Friends - Howard Lindzon
Stocktwits
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54 min
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