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  1. Jurgis, I suggest calling Fidelity Specialty Trading 800.343.4683 regarding your ability to buy the fund. I have spoken to them in April and Fidelity is now able hold it (I currently hold directly). Fidelity seems to be working out the kinks...don't know reasons. On Sequoia side, Ruane has been doing a large back office and admin overhaul/update over the past few years.
  2. http://conferencecalltranscripts.org/ is a great tool. Created by Barel Karsan-- http://www.barelkarsan.com/
  3. Appreciate suggestions of good books on value investing internationally. Kind thanks.
  4. LC, What's the ticker for ISE Wealth index etf? I'm not finding it. Thanks! Carvel
  5. Six-Decade Stock Picker Dumps Japanese Small-Caps for ROE http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-09-15/six-decade-stock-picker-dumps-japanese-small-caps-in-return-hunt.html
  6. Leftcoast/Liberty: Check out Mental Resilience: The Power of Clarity: How to Develop the Focus of a Warrior and the Peace of a Monk by Kamal Sarma http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1577316258/ref=oh_details_o01_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It's more secular, from a former business person and covers the basics.
  7. argonaut: Seattle has https://www.seattleinsight.org/ (i've heard the head teacher once). I learned mediation technique at an insight/Vipassana center. It looks like there are also some zen centers in Seattle. Zen, from my experience, doesn't talk much about technique, although koan interviews and zen practice have been great for me. Just try a few centers and see what style/center/teacher(s) you connect with. In the US, it seems like large metro areas with universities tend to have meditation centers. Here's a video example of zen koan practice - Zen Master Seung Sahn (6 min): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CUdrd-FsG0 Video--What Meditation Really Is - Mingyur Rinpoche (5 min):
  8. Been practicing daily for about four years. I've found it to be a slow burn positive for many part of life. For me, it's about developing inner skills and qualities over time (kind of like value investing--inner scorecard type perspective). I attend a local zen center and insight center to learn from teachers and practice with others. In terms of books, two that i've enjoyed are: zen mind, beginner's mind by suzuki roshi and wanting enlightenment is a big mistake by seung sahn.
  9. Triple: I try to teach family about basic value investing...encourage common sense. Surrounding them with people of integrity is also my goal (fiduciary, fee only cfp,...). Writing a plan/guideline (of some sort) makes sense. Danger: http://nypost.com/2014/03/01/warren-buffetts-advice-to-his-wife-is-investment-gold/
  10. Very good thread. Been thinking about this also. Top on my list: find a good fee-only cfp (need to interview some people) and find good value shop (that doesn't over charge or try to grow aum to the detriment of current clients).
  11. Packer, You mention that climate change is "not provable hypothesis and not very accurate predictions." Am i right to say you would put climate change in the "too hard" and too costly pile? My view on climate change is similar to the Munger quote: "All I want to know is where I'm going to die so I'll never go there." I'd rather be generally right, than precisely wrong. People make climate change way too complicated. Carvel
  12. Warren Buffett Speech at the University of Florida, 1998: Manual of Ideas recent uploads (playlist):
  13. tombgrt, Bangkok is a very challenging city to navigate. Taking a bicycle tour in Bangkok was the best thing I did in the city in 2006. Biking in Bangkok sounds crazy but check out http://www.covankessel.com/ We biked through areas I would never have discovered on my own. The company was started by a Dutch guy named Co. Sadly, it looks like he passed away last year. Amazing guy and organization.
  14. Why do we sell low and buy high?: The guide you must read before you invest Amir Avitzur (Author) http://www.amazon.com/Why-sell-low-buy-high/dp/0615591078/ref=tmm_pap_title_0 It's short (100 pages) and geared as an intro. Pretty good. I gave it to some friends and family. A few seem to have understood some value investing concepts.
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