We invest in companies that own global brands. These companies have particular attributes that provide growing income for our clients. Many of the companies we invest in pay increasing annual dividends. Our goal is to convert our clients’ current capital to an annual dividend.
Investing is a lifelong endeavour that requires constant learning and deep understanding. To invest better, you need to get smarter. The best way to get smarter is to read. A lot. This is known as the “Warren Buffett formula” as detailed in this excellent article from The Week
What does than mean? He estimates that he spends 80 percent of his working day reading and thinking.
When asked how to get smarter, Buffett once held up stacks of paper and he said…
All of us can enhance our understanding, but most of us won’t put in the effort. One person who took Buffett’s advice, Todd Combs, now works for the legendary investor. He took Buffett’s advice seriously and started keeping track of what he read and how many pages he was reading.
The Omaha World-Herald writes: “Eventually finding and reading productive material became second nature, a habit. As he began his investing career, he would read even more, hitting 600, 750, even 1,000 pages a day. Combs discovered that Buffett’s formula worked, giving him more knowledge that helped him with what became his primary job — seeking the truth about potential investments.”
The AXIAM bookshelf shares a selection of books that we read. While the list it not exhaustive, it does contain a collection of the most fundamental and timeless investment wisdom. There is more to read than published books. Reading anything written by Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger, Howard Marks, Ray Dalio and other investment titans will broaden your investing understanding and improve your understanding and results.
The Future for Investors: Why the Tried and the True Triumphs Over the Bold and the New
The book gives thought to the careful selection of stocks. You don’t have to buy the latest and hottest stocks to get the best returns. The Future for Investors reveals new strategies that take advantage of the dramatic changes and opportunities that will appear in the world markets.
China’s Super Consumers
China has transformed itself from a feudal economy in the 19th century, to Mao and Communism in the 20th century, to the largest consumer market in the world by the early 21st century. China’s Super Consumers explores the extraordinary birth of consumerism in China and explains who these super consumers are.
Your Money and Your Brain: How the New Science of Neuroeconomics Can Help Make You Rich
Taking findings from the newest scientific research, the author shows what happens in your brain when you think about money and tells investors how to take practical, simple steps to avoid common mistakes and become more successful.
A Wealth of Common Sense: Why Simplicity Trumps Complexity in Any Investment Plan
The book is a simple guide to a smarter strategy for the individual investor. A Wealth of Common Sense sheds a refreshing light on investing, and shows you how a simplicity-based framework can lead to better investment decisions.