Grantham on the Potential Disadvantages of Graham-and-Dodd Investing

Includes: DIA, QQQ, SPY
by: Greenbackd

Jeremy Grantham’s 2010 first quarter investor letter (.pdf) appends the first part of a speech he gave at the Annual Benjamin Graham and David Dodd Breakfast at Columbia University in October last year. The speech was titled Friends and Romans, I come to tease Graham and Dodd, not to praise them.

In it Grantham discussed the “potential disadvantages of Graham and Dodd-type investing.” It seems to have struck a chord, as I’ve received it from several quarters. As one of the folks who forwarded it to me noted, we learn more from those who disagree with us.

Hat tip Toby, Raj and everyone else.