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The Rational Walk was created to provide a platform to publish equity research based on value investing principles. We believe that diligent and thorough security analysis has the potential to identify opportunities in the financial markets for the small number of investors who truly have long time horizons and the appropriate temperament to ignore short term market fluctuations. The Rational Walk’s extensive coverage of Berkshire Hathaway has been mentioned in several news articles.
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- Interests: Bonds, Dividend stock ideas & income, Energy stocks, Retirement savings, Stocks - long
The Rational Walk LLC What is The Rational Walk? Those of you familiar with the Random Walk Hypothesis in Finance may have figured it out already. The Random Walk Hypothesis holds that security prices cannot be predicted and that the market is generally efficient, meaning that all relevant information is reflected in market ...More
prices. While this may in fact be true for many securities at any given time, it appears manifestly untrue for certain securities at certain times. Benjamin Graham is widely known as the father of value investing and Warren Buffett is the most prominent investor who has largely based his style on the principles taught by Graham. Value investing may be simply characterized as rational investing. The goal is to identify securities trading at prices far below the intrinsic value of the business and to only make purchases when a substantial margin of safety exists. This website was created to provide a platform to write about value investing founded on the principles of Graham and Buffett. There will be a significant amount of content on Berkshire Hathaway and other investments including companies in which the author may have holdings. This site does not exist to promote the author’s holdings and in all cases, positions will be disclosed in individual posts.
Berkshire Hathaway: In Search of the “Buffett Premium” Berkshire Hathaway: In Search of the “Buffett Premium” takes a close look at management succession issues in the context of a careful examination of the drivers of intrinsic value. Incorporating the data contained in Berkshire’s recently released 2010 annual report and related SEC filings, The Rational ...More
Walk’s 118 page report provides extensive coverage of all key facets of Berkshire Hathaway and an estimate of intrinsic value based on three well regarded valuation methodologies. The report also includes a complete data set in Microsoft Excel format.
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