The Art of Stock Picking

The title of this column comes from a talk by esteemed investor Charlie Munger to a group of business students several years ago. Munger, for those unaware, is the vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B). But that title gives him little credit. Munger has been partners with Warren Buffett for decades, and Buffett will be the first to tell you that Berkshire wouldn't be what is today without Charlie Munger.

Although Munger's transcribed talk spans 18 pages and devotes a good portion of the discussion to the value of understanding mental models in disciplines such as psychology, mathematics and biology as they relate to stock picking, he uses this framework of knowledge to understand business problems....434 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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