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The World Cup and Investing

July 16, 2018 - Win Murray

Following the World Cup finale, US Director of Research and Portfolio Manager Win Murray draws parallels between soccer and the investment world and how inactivity, though not a spectator sport, may remain the optimal strategy for both.

Learning from…“The Simpsons?”

June 6, 2018 - Tony Coniaris

Portfolio manager Tony Coniaris draws parallels to how certain attributes apply to both “The Simpsons” enduring success and how Harris Associates approaches investing.

Patience Is a Virtue

September 28, 2017

One could argue that the active versus passive debate is poorly framed. At Harris Associates, we believe “closet indexers” are primarily to blame for the average active manager underperformance. We think a more productive discussion is the value of true active managers versus closet indexers.

The Psychology of Ownership and Investing

March 15, 2017 - Lauren Harvey

There is a well-established phenomenon in psychology called the endowment effect. In an investment context, it manifests as falling in love with stocks that are already owned, skewing perceived value and impeding objectivity. Product Specialist Lauren Harvey explores how we work to combat its negative effects.

Joe Maddon Made the Cubs Better. Could He Do the Same for Investors?

November 07, 2016

Bill Nygren examines how five slogans from the Cubs’ manager can be taken off the field and applied to investing.

The Case for Eating Your Own Cooking

March 09, 2016

We eat our own cooking, and we like management teams that eat theirs.

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