Capital One, Part Two

July 8, 2009

The deeper I get into investing, the more I find my interests are aligned with those of our corporate overlords. Thus, even though a piece of legislation is objectively progressive and fair, I also have to view it in terms of how it tilts the power away from the fat cats. Such is the case […]


A test of management competence (Capital One? Seriously?)

July 7, 2009

Benjamin Graham wrote in Security Analysis that  there are few tests of management competence and none of them scientific. This was in the 1951 edition of his book, and in almost 60 years there have been few improvements. One reasonable test, however, is management’s opportunism and understanding of the broad economic climate. Although “proactive” is […]