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Howard Marks - Great Investors Are Characterized by Exceptionally Low Levels of Loss

April 12, 2013 | About:
Howard Marks thinks that the great accomplishment in investing is not making a lot of money, but it is making money with less than commensurate risk.

Interesting that we would likely characterize Warren Buffett this way, which makes sense given that Buffett's Investing rule No.1 is, "Don't lose money."

Marks thinks that great investors are really characterized by exceptionally low levels of loss and infrequency of bad years. He believes short-term performance is an imposter as the investment business is full of people who got famous for being right once.

You can be right once through nothing but luck.

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