So we consider ourselves very lucky to have Bruce back in London this year. Bruce was for a time the largest buyer of produce on earth, but he never forgot the basics he learned on the Detroit Market and at store level. Obviously there are many experts in the UK on British retailing, and we will have more than our fair share of them at The London Produce Show and Conference but, sometimes, an outsider to the market can both speak more freely and see things from a different perspective. Add Labor or Reduce Complexity?
Sixth Edition Published on May 18, I Wal mart annual report analysis first introduced to the writings of Benjamin Graham shortly after graduating from college with a finance degree in I picked up a copy of The Intelligent Investor and found the investment philosophy very compelling and in stark contrast to most of the books I read as part of my finance coursework.
Perhaps because I ended up working in the technology sector for many years and was part of that culture, I did not entirely take value investing to heart during the late s and invested in technology stocks such as Intel that Graham would never have touched.
I felt like a genius when my position in Intel tripled in just a few years, yet I kept coming back to the ideas Graham wrote about in The Intelligent Investor. I eventually came to the conclusion that I was just speculating rather than investing.
This was not due to any brilliance on my part and entirely due to the insights provided by Buffett and Graham that I finally decided to put into practice. In earlyI finally decided to read the book and purchased a reproduction of the edition.
I have read most of this new edition and the experience is far different from reading the reproduction. The foreword, preface, and introductions to each section add great value as well.
If an investor does nothing more than read Part I, it is highly unlikely that he or she will be susceptible to the pitfalls that could result in a large permanent loss of capital. Graham sets a very high bar in terms of what it means to be an investor rather than a speculator.
I found the material in Part VI covering balance sheet analysis particularly useful in my attempts to identify bargain priced securities.
However, it is hardly sufficient to create a computer screen for such securities and to place trades. One needs to approach the activity with the skeptical eye that Graham would have used to search for hidden pitfalls and other dangers.
Chapter 32 and 33 contain several examples of blatant accounting manipulation that would probably embarrass even the most unrepentant modern day white collar criminal well, maybe not … these people typically have no shame. Part of this is due to the fact that most investors are ill suited for the profession due to temperament that is overly impacted by the need to obtain peer approval and to see immediate results.
For example, it was considered very cool to own Intel and other technology stocks particularly dot com stocks in the late s, and very stodgy and old fashioned to invest in a company like Berkshire Hathaway.
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Wal-Mart Looks To The Future. Former Wal-Mart Executive Bruce Peterson Presents At The London Produce Show & Conference: ASDA As A Case Study — The Pressures On Retail & The Path To The Future describes how we’ve been honored to have Bruce participate in both The New York Produce Show and Conference and The London Produce Show and Conference since their inception.
Annual Report. Use next/previous or left/right arrows on keyboard to navigate. The top navigation is also available to skip through sections. When Wal-mart plans a new store location, as often as not the company has to fight its way into town in the municipal equivalent of civil war between pro and anti Wal-Mart factions.
Opponents cite concerns such as traffic congestion, environmental problems, public safety, absentee landlordism, bad public relations, low wages and benefits, and predatory pricing.
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