Would a Time Machine Help Investors?

a great explanation of Newmont (NEM) in particular, but market investing in general

most important, is that the price one pays for a security is paramount to forward returns. A margin of safety built into the purchase price of any investment is the best defense against an unknowable future.

investors in today’s high-fliers who are absolutely certain their companies will succeed should take note of NEM’s “success” over the past five years.. Not so good things tend to happen to expensive stocks.

 

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via Would a Time Machine Help Investors? | The Big Picture.

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