What a day. I mean the stock market. Monday IBM gave us some good news. Today neither Citi nor Apple (and New Oriental if I may add) sent out re-assuring news, and the market (both Dow and Nasdaq) tanked…
These days I started to read the Buffett shareholder letters date back to year 1978.
I also found this talk “human mis-judgement” given by Charlie Munger, vice chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, to be enlightening. Two things I immediately connected with:
1) Association: He mentioned Coke is associating its product with Olympics etc. I think McDonald is another genius doing this. It gives all kinds of toys to the kids. So as Buffett’s own Geico Car insurance, did you see all these “stupid” ads on TV?
Geico = a cool car insurance company.
2) Frog is not as alert to a slow cooker compared to being put into hot water. I know I have similar problem. Take my loss on Longtop as an example, I did not sell when it dropped a little every day. Today I decided to sell some eventually because it dropped more (under $17 the IPO price).