With the NFL postseason in full-swing, we invited Monday Night Football announcer Joe Theismann to come by and share investing color commentary.
“I’m gonna tell you something. Warren Buffett knows that value investing wins championships; no team can succeed in post-season investing without having a strong ‘going long’ strategy. We had the opportunity to talk to Buffett yesterday before the market opened, and he told us how important he thinks the long game is to investing and he told us how he built his entire empire on it. Establishing the long keeps the market guessing, and allows investors to win big returns. Once an investor has established the long game against the market, the experienced investor can call for play-action shorts leaving the market expecting the long up until the transaction is complete, then running a short trade. So the key to Buffett investing is always going long except when you’re going short.
We also had the chance to catch up with Bill Miller last week during training camp. He told us that he has always focused on investing in stocks that go up and avoiding stocks that go down. Whenever he looks at a company, he tries to figure out whether that company is going to make money, even before he makes an investment. That type of hard work, strategy, and dedication explains why he’s a star. But the thing about Bill Miller that really seperates him apart is that he is also a tremendous person.”
Theismann referred us to his former Sunday Night Football boothmate, Paul Maguire, for technical commentary.
Paul Maguire: [Ed: Maguire used a Bloomberg machine to perform his trademark telestrator analysis.]
“Now I’m gonna show you something, LOOK AT THIS CHART RIGHT HERE, see that line, watch that line, see how it traces up, now look at this, the shape it’s forming, look at that line, here, and there, look at it…BAAMMM! That’s a nice formation. Now I’m gonna show you how that line connects at this point HERE, look at that and forms with those lines over there, watch this, look at this, watch this, LOOK, now what that means is that you watch this, right here is where you are going to want to short. And that’s how investing is played.”