Michael Batnick on the greatest investors’ biggest clangers

Posted by Robin Powell on June 22, 2018

All of us make mistakes, but, as Sir Winston Churchill once said, only the wise learn from them. What then can we learn from the mistakes of the world’s greatest investors?

That’s the question Michael Batnick asks in his new book, Big Mistakes: The Best Investors and Their Worst MomentsEven the most famous investors have dropped clangers; Warren Buffett, Bill Ackman, Jack Bogle, Ben Graham and John Maynard Keynes are among the legends whose mistakes the book analyses.

Michael is Director of Research at Ritholtz Wealth Management, one of America’s fastest-growing financial advice businesses, based in New York City. He also writes an excellent blog, The Irrelevant Investor.

I’ve just interviewed Michael for the last episode of the TEBI Podcast about his book, the secret to Ritholtz Wealth Management’s success and Evidence-Based Investing West, which opens in California on Sunday.

I’d like to thank Michael Batnick for his time, and also Regis Media for sponsoring this podcast.

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Robin Powell

Robin is a journalist and campaigner for positive change in global investing. He runs Regis Media, a niche provider of content marketing for financial advice firms with an evidence-based investment philosophy. He also works as a consultant to other disruptive firms in the investing sector.


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