Dividends vs. Retained Earnings (Why Retaining Earnings Is Better Than Dividends)

Dividends vs retained earnings – what is best from a shareholders perspective? In this article, I discuss dividends vs. retained earnings and where the capital compounds best:  in your hands or in the company’s hands. Distributions and subsequent reinvestments are an inefficient way of compounding! Given certain assumptions, it’s better to retain the earnings instead…

Alleghany Corporation: A Boring “Mini/Baby-Berkshire” (Analysis)

Berkshire Hathaway needs no introduction, but what many investors might not know is the existence of several “Mini-Berkshires” or “Baby-Berkshires”, companies that are much smaller but in many ways similar both in business model and mindset of the management. One of these companies is Alleghany Corporation which is traded on the NYSE and has the…

Fragile vs. Antifragile Investing (What Is Antifragile Investing – An Antifragile Portfolio)

Nassim Nicholas Taleb invented the word antifragile in his book with the same name when he was looking for the opposite of fragile. Antifragile is relevant for investors. What is antifragile investing? In this article, we look at how you can judge your investment: is it fragile or antifragile? An antifragile investment is something that…