Whitney Tilson

Whitney Tilson

Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
The Case for Old Technology Companies
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The Case for Old Technology Companies

Many investors chase hot trends, but bargain hunters seek established companies with shares that are easier to value and sell on discount.
September 1, 2011
Why Value Investing Is Hard
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Why Value Investing Is Hard

Successful bargain hunters must brave going against the crowd and, at times, looking foolish.
August 8, 2011
Evaluating Two Real-Estate Companies
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Evaluating Two Real-Estate Companies

The potential for Howard Hughes's properties is huge, and its stock is cheap. But St. Joe Company has little value, and its shares are too expensive.
July 5, 2011
Foreign Stocks on Sale
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Foreign Stocks on Sale

Investing in overseas companies has gotten easier and can help diversify your portfolio. But risks still remain in some areas.
June 3, 2011
When to Hold a Winning Stock Pick
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When to Hold a Winning Stock Pick

Don't be afraid to stick with a good stock for the long haul.
May 13, 2011
The Value of Shareholder Activism
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The Value of Shareholder Activism

Vocal and aggressive investors play a critical role in holding management teams accountable.
April 8, 2011
Microsoft Versus Apple
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Microsoft Versus Apple

With Microsoft, expectations are so low that it's far more likely to deliver pleasant surprises.
March 31, 2011
Why Microsoft Is a Smarter Investment Than Apple These Days
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Why Microsoft Is a Smarter Investment Than Apple These Days

Apple is just not cheap enough for us to take the risk that its long string of successes will remain unbroken.
February 9, 2011
A Look at Buffett's Heir
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A Look at Buffett's Heir

One disagreement between us and Todd Combs: his failure to own Berkshire Hathaway itself.
February 7, 2011
6 Blue-Chip Stocks On Sale
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6 Blue-Chip Stocks On Sale

In this crazy market, many high-quality companies are selling at relatively cheap prices. Our favorite: Microsoft.
December 12, 2010
Buy the Fund Company
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Buy the Fund Company

Shares of these two beaten-down money-management firms make good investments.
December 3, 2010
Skip School Stocks
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Skip School Stocks

The battered education sector may look tempting, but this is one group that deserves to be cheap and may well get cheaper.
November 8, 2010
Make Money Off Mixed Market Messages
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Make Money Off Mixed Market Messages

Investors torn between wanting safety and craving yield have created a market filled with wonderful opportunities both to own stocks and sell them sho…
October 8, 2010
Know When to Bail On Your Stock Picks
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Know When to Bail On Your Stock Picks

Use our tips to improve your chances of selling stocks successfully.
September 20, 2010
Why We Like BP's Stock and 2 Other Comeback Picks
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Why We Like BP's Stock and 2 Other Comeback Picks

These recent purchases illustrate the diversity of ideas we find appealing today.
August 6, 2010
Our Favorite Short Sales
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Our Favorite Short Sales

Our biggest negative bet is against housing, which will remain troubled for some time.
July 2, 2010
This Bud's for You
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This Bud's for You

Anheuser-Busch InBev is not just a leader in the U.S. but a global powerhouse.
June 1, 2010
What Investors Can Learn From Food
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What Investors Can Learn From Food

Our eating habits are susceptible to biases and manipulation -- just like our investing decisions.
May 7, 2010
Why Companies Stumble
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Why Companies Stumble

Failure is more likely to result from corporate overreaching than from complacency.
March 12, 2010
Buy and Hold Is Risky
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Buy and Hold Is Risky

Now more than ever, you need to maintain constant vigilance in monitoring your portfolio.
February 2, 2010
Cribbing From the Best
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Cribbing From the Best

For a fertile source of investing ideas, look at what other smart investors are doing.
January 7, 2010
Our Take on Inflation
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Our Take on Inflation

It's worth what reviewing what rising prices might mean for stock investors.
December 14, 2009
How Contrarians Win
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How Contrarians Win

You must have the patience and conviction to stick with what is, by definition, an unpopular bet.
November 16, 2009
6 Lessons From the Bear
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6 Lessons From the Bear

We learned the hard way that few companies' earnings are immune to a terrible economy.
November 16, 2009
Housing's Shaky Upturn
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Housing's Shaky Upturn

You can't unwind the biggest asset bubble in history overnight—or even in a year.
November 16, 2009
Mr. Market Gets Silly
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Mr. Market Gets Silly

Our response to sizzling stock prices has been to shift somewhat from offense to defense.
August 19, 2009
3 Shockproof Stocks
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3 Shockproof Stocks

These investments can take advantage of adversity to strengthen their competitive situation.
June 30, 2009