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To select the top 500 publicly traded companies in the U.S., I started with the 500 companies with the largest free cash flows as of the end of 2011. The list was then rank ordered by the companies’ five-year average pre-tax return on invested capital. This one-size-fits-all calculation cuts out many of the legal accounting tricks (such as excessive debt) that managers use to boost earnings numbers, and provides you with an apples-to-apples way to evaluate businesses, even across industries.
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Whitney Tilson share s16 traits, divided equally between personal characteristics and professional habits. Understanding these traits not only helps you identify exemplary professional money managers, but may also help you understand how you stack up as an individual investor.
This is a follow up to the first article. Tilson shares a brief bio of 12 people who outperformed the market who were not market experts to begin with. Makes you think back to how you got started.
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