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by Jeff C. Johnson


The Things You Can Control

During a difficult period of time in my life, a wise counselor told me, “Jeff, there are two kinds of things in the world, those you can’t do anything about, and those that you can do something about.” Think only about the ones you can affect and you’ll save a lot of time and energy....

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by Jeff C. Johnson


When Is It Time to Sell?

To keep this post readable and a reasonable length, it's impossible for me to fully answer this question. There are too many answers that could be correct. But I’ll try to hit the high points. The best answer, from Warren Buffett, is never sell! His stated favorite holding period is forever. Make a long-term investment...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Don't Confuse Brains with a Bull Market

It’s a lot of fun to buy, sell, and own stocks in a rising “bull” market. I’ve done it, and it made me feel really smart! When the inevitable downside comes, I’m reminded of one of my mentor’s words: “Don’t confuse brains with a bull market.” Despite the pandemic, the election challenges, a few politicians,...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


The Right Place at the Right Time

How can an investor be in the right place and just the right time? The summer before my senior year in college I got married. I had been living in campus dorms, and when I started looking for an apartment, I realized how tight the housing market was in the central Nebraska town where I...

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by Jeff C. Johnson


Speculations, Side Deals, and Seeking Excess Returns

My brother and one of our closest lifelong friends have been my office partners for many years; we’ve been working together since the mid-1980s. Boy, could I write a book about our time together … and I have! We’ve seen some changes through the decades. We refined and refocused our strategies for clients all with...

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