Notes from the Diamond

In this series kicked off in October 2018, long-time friend and subscriber David Salem explores the many similarities between money management and America's national pastime.

Notes from the Diamond #4: Less Is More

By David Salem | November 10, 2018 | 2 Comments
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Peer group comparisons are the primary measuring stick of both baseball GMs and investment PMs. Here’s how they are used and (more often) abused.

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Notes from the Diamond #3: Everything Has Its Price

By David Salem | October 26, 2018 | 7 Comments
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Allocators and investors can learn a lot from professional baseball about how to structure incentives and compensation for portfolio managers. And how NOT to do it.

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Notes from the Diamond #2: Until the Truth Comes Out

By David Salem | October 11, 2018 | 2 Comments
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Part 2 of a multi-part series that seeks to enhance readers’ deployment of both human and financial capital through the exploration of parallels between money management and professional baseball.

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Yazstremski waits for the bounce.

Notes from the Diamond #1: Always Something New to Learn

By David Salem | September 26, 2018 | 0 Comments
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Part 1 of a multi-part series that seeks to enhance readers’ deployment of both human and financial capital through the exploration of parallels between money management and professional baseball.

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