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Below are some transcripts and articles that we have written or delivered. If you would like to receive notices related to future articles and speeches when they become available, you can subscribe to our email list by providing your email address in the margin to the left (if there is no margin, click here to go back to our homepage). The content below is in Adobe PDF format.

Articles

The articles below were prepared or edited by Kaushal B. Majmudar, President and Managing Partner of The Ridgewood Group, a value oriented money management firm based in Short Hills, NJ. For more information on intelligent investing, you can email us at info@ridgewoodgrp.com or call 973-544-6970.

Summary of Comments by Edward S Lampert of ESL Investments (November 2003)

Comments regarding Enron and Short Selling by James S. Chanos of Kynikos Associates (February 2002)

Summary Transcript of Value Investing Panel Featuring Martin Whitman of Third Avenue, Mario Gabelli of Gabelli Asset Management, Jean-Marie Eveillard of First Eagle and Chris Browne of Tweedy Browne (November 2004)

Summary of Comments by Peter S. Lynch, former manager of the Fidelity Magellan Fund (Transcribed in January 2006)

Speeches

We have prepared several talks on topics close to our hearts. These include the subjects listed below (each of which is a self contained talk that also illustrates some key points about intelligent investing):

  • Deconstructing Warren Buffett
  • Relativity, Quantum Theory, and Intelligent Investing

Unfortunately, no transcript or recording of the above talks is available yet. However, you can email or call us about your interest in either of the above talks. Doubly so if you are part of a group that has an interest in arranging for us to speak on one of the above (or indeed another) topic(s) related to intelligent investing.

Letters

If you would like to receive our letters as and when they are released, you can subscribe to our email list by providing your email address in the margin to the left.
You can also read past letters by using the links below (in Adobe PDF format):

Letter to Clients (August 2003)

Letter to Clients (February 2004) for the year ending December 31, 2003

Letter to Clients (August 2004) for the six months ending June 30, 2004

Letter to Clients (February 2005) for the year ending December 31, 2004

Letter to Clients (August 2005) for the six months ending June 30, 2005

Letter to Clients (February 2006) for the year ending December 31, 2005

Letter to Clients (January 2008)

Letter to Clients (September 2008)

Letter to Clients (October 2008)

Letter to Clients (February 2009)

Letter to Clients (August 2011)

Blog

In order to encourage a more regular dialogue with our clients and others, we have started a weblog, or blog for short. The blog will feature shorter comments and thoughts from The Ridgewood Group. The blog will be updated occasionally and provides additional insight into how we think about investing and other topics. Visit and subscribe to our blog to stay updated on investing news and information.

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