Archive: The Financial Blog
The posts below are archived from the original Templeton Touch website, which is described as follows:
In July 2008, John Marks Templeton, picked by Money magazine in 1999 as the “twentieth century’s greatest stock picker” died of pneumonia at the age of 95. However, he left a legacy in the investment world that will not soon be forgotten.
As the United States and world face a shrinking economy, there is a great need to find comfort and perspective in a phenomenal investor such as John Templeton. Therefore, we have established this web resource to serve as a hub for sharing financial wisdom from John Templeton, at times written by him and at times written by his close friends and confidants. We hope you find this information useful as we tread through the waters of uncertain financial times.
It seems likely that many readers, except perhaps for those that knew Sir John, would have been surprised to see only occasional mention of financial analysis, models, investment rules, or so on, but instead a list of well-defined and reasoned character traits. by...read more
What do Sir John Templeton, Henry Ford, Sam Walton, and Steve Jobs have in common? A desire to improve the lives of others. by Lauren Templeton, principal of Lauren Templeton Capital Management, LLC Here is a simple question: what if the large majority of people...read more
Lauren Templeton, a contributor to The Templeton Touch, founder and president of Lauren Templeton Capital Management, and Sir John's great niece, recently spoke to students at Baylor University on noble purpose. Here's the...read more
In October of 1987, the stock market took a tumble that left investors shell-shocked. In the wake of that meltdown, John Templeton appeared on a panel of experts on the television show Wall Street Week to share his insights on recent events. There are valuable lessons...read more
We recently unearthed this profile of John Templeton from the February 1960 edition of the Wilson College Bulletin. Investment Counselor: Like Doctor, Lawyer John M. Templeton, M.A. (law) Balliol College, Oxford, has been president of Templeton, Dobbrow & Vance, Inc....read more
More today on this concept of orderliness that Templeton touches upon in Step 9 of The Templeton Plan, “Utilizing Two Principles of Success.” Here are two exercises that can boost your business acumen instantly if you can put them into practice. Pretend you are...read more
Though Step 9 of The Templeton Plan is called“Utilizing Two Principles of Success” it could perhaps more accurately be called "Utilizing Three Principles of Success" because it links perseverance with another quality that was important to Templeton: orderliness....read more
In today's post we continue our look at The Templeton Plan with an examination of Step 9, “Utilizing Two Principles of Success.” This chapter has a great story about one of Templeton's earliest business endeavors—one he undertook before entering the world of Wall...read more
Today we continue our look at The Templeton Plan with an examination of Step 9, “Utilizing Two Principles of Success.” In this step, we find two of Templeton's favorite quotes on the principle of perseverance. Quote 1: "The difficult we do immediately. The impossible...read more
Today we continue our look at The Templeton Plan with an examination of Step 9, "Utilizing Two Principles of Success." If there is a leading clue to Templeton's outstanding success, it is that he always finishes what he begins. He perseveres. Unfortunately, the world...read more