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Redfin: Technology Company or Something Else

Redfin describes itself as a "technology-powered residential real estate brokerage." From filings and transcripts: This ability to deliver better service at a lower fee is the fundamental source of our long-term competitive advantage and that advantage comes from...
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Running the Five Largest Firms “With No Equity Capital”?

"I believe that probably the five largest American companies by market cap...they have a market value of over two-and-a-half trillion dollars...and if you take those five companies, essentially you could run them with no equity capital at all. None."   - Warren...
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Simple Businesses: Flooring Edition

In the near future, I would like to discuss my (and partially John's) approach to filtering by using the S&P 500. One company I was researching as I was thinking about my filters was Floor and Decor (although it isn't in the S&P 500). As a short introduction...
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Seeking the Next Great Multi-Bagger

I recently was reviewing some notes I wrote while watching a presentation that Mohnish Pabrai gave, and I thought I’d share those notes here since I think the general concept underpinning his talk is worth thinking about. I am in the midst of going through all 3500...
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The Importance of Patience; and Building a Great Company List

I thought I’d share a few brief comments on investment philosophy, as we begin the week. It’s a tough time finding value in the current market. When prices are generally high, I often take that as an opportunity to read about other companies and work on expanding my...
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Why Apple Isn’t Blackberry

Apple reported earnings a few weeks ago, and as I usually do, I jot down some notes in a file each quarter on the companies I follow. I was reviewing my Apple journal and came across some notes I wrote a while back on Blackberry. This post would have probably been...
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A Bargain Small-Cap in the UK

Vertu Motors (ticker is VTU in London) is one of the cheapest stocks I’ve seen in a while. Vertu owns 124 car dealerships in the UK. I’ve been studying the US dealership owners over the last few months, and I’m still looking at the UK market, but I thought I’d share...
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Long Lines,  Big Burrito,  Full Belly.  Chipotle. 

The beauty of Chipotle is the simplicity of the restaurant.  Let's not complicate our analysis with anything more than a back of envelope sketching of its valuation. At roughly 2,350 locations, Chipotle is on track to do an average of $1.95m per location or...
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One of the World’s Widest Moats

Tencent has one of the widest moats in the world. With its incredibly valuable WeChat platform, it is poised to continue to dominate China's commerce and mobile advertising markets.
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Biases and Movie Theaters

This post is too long.  I will highlight a few things at the top as a sort of summary: Owner's Earnings is the best number to focus on when valuing a business. We often use shortcuts that are horrible measures of value (comparable valuation, Bull Shit Earnings...
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