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Research on the high-quality companies that are on our watchlist as well as actionable ideas as they develop.

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A database filled with our day-to-day notes on the investment ideas that we are currently working on.

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An expansive library of learning materials involving investment theory, case studies and a Buffett Letters series.

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A look at our watchlists including our favorite businesses as well as special situations that we track.

Advertising Dominance

I reviewed a number of "small tech" companies over the past week (Big Tech: FB, AMZN, GOOG, AAPL all reported earnings last week). I wrote some notes that touched on a couple of these small tech firms, but I as I read earnings report after earnings report from...

Why Traditional Value Metrics Haven’t Worked

Over the last five years I've heard a lot of value investors discussing how traditional "value stocks" haven't performed well for a long time. By value stocks, I mean the way they are traditionally defined (low price to book; low price to earnings, low EV/EBIT,...

History Rhyming or Is This Time Different?

The COVID-19 panic continues to wreak havoc on both the stock market and the economy, and the news continues to seemingly worsen with each passing day. In the midst of a crisis, it's imperative to maintain clarity of thought and a calm demeanor. This is difficult for...

Value Amidst the Blood in the Streets

Here is a passage from a note I wrote to Saber investors last week: "Be greedy when others are fearful" is the quote that is probably most often cited but yet rarely practiced in the stock market.  I rarely send out interim quarterly notes like this, and this is the...

Some Loose Leaf Notes on Earnings

"Earnings season" is very rarely any different for me than most other times of the year. One of the great things about owning quality companies is that they tend to be more predictable, and require far less maintenance. Not a lot changes from quarter to quarter. That...

Scale Isn’t Always Good and WeWork’s Problem

I am writing my quarterly letter to Saber investors, and one of the sections references WeWork's IPO debacle. I wanted to share some rough notes I have in my investment journal from some ideas I've been forming lately about scale, and how it's not always a good thing....

Facebook’s Adaptability to Change

I wanted to share some quick thoughts on Facebook. Someone leaked the audio of a meeting at the company where Mark Zuckerberg took questions from various employees on a variety of matters. The Verge published the transcript of the Q&A, and the entire article is...

The Fear About Low Rates

It's common sense that if you are lending money to someone for a decade, you are naturally going to want a higher interest rate than if you lend to someone who promises to pay you back in a few months. However, on certain occasions a strange phenomenon occurs: lenders...

Wells Fargo’s Big Buyback

Last week, the Federal Reserve published the results of their annual Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR). The CCAR and its cousin, the Dodd-Frank Act stress tests, are a big portion of the regulatory framework that the Fed uses to supervise the big banks...

Wells Fargo: Unexciting Stock but Exciting Risk-Reward

I have spent a lot of time over the years discussing the large US banks. I've invested in them on a two different occasions over the past five years, and I think we are at a time where opportunity is knocking yet again. This time, I'm investing in Wells Fargo. I did a...