Ideas

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

Investment Journal

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

Education

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

Watchlists

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

Burgers, Fries and Shakes

Shake Shack (“Shak”) is a burger joint that is much more than a burger joint. It’s tough to describe if you haven’t eaten there. At the end of 2018, Shak will have about 123 domestic (U.S.) company-owned locations and about 85 Licensed Shacks (the majority of the...

VRSN Follow-Up

VRSN reported their quarterly results last night with a brief 30 minute conference call (you could also read the transcript in about half that time).  The remarkable thing about VRSN is really how unremarkable it is. The business is highly focused on managing the .com...

Sears and Follow Up on Buffett’s Ability to Avoid Complexity

Sears finally filed for bankruptcy earlier this week. Over the weekend, I was rereading some of the notes I’ve taken over the years on Sears. It’s been an interesting situation to watch. I sometimes wonder if Lampert has ever estimated what has become a monumental...

Buffett’s Most Underrated Investment Trait

I am still doing some research on a number of companies in the residential housing space, and I’ll write more about my thoughts here as they develop. This post will have some brief general thoughts related to a post I wrote last week on the GSE’s: Investor Sentiment...

Alibaba is Cheap, and Altaba Makes it Cheaper

I have been buying shares of Altaba (AABA) over the last couple weeks. Altaba is the leftover stub that used to be Yahoo. It is now basically a holding company that owns stock in Alibaba. The NAV of AABA trades for a sizable discount to their stake in BABA. And even...

JD Update

Here is a note I sent to my investors just now, and I wanted to share it here with readers. Below is a copy of the note. Dear Investment Partner: I hope you had an enjoyable summer. I wanted to send a brief note with a few comments. One, I took a trip to China over...

Facebook’s Stadium

Facebook's one day drop on July 27th was impressive.  It marked the largest ever loss of equity value for a U.S. listed company.  However, to achieve such a feat requires a large market cap before such a day, quite an impressive feat on its own.  This feat was only...

Some Updated Thoughts on Tencent

Yet again, another incredibly mundane title.... but I'll be optimistic when I say let's continue with some (hopefully) more interesting thoughts -- at least interesting to me if no-one else 🙂 Last week, I wrote a post on my trip to China. For those who haven’t read...

One Foot Hurdles and Berkshire’s Buyback

There was an interesting press release that came out this week at Berkshire Hathaway. I wanted to post some very brief thoughts, but first just a quick introductory comment that might be somewhat related to the topic... I was writing some thoughts for my mid-year...

Banks Are Gushing Cash and Look Cheap

For the first time since the correction in the stock market in February, I am getting interested in a few investment ideas. A few of the ideas are in unexciting companies (unexciting in the sense that they are well-known and have been discussed plenty of times before…...