Berkshire’s Incremental Returns on Capital

I've written a lot about returns on capital, especially the importance of the returns a company gets on incremental retained earnings. The "returns on incremental capital" are critical in determining the ability of a business to compound its value. I recently did a...

Phil Fisher’s Insight

I’m re-reading Phil Fisher's book Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits this weekend. I haven't read the book since 2006 and I noticed it on my shelf and decided to revisit it. I've always liked his common sense approach to investing for the long-term. He talks about how...

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...