Swiper no Swiping (Dora Fans Unite)

Value investors make lots of mistakes.  I have made lots of these specific “value investor” mistakes, sometimes the same mistakes multiple times.  Hopefully, knowing where we (I) often go wrong will help us not make those mistakes in the future.   “Unfortunately we...

Under Armour: How Strong is the Brand?

This post will highlight a potential investment idea, but it also is more of an investment journal post that contains some brief thoughts/comments on the company I’ll discuss below. Earlier this year, I did something I don’t normally do and took a small position in a...

Taking on Kong (and His Brother)

“The stock market is a device for transferring money from the impatient to the patient.”  Buffett Doing research on a company that appears to be vastly more expensive than you would pay for it and then waiting might be one of the hardest things in investing.  Both...

1/4 Rotation Around the Sun…..

You can read our earlier discussions of Taro here and here. Taro reported their quarterly results a few weeks back.  If I had to write three to five pages on their earnings results, I might tell a few stories to take up the first four pages.  There just is not that...

Boring Monopoly Still a Boring Monopoly: VRSN Update

VRSN Earnings Update: 2/10/17: No news is good news with most companies and Verisign (VRSN) is no different.  There is no real news this quarter.  As we first discussed, Verisign is a solid single, in baseball parlance, that has potential to turn into a double,...