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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…...

Update on JPM’s Valuation

JP Morgan reports earnings tomorrow (Friday, 4/13). I read the JPM shareholder letter and annual report earlier this week, and thought I’d share some brief notes on the valuation. Before that, I wanted to mention a couple quick general thoughts… I wrote about a couple...

Google: Another Bargain in Plain Sight

It goes without saying that Google is one of the world's greatest companies. It provides a tool that has revolutionized the way that a large swath of the world's population conducts its work and it nearly instantly satisfies our insatiable thirst for knowledge and...

Widely-Followed Stocks and Apple Update

I feel like I've talked a lot in the past year or so about the idea that even well-known companies can get misplaced. One of the posts I wrote was about the concept of edge. Most people focus on trying to gain an information advantage, which I believe is the most...

Facebook

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.  Einstein How simple or complex should an investment thesis in Facebook be? John and I made an investment in Apple a little over two years ago.  It was the first time that I felt like I had departed...

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