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A Bargain Small-Cap in the UK

Vertu Motors (ticker is VTU in London) is one of the cheapest stocks I’ve seen in a while. Vertu owns 124 car dealerships in the UK. I’ve been studying the US dealership owners over the last few months, and I’m still looking at the UK market, but I thought I’d share...

One of the World’s Widest Moats

Tencent has one of the widest moats in the world. With its incredibly valuable WeChat platform, it is poised to continue to dominate China’s commerce and mobile advertising markets.

Biases and Movie Theaters

This post is too long.  I will highlight a few things at the top as a sort of summary: Owner's Earnings is the best number to focus on when valuing a business. We often use shortcuts that are horrible measures of value (comparable valuation, Bull Shit Earnings...

JD.com’s Competitive Advantages

Note: I typically take one post each month or two from this site to publish on my free site. In other words, the free site will see one post for every 10-15 posts that get published here. I may decide to eventually publish this post to the free blog.  A few weeks ago...

Taro Update

There is no sugar-coating Taro’s latest results.  They weren’t great.  Here are a few thoughts, some specific to Taro and some general. The first mistake people make when fooling themselves (remembering of course, that you are the easiest person to fool) is not to...

To Sell or Not To Sell?

This will be a somewhat meandering post on some notes of mine regarding the concept of selling, as well as some brief comments on AutoNation and Verisign (the latter is a current holding). I’ve talked about stocks in category 1 vs category 2. What do I mean by this?...

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