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...

Talk at Markel and Some Quick Thoughts

A few weeks ago, my good friend Saurabh Madaan (a former Googler who now works at Markel with Tom Gayner) invited me to come to Richmond to chat about a few investing ideas with Mr. Gayner and a few other “Markelers” (if there are Googlers, why can’t...

Buffett’s Blind Spot

I started re-reading Snowball over the holidays.  If you haven't read it, you should and if you haven't read it in a few years, 2018 might be a good time to pick it up again.  I joke with John that reading Snowball annually is similar to a Christian re-reading the...