Use Warren Buffett and Bruce Greenwald’s Top Tips to Find Franchise Value

April 11, 2014 | Comments (0)

What is franchise value ? For some reason, there’s always mystique in the air whenever franchise value is discussed. Everybody wants it but few find it, especially in time. So how can franchise value be identified with accuracy? And more importantly, why does everyone want it so badly? Luckily for us, wise value investors have not [...]

Kirk Cameron from Growing Pains.

An Important Lesson Microsoft Can Teach You About Growth

March 31, 2014 | Comments (0)

The picture of value investors roaming the streets for cigar butts is an old and out dated analogy. Value investing just means getting a deal on your investment. Getting a deal doesn’t mean getting it cheap based on today’s metrics. The deal has to include the future growth potential of the company. The problem with [...]

Seth Klarman 2008 Lessons

20 Lessons the 2008 Crash Can Teach You About Investing

March 25, 2014 | Comments (0)

Following on from the 3 key takeaways from Seth Klarman’s 2013 letter, here’s a little throwback to 2008 and what it can teach you about investing. The 2008 wasn’t just a market crumble. There are so many lessons you have to keep in mind. But I’ve got Seth Klarman to thank again. You would think [...]


3 Key Takeaways from Seth Klarman’s 2013 Letter

March 24, 2014 | Comments (0)

Seth Klarman of Baupost is clearly skeptical of two big themes today. (Check out notes from his 2013 annual letter here and here.) The bull market in the U.S. The opportunity mindset in Europe. Remember that his approach and views are freakishly spot on. Two obvious ones include avoiding the Internet bubble in 1999 and [...]


Why Speculation is Like Pornography

March 21, 2014 | Comments (0)

You’ve probably heard the news. Bitcoin exchange, Mt Gox filed for bankruptcy and hundreds of people who held their bitcoins and cash in their account lost…. everything. I doubt you traded or speculated in bitcoins. For those that did, the end isn’t pretty. Here are the sobering stories of real people who were on the [...]

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