My twitter bio says "value investing & the humanities (esp Stoicism)" and I realize I have not made a single post on the humanities part so I thought a review of one of my favourite essays will be a good introduction. "On the Shortness of Life" is a moral essay by Seneca dated and addressed … Continue reading Seneca is Lindy.
Brookfield Asset Management.
I have not really followed the Brookfield story that much which is a shame because I'm located in Canada. It seems as though Bruce Flatt is taking on a more public persona. He recently gave a talk at Google. I have been going through the Austin Value's megadoc on Brookfield and it has been a good … Continue reading Brookfield Asset Management.
Facebook Pt 3.
See here for Part 1 & here Part 2. So it's been a month since the "largest one day market cap loss in history" which is interesting because it feels like it was a year ago. The news cycle is so fast. Anyway, now the dust has settled I tried to consolidate my current thoughts … Continue reading Facebook Pt 3.
Cars for Sale.
I sold out of my Fiat Chrysler (NYSE: FCAU) position this week (not investment advice obviously). I summarized my thinking in a response to a post by User DJETD1997 on the Corner of Berkshire & Fairfax forum's Fiat/Chrysler thread. See below (edited for clarity): His/Her post: Hey all: When I was a little kid, I … Continue reading Cars for Sale.
Laying the Foundation
Been thinking a lot about the homebuilder NVR lately but realized most of my thoughts are not original. It is down about 26% (using Aug 8th 2018 close price) from its all time high. No extra points for originality in the investing game. I am not so arrogant as to believe I can generate every … Continue reading Laying the Foundation
What do billionaires do on weekends?
Respond to questions from randoms like me!! Of course I am being facetious but I have gotten many more non responses from people of lesser stature. I sent a couple questions to Mark Leonard along with my presentation and he replied!!! Apparently this is much more common than you'd expect. The other questions should be … Continue reading What do billionaires do on weekends?
Hi folks, it has been a few months. I was busy with the CFA Level 3 exam. Hope I pass. As you see from the previous post, I am in full Mark Leonard groupie mode right now. Still though, one must beware of hero worship. Anyway, I gave a short presentation at an investment firm … Continue reading Constellation Software
Updates & Detours.
Wow, it has been 3 months since I last posted on here. Time really does fly. I am finding it progressively difficult to find new ideas and I am currently toying with other ways to still bring value to the value community. Anyway see below for my latest ramblings. Detour to Africa: So I was … Continue reading Updates & Detours.
Fiat Chrysler / Sergio’s Last Hurray?
Note: Fiat Chrysler has run up quite a bit since the new year (up 30%). I was buying over the course of Sept to Dec last year so my average cost is significantly below the current price. Anyway, I think there might still be a little bit of runway on this one but not … Continue reading Fiat Chrysler / Sergio’s Last Hurray?
So tis’ that time of the year again. You know, the time of the year when we take stock (get it? Taking Stock? As in STOCKS? Nevermind) and make promises on resolutions we vow to not keep. On a personal level getting over some not too ideal roadblocks this year has probably made me more … Continue reading Taking Stock