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Would You Buy Shares in this Mystery Company?

May 31, 2011

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I’ve found a stock that appears to tick many of the boxes that might appear on Warren Buffett‘s pre-investment checklist.  I’ve included the below a list of the company’s key operating and financial characteristics.  I’d be interested to know: does this information make you want to buy the stock (or at least get more information); […]

Tweedy, Browne 1Q11 Investor Letter

May 22, 2011

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As I’ve written before, one good way of finding good investment ideas is to plagiarise those of others.  My attention was brought to recent investment Expedia via Glenview Capital and before that to SINA by Eric Jackson.  My attention has recently been caught by the 1Q11 investor letter published by Tweedy, Browne, Inc, which I […]

JP Morgan’s Favourite European Mid-Cap Equity Ideas

May 17, 2011

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Given that the bulk of my equity investments are in US-listed companies, I’ve become a little conscious that I might be neglecting good investment ideas in companies that operate a little closer to home.  So, in order to start the process of looking for new ideas in Europe, I’ve got my hands on a copy […]

Domino’s Pizza Inc Update

May 15, 2011

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Regular readers will be aware that shares in Domino’s Pizza Inc (NYSE:DPZ) is one of my key equity holdings, and I have previously written bullish posts on the company here and here.  Since I invested in late December 2010, the DPZ share price has increased from $16 to $23.53, a return of 47% in a […]

A Leveraged-Buy-Out of Apple Inc?

May 12, 2011

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Although such a transaction is unlikely to happen given the size of Apple’s market capitalisation ($319bn) and the huge equity requirement that such a deal entails, I still think it is a worthwhile exercise to consider Apple’s capital structure from the perspective of a private equity investor, who would be unlikely to stick with the […]

The Bull Case for Expedia & Tripadvisor

May 5, 2011

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Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE) is a provider of online air travel, hotel room, cruise ship and car rental booking services through its websites which include expedia.com, hotels.com, hotwire.com and venere.com; and of travel advertising services through its websites which include tripadvisor.com, bookingbuddy.com, holidaylettings.co.uk, and cruisecritic.com.  This company presentation gives a good overview of the business.  In FY10 […]

Why You Shouldn’t Invest In Index Funds

May 2, 2011

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I’ve recently spent some time looking at the Glencore flotation and its implications for the composition of the FTSE-100 index and therefore, in turn, the investors in index funds which track the FTSE-100.  I’ve now done some further work on the inherent biases of index funds and have come to be broad conclusion that they […]