Browsing All posts tagged under »Warren Buffett«

Would You Buy Shares in this Mystery Company?

May 31, 2011


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); […]

Behavioural Finance: Elephant Traps For Investors

February 1, 2011


“Temperament is… important. Independent thinking, emotional stability, and a keen understanding of both human and institutional behavior is vital to long-term investment success. I’ve seen a lot of very smart people who have lacked these virtues.” – Warren Buffet, Berkshire Hathaway letter to shareholders, 2006 Attempting to apply a mechanical model to investing often fails […]

My Equity Investing Philosophy

January 14, 2011


The following five factors (in no particular order), are the key criteria on which I consider potential investments for my equity portfolio: 1. High and stable cash flow generation. I want to invest in companies that are free cash flow positive (calculated as cash from operations less normalised capital expenditures), usually where the free cash […]