How to Distinguish Between Luck and Skill in Investing

When we succeed in investing or life, we tend to attribute success to skill or hard work. But when things go wrong, we tend to blame bad luck. Well, which is it? In business, investing, or sports, distinguishing between luck and skill can be challenging. We all love stories and want to understand the relationship […]

Hidden Gems: A ‘Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits’ Book Summary

Updated 8/25/2023 I’ve been putting together some chapter summaries with key highlights for the book Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits by Phil Fisher.  It only makes sense for me to go through and highlight some of the key takeaways that I have had from reading and summarizing the book! 6 Key Takeaways 1- Create your […]

Warren Buffett Buys American Express

Updated 9/3/2023 American Express was one of the turning point investments for Warren Buffett. It began his path to becoming the investor he is now. Buffett’s buying of American Express was the first of “buying wonderful companies at fair prices.” Today, American Express is one of his largest positions; fifty-seven years later, he owns over […]

Investment Terms Everyone Should Know

Updated 9/3/2023 If you are new to investing, all the terms and jargon might seem overwhelming. But today’s post will help you learn some of the more common terms used in investing. Remember, learning to invest is like eating a pizza; you have to eat it piece by piece, and eventually, you will have it […]

How To Research Stocks (for Beginners)

“Never invest in a business you don’t understand.” So you decided to invest in stocks but don’t know where to start? Think of researching stocks like buying anything, a car, dishwasher, home, or T.V. You can decide solely on the specs, listen to experts’ opinions, or dig in and do it yourself. If you are […]

Demystifying the ISP Industry: A Beginner’s Guide to Internet Service Providers

Understanding the ISP (Internet Service Provider) industry is crucial for investors. ISPs are the backbone of our digital world, connecting us to the internet and offering various online services. By studying the ISP industry, investors can make informed investment decisions. To invest in the ISP sector, knowing how ISPs operate, their services, and their market […]

4 of the Best Value Investing Books Recommended by Top Investors

Updated 6/30/2023 So, you’ve reached the point in your investing career where you’re looking for the best value investing books out there for you to continue on your journey of expanding knowledge…congrats!  But come on – hasn’t anyone told you that books are old fashioned and boring?  I mean, they’re out of style just as […]

Exploring the Value Chain for the Pharma Industry

Investing in any sector/industry can offer many different challenges. You can often come across a company you like but find another in the value chain you like better. The pharma industry is not different. For example, we can work backwards in the value chain from a company like Novo Nordisk and find other potential investment […]

Breakdown of Warren Buffett’s Valuation of Coca Cola in 1988

“I never buy anything unless I can fill out on a piece of paper my reasons. I may be wrong, but I would know the answer to that …I’m paying $32 billion today for the Coca-Cola Company because… If you can’t answer that question, you shouldn’t buy it. If you can answer that question, and […]

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