Cartrack: A Deep(er) Dive.

Introduction In 1951, a twenty-one-year-old Warren Buffett wrote an article about GEICO titled “The Security I like Best”. He begins by admitting the broader market was “riding [the] wave of prosperity”, but that the auto-insurance industry had not shared in this ride and was home to many under-priced stocks. In the article, he outlines GEICO’sContinue reading “Cartrack: A Deep(er) Dive.”

What value is a value investor?

Could you answer the question: “What value do investors add to society”? Not venture capitalists, not activist investors, not owner-operators, not macroeconomic investors either. This question pertains specifically to money guys who pick stocks. Hedge funds have become synonymous with high pay and – with the rise of passive investing – many are questioning whatContinue reading “What value is a value investor?”

Mini Essay: The Mississippi Bubble

In 1717, the Mississippi Company had big plans to colonize the area around modern day New Orleans. John Law – the director – was also the governor of the French central bank and worked closely with King Louis XV. To finance their colonization, the company issued shares on the Paris stock exchange, spreading the narrativeContinue reading “Mini Essay: The Mississippi Bubble”

Santova Limited: Tech-enabled, steady growth and a low-price tag.

SNV is a resilient, well-run business, which is well positioned to capitalise on broader market adoption of newer technologies. Its offerings confer cost-savings benefits to clients that occasionally exceed the cost of purchase…

A Collective of Nopes: First Edition.

This article outlines some of the rocks we turned over and passed on, as well as a brief reason on why we passed on them. Because of the legwork required to turn over a host of rocks, we try to pass on companies as quickly as possible…

On SA and free trade (another cheeky academic-esque look).

In light of the government’s recent 30-page document titled, “Reconstruction, Growth And Transformation: Building a New, Inclusive Economy” – a lengthy treatise which essentially amounts to nationalisation and mandatory use of pension funds to prop up state-owned investments – I believe the government to be progressing steadily towards a socialist state weighed down by protectionism and isolationist policies…