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Aligning my portfolio with the "Superinvestors" - Sitting on too much Oil

February 19, 2015 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: XOM , BP , LUKOY

Ever since I found the Dataroma/Superinvestors website about a year ago, I eagerly await each and every quarterly update to see who is buying and selling what.  The site tracks investors like Buffett, Gayner, Watsa, Mecham, Klarman, Pabrai, Marks, Ackman, Einhorn, Icahn, Munger, Pzena, and Chou.  The site provides holdings and changes for each manager, individually, and the site also compiles the superinvestors’ portfolios and tracks the “Grand Portfolio.”  It’s quite valuable for people that want to clone really good investors and get a sense of what the “whales” are doing.  I tend to have a lot of overlap with them collectively…mostly because I actively try to.  [more]



I'll admit it: I'm probably going to unload my POSCO stake at a loss

February 09, 2015 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: PKX , GGB , TX

So, it seems that Munger has written off POSCO, and has pared his portfolio down to only 3 stocks (all financials).  [more]



Amazon, Fisher, Mecham, Cimpress, and EBITRD

February 03, 2015 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: AMZN , CMPR

To only the surprise of the guy that’s living under a rock, Amazon reported a small profit on Thursday.  A $215M GAAP net profit for a $140B company sent shares soaring.  Nearly any other $100B company reporting a $215M quarterly profit would surely have had their shares dragged through the mud.  [more]



Trying to keep a level head while taking it on the chin

January 28, 2015 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: MAT , HAS

Mattel is a stock that I initially picked up a small stake in during early 2013.  I think the yield was above 4%. I picked up a second, much larger stake at about $29/share, with the dividend above 5% and the company trading around 10x pre-tax earnings ($9.5B or so).  [more]



Skate to where the puck is going to be (10x Pre-Tax Earnings)

January 23, 2015 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: SBUX

I finally got a copy of Poor Charlie's Almanac over the holidays.  About a tenth of the way into the book, there is an image that reads the following:  [more]

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