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April 2013



When Others Are Fearful: Danone and Europe

April 29, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: DANOY

Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting is quickly approaching and I am reminded of Warren Buffett’s famous quote from 8 years ago: “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.” That second part is easier said than done, as it is extremely difficult to have the financial courage to run towards danger when everybody else is fleeing from it at full speed. But that kind of financial courage often presents the best opportunities to make the most money.  [more]



Alzheimer’s Milkshakes and the Growth of Medical Nutrition

April 24, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NSRGY , DANOY

A milkshake is not foremost on most people’s list of treatments for the neurological disorder Alzheimer’s. But a milkshake is indeed one treatment for those with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to the recent United Kingdom release of Souvenaid. This milkshake and similar products are some of the many treatment options in an emerging hybridization of food and medicine.  [more]



Great Investment in this Simple Company

April 12, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: LVMUY

One of the mistakes we investors can sometimes make is to assume that an overly-complicated investment is the same thing as a great investment. “I understand nothing about Company-X’s business model. It is so complicated that is must be great!” Often, however, the exact opposite can be true. The simplest companies and products can be the most consistently great long-term investments. By simply I am referring to companies selling products that have existed mostly unchanged 50 or more years. The kinds of products that will likely still be made and sold the same way 25, 50, or even 100 years in the future. And in the investing universe, it does not get much simpler than the liquor industry or the nearly three-century old company, Moët Hennessy.   [more]

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