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High Frequency Portfolio Monitoring: Confession Time.

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I have a confession to make, I check my portfolio often… Way. Too. Often. (So often, I’m in two minds about disclosing it). Like a Skinnerian lab rat on drugs, I seem to be wired to check. Portfolio up and there’s a rush of blood to my head, a subtle yet sublime satisfaction. Portfolio down […]

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Pepper Takeover: Why I’m Rejecting The Offer.

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Pepper Group Takeover Pepper Group (PEP:AU) is a leading financial services business operating in Australia, Europe, South Korea and Hong Kong. It provides a variety of consumer financial services including residential and commercial property loans, personal and automotive loans and credit cards. Since listing on the ASX 2 years ago, Pepper Group has enjoyed impressive […]

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Pepper Takeover Rumours Continue

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Pepper Group Takeover Full disclosure: Long Pepper. Do your own research prior to making any investment decision and seek personal and professional investment advice. This post is not a solicitation to buy or sell any stock.  One of my main portfolio holdings and recent purchase, Pepper Group (PEP:AU) is reportedly in advanced talks with private equity group […]

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Recent Buy: Pepper Group Ltd (PEP:AU)

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Full disclosure: Long Pepper (insert cleaver sexual innuendo). Do your own research prior to making any investment decision and seek personal and professional investment advice. This post is not a solicitation to buy or sell any stock.  The following is an brief overview of Pepper Group Ltd, one of my recent acquisitions. You can read the other overview, on […]

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Economic Moats

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Warren Buffett coined the term economic moat when talking about a company’s ability to maintain its competitive advantage against competitors over long periods of time. In an interview with NDTV, he described outstanding businesses as those  which increase their moat year over year rather than focus so much on quarterly earnings. In the interview, he called these businesses economic castles. In […]