Moat versus Growth Investing: 50 years Lesson

In Moat versus growth investing, companies could be classified into growth categories or moat categories. Investors need to be very careful in this field.
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Dell Computer is the hottest stock in the 90s, the XPS maker recorded 120,000% capital gain from February 1990 to April 2000. Today, the business is declining as the PC industry’s fate dictates. Dell did not join the top 10 best stock performers in the last 10 years (2010-2020) – far from it. When someone chats with us about moat versus growth investing topics – we always take Dell as an example. Meanwhile, an old company like Boeing with a strong competitive advantage has become one of the best stock performers for the last 50 years.

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Intangible as a Lasting Competitive Advantage

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How it’s feel hit by something not real or intangible? Ask Samsung. In August 2012, The Jury decide that The Korean Giant has to pay more than $1 billion due to Apple’s patent violation. The jury declared that slide and bounce touch is part of Apple’s innovation property – thus, a company has to pay Apple when using it in their product. This content will discuss intangible as a lasting competitive advantage: including patent, right, and brands.

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Value Investing 101: Economic Moat, Buffett No. 1 Criterion

Value investing evangelist, Warren Buffett ever revealed his investing secret: “The most important thing [is] trying to find a business with a wide and long-lasting moat around it. Protecting a terrific economic castle with an honest lord in charge of the castle.”

What is economic moat? Could Qualcomm wireless patent classified as economic moat? Disney raise its Disneyland ticket every year and Apple sell iPhone more and more expensive, do they show us economic moat?

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Financial Ratio Analysis: Is ROIC Equal with ROA?

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Charlie Munger has one single – simple, financial ratio for stock market analysis “It’s obvious that if a company generates high returns on capital (ROIC) and reinvests at high returns, it will do well. But this wouldn’t sell books..”. In this article we will discuss:

  1. How ROIC is equal with ROA (Return On Asset)
  2. Why not use ROE (Return on Equity) instead?
  3. In what case ROIC failed?
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Clash of The Titans: Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google – Which is The Most Capital Efficient?

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The weird acronym, FAAMG – which consists of the five largest companies by market cap (Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google) – has an impressive return of 39% this year, leaving the 495 companies that rise only 6% in the dust. While those five have a great reputation as tech titan, investingdeck try to examine which is the most efficient in capital use.

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