Ulta Beauty Inc. – A Robust Retailer That You Will Want in Your Portfolio

SUMMARY As the retail landscape continues to experience a sea of changes, many companies struggle to keep up with the competition. Ulta Salon has proved to be exceptional as it has grown sales, profits and store count over the years. CEO Mary Dillon demonstrated to shareholders that she is more than capable of directing the company’s growth.   Introduction Investing is never easy because it requires people to think further …

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Markel Corp : A Company Similar To Berkshire Hathaway’s track record?

SUMMARY Markel is a diverse financial holding company serving a variety of niche markets with their principal business in the underwriting of specialty insurance products. The company has a structure which is fairly similar to Berkshire Hathaway and has a stunning track record of compounding its business over time. While it is similar to Berkshire in some ways, it does not have the same accomplishments. Hence, this could mean that …

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What Is Cryptocurrency And Is It Worth Investing In Singapore?

SUMMARY The rise of popularity in cryptocurrency has caught the attention of even the most conservative investors. What is a cryptocurrency and how does the underlying technology known as the blockchain works? Does the digital coin and its relatives have any room in our portfolios?   Introduction Although most of our articles focus on value investing in businesses or other financial instruments such as bonds or exchange traded funds (ETFs), …

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Five Hard Truths That I Learnt About Money

Five Hard Truths That I Learnt About Money SUMMARY Some truths about money are consistent no matter how much you earn or invest Here are five truths that I reflect upon about money as I grew older No matter who you are, or how much money you make, or your philosophy and strategy on investing, a few truths apply to almost everyone and the way they manage their finances. Here …

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Should You Invest In Snapchat?

SUMMARY Many investors were excited about hot stocks like Snap Inc. After its recent earnings, investors had a glimpse of what is it like to chase after trendy and fashionable stocks. Here are 3 quick takeaways about what investors can learn 1. Introduction On 02 March 2017, investors’ anticipation the long-awaited debut of Snap Inc (NYSE: SNAP) on the New York Stock Exchange has finally come to an end. Since …

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The 5 Rules You Must Know In Order Invest

SUMMARY Investing should be simple despite what conventional wisdom says. Rules-based investing can help one to achieve their goals. 5 simple rules to apply no matter what kind of investor you are. Introduction Investing may seem complicated. But it really isn’t once you realize that most of what you need to know can fit on a fairly small list. No matter what your investing goal, you can make money just …

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Marriott International – Buying A Piece of the World’s Largest Hotel Chain

SUMMARY After its merger with Starwood Hotels, Marriott International has increased tremendously in scale which will give it a huge advantage in the industry it operates in Marriott’s competitive advantage includes not only scale but superior branding, pricing power and a crown-jewel leadership team. The company has proven to be financially robust as it generates a high return on capital and steady free cash flows. Patient investors will be handsomely …

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Investing In Facebook – The largest social media company in the world

Investing In Facebook – The largest social media company in the world SUMMARY Facebook continues to dominate the online target advertising space as it plays the role of the largest social media company in the world Excellent financial metrics, growth prospects and a formidable economic moat should make this company an attractive investment for the long term CEO Mark Zuckerberg has demonstrated that good leadership matters and his 15% stake …

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How To Invest And Be Profitable Even When You Are Wrong 6 Out Of 10 Times?

Summary Have an Edge to deliver profit consistently Have a Money Management to manage downside by a. Having an exit strategy either having a profit target or loss limit b. Position Sizing to limit your loss exposure   You may be thinking how is it possible to profit when you are wrong in your investment most of the time – To be exact is 6 out of 10 times! To …

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