Investment legend James Anderson said something interesting: that an investor today needed to read not just Buffett’s words, but also the shareholder letters of Amazon founder, Jeff Bezos. I took note of Anderson’s tip and immersed myself in Bezos’s shareholder letters, getting inside the great man’s thinking, and here’s what I learnt.
When you look at a multiple, it may seem high at first glance. But it is essential to focus beyond this and understand the underlying business, its growth opportunities and what current market expectations imply. Certainly, a high multiple can be a red flag for overvaluation. However, you cannot draw any real conclusions from that multiple in isolation.
We have recently passed yet another reporting season where investors typically try to analyze heaps of information that could impact short-term stock movement. Read on to know what our team has identified as the 5 big investment ideas from this recent reporting season to gain an edge in your investment decisions.
Nicholas Sleep coined the “scale economics shared” model to identify Costco’s long-term advantages. He later found it had even strong applications to internet retailers, betting big on an “overpriced” Amazon in 2007. In today’s digitally accelerated world his observations are finally being reflected among mainstream investors.