Einhorn Versus Buffett: a Great and the GOAT on AAPL

David Einhorn recently issued his investor letter for the third quarter, generating media reports concerning the contents.  He reportedly compared Tesla to Lehman Brothers (I recently discussed Tesla here).   He also went on to discuss his decision to liquidate his Apple (“AAPL”) position.  See CNBC story reporting on letter.

Einhorn’s stated reasons for this move, the process and circumstances surrounding this action, as contrasted with those of Buffett’s AAPL investment, led to a couple of observations. Continue reading “Einhorn Versus Buffett: a Great and the GOAT on AAPL”

Investing Diary: Macro Trippin’

A little trade war angst has spiced things up a bit in the markets lately.  So…I bought some stuff.  Also, Barron’s had a negative Berkshire article suggesting some dramatic changes for Buffett, complete with recommendations about how to deal with his “cash problem.” Continue reading “Investing Diary: Macro Trippin’”

Bet with the GOAT or the goats on AAPL?

The Financial Times Alphaville Blog is a great read and you should consider adding it to your roster. It is not behind a paywall, so check it out (I also subscribe to the FT). Today, Alphaville published The world is overweight Baba, which prompted another thought about Buffett, his opportunity set, and Apple (“AAPL”).  Continue reading “Bet with the GOAT or the goats on AAPL?”

Is Berkshire too Big to Succeed?

Is Berkshire now too big to beat the market?  I have been thinking about this question after reading the most recent annual report and some related commentary. Berkshire has underperformed the S&P 500 over the most recent decade. So is the run over? It is an obvious question and one very ably examined by Jason Zweig of the WSJ Money Beat Blog (subscription required). I enjoyed reading Mr. Zweig’s work, as always, and have a few thoughts of my own.  Continue reading “Is Berkshire too Big to Succeed?”