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Oct 31, 2018

Republic Services provides trash and recycling collection and transfer services.  They own landfills and recycling centers.  The waste management industry is vital to how we operate in modern society, but often goes unnoticed.  We all consume things, and there are by-products to what we consume that need to be processed...


Oct 24, 2018

Things should be made as simple as possible, but no simpler.  This mindset can help clarify our decision making and our interpretation of data.  Occam's Razor is a philosophical tool used in many fields to make our thinking processes more efficient and effective.

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Oct 17, 2018

Colgate-Palmolive - it's what you think about when you think about toothpaste.  In fact, its products are bought by over half of the world's households.  They've been around for almost a quarter of a millennium.  Though not fast growing, it is probably the most stable profit engine that I have studied.  With a dwindling...


Oct 10, 2018

Ross is the largest "off-price" department store in the United States.  They sell mostly women's clothing, but also clothes for men, shoes, home accents, etc.  Although they have been around in some form since 1950, their rapid phase of growth did not start until the late 80s.  Ross is a higher growth large business...


Oct 3, 2018

Ford is one of the largest automakers in the world and is famous for its brands such as the Ford F-Series, Mustang, and many others.  It is the largest family owned business in the world and makes cars, trucks, and other vehicles.  Below are some notes from my analysis:

  • Current share price in October 2018: around $9.20...