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Stock Stories | Case Studies and Mental Models for Individual Investors

Nov 28, 2018

Hanlon's Razor, similar to Occam's Razor, is a philosophical tool we can use to "cut down" a situation with potentially many logical explanations to just one that has a high probability of occurring.  By not automatically assuming mal-intent when negative outcomes occur, we can often uncover the true source of the...


Nov 21, 2018

This is one of the most successful firms on the planet.  3% of all liquid consumed on Earth (including tap water) is sold by The Coca-Cola Company.  Today's episode is somewhat longer than usual - simply because, with a history and business model like this, there are a lot of great things to study.  We get into how...


Nov 14, 2018

One of the largest retailers in the United States, Target has become known for it's "upscale discount" atmosphere, experience and products.  Throughout the latter half of the 20th century, Target experienced incredible growth as it expanded across the country.  However, it is currently facing pressure to grow in the...


Nov 7, 2018

Waste Management is the largest solid waste collector and processor in the country.  They collect and process trash and recyclables.  In this episode, other than the regular financials and history, we talk about the importance of financial transparency and straight talk from management.

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