After nearly two decades as an individual investor, a decade in commercial credit at various banks, and a few years managing money for friends/family in the background, I decided to go full-time managing money for clients in 2020. Watchlist Investing is an extension—albeit separate and distinct—of what I do day-to-day as a practicing capital allocator. Inverting the margin of safety principle, I hope to add value to readers above and beyond the nominal cost of the newsletter.
My investing style is influenced by my background growing up in a family of business owners. I followed suit selling firewood through high school and founding a welding business in college. Looking at stocks as businesses is natural to me. My investing approach rests on fundamental value investing tenets but it’s adapted to suit my style. I’m 100% certain I’m not the best investor or analyst, but I hope to improve over time.
Between 2016 and 2021, I wrote a book on Berkshire Hathaway. The Complete Financial History of Berkshire Hathaway was and is my passion project. I hope it brings new shareholders up to speed on the company and provide a fresh look to longtime shareholders, in addition to serving as a resource/reference book. The publication date is April 13, 2021 and can be purchased here.I also created www.theoraclesclassroom.com as an extension of the book, which includes an archive of a lot of BRK material.