About

Based out of Charlottesville, Virginia, I am interested in the qualitative characteristics that differentiate great businesses from the merely mediocre.

Wal-mart sets itself apart with the lowest prices.  Coca-Cola offers a ‘feel good’ beverage experience.

Are these equally great businesses though?  If a great business is one you wouldn’t want to compete with, then yes, they are both great.

But if a great business is one with high profit margins and high returns on invested capital, then Coca-Cola is far and away the better business.

Without a doubt, a great business–at the very least–needs to be reasonably profitable and its future relatively certain.  But can we say more?  That is what our journey on this blog will try to find out.

Contact me at: widemoatinvesting [at] gmail.com

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4 responses to “About

  1. Thanks for commenting on my blog post in regards to Buffett’s investment in HOG.

    Good luck in your blogging endeavours!

    Dividend Growth Investor

  2. Hi,

    I like your perspective of investing and would like to receive your emails/newsletter via email(if you have any). Thanks!

    It would be lovely 2009 for all the intelligent investors!

    Cheers,
    Albert

  3. Hi Albert,

    Yes, I can send around an email with links to recent posts. Just send me your email at widemoatinvesting[AT]gmail.com.

    Thank you for your interest.

    Peace, WM

  4. Hey WM,

    I just sent you an email regarding Ebay, I don’t know how often you check them, but I would love to hear your thoughts.

    Best,

    E

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