Capital Allocation Matters

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“The most important adage regarding leverage reminds us to ‘never forget the six-foot-tall person who drowned crossing the stream that was five feet deep on average.’”

— Howard Marks


David Giroux gives an overview of capital allocation, with examples from Danaher, GE & AutoZone, and explains why he believes finding companies that deploy capital well is an still an inefficiency that can be exploited.

The Mutiny team wrote a long paper on the cockroach portfolio, which shares their framework for portfolio construction to compound wealth in both boom and bust environments.

Facts & Figures

Palm Beach housekeepers are making $150,000 a year due to massive demand from the wealthy. Link

Merrill Lynch is increasing headhunter referral fees to 10% of annual revenue for successful placements in 34 targeted markets. Link 

~70% of Y Combinator companies are related to AI. Link 

Private capital funds have taken more money from investors than they’ve distributed back to them in gains for six straight years, for a total gap of $1.56 trillion over that period. Link

TSA set a new record for the number of travelers screened in a single day, as 2.95 million airline passengers travelled on Friday, May 24. Link

The number of 401(k) millionaires at Fidelity is up 43% since March 2023. Link 

Companies are focusing more on expense management during earnings calls. 

Equity mutual funds were working on their 82nd straight month of outflows in May. Link

The relationship between S&P 500 future returns and Wall Street analysts expectations.

Bloomberg shared a quarterly look at the value of individual stocks purchased by retail investors since 2018.

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5/17/2024 - 45 minutes

Carlyle Group’s Jeff Currie (previously the Global Head of Commodities Research at Goldman Sachs) shares why copper is his highest-conviction trade ever, along with his outlook for oil.

1/3/23 - 193 minutes

Rick Rubin and Marc Andreessen have a fascinating discussion about trust, venture capital, and more. It’s worth the 3 hours!

5/22/2024 - 53 minutes

Gary Vee shares which of his investments paid off the most and what he’s noticed from hanging out with people like Logan Paul, Mark Zuckerberg, and MrBeast.

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