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Three Things to know today (April 7th)

Three Things to know today (April 7th)
Social media is the new Main Street
Commentary2 hours ago

How we're outperforming

How we're outperforming
We've outperformed the market average and other investment managers for you so far this year.
Investor Update12 days ago

Investing in the midst of COVID-19

Investing in the midst of COVID-19
We’re well-positioned to weather the coronavirus downturn and generate alpha for you.
Investor Update14 days ago

How Uber is surprisingly immune to coronavirus

How Uber is surprisingly immune to coronavirus
Four takeaways from the investor call that sent Uber up +38%.
Update19 days ago

🛡️ Recession-Proof Playbook

🛡️ Recession-Proof Playbook
It was a historic day. A recession is becoming increasingly likely, which means game time as an investor.
Commentarya month ago

Ask a Hedge Fund: Buy, Sell, or Hold?

Ask a Hedge Fund: Buy, Sell, or Hold?
We surveyed over 60 top investors for their outlooks on stocks amidst the coronavirus selloff.
Deep Divea month ago

Exponential growth

Exponential growth
Where we're seeing it and where we're not.
Commentarya month ago

Bill Ackman now hedging against coronavirus

Bill Ackman now hedging against coronavirus
Pershing Square Capital just bought long hedges to limit losses amid coronavirus volatility.
Commentarya month ago

🛡️ We're activating your maximum hedge

🛡️ We're activating your maximum hedge
Based on our internal indicators of current market conditions, we think the volatility presents a ripe opportunity for alpha.
Investor Updatea month ago

Early Thoughts on Coronavirus

Early Thoughts on Coronavirus
We think the recent sell-off is a buying opportunity. The economic impact of coronavirus should fade over time.
Commentarya month ago

All-Time Performance

All-Time Performance
Since inception, our Flagship strategy has outperformed all of its benchmarks.
Investor Update2 months ago

Flagship 101

Flagship 101
Flagship is our first investment strategy. Here's a reminder on how it works.
Investor Update2 months ago

Prove yourself wrong

Prove yourself wrong
An important lesson on investing from Warren Buffett's right hand man.
Commentary2 months ago

Titan Ranked #1 out of 64 Robo Advisors by Performance

Titan Ranked #1 out of 64 Robo Advisors by Performance
Titan was ranked #1 out of 64 robo advisors by 4Q performance in the Robo Report, a quarterly review of all robo advisors.
Press2 months ago

Twilio Q4 Earnings: Investing for Growth

Twilio Q4 Earnings: Investing for Growth
Twilio fell -4% after hours as forecasted losses are outweighing strong revenue growth trends.
Update2 months ago

Google Q4 Earnings: The Big YouTube and Cloud Reveal

Google Q4 Earnings: The Big YouTube and Cloud Reveal
In its Q4 report, Google disclosed (for the first time ever) critical segment data around its YouTube and Cloud businesses.
Update2 months ago

Performance Scorecard

Performance Scorecard
Many of you have asked for more details on how Titan stacks up versus other popular investment platforms. Here's a snapshot.
Investor Update2 months ago

Amazon Q4 Earnings: Operating Leverage 101

Amazon Q4 Earnings: Operating Leverage 101
Amazon soared more than +10% after hours after beating analyst profit estimates by 60%. But how?
Update2 months ago

Apple Q1 Earnings: A Blowout Quarter for the iPhone 11

Apple Q1 Earnings: A Blowout Quarter for the iPhone 11
On Tuesday after hours, AAPL rose +2% after reporting all-time record revenues and profits.
Update2 months ago

The Coronavirus Crisis

The Coronavirus Crisis
How does the coronavirus outbreak impact your portfolio?
Commentary2 months ago

Netflix Q4 Earnings: Tossing a Coin to Your Witcher

Netflix Q4 Earnings: Tossing a Coin to Your Witcher
Netflix reported solid earnings and some eye-popping numbers around its latest hit series.
Update3 months ago

Hedge fund alpha from Titan stocks

Hedge fund alpha from Titan stocks
Hedge fund alpha is being heavily driven by growth stocks. Is "value investing" dead?
Update3 months ago

Transdigm's Gift to Investors: Another Massive Special Dividend

Transdigm's Gift to Investors: Another Massive Special Dividend
Transdigm boosts its YTD total return to ~92% after announcing a massive $32.50 special dividend to shareholders.
Update4 months ago

The worrying C-3POs

The worrying C-3POs
A retro on investing through the market's largest rally in recent memory.
Commentary4 months ago

IAC and Match Group Approve Spinoff of MTCH

IAC and Match Group Approve Spinoff of MTCH
Today, IAC rose over +7% after IAC and Match Group formally approved the planned MTCH spinoff.
Update4 months ago

Friday, 39 years ago

Friday, 39 years ago
A little computer company went public. It was banned in Massachusetts.
Commentary4 months ago

Inside Scoop: Insider Buying at Transdigm

Inside Scoop: Insider Buying at Transdigm
A member of Transdigm's c-suite just increased her personal stake in the company by nearly 150%.
Update4 months ago

Schwab Rumored to Pursue $25bn Acquisition of TD Ameritrade

Schwab Rumored to Pursue $25bn Acquisition of TD Ameritrade
Schwab's latest bold bet on scale is a rumored $25 billion acquisition of TD Ameritrade.
Update5 months ago

PayPal Acquires Honey in Landmark $4bn Deal

PayPal Acquires Honey in Landmark $4bn Deal
The acquisition would represent PayPal's largest purchase to date.
Update5 months ago

First-Hand Pricing Power

First-Hand Pricing Power
In this week's Quick Thought, we cover the concept of pricing power in our daily lives.
Education5 months ago

Disney Up +5% Ahead of Disney+ Launch

Disney Up +5% Ahead of Disney+ Launch
Disney reported solid earnings and expressed optimism in advance of the Disney+ launch.
Update5 months ago

Match Group Q3 Earnings: Investing for Global Love

Match Group Q3 Earnings: Investing for Global Love
Match Group (MTCH) fell sharply after coming up short in its outlook. Is the reaction justified?
Update5 months ago

Twilio Seems Oversold

Twilio Seems Oversold
We think Twilio, the "Amazon (Web Services) of communications," is oversold in the market right now.
Update5 months ago

PayPal Q3 Earnings: Strong Fundamentals at a Bargain Price

PayPal Q3 Earnings: Strong Fundamentals at a Bargain Price
Prior investments in consumer experience paid off handsomely for PayPal in its latest fiscal quarter.
Update5 months ago

The US-China Trade Imbalance

The US-China Trade Imbalance
Amidst trade war volatility, a few Titan companies are resiliently operating in the crossfire.
Commentary6 months ago

Schwab Launches Commission-Free Trades in the U.S. and Canada

Schwab Launches Commission-Free Trades in the U.S. and Canada
In its announcement of Chuck Schwab's latest book, SCHW announced commission-free trading on most equity products in the U.S. and Canada.
Update6 months ago

Transcript: Q&A on Impeachment Inquiry

Transcript: Q&A on Impeachment Inquiry
The TLDR on what impeachment could mean for the markets.
Commentary6 months ago

Now Launching: Titan for Retirement (IRAs)

Now Launching: Titan for Retirement (IRAs)
Introducing Titan for Retirement: a game-changing re-imagination of the IRA experience from the ground up.
Commentary6 months ago

Apple's September Product Launch: The Power of 1% Compounded Improvements

Apple's September Product Launch: The Power of 1% Compounded Improvements
Apple's September event unveiled a slew of new features and product launches, as well as a glimpse of where the company is headed strategically.
Update7 months ago

The Recent Momentum Selloff

The Recent Momentum Selloff
We've seen a selloff in several Titan stocks recently, driven by a momentum reversal. Here's why, and our take on the path forward.
Commentary7 months ago

Facebook Launches Dating Platform in the U.S.

Facebook Launches Dating Platform in the U.S.
On Thursday morning, after nearly a year of testing in other markets, Facebook finally launched its dating service in the U.S.
Update7 months ago

August Market Update: Volatility Continues

August Market Update: Volatility Continues
As we've recently highlighted, markets have been particularly volatile as of late. But don't let it change your investment philosophy.
Commentary8 months ago

Q2 2019 Earnings Review: Tinder & Match Light Up IAC's Results

Q2 2019 Earnings Review: Tinder & Match Light Up IAC's Results
On Wednesday, IAC surged nearly +11% on strength at Tinder and other Match Group properties.
Update8 months ago

Transdigm Q3 2019 Earnings: Blowout Results and a 6% Dividend

Transdigm Q3 2019 Earnings: Blowout Results and a 6% Dividend
On Tuesday morning, Transdigm spiked +14% after reporting a tremendous quarter and a special dividend.
Update8 months ago

Stocks Fall as Trade War Escalates... Again

Stocks Fall as Trade War Escalates... Again
More trade war threats, another correction. Zoom out and don't let the headlines dictate your investment strategy.
Commentary8 months ago

Apple Q3 2019 Earnings Review: Strength Across the Ecosystem

Apple Q3 2019 Earnings Review: Strength Across the Ecosystem
In its Q3 results, Apple boosted its financial outlook and revealed some impressive metrics around some of its lesser-followed segments.
Update8 months ago

PTC's Subscription Stumble: An Autodesk Moment?

PTC's Subscription Stumble: An Autodesk Moment?
PTC reported solid Q3 results but lowered its Q4 forecast. Investors punished the stock, down 14% after hours. Here's our take.
Update8 months ago

Netflix's Q2 Subscriber Stumble

Netflix's Q2 Subscriber Stumble
Netflix whiffed on Q2 subscriber growth. The company's moat is now being put to the test.
Update9 months ago

Q2 2019 Investor Letter

Q2 2019 Investor Letter
Each quarter, we provide updates on the market, the Titan composite, and more. Here are some highlights.
Commentary9 months ago

Q2 Office Hours on Tues 7/23

Q2 Office Hours on Tues 7/23
We'll host our quarterly Office Hours next week. Be sure to reserve your spot - capacity is limited.
Commentary9 months ago

Facebook Seen Pushing Forward Its Younger Content Platforms

Facebook Seen Pushing Forward Its Younger Content Platforms
Ahead of annual content creator convention Vidcon, several reports emerged highlighting Facebook's continued efforts in growing its more nascent content platforms.
Update9 months ago

PayPal and Visa Launch Instant Transfers

PayPal and Visa Launch Instant Transfers
PayPal and Visa have joined forces to offer faster payments to consumers in Canada.
Update9 months ago

Upcoming Prime Day Sparks Deal Frenzy

Upcoming Prime Day Sparks Deal Frenzy
Amazon is hosting its Prime Day shopping event on July 15-16. Competing retailers are already prepping for battle. Here's our take.
Update9 months ago

Titan on the Drunken Money Podcast

Titan on the Drunken Money Podcast
Our co-founder Clay joined a podcast to share why Titan was built, the experience at Y Combinator, and more.
Press9 months ago

Titan Learn: ROIC and How It Drives Stock Prices

Titan Learn: ROIC and How It Drives Stock Prices
In our inaugural Titan Learn, we delve into ROIC, the often-overlooked metric that drives long-term stock returns.
Commentary10 months ago

Facebook Announces Libra, a New Crypto Project

Facebook Announces Libra, a New Crypto Project
Libra, a new blockchain & cryptocurrency project incubated by Facebook, was announced today. We think it is a net positive for the crypto ecosystem.
Update10 months ago

Salesforce Sees DATA in its Future

Salesforce Sees DATA in its Future
Salesforce strengthens its grip on enterprise software solutions with its recent acquisition of Tableau (NYSE: DATA).
Update10 months ago

Titan in U.S. News

Titan in U.S. News
U.S. News, one of the country's leading rankings and advice publications, just gave Titan a shout-out.
Press10 months ago

Titan is Now Integrated with Mint

Titan is Now Integrated with Mint
You can now link your Titan account to Mint via our custodian partner, Apex Clearing.
Commentary10 months ago

Google: A Compelling Risk/Reward?

Google: A Compelling Risk/Reward?
Some investors consider GOOG to be one of the most compelling risk/reward opportunities on the market today.
Update10 months ago

Trade Wars Intensify, This Time with Mexico

Trade Wars Intensify, This Time with Mexico
Markets tumbled after Trump threatened tariffs on Mexican imports. Here's our take.
Commentary10 months ago

Deep Dive on Disney

Deep Dive on Disney
The world's leading entertainment company is transforming into an "entertainment-as-a-service" business. Here's our in-depth take.
Update10 months ago

Titan Executive Access: Insights from the Leader in Beer and Cannabis

Titan Executive Access: Insights from the Leader in Beer and Cannabis
In our inaugural Executive Access interview, we spoke to the team at Constellation Brands to get your top questions answered.
Updatea year ago

Uber IPO: Hedge Fund Sentiment Survey

Uber IPO: Hedge Fund Sentiment Survey
We surveyed ~50 top investors for their views on Uber ahead of its first public trades. Here are the results.
Commentarya year ago

Stocks Fall as U.S.-China Trade War Escalates

Stocks Fall as U.S.-China Trade War Escalates
The U.S.-China trade war tensions had been quiet since December, but erupted again this weekend.
Commentarya year ago

Amazon Up +3% on Berkshire Hathaway's Investment

Amazon Up +3% on Berkshire Hathaway's Investment
"The truth is that I've watched Amazon from the start and I think what Jeff Bezos has done is something close to a miracle."
Updatea year ago

The Slack S-1: An Analysis in Five Charts

The Slack S-1: An Analysis in Five Charts
On Friday, workplace messaging software business Slack filed to go public via a direct listing under the ticker SK, eschewing the traditional IPO process. Here are 5 quick takeaways from its ~400-page S-1 filing.
Commentarya year ago

What Investors Don't Get about Google

What Investors Don't Get about Google
Google fell sharply on Q1 earnings, mostly due to an ad revenue shortfall. We think investors are missing the bigger picture.
Updatea year ago

Amazon's Flywheel Gets a Boost with Free 1-Day Shipping

Amazon's Flywheel Gets a Boost with Free 1-Day Shipping
Amazon is moving Prime from Free 2-Day to 1-Day Shipping across all products globally. It's a master chess move no one else can make.
Updatea year ago

Facebook Grows in Q1 in Spite of Security Investments

Facebook Grows in Q1 in Spite of Security Investments
Facebook surged on Q1 results, growing users and earnings to record levels despite major security investments. "We can do both," said Sheryl Sandberg.
Updatea year ago

Market Holiday

Market Holiday
U.S. stock markets are closed today for Good Friday, but we're here if you need us. Give us a shout.
Commentarya year ago

Fireside Chat with Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital

Fireside Chat with Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital
We joined a private investor meeting with billionaire investor Howard Marks of Oaktree Capital. Here are our notes.
Commentarya year ago

Uber/Lyft S-1 Comparison: A Tale of Five Charts

Uber/Lyft S-1 Comparison: A Tale of Five Charts
Transportation giant Uber finally filed to go public. Here are our takeaways from the S1.
Commentarya year ago

Disney Announces Disney+ at $6.99 per Month

Disney Announces Disney+ at $6.99 per Month
Disney rose +10% on announcing it will launch its streaming video platform & Netflix competitor, Disney+, in November at $6.99/month.
Updatea year ago

Q1 2019 Investor Letter

Q1 2019 Investor Letter
Each quarter, we provide updates on the market, the Titan composite, and more. Here are some highlights.
Commentarya year ago

Q1 Office Hours on Wed 4/17

Q1 Office Hours on Wed 4/17
We will host our quarterly Office Hours next week. Be sure to reserve your spot - capacity is limited.
Commentarya year ago

Q1 Investor Letter (mobile)

Q1 Investor Letter (mobile)
Our Q1 2019 recap of the markets, your portfolio, our Thought of the Quarter, and more.
Investor Updatea year ago

Q1 Investor Letter (desktop)

Q1 Investor Letter (desktop)
Our Q1 2019 recap of the markets, your portfolio, our Thought of the Quarter, and more.
Investor Updatea year ago

Constellation Q4 2019 Earnings: A Taste for the Finer Things

Constellation Q4 2019 Earnings: A Taste for the Finer Things
Millennials are becoming more and more snobby when it comes to booze, and Constellation is winning because of it.
Updatea year ago

Lyft's IPO: Buyer Beware

Lyft's IPO: Buyer Beware
We surveyed ~40 hedge funds and most were not positive on Lyft's IPO. Here's why.
Commentarya year ago

Apple Launches Streaming Video and Credit Cards

Apple Launches Streaming Video and Credit Cards
This move makes strategic sense, but does not surprise us given Apple's ~$250B war chest of cash and nearly 1B iPhone installed base.
Updatea year ago

5 Key Takeaways from Pinterest's IPO Filing

5 Key Takeaways from Pinterest's IPO Filing
On Friday afternoon, digital scrapbooking site Pinterest officially filed to go public under the ticker PINS, releasing over 600 pages of business and financial disclosures in the process.
Updatea year ago

Google Unveils Its "Netflix of Gaming"

Google Unveils Its "Netflix of Gaming"
On Tuesday, Google unveiled *Stadia*, a new cloud-based gaming service that would allow anyone to game on any device using just a Chrome browser - no consoles or specialized hardware needed.
Updatea year ago

Boeing Stock Down on 737 Max 8 Crash

Boeing Stock Down on 737 Max 8 Crash
Updatea year ago

Pricing Power in Action

Pricing Power in Action
Updatea year ago

Warren Buffett on Consumer Brands

Warren Buffett on Consumer Brands
The legendary investor admitted he overpaid for Kraft Heinz and was wrong in a few ways. Here's our take on what happened.
Updatea year ago

Visa and MasterCard prepare to raise fees

Visa and MasterCard prepare to raise fees
The two payment networks plan to exert their pricing power soon by raising the interchange fees often paid by consumers.
Updatea year ago

Deep Dive on Facebook

Deep Dive on Facebook
Under fire, one of the world's best businesses. We dive deep into the business model, its competitive advantages, privacy concerns, and more.
Updatea year ago

Alphabet's Weak Margins Spur Worries About Competition

Alphabet's Weak Margins Spur Worries About Competition
We think investors are becoming nervous about Google's operating costs amid Amazon's growth and rising share of the digital ad market.
Updatea year ago

Amazon Chugs Along in Q4, but Tepid Forecast Weighs on Stock

Amazon Chugs Along in Q4, but Tepid Forecast Weighs on Stock
The e-commerce giant reported mixed year-end earnings. Core profit centers continued to surge, but Q1 guidance weighed on the stock.
Updatea year ago

Facebook Powers Through Privacy Scandals in Q4

Facebook Powers Through Privacy Scandals in Q4
The digital advertising juggernaut's shares rose +12% after hours as it demonstrated the strength of its network effects.
Updatea year ago

It's the Services, Stupid

It's the Services, Stupid
Updatea year ago

Cautious Optimism Ahead of Facebook's Q4 Results

Cautious Optimism Ahead of Facebook's Q4 Results
Heading into Facebook's Q4 report on Jan 30th after the close, we assessed a number of analyst previews to get a sense for the market's focus.
Updatea year ago

Chart of the Week: Perspective is Everything

Chart of the Week: Perspective is Everything
Here are the astounding returns Amazon investors could have enjoyed over the past 20+ years (green) vs. the temporary but painful drawdowns they would have had to persist through along the way (red).
Updatea year ago

Execution Stumble and CFO Retirement

Execution Stumble and CFO Retirement
Design software platform PTC had mixed Q1 results, but they were overshadowed by a cautious 2019 forecast and CFO retirement.
Updatea year ago

Building "The Alexa of Business"

Building "The Alexa of Business"
Updatea year ago

Wine Hangover

Wine Hangover
Constellation was down over -12% on Wednesday after an earnings report that included a reduction in outlook for their Wine & Spirits business. While they surpassed Wall Street expectations...
Updatea year ago

Apple Cuts Outlook as Chinese Slowdown Hits iPhone Demand

Apple Cuts Outlook as Chinese Slowdown Hits iPhone Demand
Apple cut its sales outlook for the first time in almost two decades, citing weaker demand in China and fewer iPhone upgrades. The stock fell -8% in pre-market trading on the news.
Updatea year ago

Light Holiday Forecast Weighs on Apple

Light Holiday Forecast Weighs on Apple
Updatea year ago

Over-reaction Despite Strong Results

Over-reaction Despite Strong Results
Updatea year ago

High Expectations from Wall Street in Q3

High Expectations from Wall Street in Q3
Updatea year ago

PayPal +7% on earnings

PayPal +7% on earnings
Updatea year ago

A Change in CEO

A Change in CEO
Updatea year ago

Strong Q2 Earnings Led by Beer

Strong Q2 Earnings Led by Beer
Update2 years ago

Takeaways from iPhone Refresh

Takeaways from iPhone Refresh
Update2 years ago

Amazon Goes After $88B Ad Market

Amazon Goes After $88B Ad Market
Update2 years ago

Game on, Tivo

Game on, Tivo
Update2 years ago

Investment in WEED

Investment in WEED
Update2 years ago

Thesis Strengthens on Apple

Thesis Strengthens on Apple
Update2 years ago

Amazon Executes Yet Again

Amazon Executes Yet Again
Update2 years ago

PayPal Underwhelms in Q2

PayPal Underwhelms in Q2
Update2 years ago

Investments Pay Off for Google in Q2

Investments Pay Off for Google in Q2
Update2 years ago

Famed Hedge Fund Buys PayPal stock

Famed Hedge Fund Buys PayPal stock
Update2 years ago

Happy Amazon Prime Day

Happy Amazon Prime Day
Update2 years ago

Spotify vs. Apple

Spotify vs. Apple
Update2 years ago

Beer Outperformance Negated by Marketing Spend

Beer Outperformance Negated by Marketing Spend
Update2 years ago

Amazon Inheriting McDonald's Legacy?

Amazon Inheriting McDonald's Legacy?
Update2 years ago

Apple Exploring a Bundle

Apple Exploring a Bundle
Update2 years ago

iPhone X Sales Better than Feared in Q2

iPhone X Sales Better than Feared in Q2
Update2 years ago

Amazon Commands 42 Cents of Every Dollar Spent Online

Amazon Commands 42 Cents of Every Dollar Spent Online
Update2 years ago

Amazon Publishes Annual Letter

Amazon Publishes Annual Letter
Update2 years ago

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