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The Risk-Free Rate

The risk-free rate is a foundational element of investing. It’s the theoretical rate of return you can get investing in something that is guaranteed and has no risk. It’s a reference point in investing as it makes sense to understand …

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Floor & Decor: Decorative Disruption

Founded in 2000, Floor & Decor Holdings is a high-growth, differentiated, multi-channel specialty retailer of hard surface flooring and related accessories. According to their website, they offer the industry’s broadest in-stock assortment of tile, wood, laminate, and natural stone flooring along with …

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Zendesk: Here Comes The Sun

Zendesk is a fast-growing software-as-a-service (SaaS) business that has made a name for itself with small businesses looking for customer support software. I think the market has high hopes for Zendesk yet has still underestimated its “long-tail” potential. It follows …

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