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Chad Brand is the founder and President of Peridot Capital Management LLC, a money management firm that provides investment management services to individuals and their families. Chad also publishes a blog which has been named one of the best investment-related blogs by many industry sources ... more

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Retail Carnage (Part 1) – Perception Vs Reality
If Wall Street does not believe the cash flow is sustainable, market participants may never price a public share at a fair price.
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Buffett Sells IBM, Jumps On Apple Bandwagon – Blessing Or Curse?
Warren Buffett’s decision to invest a large sum in Apple in recent quarters was so surprising because he once regarded tech companies to be outside his so-called “circle of competence.”
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Wynn Resorts Coming Up Aces For Investors
WYNN shares surged this week after the company reported strong earnings, breaking through the $125 level for the first time in more than two years.
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Will Anybody Step Up And Buy Whole Foods Market?
Activist hedge fund Jana Partners has amassed an 8% stake in Whole Foods Market and is urging them to work harder harnessing strategies to maximize operational efficiencies and also test the waters in terms of possible takeover interest.
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Valuing Software Companies Getting Tougher As Firms Trade Short-Term Profits For Growth
There is little doubt that the technology sector is so dynamic today that investors trying to identify the big winners of the next decade or two are probably correct to be engaging in such an exercise.
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Freshii: Can This Recent Restaurant IPO Deliver Despite High Expectations?
With the stock near $14, Freshii’s market value is approaching $430 million (CAD). Adjusting these figures into a U.S. dollar equivalent, FRII stock fetches around $10.25 with a total equity value of $320 million.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

AAPL Apple Inc.
ABX Barrick Gold Corporation
AEO American Eagle Outfitters Inc.
AHBIF ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV
AIG American International Group Inc
AKAM Akamai Technologies Inc.
ALXN Alexion Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
AMGN Amgen Inc.
AMZN Amazon.com Inc.
AN Autonation Inc
ANF Abercrombie & Fitch
AOL AOL Inc. (now part of VZ)
AVGO Broadcom Ltd
AZO AutoZone Inc
BA The Boeing Company
BAC Bank of America Corporation
BBRY BlackBerry Ltd
BBY Best Buy Co.
BH Biglari Holdings Inc.
BIDU Baidu, Inc.
BK The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation
BP BP p.l.c.
BWLD Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.
BX The Blackstone Group L.P.
C Citigroup Inc.
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Founder/President
Peridot Capital Management LLC
June 2004 - Present (13 years 2 months)

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Washington University in St. Louis - Olin Business School
BSBA, Finance
1998 / 2002

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