Category: 8 to 80


8 to 80 Spotlight: Spotify

A new series covering companies in the Compound 8 to 80 Portfolio… 1) Why is Spotify an 8 to 80 Brand? With 320 million monthly active users and 144 million subscribers, Spotify is available in 92 countries and used by people of all ages. At 35% market share, Spotify is currently the world’s biggest music streaming […]

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8 to 80 Spotlight: Google

A new series covering companies in the 8 to 80 Portfolio… 1) Why is Google an 8 to 80 Brand? “Just google it.” A phrase that has become synonymous with finding the answer to any question imaginable. Google is now estimated to control over 90% of the world’s search market, used by people of all ages. […]

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8 to 80 Spotlight: Amazon

A new series covering companies in the 8 to 80 Portfolio… 1) Why is Amazon an 8 to 80 Brand? Launched as a bookseller in 1995, Amazon has grown to become one of the most influential companies in the world, used by people of all ages in all walks of life. “I’ll just buy it on […]

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8 to 80 Spotlight: Apple

A new series covering companies in the 8 to 80 Portfolio… 1) Why is Apple an 8 to 80 Brand? Apple now has over 1.5 billion active devices worldwide, including 1 billion iPhone users. Its products are used by people of all ages, and it has become the most widely recognized brand in the world. 2) […]

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8 to 80 Monthly Update – October 2020

Our first monthly update of the Compound 8 to 80 Portfolio. Performance Review The broad equity markets traded lower for the second straight month with the Nasdaq 100 ETF ($QQQ) declining 3.04% and the S&P 500 ETF ($SPY) falling 2.49%. The 8 to 80 Portfolio declined 0.85% (net of fees) in October. There was a […]

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8 to 80 Spotlight: Netflix

A new series covering companies in the 8 to 80 Portfolio… 1) Why is Netflix an 8 to 80 Brand? Netflix is increasingly becoming a part of every household, and its viewers span multiple generations, from Gen Z to Boomers… It is fast becoming a global brand, with international growth outpacing US growth over the […]

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Introducing the 8 to 80 Portfolio

In an investment world that is increasingly shifting towards passive index funds and ETFs, what’s the case for owning individual stocks? For Howard Lindzon (founder partner at Compound), the answer simple: do it for profit, and do it for joy. Howard has a unique view of the investing landscape, sitting at the intersection of private […]

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