News: Nvidia in advandced talks to buy Arm from SoftBank Group

Nvidia seems to be in ‘advanced discussions’ to buy Arm from SBG, which bought the company in 2016 for $ 32 bn. This could become the largest deal ever in a consolidating semiconductor indutry…

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Time is Money, or my Personal Note on E.ON and Uniper

I stated in a prior post on portfolio construction with a focus on position sizing that I want to sell some of my positions. I have a high number of rather small (legacy) positions that I bought without performing serious research. So I want to take a look at two of my poistions …

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How Big is the Potential of Flow Traders as it is Successfully Riding the ETF Investment Trend?

Flow Traders N.V. is a leading global technology-enabled liquidity provider, specialized in Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) that massively profits from the ongoing trend to passive investments (read more in my prior post). As such, it could benefit tremendously in the years and decades to come leveraging its technology and its growing global presence. This post will analyse Flow Traders potential in more detail …

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Links🔗: Food for Thought

Below you find the most interesting investment-related content and thought-provoking articels I stumbled about in the recent past. Enjoy reads about: Bollore, Wirecard, Flexibility, Finance Books, Supply Chain Finance, Crown Castle, the bull market vs the economy, Nintendo, …

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Book Review: Mastering The Market Cycle

Since I love Howard Marks’ investment memos and I liked the last book I read from him, I decided to read another one. Today, I finished Mastering The Market Cycle. The essence of the book could be summarized as “What the wise man does in the beginning, the fool does in the end.”

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My initial Thoughts on Competitive Advantages and Economic Moats

Moats were useful in ancient times to defend a castle from adversaries. It is defensive work that makes it harder for attackers to infiltrate the caste. (Economic) Moat is an expression used in the domain of value investing describing specific features protecting a business from competitors.

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How did Pandora fare in Q2?

Pandora released preliminary results for the first six months of 2020 on Wednesday, stating encouraging developments regarding store re-openings and presenting the prospect of a break-even result on an adjusted Ebit margin basis.

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The Importance of Position Sizing and Trade Execution Rules – Have You thought enough about it?

Risk management needs strict rules. To limit potential harm from our emotions, errors and bad luck, the introduction and adherence to specific position limits and execution rules are very important. I am going to discuss some rules you might find useful below …

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My Guest Contribution at valueDACH is Online

The article is about a very interesting invesmtent idea with a huge upside potential. It offers exposure to participate in the African growth story through a European company and the streaming boom at the same time ….

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Revisited: Is Oriental Watch the right Hong Kong bargain I want to buy right NOW?

In April, I finally published a post about Oriental Watch. I followed the company since October 2019, but uncertainty remained too high to form an investment case. The bottom line was, I promised to take another look at Oriental Watch when the (preliminary) annual results are available. Final results were released Monday …

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Links🔗: Food for Thought

Below you find the most interesting investment-related content and thought-provoking articels I stumbled about in the recent past. Enjoy reads about: Wirecard, Acatis, China, Inflation, Zoom, Retail Investors, …

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What is Averaging Down, and When You Should (Not) Do It?

When we like to buy a security at current prices, we should love it at lower prices and buy more accordingly. This thinking has some merit and is called averaging down. But it is not without risks…

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Links🔗: Food for Thought

Below you find the most interesting investment-related content and thought-provoking articels I stumbled about in the recent past. Enjoy reads about following topics: FactSet, human behavior, Tencent, Spotify, Wirecard, financial companies …

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About Catalysts in the Chemistry Lab and the Investing World

A catalyst is a substance which increases the rate of a chemical reaction, according to wikipedia. In the realm of value investing, a catalyst is an event that brings the price of a traded security more into line with its fair value. The catalyst gets the reaction started …

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Quicky on Pandora A/S: After Strong Recent Performace is Position Trimming Needed?

From its intraday low on March 16th (DKK 182), Pandora rallied strongly with a performance until today (June 4, DKK 362) of +85%, more than +50% within the last month. Since Pandora represents a considerable position of my equity portfolio, I want to do a quick recap of my investment thesis and answer the question if a position resizing might be warranted.

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Links🔗: Food for Thought

Below you find the most interesting investment-related content and thought-provoking articels I stumbled about in the recent past. Enjoy reads about following topics: Uncertainty, Africa, Value Factor, Online Shopping, SoftBank Group,

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Softbank Group: Do I Want to Buy More, Hold or Sell?

SoftBank Group Corp. or SBG reported its earnings results for FY2019 on Monday (May 18, 2020), including record losses — mostly driven by adjusting the value of its investments like WeWork and Uber, downwards. Son announced another share buy back program and that SoftBank would invest in startups on its own, since finding outside investors for SVF sequels is unlikely. Time to update my sum-of-the-parts valuation…

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Is Progressive an Interesting Long-Term Buy for You?

or The Progressive Corporation is a growing American insurance holding company, predominantly selling automobile insurance, leveraging technology and industry leading segmentation to grow its market share. I take a deeper look into this interesting company…

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