Links🔗: Food for Thought #12

Below you find the most interesting investment-related content and thought-provoking articels I stumbled about in the recent past. Enjoy reads about: opportunities in East Europe, covid vaccines’ (un)likely schedules, value drivers, risk and volatility, BalckRock, Vitaliy Katsenelson, bubbles, Bollore, smartphone usage, …

Must read: Vitaliy Katsenelson shares an excerpt from his recent client letter about current market dynamics (bubbly) and why to focus on research and investing process, analyzing and assembling a portfolio of high-quality, undervalued companies. (You can either listen to the podcast or read the post)

Swen Lorenz with his newest weekly dispatch about his successful trip to Poland. He shares a few interesting interviews and links, all related to investment opportunities in Eastern Europe. (if you want to become a paying member for his world-class content please use my affiliate link)

Joachim Klement on Investing with a perspective on the pandemic and the (un)likely schedule for a vaccine. Concluding, that most analysts have ‘far too optimistic expectations for when we get control over this pandemic.’ And on the relationship between industries’ immorality and wages.

globalstockpicking with a great Part 1 of Smartphone usage – ticking time bomb

Ensemble Capital explains at intrinsicinvesting.com Why they want to own interesting businesses and not just good or high quality businesses

Forager about volatility: Only a risk for the unprepared.

Valuesque with Ryanair’s Unconventional “No Shows” Accounting

Marc Rubinstein from NetInterest about The AWS of Finance. I did not read it, because I want to analyse BlackRock since this post, but I am quite sure it is a great read about BlackRock and Aladdin (guessing from the picture). But I read his write up about the end of banking and HSBC.

Steven Wood from Greenwood with part #1 about drivers of value creation.

Alpay Ece (AvH) writes about Volatile Zeiten (German) and the strategy of AvH Emerging Markets Fonds

Brian Bares talks about hard choices wihtin his investment process.

Adventuresincapitalism on inflection investing and his tanker investments.

Collaborative with Common causes of very bad decisions.

Prof Galloway thinks it is time for disney to unleash the mouse and go for a purely recurring revenue model.

I love what Alex Roepers from Atlantic Investment shares with us in 2 minutes about capital allocation (part of a great 30 min talk).

Company news

PS: This was my 100th post 🙂
Best and happy investing, s4v

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