Flow Traders (FLOW NA), April 2021

I follow Flow Traders for some years but only bought shares late last year – unfortunately after the pandemic-iduced market crash. I like the company and it is one of my medium sized positions (currently seventh biggest). I took another look at flow but did not buy more shares, so far …

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We all look for quality businesses … at the same crowded places. I placed a bet on Qualitás elsewhere.

We are all looking for high quality businesses. Mostly this high quality is apparent (to everyone) only when the price has reached levels from where it is very much fun to look backwards. Many investors find high quality businesses within the ranks of well known companies and better known stocks (and ticker symbols). Maybe I have found something off the beaten path in less crowded markets …

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Relationships are the most important thing in life! Value investors care about (the price-value) relationship too!

Last year, many of us have experienced that living our lives without other people is pretty dull. And hopefully 2021 will bring back all the strongly missed personal interactions! Many of us want nothing more than to do all the usual things taken for granted: visit restaurants, having a drink or two, going to a party and on vacation, or just spending time with people you like. Relationships are key!

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As investors and consumers shun Tobacco I wonder if now the time is right to buy?

At least in the developed world, more and more people either stop smoking or never begin in the first place. The (relative) number of people smoking traditional cigarettes declines as it goes against the big secular health trend. Could this current situation set the stage for profitalbe investments for many years?

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The world needs cheap high-quality generics. And investments! Hidden growing Krka might do …

I instantly liked the company’s fundamentals, and its foreign ‘hidden’ character. It seems to fly very much under the radar when international investors are concerned. I generally believe this to be a real advantage and can be a strong investor’s edge.

Looking at the company more closely, I liked the vertically integrated business model. But I had to be careful, since I bought into a competitor some years ago. And that investment turned out …

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I like this auto insurance company since it is Progressive

Traditional auto insurance companies are not the most desired investments currently. It’s all too easy to buy all these sexy new insurtechs around the corner (via your commission-free trading app). Advertising (or listing) your company as a tech company that could/would/should grow it’s revenue/users/losses by 10/20/50x is all the rage now. If that is what ‘investors’ want, that’s what they get …

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I looked at the Banking Industry and I invested in this Asian company! (Silverlake)

This is part six and at the same time the last piece of my series on banks, for the time being. In this post I will do a quick recap of the series and take a look at my learnings.

More important for you: I analysed a company I had on my to-do-list for some time now …

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A General Risk Framework

According to academia, the cost of equity can be calculated using the CAPM, a central model to modern financial theory. But even Damodaran critizes this as a statistical approach usually considered too narrowly. Damodaran tends to and recommends to think about business risk in a more general sense first, without applying sophisticated and data-heavy statistical methods (which might have its place).

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Quicky #8 on Bed Bath and Beyond after BBBY’s 2020 Investor Day

Did the turnaround of Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) finally kick off? New management was put in place and changed some things for good. Then the global pandemic and checks from the government set the stage for the long-awaited turnaround. After todays virtual investor day, it is time for a quicky …

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What is right for You: Value or Growth Investing? And is value investing dead?

The fight between the two corners has been going on forever and in recent years ‘growth investing’ might have had the upper hand, but I believe discussions mostly miss the point! I believe it is time to classify the two from the view of a value investor in a broader sense. I hope I can provide some clarity on the matter …

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