So far, the big, fat, ugly Dow has sat on the wall and stubbornly refused to tumble. But last week, Donald J Trump gave Humpty a shove.
My colleague has been trying to persuade his parents to invest in the markets. With rates now in the low three-percents, they’re finally considering shares.
The strategy I apply to the portfolios I manage starts from the top and works down. The country and its case. The industry and its outlook. The profitability of businesses in that sector.
Today, quant funds are some of the most popular in the hedge fund community. Yet only a handful have been truly successful.
While the market indexes were scathed in 2008–9, certain companies bucked the trend. Investors bought them at good value. They had nothing to fear from an ‘impending correction.’
The number and reliability of customers remains an important test when it comes to investing in listed companies.
While Buffett waits for a moat to be established before he invests, Peter Thiel invests based on the potential of a future moat.
Many people swear by index funds. For new investors, they can be a very reasonably priced way to enter the market. But they do have some disadvantages.
When I’m looking at businesses today, I keep front of mind these lessons on margin. As an investor, I’ve come to hate low-margin businesses. And as an analyst, I’m a margin hound.
Harry Potter, Pokémon, Star Wars — 1999 was a great time to be an eight-year-old. It was also a bloody busy year for Wall Street underwriters…
Over the last 10 years, for every stock bought — in net terms — by the public, the corporations themselves bought nearly 50 of them.
When you start to look into it, the celebration of Easter is curious to say the least. The fact that the Easter date moves around, might tip you off to perhaps a deeper meaning.
Uber or gold, which do you pick? While I’m no gold bug, I wouldn’t blame you for picking the latter. It’s probably a better option than piling into a company going bust!
What happens when momentum fizzles out? Like a game of Jenga, it all comes tumbling down sooner or later.