As the earnings season in the US draws to a close, it's the perfect moment to reflect on two unrelated but undeniably interesting companies that have been on our radar. The ever-evolving nature of the markets teaches us that what made sense a year ago can be dramatically different today. In this week’s episode of Magic Markets, we’re diving into Disney and Yum! Brands to see how they've fared since our last discussion.
At Magic Markets, we "eat our own cooking" with our research and this week, we look at some of the recent trades in our portfolio including where we take profit, new ideas and more. Stocks covered in this show include Microsoft, Apple, Meta, Netflix, Tesla, Disney, TripAdvisor, Carnival Corporation, Visa, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo and Yum! Brands.
Growth vs. value is one of the most stereotypical debates in the market. There’s so much to learn from these two approaches, so we used the opportunity this week to discuss this topic and look at some of the core differences. This included real-world examples of various companies that we have covered in Magic Markets Premium as well.
Use the podcast player below to listen to our recap on Disney and Netflix, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 24 August 2022) Recap shows are important in Magic Markets Premium. We strongly believe in a feedback loop and assessing our views and expectations against what actually happened. We always give it a few months after our work for a clear trend to establish itself. In this show, we recap Netflix for the first time and Disney for the second time. We just couldn't resist the recent share price action in Disney. Comparing the Netflix narrative with Disney [...]
Use the podcast player below to listen to our recap on Disney and Visa, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 15 June 2022) A successful investing or trading strategy is all about forming a view, executing on that view and then analysing what actually happened in the market. This feedback loop is a critical learning experience and Magic Markets Premium is no different. In our third recap show, we decided to look at Disney and Visa and see what has happened since we covered the companies at the end of 2021. As our work focuses on medium- to [...]
Burgers and fairy tales. These are the things that people like to invest in. No, really. In this episode of Magic Markets, we take a step back and discuss two investment themes that we find interesting. The first is the quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry, which commands premium valuations in markets across the world. There are global giants and regional powerhouses, with examples on the JSE as well as in international markets. We discuss the different types of models followed, along with concepts like franchise vs. corporate-owned models and the benefits of each strategy. We then move on to the art of [...]
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Hasbro and its Q4’21 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 16 March 2022) Play hard, invest harder! Selling toys is a serious business. There’s far more to Hasbro than plastic Star Wars or My Little Pony toys. With a movie studio and digital gaming business in the group, Hasbro’s toy box is full of surprises. Gaming geeks will be thrilled to learn that the real gem is the Wizards of the Coast business. Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons are high margin businesses with cult [...]