Magic Markets Ep161: Meta and Microsoft


Zuck you money. In Satya Nadella we trust. You’ll hear these things on this show, with the hosts focusing on two of the most exciting technology companies in the world. Moe took on Meta, a love/hate stock for so many in the market. The Finance Ghost covered Microsoft, his favourite stock of them all.

Magic Markets Ep161: Meta and Microsoft2024-02-07T16:38:03+02:00

Alphabet: Not So Magnificent


In 2023, Alphabet’s advertising revenue was over $100 billion higher than in 2019. In big tech, the numbers are, well, rather big. There was a time in this world when Google seemed to have an unassailable position as the go-to search engine. It’s not every day that a brand becomes a verb! Yet here we are, looking at Artificial Intelligence and virtual reality and other disruptors to the Google kingdom. Has Alphabet done enough across its businesses to still be interesting?

Alphabet: Not So Magnificent2024-02-08T00:22:27+02:00

Recap: MercadoLibre


We first covered MercadoLibre in March 2023. We talked about Alibaba meeting Amazon in Latin America. Mostly, we were just highly impressed with the cohesive ecosystem that the company has built. We were also big fans of the commitment to profitability, something that many tech companies could learn something from. With Argentina in the headlines and renewed focus on the broader LatAm region, how has the business performed this year?

Recap: MercadoLibre2023-11-29T22:06:56+02:00

Magic Markets Ep148: Tesla and Netflix


Welcome to episode 148 of Magic Markets. This week, we cast our eyes beyond our local borders to bring you insights from two heavy hitters in the international market: Netflix and Tesla. These household names are making major moves and stirring up emotions as a result, with Tesla hyping up the Cybertruck while Netflix is all about strong subscriber growth and ad-supported tiers. Beyond these points, we also discussed a whole lot more. Is Ghost still a Tesla bear and can Moe be tempted back into Netflix after taking profits? Tune in to the podcast to find out!

Magic Markets Ep148: Tesla and Netflix2023-10-25T18:46:41+02:00

Recap: Meta


We keep coming back to Meta on Magic Markets Premium because the company keeps dishing up surprises and volatility. After a spectacular run in the share price, is it time to take profits and stand back?

Recap: Meta2023-08-02T22:11:41+02:00

MercadoLibre: Alibaba meets Amazon in LatAm


Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on MercadoLibre and its Q4'22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 2 March 2023) In 2022, MercadoLibre achieved three big milestones that they describe as 100, 10 and 1. That means $100 billion in payments processed, $10 billion in revenue and $1 billion in EBIT. Latin America’s leading eCommerce platform is more than just Amazon or Etsy. There’s a strong flavour of Tencent going on here, which isn’t a bad thing. Perhaps most of all, the similarities to Alibaba are striking. Operating in a high growth region [...]

MercadoLibre: Alibaba meets Amazon in LatAm2023-03-02T01:33:25+02:00

Microsoft: A Platform Shift


Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Microsoft and its Q2'23 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 2 February 2023) From cloud to AI – the narrative at Microsoft has shifted, proving once again that the company sits at the forefront of global technology trends. When CEO Satya Nadella speaks, the market listens. As we revisit Microsoft after more than a year, the growth story has slowed and there are challenges in the business. The share price has cooled off significantly in line with the broader market. For patient capital, is this an [...]

Microsoft: A Platform Shift2023-02-01T23:37:08+02:00

Apple: Evolution, not Revolution


Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Apple and its Q4’22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 17 November 2022) Without a doubt the best global example of how tech hardware and services combine to form a powerful ecosystem, Apple is the most valuable company in the world and deservedly so. Originally built through revolution, the company is now all about evolution. Is that its greatest strength, or perhaps its most significant vulnerability? We unpack the company that brushed off a pandemic to achieve the best recent returns in the tech industry. Elevator [...]

Apple: Evolution, not Revolution2022-11-30T17:19:48+02:00

Magic Markets Ep102: Themes in Big Tech


As the dust settles on the Big Tech earnings season, we look back on what we’ve learnt from covering the leading tech companies in Magic Markets Premium in the past year, including recent shows on Meta, Amazon and Apple. The fight for eyeballs is dominating this industry. The “attention economy” is lucrative and technology platforms have found various ways to monetise it, ranging from advertising to subscription business models. If you are interested in uncommon insights, then this show is for you. Instead of focusing on the obvious elements of Big Tech earnings, we highlight some of the trends and themes [...]

Magic Markets Ep102: Themes in Big Tech2022-11-16T21:54:43+02:00

Amazon: Castles in the Cloud


Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Amazon and its Q3’22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 10 November 2022) What started out as “Earth’s Biggest Bookstore” is now estimated to have gross merchandise value ahead of Walmart, with a big chunk of sales from third-party sellers who use Amazon as a marketplace. The retail side of the business is loss-making again. Amazon Web Services (AWS) is making the money, with all eyes on cloud growth and the advertising business within Amazon’s retail operations. The group is a perfect case study of the [...]

Amazon: Castles in the Cloud2022-11-10T07:40:38+02:00
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