Magic Markets Ep113: Portfolio Winners and Losers


In Magic Markets, we try to eat our own cooking. When we cover stocks in Premium, it’s either because we already have a position in them or because we are interested in taking a position and want to do further research. In this episode of Magic Markets, we took advantage of a “just the two of us” situation to talk about some of the positions in our portfolios. Moe opted to talk about Visa, Disney and Simon Property Group, as well as Fedex as an example of a trade that got away. The Finance Ghost spoke about Hasbro as a mistake, [...]

Magic Markets Ep113: Portfolio Winners and Losers2023-02-22T19:45:49+02:00

Magic Markets Ep112: The Brokerage Engine Room


A multi-asset investment platform is a complicated animal to build and operate. With considerations like getting the balance of automation and human involvement just right, through to the need to meet numerous legislative and compliance requirements, the engine room of a brokerage carries a major responsibility. For anyone interested in the behind-the-scenes reality at a financial services institution, this is a great show. At Trive South Africa, that responsibility rests of the shoulders of Marius Grobler, who is as passionate about his role as he is capable. In this episode of Magic Markets, we took the opportunity to delve into the [...]

Magic Markets Ep112: The Brokerage Engine Room2023-02-15T19:23:45+02:00

Magic Markets Ep108: The Trive Tribe


Trive South Africa offers a gateway to the JSE and global markets. Providing an in-depth online trading experience, Trive exists to empower progression. You can simply and securely trade and invest in JSE and US stocks and leveraged products, or invest in tax free savings accounts. Travis Robson is the CEO of Trive South Africa and he joined us on Magic Markets to discuss: • The types of stockbroking clients and how the industry has evolved • The key differentiators of Trive and particularly how the group will combine new-age tech with the best of old-school service (telephone brokers, anyone?) to [...]

Magic Markets Ep108: The Trive Tribe2023-01-18T19:47:34+02:00

Magic Markets Ep104: What’s going on inside Premium?


In this episode of Magic Markets, we took the opportunity to run through key elements of our research process in Magic Markets Premium. In doing so, we shared insights into important areas of focus for investors. Topics covered include: • Why do we present a bull case and a bear case on every company? • What do we learn by looking at insider selling? • In terms of financial analysis, what approach do we take to the numbers? • Many recognise that technical analysis is important, but few understand it – what are some of the key concepts that we use? [...]

Magic Markets Ep104: What’s going on inside Premium?2022-11-30T20:17:27+02:00

Magic Markets Ep89: Unwrapping our Research Process


In Magic Markets Premium, we’ve developed a research process that we apply every week in analysing global stocks. In this episode, we give you insights into that process. We talk about the importance of forming a bull case and a bear case, as it forces you to challenge your view and question what might go wrong (or better than expected). We also discuss why we look at both the tenure and trading history of the management team. The competitive environment is important of course, as is an analysis of recent financial results. We finish off with a discussion on the importance [...]

Magic Markets Ep89: Unwrapping our Research Process2022-08-17T22:02:47+02:00

Magic Markets Ep79: Three Burning Questions


The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla decided to ask each other three burning questions on this show. To give you a taste of what we discussed: How do you reconcile bottom-up analysis with what the market is telling you? How has Magic Markets Premium impacted your appetite for global vs. local stocks? What have been your biggest learnings about running a business with someone on the other side of the world? Based on what we’ve seen gold do recently, does it impact your long thesis? What about holding the commodity vs. holding the miners? In Magic Markets Premium, what part of [...]

Magic Markets Ep79: Three Burning Questions2022-06-09T07:12:49+02:00

Magic Markets Ep55: The Supply Chain Expert


Andries Retief is the CEO of Central and Eastern Europe for DHL. He is also a Magic Markets Premium subscriber, so we know that he’s a man of impeccable taste. He’s currently right in the thick of the most topical industry in the world right now: supply chain.  Building on our previous discussions on Supply chain (Episode 47), we couldn’t resist the opportunity to invite on the expert to take the discussion further. In Episode 55, Andries takes us through what's happening at the coal face of the current crunch in supply chains and both the opportunities and challenges that this [...]

Magic Markets Ep55: The Supply Chain Expert2021-12-09T01:24:54+02:00
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