You want to Do Your Own Research, but you aren't sure how? In this episode, we touch on important fundamental and technical metrics and strategies.
With a local relief rally putting many stocks in the green after a horrible few months, we unpack some of the differences between the North American and local markets. We touch on behavioural finance and how sentiment drives market performance over different time horizons. This is a perfect example of the conversations that happen in dealing rooms and professional institutions. At Magic Markets, we give you a ticket to the dealing room to engage with us and learn from our views on the markets.
Regular listeners of Magic Markets have learnt a great deal about alternative investments and private deals, thanks to the various professionals at Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management who have joined us on the show. Richard Asherson and James Lightbody join us this week to update us on the UK market and the conditions under which the Westbrooke Yield Plus fund operates. The focus of the fund is capital preservation, and with it now turning 5 years old and having consistently delivered in the target return band of cash plus 5% to 7% in GBP, we wanted to go deeper into the success [...]
If you can imagine the worst possible year for anything, then you’re starting to understand what 2022 was like for investors in growth stocks. The combination of rising interest rates and inflated valuations at the start of the year meant that investors suffered drops of 30% (and more) across many of the “growth” names in the portfolio, including the world’s leading tech companies. Investing requires a longer-term lens than this and a strong stomach, although we all know that seeing these drops isn’t fun. Together with Craig Antonie of AnBro Capital Investments, we recap why 2022 was a perfect storm and [...]
Ever wanted to know what wealth managers think about alternative investments and how they are using them in clients' portfolios? Regular Magic Markets listeners have become familiar with the Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management team and the types of investments that they specialise in. This week, we look beyond the team to find out what independent wealth managers think about alternative assets. Based on the results of a survey of wealth managers that was arranged by Dino Zuccollo of Westbrooke, we were able to discuss points like: • What types of alternative assets are popular? • What is the priority for investors – [...]
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 listeners are familiar with the wonderful team at AnBro Capital Investments. We regularly welcome Justine Brophy and Craig Antonie to the show to talk about the growth stocks in the Unicorn portfolio. In Episode 101 of Magic Markets, there’s exciting news from the team at AnBro. Chief Investment Officer, Craig Antonie joined us to talk about the Dynamic Compound portfolio, a new investment product that brings more of a value flavour to AnBro’s toolkit. With a focus on compounders (companies that have disciplined capital allocation track records) that have proven to be resilient dividend payers, the Dynamic Compound portfolio [...]
In the latest episode with the team from Westbrooke Alternative Asset Management, Richard Asherson joined us from the UK to talk about market conditions on the ground. The UK has been extremely topical this year and macroeconomic challenges are felt in private and public markets. Apart from asking whether his money was on Liz or the lettuce, we touched on a number of fascinating topics: • What does it mean to look for asymmetrical returns in a debt-led structure? • How do current rates in the UK compare to long-term averages? • What are the impacts of inflation on dealmaking and [...]
In this episode of Magic Markets, we decided to look at some of the common mistakes made by investors and traders in the market. We covered topics like: • Not knowing whether you are a natural trader, investor or hybrid of the two • The risks of not diversifying into different asset classes • The trouble with panicking during tough times • Checking your portfolio too often • Assuming that certain industries are always a good investment • Focusing too much on dividends without looking at how they are funded • Not critically assessing the strategy of the entity and only [...]
One of the greatest challenges in the market is to maintain a cool head and a consistent strategy even when it feels like everything is against you. Clearly, this has been a terrible year for technology stocks. By focusing on the fundamental growth drivers rather than the share price movements, investors can identify the winners of the next decade. In this episode of Magic Markets, Justine Brophy of AnBro Capital Investments joins us to talk about why he feels good about the future. With specific examples of stocks that they are looking at, there’s always so much to learn from the [...]