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.
In Episode 121 of Magic Markets, we reflect on some of the recent insights uncovered in our research for Magic Markets Premium. These include how the poor use of share buybacks by US companies, the divergence in performance between national and regional banks in the US, why we look for optionality in a business model, how to view cylical companies in a portfolio and the recent popularity of the luxury sector, why investors are buying these companies and the risk of chasing the hype.
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 [...]
If you’ve looked at your portfolio even once this year, you’ll know that 2022 has proven how vital a solid geopolitical analytical framework can be in generating returns. As the author of the book Geopolitical Alpha, Marko Papic is a global geopolitical expert and partner at Clocktower Group, who advises some of the largest pension funds and investors globally. As a friend of Moe's, we were able to twist his arm to share some of his views on global geopolitics and the risks and opportunities they currently present for investors. Having travelled to South Africa many times, Marko also has a [...]
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 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 [...]
The US CPI print was slightly different to market expectations, though you would never say so based on the mayhem that ensued. The sell-off was brutal, hitting tech stocks the hardest. Risky assets (like the rand) also took a knock. In this episode, we discuss macroeconomic concepts not just around inflation in the US, but also around China and Europe. For bonus points, we also touch on South African companies that have exposure to Europe. Magic Markets is your invitation to be part of the dealing room conversations that are usually closed off from public ears. Join us and learn! [...]
The team from AnBro Capital is back, this time with Craig Antonie joining us to discuss an interesting company in the Unicorn portfolio that has nothing to do with tech. That’s right – there’s more to Unicorn than just tech companies! Patria is thought of as the Blackstone of Latin America. This asset management business plays in the alternative asset space, operating in the private equity, infrastructure, real estate and credit verticals. With a long and successful track record, Patria ticks the boxes for the Unicorn fund. Learn more about this company and the way the team at AnBro thinks about [...]