Investment

Magic Markets Ep123: Growth, Value and Five-Year Fun

2023-05-03T18:05:48+02:00

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.

Magic Markets Ep123: Growth, Value and Five-Year Fun2023-05-03T18:05:48+02:00

Magic Markets Ep121: Buybacks, Banks and Big Spenders

2023-04-19T18:29:36+02:00

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.

Magic Markets Ep121: Buybacks, Banks and Big Spenders2023-04-19T18:29:36+02:00

Magic Markets Ep120: Banking On Our Banks

2023-04-12T20:13:02+02:00

The failure of Silicon Valley Bank is still fresh in our minds, prompting a discussion around the key differences between the risk embedded in US banks vs. local (South African) banks. There are great insights here around the basic risks of fixed income instruments and the importance of asset-liability matching at financial institutions. We also looked at common metrics used in analysing banks, helping investors understand their relative valuations.

Magic Markets Ep120: Banking On Our Banks2023-04-12T20:13:02+02:00

Magic Markets Ep116: Aston Martin on Track?

2023-03-15T23:07:40+02:00

If there’s one thing we are learning in Formula One this year, it’s that Fernando Alonso has more resilience and staying power than many international companies! Now driving for Aston Martin, a strong result in the opening race of the year certainly gave the brand a boost. It also led to many momentum and sentiment traders pulling the stock up on their screens on Monday morning, using it as an effective alternative to a bit of sports betting! “Betting” may well be the word here, as Aston Martin’s financial history is more checkered than the flag at the end of the [...]

Magic Markets Ep116: Aston Martin on Track?2023-03-15T23:07:40+02:00

Magic Markets Ep113: Portfolio Winners and Losers

2023-02-22T19:45:49+02:00

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 Ep106: The Global View with Marko Papic

2022-12-15T00:17:30+02:00

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 [...]

Magic Markets Ep106: The Global View with Marko Papic2022-12-15T00:17:30+02:00

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

2022-11-30T20:17:27+02:00

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 Ep97: Market Mistakes we all Make

2022-10-12T21:53:10+02:00

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 [...]

Magic Markets Ep97: Market Mistakes we all Make2022-10-12T21:53:10+02:00

Magic Markets Ep89: Unwrapping our Research Process

2022-08-17T22:02:47+02:00

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

JPMorgan Chase & Co: Bankers vs. Bears

2022-07-20T23:44:12+02:00

Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on JP Morgan Chase & Co and its Q2’22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 20 July 2022) If you prefer adding the best of the best in each industry to your portfolio, then JPMorgan Chase & Co deserves your attention. Led by charismatic banker Jamie Dimon, this bank is the best of Wall Street. Whether or not that’s a street you want to invest in is another matter entirely, of course. Banks love volatility, economic growth and higher interest rates. They don’t like stagflation, which is [...]

JPMorgan Chase & Co: Bankers vs. Bears2022-07-20T23:44:12+02:00
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