At Magic Markets, we "eat our own cooking" with our research and this week, we look at some of the recent trades in our portfolio including where we take profit, new ideas and more. Stocks covered in this show include Microsoft, Apple, Meta, Netflix, Tesla, Disney, TripAdvisor, Carnival Corporation, Visa, Johnson & Johnson, PepsiCo and Yum! Brands.
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.
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 [...]
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Netflix and its Q3’22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 27 October 2022) When we recap stocks we’ve previously covered, we usually recap at least two companies in one show. Netflix is an exception, as the model is changing and Netflix is exhibiting the characteristics of a startup. Coupled with exciting recent price action, we felt that there’s been enough interest in this company and movement in the underlying thesis to warrant another standalone podcast and report. Welcome to Netflix: The Sequel! In January, Netflix was [...]
Use the podcast player below to listen to our recap on Disney and Netflix, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 24 August 2022) Recap shows are important in Magic Markets Premium. We strongly believe in a feedback loop and assessing our views and expectations against what actually happened. We always give it a few months after our work for a clear trend to establish itself. In this show, we recap Netflix for the first time and Disney for the second time. We just couldn't resist the recent share price action in Disney. Comparing the Netflix narrative with Disney [...]
Burgers and fairy tales. These are the things that people like to invest in. No, really. In this episode of Magic Markets, we take a step back and discuss two investment themes that we find interesting. The first is the quick-service restaurant (QSR) industry, which commands premium valuations in markets across the world. There are global giants and regional powerhouses, with examples on the JSE as well as in international markets. We discuss the different types of models followed, along with concepts like franchise vs. corporate-owned models and the benefits of each strategy. We then move on to the art of [...]
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Netflix and its Q4’21 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 26 January 2022) It's not every day that one of the most popular companies in the world sheds a quarter of its market cap in a single day. Toddler Ghost may be a huge fan of CocoMelon, but even that wasn't enough to save the share price. Did anyone see it coming? Well, we've flagged the free cash flow risks before, so the short answer is yes. Moe got in nice and early and has still [...]