As the world’s largest owner of logistics and warehousing property, Prologis has been enjoying the tailwind from a structural shift to eCommerce. With a strong balance sheet and lots of strategic optionality, the company has achieved surprising growth from an asset class that many see as boring.
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 [...]
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on American Tower and its Q3’22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 1 December 2022) In the US, the REIT sector has numerous examples of companies that aren’t traditional property businesses. American Tower falls into this category, leasing out telecommunications infrastructure rather than shopping malls or office buildings. With a global footprint and an extraordinary history of growing dividends, a cursory glance would suggest that American Tower is an obvious underpin to any portfolio. A closer look raises a few concerns about whether the company’s best days [...]
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Lennar and its Q3’22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 29 September 2022) Rates are higher. The world is scared. A recession is on everyone’s mind. Yet, here we are, looking at a company that builds homes in the US. Is this a suicide mission? Or, is the market just too pessimistic? It may not be obvious at first blush, but there are reasons to believe that Lennar might be interesting at these levels. It’s even more interesting with a bit of patience. Elevator pitch Homebuilding: [...]
One of the benefits of trading is that you can make money in a bear market, as long as you are either prepared to take short positions or wait for an elusive bear market rally. Those rallies can disappear as quickly as they arrived, taking many victims with them along the way. In this markets discussion with Petri Redelinghuys of Herenya Capital Advisors, we talked about everything from his oil view through to the risks in the UK property market. We also discussed the advice he gives most of the traders at Herenya, which is to be careful during a bear [...]
Use the podcast player below to listen to our discussion on Simon Property Group and its Q1’22 result, which accompanies the detailed write-up below: (Date of report: 19 May 2022) Inflation is on a rampage and taking markets with it. There's a bloodbath everywhere you look. We've been almost entirely bearish on the valuations of companies we've covered in Premium and now you can see why. Market corrections can be hideous things. The best thing to do right now is build up a shopping list for when things calm down. In times like these, investors look for assets that can withstand [...]
In Episode 20 of Magic Markets, hosts The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla (Moe-Knows) discuss property investing and their respective views on whether buy-to-let is a good idea. The Finance Ghost likes to call it "buy-toi-let" instead, which gives you a clue into what he thinks about the idea. With fascinating real world insights into the property market in developed countries vs. South Africa, Episode 20 focuses on an area of interest for many investors: property investment. Of course, there are a few references to listed companies too. The hosts can't help themselves. http://