Around late September it struck me that some investors buying WAM Capital (ASX:WAM) & WAM Leaders (ASX:WLE) may not have considered some alternatives. Was there potentially cheaper back door entries into these stocks available? Continue reading “WHICH WAM LEADERS TO FOLLOW, SPECIAL SITUATION INVESTING & APW”
In a bull market like we have seen this year, it is easy for most investors to think they are quite talented. There haven’t been too many weak areas in the markets. Chances are, whatever your method is it is probably at least delivering very solid absolute returns. I must go back about two years to find a period that provided a slight test of investor’s nerves. It has led me to think of a couple of well known sayings in the market. Continue reading “Brains in a bull market, Obscure exchange listings, fgx asx”
Firstly, I will just go over a few changes to some holdings of mine I had mentioned in the past, or some relevant news updates.
Being a contrarian investor is easy, just find some stock ideas that are not popular. These 2 ASX LICs should fit that category. Doing it successfully is not so easy! I have been doing my own little experiments lately and getting some indication of investor sentiment anecdotally with a very small sample set, and I don’t think my boring investment style is that interesting right now in a raging bull market. Continue reading “TWO LICs YOU WILL PROBABLY HATE.”
It is funny how in early January we see so many articles in the media from pundits predicting how the various asset classes will perform over the next 12 months. For these couple of weeks in the year, suddenly it is critical that we form an exact 12 months view of various asset classes, with often precise end of year targets.
Please do not read these comments as advice for making decisions on the below stocks.
My financial goals and circumstances may be totally different to yours and my decisions could be totally irrelevant. And readers cannot be sure I have a clue what is going on anyway, or what my track record is!
Before I begin on some notes I made on some of my holdings (warning – this is a long post of individual stock comments), I thought I would just point out a link to an article about the latest offering from Magellan. Continue reading “REPORTING SEASON WRAP UP, BUT FIRST SOME FURTHER THOUGHTS ON INTERNATIONAL LICs.”
Most investors probably have an inkling that active fund managers are not doing a stellar job when it comes to outperforming the S&P 500 of late. Sometimes a chart is worth a thousand words, and the above one ought to grab the attention of those with a penchant towards a mean reversion, contrarian and cyclical approach to their investing.
This post will predominately be for those that subscribe to the theory that active managers may be in store for some sort of return to favor over the next few years, and potential implications of this for some LICs.
No harsh comments about the dog in the picture as he is a close friend of mine.
June 30 is often a time of reflection for investors and I thought I would sit down and do a quick self-review of the financial year gone by. As promised I went through and just noted the stocks that I have mentioned on the blog previously where I still hold, and picked out the ones that have looked shaky of late as at June 30. Continue reading “DOGS OF THE PORTFOLIO AND A REVIEW OF FY 2017, RECOMMENDED RESEARCH SOURCES.”
There has been quite a bit of shift in what is driving performance on the ASX since the 3rd quarter of 2016. At that time, I was surprised to note the extent of the outperformance of small caps compared to large caps for the previous year. Continue reading “HOW TO RESPOND TO THE POPULARITY OF PASSIVE INVESTING?”
I have commented on the CYA situation numerous times on the blog. One of the reasons I started blogging is I find it a useful discipline to force me to go back and look at my notes when I entered a stock. I first purchased CYA in September last year thinking that over the next year or two it was highly likely Wilson would gain control. Continue reading “WAM CAPITAL, RECENT WILSON LIC PERFORMANCE, WAM MICROCAP”
This year I have felt my blog has been a bit more down beat with my recent post warning of overheated asset classes, and generally I have probably written more about the selling I have done rather than any new buy ideas. Hopefully today’s blog post is a bit more upbeat as I go out and mention two new current holds and later clarify about why avoiding some markets at times in favour of cash is not necessarily being a permabear. Continue reading “AM I TOO PESSIMISTIC AND UNDER INVESTED?”
Just a blog update on a couple of things I read over the weekend that I found interesting, and some notes on some trades over the profit reporting season. Continue reading “FUND MANAGERS CONTANGO, NAOS & FORAGER. THE BATTLE FOR MACMAHON, PROFT REPORTING SEASON.”
In my last blog update I shared my concerns about the number of new LICs that have come to the market of late. Not long after this I read another story to add to the supply picture.
CYA – Still looks quite cheap at 90 cents when the ASX200 is around 5,550. Wilson put out their document and it looks like this will simply be a vehicle with a mix of the WAA and WAX strategies. Continue reading “CYA, NGE, REF, MVT, AIK, AGF, CEE:US, TTS, CLT, SVWPA, APW.”
Just wanted to mention I will be unlikely to follow the stocks MEL & PTB as recently have ceased holding after being in both for about a year. Both I would describe as stories where nothing unexpected occurred yet the market moved from a cheap valuation to fair value. Continue reading “A COUPLE OF SALES & POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITIES WITH DEMERGERS”
Growth is in inverted commas because the fund very strongly favours the value investing style over that of growth. Also the fund has disappointed investors in regards to the level of growth achieved in recent years!
I bought some shares at $1.17 today so hopefully that is about to change.
I first made comment about CLT for the share idea website back in March this year.
The stock was trading at 18 cents at the time and has since paid a 1.25 cent divided. Last week it received a proportional (83%) takeover offer at 28 cents. Continue reading “COMMENTS ON CLT, APW, AIK, GDXJ:US, RMS”
I nearly always enter an investment assuming I may be holding that company in terms of years not months, but with some selling I have done of late it hasn’t turned out that way. A month or two ago I pointed out the difference in performance of the leading companies on the ASX versus the small ordinaries over the last year or so. Continue reading “TAKING PROFITS IN SOME SMALLER LICs”
I was stopped out of NST today at 3.92. It’s a little disappointing to let go of NST, EVN & OGC in recent months as I thought the environment had the potential to push these even higher still. By the same token I had a great run in them all, NST mentioned here in January though have held longer. Continue reading “Selling NST, buying nothing!”
When I last wrote about OGC recently I referred to them increasing production and diversifying their production profile away from the Philippines as a positive. The market reaction this week has shown why that could have been the case. Continue reading “Sale of OGC”