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”
I realise many of the readers here may already have come across this article from Daryl Wilson at Affluence Funds Management but felt it was worth a mention. This fund manager specialises in ASX LICs. I tend to agree with many of their views in articles I come across and this was no exception. I thought I would just comment further down about how some of the themes they brought up in the article may be impacting my own decision making. Continue reading “A good reminder on some themes to consider in LIC’s over the next year.”
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.
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”
Is WAM a good investment?
Previously I couldn’t see much difference between Century Australia (ASX:CYA) and WAM Capital (ASX:WAM) (apart from WAM costing 30% more!) although today’s announcement has clarified things to some extent.
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.”
The CYA transaction got me thinking to the extent similar deals have occurred in the past. There are a few fund managers who will examine investing in LICs, yet the vast majority don’t. I’d like to better understand why many avoided LICs in 2009-2012. Continue reading “MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS AND WIND-UPS IN THE LIC SECTOR”
We now know that WAM has come back to take control of CYA, after withdrawing their plans early in the year. Continue reading “CYA, KAR, NGE, and the AUD.”
I meant to write this post when beginning the blog to assist in describing my investment style but it slipped my mind. It resurfaced in my thinking when I recently read a book Margin of Safety, by Seth Klarman. Some areas he cites in the book that are useful to look for opportunities are very similar to what I look for. It would also be great if readers can comment on any current “special situations” they see out there in the markets. Continue reading “WHERE INSTITUTIONS AVOID AND RETAIL INVESTORS FIND BORING (special situation investing discussion thread?)”
If I had to bet on a couple of corporate re structures to occur in the next year or two, they would be for WAA to merge or takeover another investment company to gain size, and CYA to be rolled into a re-branded entity to assist in the market fully valuing assets on hand and the tax losses on the balance sheet. Continue reading “Time for Wilson & Century Australia to get together?”