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 “We are all gurus in a bull market, Obscure exchange listings, The other Future Generation Fund & Simpler times.”
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.
Stocks I will comment on below include KAR, VNL:LN, ILU, MAH, NAM, AIQ , TTS, AIK (code changed to COG ), SSM, UOS. Continue reading “INDIVIDUAL STOCK UPDATES”
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.
AIK – They announced another rights issue which I am again more than happy to participate as it is for growth opportunities that they are paying cheap multiples for that offer plenty of synergies. Continue reading “Holdings updates – AIK, KBC, AIQ, MEL, GVF,VNL:LN”
Period 2nd half February 2016, written March 2nd
Since the last report a fortnight ago the volatility has somewhat subsided, with equity markets slowly grinding higher. Pretty typical when markets climb. Continue reading “Reporting season and equities find support”