Edition #21February 28, 2021
The last two weeks have seen a return of volatility in the markets. New optimism around the vaccine rollout has seen money going into companies that should benefit from the re-opening of the economy. It’s also seen a decline in many of the tech stocks that have done so well over the last few months. As always, it’s important to retain a long term view with your investments.
This week, I discuss two companies that have been suffering from over demand and limited capacity. Good problems to have I say
Edition #20February 14, 2021
This week I discuss two companies that are walking the walk. Finding companies who consistently grow and execute on the plan their management team sets out are exactly what we look for as investors. Both have strong opportunities ahead of them, even if short term valuations seem rich.
Edition #19January 31, 2021
This week I discuss two companies that are steadily compounding their growth. Investors often want to see explosive growth, but I’ve found it is the steady consistent performers that pleasantly surprise investors. They have the habit of capturing less headlines but delivering the results.
Edition #18January 17, 2021
Edition #17January 03, 2021
Happy new year! 2020 was a year like no other from an investing perspective. We saw both the fastest crash and a large recovery in the space of just a few months. Who knows what 2021 looks like, but it’s unlikely to look the same as 2020.
A few changes to discuss:
- As well as new companies, I’m also going to make more space in this newsletter for revisiting companies mentioned in previous editions. As an investor, it’s paramount to revisit existing winners, monitor how the story develops and double down on companies with strong execution. With that in mind, you’ll see two updates on companies below.
- I’m also working on building out the full site for stockideas.club. I’ve always planned for the website to be a searchable directory of stock ideas mentioned in this newsletter, so it’s fun to start making that a reality. See the bottom of this email for how you can help me make it great.
Edition #16December 20, 2020
Today I discuss 3 companies disrupting traditional industries: insurance, property and media. In the case of company 2 and 3, they are also disrupting themselves, which represents perhaps the largest challenge in the business world.
All 3 have shown early signs that they are succeeding in their strategies, which could pay off big for patient investors.
Edition #15December 06, 2020
Edition #14November 22, 2020
Payments has proven to be one of the major growth businesses in the digital era. The following companies benefit from some of the same tailwinds: developing markets with a large cash base, shifting to using card and digital payments, with a growing middle class and a shift toward e-commerce.
Edition #13November 08, 2020
Edition #12October 25, 2020
Edition #11October 11, 2020
Edition #10October 04, 2020
The last week of September saw a slight upward move in the markets. The month as a whole was down - the first since March. Politics in the US is becoming front and centre in investors mindset, with continued negotiations around a new stimulus packages as well as the news that president Trump has contracted COVID-19.