Quite Possibly The World’s Cheapest Stock Market

[Editor’s note: Yesterday we accidentally sent the wrong version of Simon’s article about Kazakhstan. We posted the correct version to the website– and definitely recommend you check it out.] LoggaWiggler / Pixabay Late last week, the Federal Reserve gave its strongest signal yet that they would cut interest rates soon. And in [...]


Metro Take Over – Quick Assessment

After reading “Merger Masters” I decided to practice my new found knowledge a little bit and apply it to Metro. My long time readers know that I bought Metro as a spin-off and exited with a pretty painful loss. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc geralt / Pixabay The Czech billionaire [...]


Testing The Fed’s Narrative With The Fed’s Data: QT Edition

“The fact that financial markets responded in very similar ways … lends credence to the view that these actions had the expected effects on markets and are thereby providing significant support to job creation and the economy.” —Ben Bernanke defends the idea that markets and the economy respond significantly [...]


Nice Work Dividend Sensei – But I Choose Lowe’s

Introduction I am a firm believer and ardent supporter of conducting comprehensive research and due diligence on any company (stock) you might consider investing in.  However, I have also experienced the reality that far too many investors make their decisions based on opinions, emotions or vague ideas about a company, [...]


Japan Has More People Over The Age Of 80 Than Under The Age Of 10

Earlier this week the United Nation’s Department of Economic and Social Affairs released its 2019 world population report… and there were a number of very interesting findings: Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Free-Photos / Pixabay 1) World population continues to grow slightly, but the rate of global population growth is [...]


Cliff Asness: Serenity Now

The title here is a combination of one of my standard Seinfeld references but also a direct reference to the Serenity Prayer. Hopefully the second part will be clear in context below. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc voltamax / Pixabay As we have demonstrated over the last 14-15 months, we [...]


Crypto Hedge Fund Index Up A Massive 69% YTD: Eurekahedge

Key highlights for May 2019: Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index was down 0.71% in May, bringing its year-to-date return to 4.32%. Roughly 15.0% of the hedge fund managers comprising the index have recorded double-digit gains over the first five months of the year. The global [...]


Why Use Automated Execution Algorithms? Here’s Why.

We’ve been talking a lot about quants and algos recently – like this whitepaper, this blog, and this blog – which only strengthens the thought that, though necessary, quants and algos can be confusing. Even for us, who happen to share coffee and donuts with a whole in-house team [...]


Macquarie Bid Makes Premier Technical Services Shares Skyrocket

Good morning, Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Today one of our holdings (PTSG) have received a cash offer for 210.1p per share that provides an attractive premium for shareholders as it is a 141.5 per cent premium to Wednesday’s closing price of 87p! +4% profitability for the fund... Q1 hedge [...]


Spruce Point Capital Issues “Strong Sell” Opinion On Axon With 40% – 60% Downside Risk

Spruce Point is pleased to issue a unique investment research report on Axon Enterprises, Inc. ("Axon," "AAXN" or "the Company"), formerly known as Taser International, a provider of conducted electrical weapons and law enforcement technology solutions. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Spruce Point Believes Axon Enterprises (Formerly Taser) Is [...]


The New AI -> AT, Artificial Trading

One of the best follows on non-financial Twitter is Salesforce.com’s Chief Digital Evangelist: Vala Ashsfar. He comes up with inspiring lists highlighting what it means to be a good mentor, what money can’t buy (happy home, manners, etc.), and companies founded by immigrants (Apple, Google, Amazon to name a [...]


Value Investing: Business As Usual

Dear fellow investors, Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc At the age of 35, I’m almost thirteen years into my career in the investment business. I was lucky to get a job right out of college in the brokerage business before joining Smead Capital Management at our formation. For most [...]


Remember Bitcoin?

We’ll forgive you if you’ve deleted those files from your brain, but Bitcoin is slowly creeping back into the collective investing consciousness of late. Why? Well, more than doubling from $3,500 to $7,000 in starts to put you back in the conversation. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc 2019 Returns... Bitcoin [...]


Buffett Would Buy This Specialty Retailer?

Its an extreme value opportunity in this overpriced market. Buffet along with most institutions cant. The barriers to entry for institutional investors help create this unique opportunity. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc Tandy Leather Factory (TLF) is an illiquid (286 shareholders) micro-cap. A specialty physical store retailer in the [...]


IceCap Global June 2019 Outlook – “Threading the Needle”

IceCap Global outlook for the month of June 2019 , titled, "Threading the Needle." Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc For many, the investment world can be a confusing place. Banks, mutual finds, stocks, bonds, currencies, insurance, inflation, taxes, economies – it’s no wonder the majority have glossed eyes. And sitting [...]


U.S. Interest Rate Expectations Set By King Trump…Not Fed Chair Powell

Headline: Donny T. = Quasi Fed Chairman Powell + FOMC = 100% Irrelevant Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc kalhh / Pixabay Just About 6 Months Ago Fed Chairman Jay Powell Prepared The Financial Markets For 2-4 Interest Rate Hikes In Calendar ’19…And The Fixed Income Market Digested His Fed-Speak And Re-Priced Appropriately. As [...]


The Chewy IPO: Digging For Treats In SEC Filings

The Year of the IPO continues! We wrote about the parallels between Pinterest and early Facebook, we did an extensive Slack S-1 read-through, and we highlighted what Uber and Lyft are saying about autonomous vehicles in their filings. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc After Chewy’s first IPO filing in [...]

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