looking at lithium

LOOKING AT LITHIUM

Tesla, Volkswagen, batteries, emissions, mergers. These are the buzzwords that dominate the lithium market conversation. Lithium and all that it entails is by no means a new thematic, rather, one that is being revisited with new eyes. It’s a sensitive topic for some, given the industry is coming out of a significant downturn in which…

Nuix (ASX: NXL) buy hold sell

BUY HOLD SELL – Nuix (ASX: NXL)

Nuix (ASX: NXL) was the biggest float of 2020 and soared more than 50% on its first day. Investment banks couldn’t get enough of it and many missed out on their desired allocation. Some speculated that it was a function of the improving macro picture combined with a lack of desirable floats in 2020 that…

bubbles and tulipmania

Bubbles and Tulipomania

In 1623. A single tulip bulb sold for a thousand Dutch florins, seven times the average annual wage. The average tulip trader made sixty thousand florins a month. 400 times the annual wage. 40 bulbs sold for 100,000 florins. You could have bought 3,333 pigs for the same price. People were selling possessions to speculate…

Risk and reward

Investment Philosophy

Most fund managers have an Investment Philosophy. For some it is little more than a marketing blurb on their website, for others it is their core. An “Investment Philosophy” for professional fiund managers is required for compliance purposes (compliance with compliance) but it goes beyond that. An Investment Philosophy, whilst it can be updated and…