It’s Technology Stupid

The top 5 stocks in the S&P 500 account for 27% of the index. Year to date, which includes the coronavirus they are up: Apple +30.5% Microsoft +35.7% Amazon +66.7% Google +11.9% Facebook +18.7% Other top performers in the S&P 500 top 20 include: Tesla +226% NVIDIA +73.8% Netflix +55.3% Adobe +38.7% Paypal +67.8% Other…

BUY HOLD SELL – Kogan (ASX: KGN)

Kogan (ASX: KGN) is a portfolio of retail and services businesses that includes Retail, Marketplace, Mobile, Broadband, Insurance and Travel offerings. To put all that in context, it has been dubbed by some the ‘Amazon of Australia’. Much of Kogan’s recent success has been fueled by a significant lift in sales, earnings and customers as…

Small Print and Broker Research

Now its not a criticism, it is an education – at the bottom of the research in the disclaimers they will tell you (a lot more plainly than most brokers) that they have done corporate deals for the following small companies UWL GSS MSB A4N NIC BYE PBH MAD CBR – in other words they…

The Best Investment I Ever Made

THE FLYING FERRET I used to own a greyhound. Well, a bunch of us did actually. It was a yuppie post-university indulgence organized by one of the West End wide boys I worked with in my early stockbroking days in London. He had picked out an Ad in the Greyhound Star for a ‘Sales Trial’…

The Hedge

Henry Jennings I have written on the delights of having a small hedge in times of trouble and have had many emails asking for what level of hedging you should have? The answer is easy. It depends. Very JP Morgan when asked about where he saw the markets going. ‘It will be volatile’. The question…

Marcus Today SMA | May 2020 Update

FUND PERFORMANCE MARCUS TODAY GROWTH SMA (MT0001) *Marcus Today/Thompson Reuters | 08/05/2020 | Details correct at time of publication. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future returns. As of May 31 the Marcus Today Growth SMA is up 24.49% from the low on March 24 and is now up 3.35% since CV-19 hit…

Beat the herd

20 Ways to Beat the Herd

The Growth Portfolio we manage for our investors and Members ($55m) has outperformed over the COVID-19 outbreak. For us COVID-19 was not a disaster, the volatility it caused proved to be a fabulous opportunity instead. How have we outperformed? And why have we locked it in? At the risk of letting out our Secret Herbs…