The financial markets seem to have a lot of moving parts at the moment. Relatively swift changes to exchange rates, commodity prices, interest rates, GDP outlooks and share prices have made it increasingly challenging for a value investor to arrive at a clear view on how best to allocate investment funds. Continue reading
Part one of a two part series on the demise of Australia
Last week’s year-six father and son breakfast was never expected to throw up any investment ideas. Indeed, I was so focused on the kids that I wasn’t even listening out for investment insights when one hit me, or, to be more accurate, brushed gently before me.
Kopi Luwak refers to the beans of coffee berries once they have been eaten and excreted by the Asian Palm Civet. Passing through a civet’s intestines, the beans are then defecated with other fecal matter and collected, dried and eaten or drunk… or perhaps eaten by drunks.
Back in January (you can find our older post here), we produced the following table showing how, since 2010, Credit Corp Group (ASX: CCP) management have generally been conservative when providing initial guidance on the year ahead, and then how they have announced upgrades in a useful, if not predictable, way each November, February and May.
As you are no doubt aware, we have been keen followers of the mining services sector – before the wholesale sale of the Montgomery [Private] Fund’s exposure back in April last year.