February 2017

Target Earnings – here is what you need to focus on

Target earnings report for Q4 will be released today. The stock has had a bearish outlook and underperformed the S&P and some peers in 2016. Its holiday sales in November and December were not encouraging, leading to a revision in… Continue Reading →

Stock Screeners – How to identify value and growth stocks to research

Half the battle of investing is finding the right stock. There are thousands of listed stocks, but some are (much) better than others. How can you find the right ones? One way is to glean large amounts of data from… Continue Reading →

I Invested My Own Money to Compare Top UK Stock Brokers

At our value investing clubs where we now have more than 1800+ members in the UK and in Europe, I often get asked about the best brokers for investing in shares, ISAs, ETFs, etc.  I personally do not use the… Continue Reading →

Bharti Airtel’s Telenor Acquisition : Here Comes Another Indian Telecom Deal..

Bharti Airtel shares, on Thursday, rose over 10% intraday and ended the session over 1.5% higher, following Telenor acquisition announcement. This deal announcement follows the merger announcements by Vodafone-Idea and RCom-MTS-Aircel. The Indian telecom sector is abuzz with M&A news… Continue Reading →

Yahoo Verizon deal: Why is Yahoo up despite Verizon’s discount?

Yahoo shares were up 0.7% on Tuesday despite news of Verizon discounting its deal price by $350 mn to $4.48bn. Why so? Background: The deal was first announced in July last year when Verizon sought to buy Yahoo’s core internet… Continue Reading →

Kraft Heinz Unilever deal – A Mega-Merger Goes Kaput..

Kraft Heinz recently proposed a $143 billion takeover deal to Unilever, valuing its shares at $50, an 18% premium. Unilever rejected the offer citing low valuation. Why the brouhaha over this deal? The deal, if successful, would have been the… Continue Reading →

NVIDIA’s GPUs in the AI and VR Revolutions

Summary NVIDIA’s stock has rallied 3x in the last one year and now trades at a market capitalisation of $63bn. NVIDIA is leading its way in the GPUs market and benefiting from significant progress we are seeing in the fields… Continue Reading →

Portfolio Strategy in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

The U.S. stock markets have rallied since the presidential election in Dec 2016 on expectations that the fiscal stimulus proposed by President Trump will benefit the economy. 10-Year U.S. Yields rose from 1.86% during election day to 2.45% in Dec…. Continue Reading →

How to Raise Money for a Start-Up in Risk-Averse UK; fcuk innovation, problem, solution

If you’re sitting somewhere outside of the start-up ecosystem, the media can make you believe that there is tons of liquidity floating around the UK that’s waiting dormant to be utilised by green-eyed entrepreneurs. But the unfortunate reality is that… Continue Reading →

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