This week we will be talking about one of our three pillars and a key theme in our Global Mobility portfolio; the pillar centred around electrification of vehicles and a stock we believe is well-positioned to capitalise on the significant increase in lithium demand.
This week we will be writing about two of the heavyweights on the NASDAQ, Amazon (AMZN.NASDAQ) and Alphabet (GOOGL.NASDAQ). While these stocks are always in the headlines, we believe there are parts of these businesses that are stuck in the shadow of their parent company and aren’t getting the attention or credit they deserve and, as such, any value when it comes to the market. GOOGL and AMZN are best known for their search engines and marketplaces but what people may not see is that they are both making transformational advancements in the autonomous vehicle industry.
This week we look at two more REIT’s, this time both US based. The first is a global footprint of industrial and logistics facilities, Prologis (PLD.NYSE), while the second focuses on self storage, Public Storage (PSA.NYSE).
This week we look at two more REIT’s, this time both EU based. The first is Frankfurt listed, LEG Immobilien (LEG.FWB), while the second is dual-listed, VGP Group NV (VGP.BR).
This week we will be talking about two stocks in our Asia Small Companies portfolio. This portfolio focuses on investing in small companies (up to $10bn market cap) predominantly in north Asia due to the increased levels of governance. Asian markets are typically unloved, especially China and Japan, and this opens up a large opportunity to gain exposure to misunderstood companies that have big growth potential. More recently, there have been improving levels of governance across Asia with a greater emphasis on delivering shareholder value.
In order to achieve full autonomy in driverless cars we will need to see much more then just advanced tech in-vehicle, we will also need a significant step up in infrastructure in the cities and spaces around the vehicles. This week we talk about a second stock that is well positioned to benefit from the rollout of 5G and the need for connectivity in infrastructure to support the emerging autonomous driving sector.
In a previous article, we gave a rationalisation for why, despite seemingly irrational valuations, we remain overweight equities here at TAMIM. This week we continue to explore this but with a caveat, that is the potential for inflation and the reasons why it might pay to be more discerning in your asset allocation. And what are some of the businesses we have invested in to take advantage?
Kevin Smith, of Delft Partners and portfolio manager of the TAMIM Asia Small Companies Fund, highlights one of the stocks in the Asia Small Companies portfolio.
Kevin Smith, of Delft Partners and portfolio manager of the TAMIM Asia Small Companies Fund, highlights one of the stocks in the Asia Small Companies portfolio. Japan Aviation has been a star performer recently with the portfolio up +13.5% CYTD.
Robert Swift takes a look at why Advantest's share price jumped 50% in July and what aspect in particular provides a blueprint for future investments. This article was prompted by the announcement that Verizon was selling Tumblr for a few million dollars. Tumblr is/was a social networking site that allowed users to blog personal stuff to each other. A couple of years ago Tumblr was reckoned to be worth $1bn.
Kevin Smith, of Delft Partners and portfolio manager of the TAMIM Asia Small Companies Fund, highlights one of the stocks in the Asia Small Companies portfolio, Open House (3288.TYO). Open House is a Japanese real estate company that trades on a single digit P/E ratio yet delivers a revenue growth rate of 30% and profit growth of 16%. Open House has both a strong brand and strong market share of single-family housing in key Japanese cities. It is taking advantage of the growing trend of smaller Japanese households and is a stock that is worthy of consideration in your international equity portfolio.
Karl Hunt, of the Global High Conviction strategy, examines one of their more interesting investments. A stock that could be end up being taken out by a bigger fish or, if not, could end up being a compelling media play in its own right.
Kevin Smith, of Delft Partners and portfolio manager of the TAMIM Asia Small Companies fund, highlights one of the stocks in the Asia Small Companies portfolio. Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) is one of the largest chemical groups in Japan with history that dates back to 1908, the group also manufactures and markets electronic and aluminium products.
This week we look at one of the more compelling stocks in the TAMIM Alpha Fund portfolio. Allot is a stock well positioned to capitalise on not only the current state of the Telco industry but also the future of the segment and the Internet of Things. Most of us are familiar with the ever-changing landscape of communications technology. Starting from the basic cellular phone in the late 20th century, the advent of the Information Age as we call it has seen us evolve into where we are today, this is the age of the hyper-connected consumer, demanding evermore convenience and consuming exponential levels of data.
Robert Swift highlights one of his favourite stocks at the moment, one that he thinks might just be better than Facebook. We prefer to pay less for future earnings and dividends. If we can find a stock whose future prospects are even only a little better than the market expects, we make good money. Human biases and desires to be in crowds often produce unloved stocks which are merely misunderstood and yet very likely to be re-rated.
Kevin Smith, of API Capital and portfolio manager of the TAMIM Asia Small Companies strategy, highlights one of the more interesting stocks in the Asia Small Companies portfolio, China Lesso (2128.HKG).
Robert Swift further presents his case for stocks that straddle multiple sectors in looking at one particular "tech" stock that has recently had some positive newsflow.
This week Kevin Smith of the TAMIM Global Equity High Conviction IMA takes a look at technology stocks. He takes a quick look at the idea that many tech stocks are not in fact tech stocks while many stocks, like the two supposed consumer discretionary stocks he highlights, perhaps should be considered so.
With the chatter questioning whether it is time to trim the FAANG stocks growing, Karl Hunt of the TAMIM Global Equity High Conviction IMA takes a look at portfolio holding Apple (AAPL.NASDAQ) through this lens.
Robert Swift takes a look at the electric vehicle phenomenon and takes a look at how his TAMIM individually managed account strategy is looking to take advantage of this increasingly potent thematic.
This week Robert Swift examines one of the more costly mistakes of the TAMIM Global Equity High Conviction portfolio so far this year. We still believe the investment thesis for Macy's to hold but this experience underlines the significance of timing on short-term returns in investing.
Karl Hunt & Roger McIntosh, of the TAMIM Global Equity High Conviction Individually Managed Account (IMA), take a look at portfolio holding Randstad Holding HV.
Reporting Season is well and truly underway in Australia. With this in mind we asked our Australian managers to provide a preview for the coming weeks. Here the managers of the TAMIM Australian Equity Small Cap IMA reveal what they expect to see.
While Macy's looks like a failing or declining department store business, we don't believe it is a department store at all but rather a real estate company with significant potential as an online retail business.
In the lead up to Brexit Robert Swift, head of the TAMIM Global Equity High Conviction Individually Managed Account (IMA), took the view that one could effectively immunise a portfolio from the effects of potentially massive global economic events like Brexit or the upcoming US Election. Having successfully taken precautions to hold stocks that rode out Brexit admirably he now turns his attention to the US in an attempt to immunise the global equity portfolio against any shocks following the US election. The themes presented here should present strong investment opportunities whatever the outcome of the election may be. Robert also provides us with a list of stocks he is watching with this in mind.
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