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Ding Dong: Next round in the fight between the Financial Times vs. Wirecard

Must Read: Valuesque on Related Party transactions

Notes from the SFC Sohn conference: part 1, part 2

Neil Woodford’s fund empire has collapsed in Record Time

The Fall 2019 issue of Graham & Doddsville

Prof. Damodaran on the IPO vs. Direct Listing question

Swen Lorenz with an interesting post on Virgin Galactic’s upcoming “Back door” listing

All German Shares – Part 6

ANother upfront remark: I publish these posts with some delays, so not all numbers are real time. Also in some cases some news will have been issued afterwards like with Nordex (see below). Sometimes I might miss that…..

Nr. 50: CD Deutsche Eigenheim AG – ISIN: DE000A168270

Struggling real estate developer with 3 mn market cap. “Pass”

Nr. 51: Nordex AG – ISIN: DE000A0D6554

900 mn market cap Windmill manufacturer. Unprofitable, structural issues. “pass”
Edit: 
I wrote this a few weeks ago. In the mean time the stock price has recovered a little bit as Spanish company Acciona increased their stake via a capital increase to > 30% and had to issue a fromal takeover offer:

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Performance review 9M 2019 – Comment: The “Death of Value Investing” revisited

In the first 9 months of 2019, the Value & Opportunity portfolio gained 8,8% (including dividends, no taxes) against 19.4% for the Benchmark (Eurostoxx50 (Perf.Ind) (25%), Eurostoxx small 200 (25%), DAX (30%), MDAX (20%)).

Links to previous Performance reviews can be found on the Performance Page of the blog.

Some other funds that I follow have performed as follows for 9M 2019:

Partners Fund TGV: -2.25%
Profitlich/Schmidlin: +9,1%
Squad European Convictions +9,8%
Ennismore European Smaller Cos +7.5% (in EUR)
Frankfurter Aktienfonds für Stiftungen 2,3%
Evermore Global Value  +13,7% (USD)
Greiff Special Situation +2% (est)
Squad Aguja Special Situation +9,8%
Paladin ONE 6,61%

Q3 2019 transactions

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Some links

Prof. Damodaran on valuing vs. pricing IPO stocks

Will “Value Investing” ever make a come back ?

Interesting statistics on outperfomance of active stock managers (hint: High conviction helps…)

Good Q&A session with Bill Nygren (Oakmark)

Ben Evans thinks that Machine Learning (ML) is the new SQL

Valuesque with 2 good posts: 1) Adjusting for Hyperinflation (Unilever) and 2) Securitization transactions (Schaltbau)

John Kingham on (long term) lease obligations & IFRS 16

All German shares – Part 5

Again a quick upfront comment: Why did I start that series right now ? I guess it is a combination of bad experience in some foreign stocks (Cars.com, Silver Chef), the expectation of a more economically difficult situation in Germany (which will probably provide some opportunities later on) and curiosity. So far I have to say it is great fun, at least for me.

Nr. 40: Solutiance AG – ISIN: DE0006926504

Another renamed/reactivated company, now something with real etsate management software. 10 mn market cap, around 1 mn sales. “Pass”

Nr. 41: Surteco AG – ISIN: DE0005176903

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Some links

Ben Thompson on Uber and other “Tech” companies that interface with the real world

Direct Listing vs. IPOs with VC legend Bill Gurley (Podcast)

An update from the Stock Spin-off Investing blog

Fascinating story about “Yuutai Investing” in Japan

Safal Niveshak on the “death of businesses”

The Brooklyn Investor doesn’t think that we are in a stock market bubble

However, FTAlphaville is concerned about the “Big Balance Sheet Economy”

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