David Einhorn’s latest quarterly letter is clearly an expression of his frustration. However I wanted to pick out one passage that blames “ESG Investing” for being responsible for high energy prices:
This time I spared no expenses and threw in another 5 randomly selected Swiss stocks to make it 15 “for free”. Among the 15, there is one stock that I already own and one that i find worth watching.
151. Helvetia Holding
Helvetia is “yet another” Swiss insurance company valued at 5,6 bn CHF. As with Baloise, the long term chart doesn’t look very interesting:
Moving forward with another 10 almost randomly selected Swiss stocks. This time, only one stock looked interesting but in that case so interesting that I initiated a 1% starter position.
141. ASMALLWORLD AG
ASMALLWORLD is a 36.4 mn CHF market cap company that was IPOed in 2018 at 9,75 CHF per share, climbed to over 20 CHF and then dropped big time even pre Covid. According to their web site their are some sort of travel community, whatever that means. Life is too short and there is a big world full of more interesting stocks. “Pass”.
142. Schaffner AG
Schaffner is a 176 mn CHF small cap that seems to be active as a specialist automobile supplier and produces components for electrical systems. A third division active in “Power Magnetics” was just sold to Swedish AQ Group, a company that I covered several years ago.
In the first 9 months of 2021, the Value & Opportunity portfolio gained +17,3% (including dividends, no taxes) against a gain of +13.9% for the Benchmark (Eurostoxx50 (25%), Eurostoxx small 200 (25%), DAX (30%), MDAX (20%), all TR indices).
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 in the first 9M 2021:
Partners Fund TGV: +22,5%
Profitlich/Schmidlin: 14,7 %
Squad European Convictions +24,3%
Ennismore European Smaller Cos +19,1% (in EUR)
Frankfurter Aktienfonds für Stiftungen 15,9%
Greiff Special Situation 3,9%
Squad Aguja Special Situation 8,6%
Paladin One 14,8%