Category Archives: What we read

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Unintended consequences: Ride hailing apps seem to increase inner city traffic

The “Old” valuation ratios don’t work that well anymore

Quant Investing is now a thing in Venture Capital, at least at Google

Seth Godin with a good list of books worth reading

Great piece from VC investor Fred Wilson on “investment pace”

Forager defines its own “investment edge”

Y Combinator’s Summer 2018 book list

Edit: Don’t miss the 2018 half year report from the TGV Truffle fund

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Must read: Extremely wise words from Marc Andreessen on how to grow a (Tech) Company

It’s half-year report time:

TGV Partners fund (among other with Grafenia Plc as new position)
Rob Vinall’s RV Capital (AddLife and PSG as new positions)
TGV Rubicon

A few thoughts on Overstock.com

Best Buy is thriving again despite Amazon. A blue print for others ?

The UK Value Investor with 4 rules for selling stocks

And don’t miss Wexboy’s Half year update

 

 

 

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Mega Unicorn WeWork forbids its employees to expense meals containing meat

Ever wanted to own a piece of an Airbus A380 ? OTC Adventures has found a way to do so.

Smart phone cameras are the enemy of secretive hedge funds

Nick Train thinks that (deep) value investors should be VERY careful these days

A nice profile of value investor Chuck Allmon

Are you looking for trouble in the financial markets ? BBB Corporate bonds are a good place to start

Some links related to Stock spin-offs. Veoneer looks actually very interesting.

 

 

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The UK stock market seems to be fairly valued at the moment

Good story on how Booking.com fights back against AirBnB

The similarities between Intel’s fail at mobile and ICOs

The incredibly shrinking balance sheet of Steinhoff

29 life changing lessons thar one of my favorite authors (Ryan Holiday) learned from another (Tyler Cowen)

A great and comprehensive overview how things are currently in Italy

The Andreessen Horowitz summer nook reading list

 

Performance review 6M 2018 – Comment: “Skate to where the puck is going”

-Performance 6M 2018:

In the first 6 months of 2018, the Value & Opportunity portfolio gained +1,45% (including dividends, no taxes) against -2,88% for the Benchmark (Eurostoxx50 (Perf.Ind) (25%), Eurostoxx small 200 (25%), DAX (30%), MDAX (20%)).

Some other funds that I follow have performed as follows in Q1 2018:

Partners Fund TGV: +4.68%  
Profitlich/Schmidlin: -1,67%
Squad European Convictions +2,22%
Ennismore European Smaller Cos +1,72% (in EUR)
Frankfurter Aktienfonds für Stiftungen -0,54%
Evermore Global Value -0,39%
Greiff Special Situation -0.92%
Squad Aguja Special Situation -5,45%
Paladin One +1,8%

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