Category Archives: What we read

Some links

(legendary) VC Investor Sequoia Capital tells its portfolio companies to batten down the hatches

A deep look into US Pay TV which looks more and more like a Zombie product 

The march newsletter of spinoffstockinvesting (Registration required or read via RSS)

The Zephir blog thinks that Belgian stock Barco could be a buy now

Yetanothervalueblog is still positive on Airplane Leasing company Aercap

RIT (Rothschild Investment Trust) 2019 annual report

Congrats, the GlobalStockPicking blog is now 5 years old


Market commentary (including 20 rules to survive the “Corona crisis”, Metro Bank, Paul Hartmann)


Most readers know that I normally don’t do market comments, however this post will be an exception (and should therefore maybe ignored ?).

To be clear, I have no special information or personal opinion on how far the COVID virus will spread and what the ultimate effect of all this might be. Will there be a recession due to supply chain disruptions ? Will we see another stock market drop like 2002/2003 or 2008/2009 ? No idea, but in any case it makes sense to review what I think is the most reasonable way to behave for long term investors.

20 rules that might help you to survive, or at least sleep better

Situations like this are not unique and over the years I have created for myself some rules that might be helpful or not:

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Some links

Must read: Why the (VC backed) technology sector seems to look very similar to the US shale industry some years ago

John Kingham thinks that DIageo is a good company but overvalued

UndervaluedShares with a great feature on the Lundin Group and how to make money in the “Dark Corners” of the capital markets

Are travel related stocks now a “Buy” ?

The Rational Capitalist blog has an in depth look into Buffett’s share repurchases over the years

GlobalStockPicking likes Greatview Aseptic, a competitor to Tetrapak

A critical viewon the “secret sauce” of the Private Equity industry

Some links

The always excellent Valuesque blog with some insights on how to manipulate round EPS numbers 

A great list of attributes from A16Z on how to analyze market place businesses

The epic Semper Augustus annual letter (128 pages…)

Another AirBnB scam, this time in London

Very interesting deep dive why most AI (startup) companies are mostly not software companies but service businesses 

The art of defining EBITDA for tech companies

Yetanothervalueblog with a deep dive into Wrestling (WWE)




Some links

Undervalued Shares has a great feature about the “Klement on Investing” blog

FTAlphaville is not impressed by Uber’s plans for profitability

Valuesque with another interesting  “accounting deep dive”, this time on Northgate Plc

2019 letter to shareholdersof TGV Intrinsic (incl. TomTom write-up)

The Annual letter 2019 of Tyro Capital includes some great stuff on stock picking

Bruce Packard on the current “Quant winter”

A great deep dive into the risks and opportunities for Spotify

Some links

A short thesis for Dunkin Brands

A very interesting article on US fast food franchises and what Chick- fil-A does differently

The UK Value Investor with a “post mortem” of his Aggreko position

ZephyrDatabase with the next installment of its All Belgian Share project

The 2019 annual report of the TGV Truffle fund

Some interesting technical observations on Tesla’s short interest

Now this imakes an interesting pair: Paul Singer’s Elliott goes activist on Masa Son’s Softbank



Some links

Interesting write-up on Honda as an investment opportunity

A good collection of Spin-off related links

2019 review “Wexboy style”

Undervalued Shares has a super interesting story on the Channel Islandsand its stock exchange

Great deck from Benedict Evans on Tech in the 2020s (and regulation)

A pitch for (and the Google Monster)

Valuesque with an interesting post on the issue of maturing inventory (Diageo etc,:)


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