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Update: Euromoney Institutional Investor – 55% Undervalued

July 28, 2011

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Earlier this year I reviewed the UK-listed financial media group Euromoney Institutional Investor plc (report here), concluding that: In summary, I view Euromoney Institutional Investor as a well-diversified business with interests in a large number of leading publications and services. Fixed asset and working capital requirements are negligible, allowing the company to generate a large […]

The Economic Issues Raised by Possible Scottish Independence

July 18, 2011

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On 5th May 2011, the first time since devolution in July 1999, the Scottish National Party won a majority of seats in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood.  One of the key manifesto promises of the party is to hold a referendum on Scottish independence before 2016.  While political commentators have begun discussing the potential political […]

Clarkson plc: Cash Machine

July 4, 2011

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Listed on the London Stock Exchange (LON:CKN) Clarkson plc, recently covered by Valuhunteruk, describes itself as: Clarksons are the world’s leading provider of integrated shipping services, bringing our connections and experience to an international client base. We play a vital intermediary role between shipowners and ship charterers across every sector of maritime trade. Our network of […]

Robert Wiseman Dairies

June 7, 2011

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Well-done to all the readers who correctly identified the mystery company discussed earlier this week was indeed Robert Wiseman Dairies plc.  Unfortunately, no prizes are on offer, but with this post I do include a much more detailed analysis of the business. Robert Wiseman owns and operates seven major milk processing dairies in the United […]

Tweedy, Browne 1Q11 Investor Letter

May 22, 2011

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As I’ve written before, one good way of finding good investment ideas is to plagiarise those of others.  My attention was brought to recent investment Expedia via Glenview Capital and before that to SINA by Eric Jackson.  My attention has recently been caught by the 1Q11 investor letter published by Tweedy, Browne, Inc, which I […]

JP Morgan’s Favourite European Mid-Cap Equity Ideas

May 17, 2011

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Given that the bulk of my equity investments are in US-listed companies, I’ve become a little conscious that I might be neglecting good investment ideas in companies that operate a little closer to home.  So, in order to start the process of looking for new ideas in Europe, I’ve got my hands on a copy […]

In Support the Bank of England on Monetary Policy

March 28, 2011

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While reading the Office for Budget Responsibility‘s United Kingdom Economic and Fiscal Outlook – March 2011 over the weekend (yes, I had that much fun), I noticed the chart below: It shows the difference between the current rate of UK inflation (CPI) and an estimate of inflation had sales taxes (VAT and excise duty on […]