Reverse Repo and Bailouts – April 2023

By 2022, money market funds have deposited $1.7trn in the fed’s overnight reverse-repo facility. They agree to buy a security from the fed and resell it back later at a given price (usually higher). But the rates on overnight transactions have jumped from 0.05% in February 2022 to 4.8% today, offering better rates and higher-qualityContinue reading “Reverse Repo and Bailouts – April 2023”

Ford Analysis – March 2023

Ford motor company (NYSE: F) is in the midst of a transformation. The company is evolving into an electric vehicle leader. Although its EV segment is very slowly taking off, its investments towards a gas-free world will emerge over the next few years. Ford can tap into recently legislated tax credits of up to $7,500Continue reading “Ford Analysis – March 2023”

Paramount Global Analysis – February 2023

Paramount Global (NASDAQ : PARA), a media company formerly known as ViacomCBS, missed earnings estimates in its most recent quarter losing nearly 6%. Is it a buying opportunity? Lets look at the company. Paramount Global is a multi-faceted company. It has instantly recognizable cable networks, movies and shows. To name a few: Paramount Pictures, Miramax, CBSContinue reading “Paramount Global Analysis – February 2023”

Car subsidies and ride-hailers – October 2022

After passing the Inflation Reduction Act, the federal government now requires that a tax credit for electric vehicles must have 60% of its parts made in the United States, Mexico or Canada, along with final assembly in North America. Manufacturers also have a 200,000 EV tax credit limit (all Tesla cars have hit it). IContinue reading “Car subsidies and ride-hailers – October 2022”

Nutrien Analysis – March 2022

Nutrien (TSX:NTR, NYSE: NTR) is a publicly-listed potash, nitrogen and phosphate producer. With all three being above their ten-year average price, potash and nitrogen are set to gain further (phosphate may gain a little too but to a lesser extent). Belarus and Russia are the second and third, respectively, biggest producers of potash worldwide behindContinue reading “Nutrien Analysis – March 2022”

Will the Japanese Yen become a safe-haven asset again? – March 2022

The Japanese Yen was for some time considered a safe-haven currency kind of like the Swiss Franc. It has low interest rates, a strong net foreign asset position, liquid markets and is backed by a stable economy. The currency of the worlds third largest economy with more than 100 million people has not been doingContinue reading “Will the Japanese Yen become a safe-haven asset again? – March 2022”

Sea Limited Analysis – March 2022

Sea limited (NYSE:SE) is a publicly listed company  based in Singapore that operates in mainly in Southeast Asia. It is currently trading around $93, down from a peak of $372. Is it a buying opportunity? They have 3 running segments: gaming, e-commerce and fintech. Gaming is its powerhouse, the only segment generating a profit. CalledContinue reading “Sea Limited Analysis – March 2022”

Bosnia on the Brink of War – February 2022

In the 1990s, there was a bloody conflict in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a country in central-eastern Europe formally part of Yugoslavia, a communist state encompassing nearby countries. It was Europe’s bloodiest conflict since World War II. The conflict ended with a power-sharing agreement of semi-autonomous states and leadership spread between the three main ethnic groups :Continue reading “Bosnia on the Brink of War – February 2022”

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Analysis – January 2022

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited (Symbol: 0388.HK) is a publicly listed stockmarket and derivatives clearing house operator. In the past 6 months, the Chinese government have made clarifications related to overseas stock listings and mainland derivatives trading. It said Hong Kong would not be subject to new data security rules for companies with moreContinue reading “Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Analysis – January 2022”