Platypus Asset Management

The impact of Brexit will be profound on the UK’s financials sector, at least in the short-term. As we write, we have reports of large property funds ‘gating’ redemptions. We have sold our positions in CYBG Plc, Henderson Group and reduced our holding in Macquarie Group. The expectations for Henderson... Show More

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There is little doubt that political uncertainty will dent confidence at least to some extent. Economic growth globally has been stuck in slow gear since 2012, and central bankers have been pleading for reform and fiscal leadership which in the current political situation is unlikely to come to complement the... Show More

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"Despite the dearth of earnings growth in the market, there are still good companies trading at reasonable prices. High-quality small caps are generally growing faster than the economy at large and are typically taking market share as well. One such company is TFS Corporation – one of a few legitimate... Show More

Platypus Asset Management

The February reporting season was predictably tough, as evidenced in the price action and earnings downgrades of individual stocks. For every company that made a fifty-two week high, two made an annual low. The market seemed to set the bar extremely high, severely punishing companies that disappointed, yet showing no... Show More

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It is apparent to us that over the last five months or so we have entered a new phase: volatility has returned and unfortunately it seems that it is likely to persist for some time. The best analogue we can find for the period that we think markets are in... Show More

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Don Williams, Chief Investment Officer at Platypus, sees value in waiting in the current climate. "We like seeing numbers, basically; we typically wait for companies to report before we make any moves," he says. There is at least one company which has caught their eye though. "Cochlear is a good... Show More

Platypus Asset Management

Don Williams, Chief Investment Officer at Platypus Asset Management, has delivered a succinct appraisal of where he believes investment returns will come from in 2016. In his view Banks, Energy and Resources are a clear avoid as the earnings outlook for companies in these sectors remains weak. Using just a... Show More

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