Fat Prophets

Looking for the 4G harvest

Oct 27 2015 @ 06:02
China’s and the world’s largest mobile carrier China Mobile (NYSE: CHL, initial buy at $53.22), has aggressively sought to grab 4G subscribers over the past 18 months and been very successful in its efforts. Judging from some numbers the company released late last week for its nine months year to date, it is beginning to […]
 

Some ABC’s of Alphabet’s earnings call

Oct 26 2015 @ 06:03
Global Opportunities Fund constituent Google, now called Alphabet (NASDAQ: GOOG, initial buy $219.65) reported a strong set of third quarter numbers that resonated well with investors, sending the (C class) shares surging 7% to over the $700 mark in Friday’s trading. The third quarter marks the last time that the company will report numbers under the […]
 

Fat Prophets: The ECB

Oct 22 2015 @ 23:39
US and European markets rallied strongly on Thursday as European Central Bank president Mario Draghi, appeared to suggest that further monetary easing is on the way. In a press conference he stated that the ECB is “open to a whole menu of measures.” As result the STOXX50 jumped 2.5%, while the euro fell by 1.5% […]
 

Special Report - Recent IPO's & Spinoffs: Sophos

Oct 16 2015 @ 01:19
Sophos has been described as “London’s biggest ever tech float” by the media with the valuation at £1bn.  However, this depends on how you define technology as JustEast has a value at over £2bn. Sophos is a software company focused on providing IT security to the mid-sized companies.  The solutions are cloud-enabled and as such […]
 

Fat Prophets: Morning Market Commentary GOLD

Oct 15 2015 @ 01:09
Global equity markets were almost weaker universally on Wednesday with Europe, Asia and the US all closing around 1% lower. The standout event was the US dollar losing ground sharply against all the major currencies as weaker US retail sales and a decline in producer prices were reported. Precious metal prices jumped by around 1% […]
 

Fat Prophets: Morning Market Commentary

Oct 14 2015 @ 05:00
Markets were quiet on Tuesday with the Dow and S&P500 closing down with mild losses as the market digests the reporting season. In Asia, the Shanghai Composite didn’t see much of a reaction to the latest export data, where opinion was polarised and divided. The index still managed to close up 0.17% to 3,293.  Commodity […]
 

European IPO’s and spinoffs: Ferrari revs up

Oct 13 2015 @ 06:15
Clearly the highest profile IPO is Ferrari which is being spun out from its Italian owner Fiat.  This could take place in the next few weeks but the company is being listed in New York rather than Europe. As a premium carmaker Ferrari is attractive given that it is less exposed to price competition.  Only 10% of […]
 

S3 – Sony Splits out the Sensor business

Oct 12 2015 @ 17:54
Sony (NYSE: SNE, initial buy $13.64) President Kazuo Hirai is not finished with his revamp of the Sony business and the company announced last week that it will restructure its Devices segment, splitting it into three. Under the new operational structure, the semiconductor, battery and storage media businesses will be separated. The aim of the […]
 

Bank of England - interest rates

Oct 09 2015 @ 05:00
Monetary policy was in focus in the UK on Thursday with the Bank of England leaving interest rates on hold.  The vote came in at 8 to 1 with MPC member Ian McCafferty voting for a quarter point rise for the third month in a row.  UK interest rates have remained unchanged for over six […]
 

The Martian Blasts off at the Box Office

Oct 08 2015 @ 18:05
20th Century Fox (NYSE: FOX, initial buy $11.69) couldn’t have written a better script for how they would release their new sci-fi adventure movie The Martian, if they had tried. NASA’s recent real life announcement that they had found signs of flowing water on the surface of Mars at some stage in the past has […]
 
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