Cheaper & Less Risky...

August 13, 2017 9:13 PM


Part of what makes the stock market so lucrative, is that it often responds in unexpected ways to new data—offering outsized profits to those that take advantage of these opportunities. Take the curious case of Aimia Inc (AIM – Canada) which I wrote about previously. The bear argument at the time, was that the Aeroplan business was permanently impaired by the pending termination of a partnership with Air Canada in 2020. At the time, I made the case that as long as the Aeroplan business did not h... more

Categories: Current Investments
Positions Mentioned: AIM CN
Comments (0)

That Was SNAPtacular...

August 3, 2017 10:25 AM


Less than a month ago, I warned of SNAPageddon in SNAP Inc. (SNAP – USA) as venture capital shares unlocked and were dumped on the market. Shares of SNAP have now declined by approximately 30% since then—hence my puts increased in value by a few hundred percent.  While I expect earnings next week to be abysmal, followed by more share unlocks, I’m cognizant of not being greedy after a few hundred percent gain in such a quick period of time. I’m ringing the register here and exiting the trade.On a... more

Categories: Current Investments
Positions Mentioned: none
Comments (0)

Who's long Greece?

July 22, 2017 7:34 AM


My good friend Chris, over at Capitalist Exploits has a new service named Insider Trade Alert. Needless to say, I’m a big fan. The strategy is a focus on “asymmetric risk/return scenarios” in un-followed and un-loved securities. When was the last time you even thought of Korean ship builders? When was the last time you thought that long-dated call premiums on European insurance stocks that will be leveraged to an increase in interest rates—or at least a return from negative interest rates, w... more

Categories: General
Positions Mentioned: none
Comments (0)

Dr. Feelgood

July 17, 2017 10:26 AM


As an investor, my preference is to find long-term macro trends and invest alongside of those trends. Unfortunately, the current market tends to overvalue the companies participating in these trends, giving me fewer opportunities to find attractive trend-based investments. However, that hasn’t stopped me from searching and occasionally finding a real interesting one. An increasing percentage of the population is aging and this often leads to chronic pain. Treatment with various opioids has ... more

Categories: Current Investments
Positions Mentioned: JYNT
Comments (0)

SNAPageddon

July 9, 2017 10:10 PM


Back in 2000, as the tech bubble was popping, I made a fortune by shorting recent IPOs right as previously restricted shares were unlocked for sale. These companies came public with only a small percentage of the stock sold in the initial IPO in order to create scarcity and an overvalued stock price. 6 months later, a waterfall of stock would hit the market as the rest of the outstanding shares became free trading. The restricted shares were coming from VC funds and insiders and these indiv... more

Categories: Current Investments
Positions Mentioned: none
Comments (0)

Subscribe

Let me know when Kuppy posts a new comment. My email address is:

 (No spam, ever.)