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July 22, 2017

Who’s long Greece?


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 ... Read More
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June 11, 2017

The Lowdown From LD Micro


I don’t attend a lot of investment conferences as I prefer visiting companies on their home turf —you learn more that way. However, the LD Micro Invitational is “special” and after having missed the last few, I felt compelled to attend last week’s and get an update on the state of micro-cap investing (I define micro-cap as companies trading for under $50 million market ... Read More
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December 3, 2013

Mongolian Stock Exchange In NYC…


As long-time readers know, I am now focusing a considerable percentage of my time on Mongolia. For those who are interested in learning more about one of the most rapidly growing economies in the world, Thursday’s presentation by the Mongolian Stock Exchange (MSE) should be highly informative. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   Altai Khangai, CEO of the MSE, and Saruul Ganbaatar, Deputy CEO of the MSE, will ... Read More
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October 15, 2011

Kuppy’s Book List


Since I started this site, I have been asked at least 100 times for a list of recommended books. I’ve finally gone home to Miami (first time since April) and gone through my books. HERE’S MY LIST OF RECOMMENDED BOOKS. I want to point out the obvious, which is that I’ve left out many investment favorites. If you haven’t read your Security Analysis, you clearly need ... Read More
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October 10, 2011

It All Looks The Same To Me….


As a Floridian that’s recently moved to Mongolia, I have wizened up. Winters in Mongolia are cold, and I need a new wardrobe. My Florida ensemble (shorts, flip flops and whatever free t-shirt I got during a company visit), won’t cut it in Mongolia. Last winter, I survived on my only two sweaters. This year, I decided to go shopping for proper attire—as a ... Read More
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April 13, 2011

Drinks With Kuppy…


Every year, my friends and I get together for a few casual drinks the friday before the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting in Omaha. I thought it could be fun this year to open things up to AIC subscribers. In the past, we have chosen a local bar. Depending on the number of people coming, we may have to find a larger venue. Please RSVP ... Read More
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February 9, 2011

Why I Would NEVER Invest In Early Stage Infrastructure Projects


From time to time, one of my friends really out-thinks a topic. Rather than trying to paraphrase someone else’s thoughts, I bring them to you as written. If you enjoy the following, check out capitalistexploits.com for more of the same. With that said, I pass the microphone to my friend Chris…..   I’ve been troubled by China and how to best invest for some time now. ... Read More
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October 13, 2010

Back To Mongolia


Investing is about indentifying trends before others do and capitalizing upon them. You don’t need to catch the bottom or the turn. You want to find a trend already in motion and latch on with everything you have. You need a trend that can go on for years and most importantly, you need to be early. The thing about trends is that they always ... Read More
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October 1, 2010

Mining Exploration–Here Come The Big Boys


Most analysts are too stupid to actually analyze financials; therefore mining stocks are usually valued on a multiple of current cash flow. Two decades ago, mining companies had an epiphany. Exploration costs money. If you explore, it reduces cash flow and hence your valuation. Rather than spend your own money, it’s better to overpay for junior miners who have found something as share dilution ... Read More
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