November 10, 2017

Most Canadian PM’s Have Crappy AIM


I previously wrote about Aimia here and here. Sorry in advance for all the numbers but it’s necessary… So, earnings came out Wednesday night and I quickly read through for a few key segments of interest to me (redemptions, card spend, cash build, PLM) and within a few minutes, I was celebrating with a bottle of tequila.   For a quick backstory, AIM has been in the ... Read More
Categories: Investments
Positions Mentioned: AIM CN
November 2, 2017

Fix Hellas


To see part 1, click here To see part 2, click here No economy can recover without a functioning banking system. Greece’s banks have been in chaos for nearly a decade, during which time roughly 45% of all deposits fled overseas, forcing the need for over 120 billion Euros of Emergency Liquidity Assistance (ELA) from the ECB while new loan issuance ground to a ... Read More
Categories: Travels
Positions Mentioned: TPEIR, ALPHA
October 31, 2017

When Will The Tesla Stock Promote Finally Fail???


The history of industry leading consumer tech products has not been kind to investors who overstay their welcome. You need look no further than all the hundreds of notable recent failures, to realize that these companies almost always flame out. The list below (in no particular order) is a nice trip down memory lane of former favorites, that are now either bankrupt or shells ... Read More
Categories: Investments
Positions Mentioned: none
October 26, 2017

My Big Fat Greek Tax Scam


To see part 1, click here   Sacha Imbert (Portfolio Manager at RBC): Hey Kuppy, this receipt says we’ve just used a Bulgarian POS to pay for lunch!!! Me: Whoa!!! That can’t be right. Waiter: Don’t worry, it’s a famous Greek trick. Revenues go to Bulgaria, expenses stay in Athens. We also get around the exchange controls. Me: Won’t the Greek government get upset? Waiter: Actually, they’re pretty happy ... Read More
Categories: Travels
Positions Mentioned: none
October 25, 2017

Greece: An Ouzo Hangover Of Mythological Proportions


Back in July, I re-posted an article that my good friend, Chris, at Capitalist Exploits had written about Greece. I had found the idea of a Greek economic recovery intriguing, but hadn’t really followed up on it. Over the following weeks, a number of people reached out to me and noted that I really should take a more serious look. In particular, they said that I ... Read More
Categories: Travels
Positions Mentioned: none
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