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June 29, 2020

Event-Driven Winning…


On Monday morning, I posted an article about the extreme mispricing of Nikola Motor’s warrants (NKLAW – USA). While there were ways to arb this trade in an almost risk-free manner, I went into them naked as the spread was so damn wide. Since that time, the warrants have risen by roughly 50% (hitting a high of $41 vs roughly $28 when I posted). ... Read More
Categories: Investments
Positions Mentioned: NKLAW
June 22, 2020

NKLAW’s ED “Issues”…


Ever since I mentioned my event-driven book last week, I’ve had a bunch of questions on it from readers. I’ve been hesitant to speak much about this ED book as the opportunities tend to be short-term in duration and the overall win-rate often isn’t that good. It’s more about risking something tiny to see what happens, applied across a large number of situations. However, ... Read More
Categories: Investments
Positions Mentioned: NKLAW
May 7, 2020

Takin’ My Foot Off The Gas…


When I add a position, my first question is always the same; is there a way to hedge this? To most people, a hedge means buying puts or shorting an index, both of which have carrying costs and a certain drag on performance. Furthermore, you often learn that it didn’t quite hedge things the way you thought it would. I have lost track of ... Read More
Categories: Investments
Positions Mentioned: SD
April 13, 2020

Cookin’ With Gas…


Before I start, it’s worth putting things into perspective here. In the fall of 2018, I made a call on natural gas (mostly based on the same thesis expounded below) and got it spectacularly wrong. In fact, I lost enough money that I can now teach a doctorate level course in how to lose money in natural gas. Along the way, I learned a ... Read More
Categories: Investments
Positions Mentioned: SD
April 5, 2020

“Project Zimbabwe”


Roughly a month ago on the afternoon of Sunday, March 8th, Fed Chairman Powell had an emergency staff meeting. Powell: I want the nuttiest money printing plan ever. What action plans do we have that are prepared and ready to initiate? Admin: Well, we have this one named “GFC 2.0” Powell: Sounds tame and sedate. Won’t impress anyone. Admin: What about this one named ... Read More
Categories: Investments
Positions Mentioned: Gold
March 29, 2020

Talkin’ Tankers With Real Vision…


I recently spoke with Real Vision about my tanker thesis. You can click here to watch the interview. Before you laugh at my headset, remember that I run a hedge fund and not a production studio—normally I tape from their studio. Besides, Best Buy is closed with the quarantines and I only had a few hours of notice that they wanted me to talk ... Read More
Categories: Investments
Positions Mentioned:
March 19, 2020

Crude Contango…


Over the past week, I have taken my bullishness on tankers from level 10 to 11. It started with the Saudis busting out of the cartel formerly known as OPEC+ in order to dump oil and crush US shale, but it has progressed far beyond that as various US cities went into lock-down. Fair warning, I’m going to generalize, I’m going to round some ... Read More
Categories: Investments
Positions Mentioned: DHT, EURN, LPG, STNG, TNK
March 13, 2020

What Crash?? Buy Tankers…


Long-time readers of this site know that I have a sweet spot for tankers. This is because I know from experience just how volatile they can be to the upside. Meanwhile, with a few exceptions, they trade at the largest discounts to NAV that I can remember, giving you an incredible margin of safety—especially with repaired balance sheets and charter rates spiking to all-time ... Read More
Categories: Investments
Positions Mentioned: DHT, EURN, LPG, STNG, TNK
February 2, 2020

Tankers Are Tanking….


Yeah, I know. The past few weeks have been miserable for tanker longs. As a good friend keeps reminding me, “Tankers take the escalator up and the elevator down.” He should know, as he’s been investing in shipping since long before I was born. At moments like this, I like to analyze what has changed and see if the thesis has been altered. Let’s ... Read More
Categories: Investments
Positions Mentioned: DHT, EURN, STNG, TNK
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