Elon Musk loses investors billions, takes home >$500mio

Elon loses investors billions, takes home over $500 million

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When coming up with lists of stocks to avoid investing in, starting with companies with the most excessive executive compensation can often be a good place to start. While I do believe top-talented executives should be paid well for making us shareholders wealthier, I feel I get a better sense each year of which multi-million […]

Hopewell Center

Hopewell is taking your shares private at 40% below book value, but about half of Hong Kong listed stocks trade at discounts anyway

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Webb-site.com recently wrote about the vote yesterday to take Hopewell Holdings (SEHK: 00054) private at a roughly 40% discount to book value. This is still a premium to its earlier trading price of more than 60% below book value, so investors in 00057.HK still made money, though not as much as if the whole book […]

Why not ETFs

Why you may not be investing more in ETFs

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This tweet by @nategeraci, @cerulli_assoc and @daniilatcerulli was one of those I found good enough to share and save here for future reference. It ranks what non-ETF users are currently looking for and waiting for before using ETFs. The first and third ones are the most obvious: about half of non-ETF users surveyed said they […]

Where to invest $1,000,000

Where to Invest $1,000,000 – Depending on Who You Ask

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Bloomberg recently published another article titled “Where to Invest $1,000,000 right now“, where six different experts provided six different opinions on where they would invest the million. Not surprisingly, the experts they asked tended to recommend investing in assets their companies sold or serviced (for example, the one who said investing in Vietnamese property was […]

Tariq with Trump and Hillary cutouts after #Election2016

Ming Pao interviews Tariq Dennison on Trump’s first year

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My interview in Ming Pao this week on Trump’s first year: https://news.mingpao.com/pns/dailynews/web_tc/article/20180120/s00014/1516384899314 [jumplead_form id=”5a65abe97e060104232bb123″]

How Much Financial Advisors Charge – Pricing by Account Size and Other Factors

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More than almost anything else, I believe the financial services industry needs greater price literacy and price transparency.  In almost any other business, customers are used to looking at and comparing the prices of the goods they buy from a store or website and the services they buy from a tax preparer or hairdresser, but […]

Beer consumption slowing down globally, even in China

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One of my favorite charts earlier this week was from this Economist article about declining global beer consumption.  Earlier this year I posted a list of 14 large listed beer brewers, and will be watching some of their sales and profit figures over the coming quarters. Happy Friday! Tariq

Mobile-only bond offerings should become bigger and broader than Kenya's #MPesa #FinTech

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I wasn’t too surprised to hear Kenya recently offered KES 150 million (US$1.5 mio) in government bonds exclusively through mobile phones.   These bonds are supposed to pay 10% interest tax free (vs 14% on their benchmark institutional 10 year bonds) and be available in denominations as low as KES 3,000 (US$30), and this is hopefully […]

On "Money Talk" @RTHKradio3 with Ample Capital's Alex Wong: Border Adjustments and Fed Hikes

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This morning on RTHK Radio 3’s “Money Talk” program, I was pleased to speak with host Peter Lewis and Ample Capital‘s Alex Wong about the ongoing rise in protectionism and Trump’s talk of border adjustments, as well as what impact the latest Fed hike to 0.75 – 1.00% might have on markets on both sides […]

3 reasons we're not buying the Snapchat IPO $SNAP

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IPOs like Snapchat (formally Snap Inc, NYSE ticker: SNAP) are sexy, and I often say when investments are sexy, you are likely paying too much.  That’s why instead of pretty pictures of Snapchat glasses, disappearing images of rainbow vomit, or even their logo, I made the featured image of this post Snapchat’s income statement reported […]