Magic Markets #57: Our 2021 Winners and Losers

Episode 57 December 23, 2021 00:22:51
Magic Markets #57: Our 2021 Winners and Losers
Magic Markets
Magic Markets #57: Our 2021 Winners and Losers

Show Notes

The final show of the year is always an opportunity to reflect on what did and didn't work in our portfolios. At Magic Markets, we value transparency and we focus on creating a shared learning environment, which means we highlight our mistakes instead of hiding them.

Of course, there were also some great outcomes this year, including some stocks that looked dicey at times.

In Episode 57 of Magic Markets, we invite you to learn with us as we discuss some of our best and worst positions during the year. This is our last show for the year and we look forward to another great year of Magic Markets in 2022.

And if you are ready to turbocharge your learning, then subscribe to Magic Markets Premium for just R99/month. This unlocks our entire library of deep dives on global stocks, plus you can enjoy a new show and report every week.

Other Episodes

Episode 92

September 07, 2022 00:32:15
Episode Cover

Magic Markets #92: Investing in the 'LatAm Blackstone'

The team from AnBro Capital is back, this time with Craig Antonie joining us to discuss an interesting company in the Unicorn portfolio that has nothing to do with tech.That’s right – there’s more to Unicorn than just tech companies! Patria is thought of as the Blackstone of Latin America. This asset management business plays in the alternative asset space, operating in the private equity, infrastructure, real estate and credit verticals.With a long and successful track record, Patria ticks the boxes for the Unicorn fund. Learn more about this company and the way the team at AnBro thinks about investments by listening to this episode. Episode 92 of Magic Markets is brought to you by AnBro Capital Investments, an authorised Financial Services Provider FSP number 48371. Invest in the future. Invest in growth. Visit for more information. ...


Episode 85

July 20, 2022 00:28:05
Episode Cover

Magic Markets #85: US Earnings Season - July '22

It’s just the two of us on Episode 85, which gave us a great opportunity to talk about all kinds of things, really. We started off with macroeconomics because there’s just so much going on in that space. Inflation, interest rates and even copper are top of mind for traders and investors alike. This led us into a discussion about banking regulation and how capital is being sucked out of the system by putting higher equity capital requirements on banks like JPMorgan Chase & Co. We talked about capital buffers and the impact they have on risk and returns. We also talked about US consumers and particularly how direct-to-consumer strategies are paying off handsomely for retailers like Nike, Levi’s and Lululemon – companies we have covered before on Magic Markets Premium. For anyone interested in retail, this is a great learning opportunity. We finished off with a discussion on the key themes we will be watching in this round of earnings releases. Concepts like JAWS and discretionary spending came up in the discussion. If you enjoy Magic Markets, you’ll love Magic Markets Premium where we unpack business models and financial attributes of global stocks. We always include a technical and fundamental analysis as well, ending off with whether we would take a position in the company at the moment. At R99/month or R990/year, it’s one of the best investments you can make. Subscribe here.   ...


Episode 79

June 08, 2022 00:27:44
Episode Cover

Magic Markets #79: Three Burning Questions

The Finance Ghost and Mohammed Nalla decided to ask each other three burning questions on this show.To give you a taste of what we discussed:• How do you reconcile bottom-up analysis with what the market is telling you?• How has Magic Markets Premium impacted your appetite for global vs. local stocks?• What have been your biggest learnings about running a business with someone on the other side of the world?• Based on what we’ve seen gold do recently, does it impact your long thesis? What about holding the commodity vs. holding the miners?• In Magic Markets Premium, what part of the research do you enjoy the most and what is the most tedious?• How does Canada differ to South Africa in terms of business landscape? Regular listeners will know that the Canada question is aimed at Moe. To find out who asked the others and what the answers were, listen to this insightful and entertaining episode of Magic Markets. Visit for more.  ...