London Stansted purchased by Manchester Airports Group

Manchester Airport Group PLC – Market Cap: N/A (private company) Heathrow Airport Holdings LTD – Market Cap: N/A (private company) Deal type: 100% Acquisition Size: £1.5 bn Heathrow Airport Holdings LTD announced on 28th February that it has completed the sale of its 100% interest in Stansted Airport LTD to Manchester Airports Group (MAG) for […]

Trade idea: exploit the autocorrelation of all-time highs

Trade idea: exploit the autocorrelation of all-time highs The US is growing, unemployment is back to 2008 level and confidence has increased. Stocks followed through and set an all-time high. The situation we are in puts many investors out of their comfort zone. Many seek to get back into stocks, attracted by the appealing breeze […]

Trade idea: bullish setup has formed on Facebook

Technical analysis: Facebook has been out of favour for a while, following a disappointing IPO that pushed into negative territory the P&L of the new shareholders. However, during the downturn a bullish pattern has formed. The stock trajectory has created a cup-and-handle that historically predicts a surge in price. The main reason behind the pattern […]

Trade idea: Long Eurostoxx 50

Trade idea:  Long Eurostoxx 50 We believe that the current bullish sentiment can continue in the short term so we suggest to take a long position in the risky assets that have been underperforming during the recent weeks and that did not break out their recent highs. Scanning the markets we see that this description […]

Follow-up on last week’s trade idea

Follow-up on last week’s trade idea Last week we recommended to exploit the breakouts that many stocks were poised to make. A breakout is a situation where a stock is about to break highs but it’s resilient to do so as it is held back by fear. A increase in bullish volume can unlock this […]

Follow-up on last week’s trade ideas: Change our spread Long NZDJPY Short Nikkei future Mar 13

Follow-up on last week’s trade ideas: Change our spread Long NZDJPY Short Nikkei future Mar 13 With regard to the former idea of trading the spread Long NZDJPY Short Nikkei Future we have been encountered a loss of -2,51%. This was due to the high volatility of the Nikkei pushed up by market sentiment. However […]

“Energetic” Consolidation

Linn Energy, LLC Market Cap (as of 28/02/13): $8.94bn Linn Co, LLC Market Cap (as of 28/02/13): $1.36bn Berry Petroleum Market Cap (as of 28/02/13): $2.5bn Repsol SA Market Cap (as of 01/03/2013): $27.36bn Royal Dutch Shell Market Cap (as of 01/03/2013): $212.76bn The energy sector has been experiencing a consolidating trend with companies trying […]

US Airways agrees to acquire AMR and create world’s biggest carrier

AMR Corporation – Market Cap (as of 01/03/13): $ 0.84 bn; US Airways Group Inc. – Market Cap (as of 01/03/13): $2.19 bn Deal type: 100% Acquisition Size: $6.12bn On February 14, AMR Corporation, the parent company of American Airlines, and US Airways Group Inc., announced that the boards of directors of both companies have […]

Trade Idea: exploit bullish breakouts and buy protection with an Index short trade

Trade Idea: exploit bullish breakouts and buy protection with an Index short trade Bad news coming from Europe with the altogether disappointing outcome of our elections did not divert the uptrend of the US indices. The Dow Jones surged close to the key 14,082 resistance. As it is usually observed historically, a breakout over this […]

Elan – from buyer to target?

Elan Corporation PLC – Market Cap (as of 01/03/13) : $6.7bn Royalty Management, LLC On Monday, 25 February 2013, Royalty Pharma, the American private equity firm investing in acquiring drug royalties, made an indicative offer to acquire all the outstanding shares of Elan Corporation, the Irish biotech company listed in New York. Some of you […]

Trade idea: short Mediolanum

Trade idea: short Mediolanum In the next few weeks Italian financials will be under stress in our opinion. Uncertainty is likely to keep ruling the markets for political reasons and macroeconomic fundamentals are still concerning as shown by recent releases of February PMI index (45.8, -2 month on month) or youth unemployment (an impressive 38.7%, […]

Trade idea: Short Nikkei Long NZDJPY

Trade idea: Short Nikkei Long NZDJPY The volatility of the recent week, ahead of the Italian election, has pushed up the safety havens assets as investors turned more risk averse, in particular the JPY appreciated significantly. However, we noticed that the Nikkei 225 Index does not weaken consequently so the inverse relationship between the JPY […]

Long term investment: long Apple

Long term investment: long Apple Today Apple reached a new 52 weeks low at 431.88 in a historical fall, losing from September highs nearly 39% of its market value. Moreover it closed red 8 of the last 10 trading days. We believe this is a great opportunity to buy one of the greatest companies of […]

Trade Idea: Short AUD/JPY

Trade Idea: Short AUD/JPY   It is well known that the BoJ is pursuing a really aggressive expansionary monetary policy that clearly is pushing down the Yen compared to other currencies. However, we see a possible reverse in the short term trend of the pair AUD/JPY. From a technical point view we saw that the […]

A quite expensive ketchup

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Market Cap (as of 21/02/2013): $249.04bn 3G Capital Market Cap: N/A, participation of $4bn equity H. J. Heinz Company Market Cap (as of 21/02/2013): $23.15bn The Oracle of Omaha has finally decided to put to use some its spare cash and joined forces with 3G Capital in the biggest buyout ever in […]

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