No, it’s not a new law firm, each of these renowned investors have put out new thoughts/predictions in the past week. The wonderful aspect of markets is that there can be wildly differing viewpoints but that several strategies/approaches can do well. So be prepared to sit down and spend hours on them. Byron Wein – […]

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~Rant begins~ Some of the books I’ve revisited during the past 6 months were George Orwell’s 1984 and Animal Farm. And for my own personal amusement I shall do a poor usage of the characters name for this random thoughts post Characters: Napoleon – Prawit Squealer – Prayuth Boxer – Anutin Benjamin – Pheu Thai […]

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So this 3Q20 #’s were finally finished just over a week ago. Here are some quick #’s: SET 3Q profit was -31% YoY, +23.7% QoQ, 9M was -50% All major sectors excl construction and transports improved QoQ 5/27 sectors grew YoY, QoQ & 9M 147/778 companies (SET & MAI) grew their profits & eps both […]

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Protests Well it’s keep it short. I don’t see how this government steps down when they control the Government, the police, the army, the navy, the airforce, the courts etc etc. I can’t remember the last time there was a “political” group this powerful in Thailand’s modern history. I’ll rephrase this, there is one potential […]

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BGC – Singha following the CP playbook. So there is another capital increase occurring in the markets. This time its a consolidation play by Singha’s bottling firm, BGC.   My first thought seeing this headline was… “This is the perfect example of public companies that have access to capital buying up their competitors and taking over their […]

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A month ago I had heard a rumour regarding TKN potentially being acquired by an MNC. A: Initially I thought the the price movement on the 29th September when the share price moved to 11.50/baht (from 10) intra-day was the beginning of the move. Over the next few days we realised that this wasn’t the case […]

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What happened? On the 11th September TASCO informed to the market: The company was contacted by the US Embassy in Thailand that 3 weeks ago the US State Department asked them to stop procuring crude oil from Venezuela by the end of Nov 2020. And if they don’t they may face US sanctions. Source: https://www.set.or.th/set/newsdetails.do?newsId=15997807571200&language=en&country=US […]

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The Thai cabinet approved a “Special Tourist Visa” (STV) scheme this week in principle. Details are: 14 day quarantine at a certified alternative state quarantine (ASQ) hotel or villa. A minimum 90 days length of stay, 2 extensions of 90-days are possible. Fit to fly medical certificate. Proof of medical insurance covering at least USD […]

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Right of first refusal, or as I like to call it, freebie shares. Is this the beginning of a new trend where companies are going to be spinning off subsidiary/associate co’s and offering shares of the new IPO to existing shareholders of the existing listed co? The first one we saw post-lockdown was BWG (Better […]

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