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Breakdown July 23, 2021

Posted by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Economy, Knowledge Leaders, Markets

We believe the technology sector is broadly breaking down. ​​​​​That’s the bad news. The good news is that the correlation between pure growth stocks and pure value stocks has plunged. This means that growth only explains about 5% of the movement in value stocks right…

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Spotlight Subsea 7: Submerged in the Energy Transition June 28, 2021

Posted by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

Subsea 7 works under the water, at all depths, providing engineering, construction, specialty technologies and maintenance for the offshore energy industry from traditional oil rigs to renewable energy. As owner and operator of one of the most advanced fleets of ships and remote-operated underwater vehicles…

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Spotlight B&M European Value: The UK’s Essential Retailer June 25, 2021

Posted by Knowledge Leaders Team in Knowledge Leaders

With 600 stores in the UK, B&M European Value is a leading British retailer of discount goods, including groceries and general merchandise. It’s this company’s unique business model which differentiates B&M and keeps it growing consistently. By focusing on stocking a limited assortment of only…

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Germany-based Evonik is a world leader in specialty chemicals, describing its contribution as “those small amounts of material that make a big difference.” Big indeed: this year the company began delivering the lipid nanoparticle shell for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, a protective shell that transports…

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During the pandemic, Brussels, Belgium-based materials manufacturer Solvay provided hydrogen peroxide, hand sanitizer, face shields and financial assistance to families in distress. Founder Ernest Solvay, who believed mankind’s progress would be driven by science and took a humanitarian view on corporate growth, would have approved….

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Reflation and Rotation April 20, 2021

Posted by Steven Vannelli, CFA in Knowledge Leaders, Markets, Portfolio Management

In this Q1 2021 slide presentation of our quarterly strategy report, we discuss the following topics: -The level of speculative activity in markets this year has been extreme in our view. More money has come into world stock markets in the last 5 months than…

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