Knowledge Leaders

Intangible Case Study: Becton Dickinson (Ticker: BDX) February 18, 2015

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Our good friend Jeff Saut from Raymond James highlighted our favorite topic in his daily ”Morning Tack” today. That topic of course is intangible capital! Our focus in Denver is finding companies that invest and create large reservoirs of intangible capital in order to deliver sustainable, growing earnings in the future.

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The Intangible Case For Autodesk December 04, 2014

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Autodesk (Ticker: ADSK) is a design software and services company that serves customers in various fields ranging from architecture, engineering, construction, manufacturing, digital media and entertainment. We think there is a positive case to be made for Autodesk in 2015, especially when one properly accounts for their vast intangible capital reservoir on their balance sheet.

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Hyperbolic Discounting and Intangible Capital October 01, 2014

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For most investors, investments in research and development (R&D) and investments in other intangible assets such as brand building, employee training and codified information are overlooked and misunderstood. Current business accounting standards contribute to this misunderstanding by treating intangible investments as current period expenses rather than as the capital investments they truly are.

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Knowledge Leaders Continue To Outperform Knowledge Followers September 29, 2014

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We have introduced our knowledge leader concept to our readers over the past few weeks (click here, here, here and here for more information). Today, we thought we would check in on how knowledge leaders (i.e. leading, innovative firms with a deep intangible capital reservoir) have done relative to knowledge followers (i.e.

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GaveKal Capital Unveils New Innovation Indexes September 17, 2014

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Firm Launches First Strategic Beta-Style Index Family to Track World’s Leading Innovators DENVER, Colo., September 17, 2014 – GaveKal Capital today introduced the GaveKal Knowledge Leaders Indexes, the first family of indexes designed to track the world’s leading innovators.

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Stock Of The Day – Danaher (DHR) February 03, 2014

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As repeat readers of our blog are probably aware we view the world through an intangible-adjusted lens. We aim to make financial statements for all 1600+ companies in the MSCI World Index more informative, useful, and transparent by properly accounting for intangible investments.

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Knowledge Leaders: Swiss Materials Stocks January 17, 2014

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Materials was the second worst performing sector over the last year in the MSCI Europe: Swiss materials companies, however, have managed somewhat more respectable performance over the same time period: When we look at the individual companies on a long term, relative strength basis, some positive (or potentially positive) patterns emerge.Holcim’s stock price is nestled

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European Energy Sector Performance December 20, 2013

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Unless there is a strong turnaround over the next ten days, stocks in the European Energy sector will be the worst performers (and the only sector to decline) over the last year: Of the two Energy companies that pass our Knowledge Leaders screen, relative performance does not look as though it is about to improve

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