Press "Enter" to skip to content

Month: February 2021

Season 3, Episode 4: Contrarian Stock Picks in Health Care, Tech, Travel

With Twitter’s Ze Contrarian (@ZeContrarian7)

A few segments of this episode contain adult language. Listener discretion is advised.

This episode is brought to you by Merk Research. Visit this link to take advantage of the offer presented on the podcast. To listen without ads or announcements, become a premium subscriber, which gets you access to a host of other benefits, including (but not limited to) the new Daily Contrarian podcast, released every market day morning around 7:00 a.m. eastern time.

“Ze Contrarian,” a well-known and well-followed fintwit investor (Twitter handle: @ZeContrarian7) joins the podcast to discuss his investment philosophy and provide several stock picks for listeners.

Content Segments
(Spotify users can click on the timestamp to link to the segment directly)
  • Investment philosophy and view of the markets: it’s a brave new world with promoters on social media and elsewhere moving stocks (3:00);
  • Where are the opportunities right now? Things move quickly, but biotechnology and companies that are part of the “great reopening” are two fertile areas (9:17);
  • First idea: Odonate Therapeutics (NASDAQ: ODT) (15:33);
  • Second idea: MediWound (NASDAQ: MDWD) (18:41);
  • Third idea: Farfetch (NYSE: FTCH) (23:33);
  • Fourth idea: Hostelworld Group (PINK: HSWLF). “There’s no better example for a contrarian investment than this stock.” (28:17);
  • Brief discussion of hostels, where the host unwittingly reveals just how much of a boomer he really is (34:56);
  • Background on the guest (45:26)
  • The contrarian indicator that allowed him to get out of the market ahead of the COVID meltdown last February (50:55);
  • How does he find opportunities? It’s all about building a network (54:37);
  • How to produce income? BDCs, or business development companies. Current favorite: Golub Capital (NASDAQ: GBDC) (59:32);
  • The coming boom in long-term travel and remote work and why it bodes well for the hotel industry (1:05:46);
  • The potential of Mexico (1:08:19).
Additional Material
Not intended as investment advice.
Comments closed

Season 3, Episode 3: Energy, Aircraft Leasing, 5G: Favorite Stock Picks for the Road Ahead

With Leo Schmidt, River Eddy Capital Management

This episode is brought to you by Merk Research. Visit this link to take advantage of the offer presented on the podcast. To listen without ads or announcements, become a premium subscriber, which gets you access to a host of other benefits, including (but not limited to) the new Daily Contrarian podcast, released every market day morning around 7:00 a.m. eastern time.

Leo Schmidt, chief investment officer of hedge fund firm River Eddy Capital Management, joins the podcast to discuss some of his favorite ideas in three areas of the market he expects to out-perform.

These areas are: Energy, aircraft leasing, and 5G infrastructure development. Stock picks are provided, but you have to listen to the podcast to hear (most of) them.

Content Segments
  • Energy markets: The coming supply/demand imbalance (3:03);
  • Equitrans Midstream (NYSE: ETRN) and the opportunity in natural gas pipeline companies (6:43);
  • The sell side’s argument against ETRN, based around regulatory risk due to environmental issues (9:08);
  • Fossil fuels aren’t going anywhere, even with electric vehicles and ESG initiatives (12:51);
  • Speaking of energy issues, who might be the winners and losers from the current situation in Texas? (17:26);
  • What is the most appropriate historical parallel to the current state of the market? (18:52);
  • Airlines are “a fantastic idea” but aircraft leasing companies may be even better (25:48);
  • Favorite airline leasing companies (32:09) and how to play the “internet of things” and 5G mobile (32:47);
  • More information on the guest (41:25);
  • “You can’t just do the opposite of everybody. You need to have some sort of grounding principle. That principle is valuation to cash.” (48:24);
  • The Gamestop Game has serious consequences (49:30);
  • Could 1970s-era stagflation be in the offing? Schmidt recalls his brief meeting with the late Paul Volcker (52:09);
  • The divide between Main Street and Wall Street (56:07).
More Information on the Guest
Not intended as investment advice.
Comments closed