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Season 2, Episode 39: How To Find Compounders In Unusual Places

With Artem Fokin, Caro-Kann Capital

Artem Fokin of Caro-Kann Capital joins the podcast to discuss his strategy of finding compounders in unusual places, specifically those listed on the “wrong” exchanges.

Content Segments

  • “What do I mean with the wrong exchange?” (3:42);
  • Why would a U.S. company not just list in the U.S.? Isn’t there more upside? (7:19);
  • Why the Australian exchange is one of the guest’s favorites for finding these companies (13:41);
  • What are the other criteria he looks for? (22:05);
  • What about valuation metrics for choosing an entry point? (31:06);
  • Background on the guest (35:05);
  • More information about his fund, which also focuses on special situations (37:18);
  • The focus has remained consistent, due to core competence (39:35);
  • One hidden gem, a portfolio holding, that he discovered recently: a software company with solid growth rate early in its lifecycle that trades in Australia — and is already profitable (41:19);
  • More discussion of the company, its customer base and how that has changed post-COVID (48:52).
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Season 2, Episode 38: Buckle Up, The Bull Market is Just Getting Started

With Ryan Worch, Worch Capital

Ryan Worch of Worch Capital joins the podcast to discuss his views that even after the massive post-COVID rally in stocks, the bull market is just getting started.

Content Sections

  • The most appropriate historical parallel from a price-pattern standpoint may be 1999 and the massive “tech melt-up” that ended in 2000 (3:21);
  • “We believe the market is in this secular bull market — for various reasons,” particularly monetary easing. This should “supercharge” a move higher, much as in 1999 (5:35);
  • The similarities and differences between now and the late 1990s (8:40);
  • The Fed is “completely transparent these days.” They will be forced to raise rates at some point, but the markets may not stop rallying for a while (12:21);
  • Current excesses are nothing compared to those of the late 1990s. People are still spooked by what happened (16:44);
  • Background on the guest (22:06);
  • How he started his fund in 2008 (26:39);
  • How Worch Capital was able to avoid the February-March correction this year (28:54);
  • Why he still likes growth, and which sectors (34:54).
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Season 2, Episode 37: The Next ‘Blow Off Top’ is Coming

Brody Howatt, Bellator Asset Management says he’s getting ready to buy protection for a January sell-off

Brody Howatt of Bellator Asset Management joins the podcast to discuss his view that the market is getting closer to a “blow off top.”

The guest also talks about what it was like working for Steven Cohen at SAC Capital and Point72 before starting his own firm.

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