This post aims at showing you how you can perform a simple financial evaluation of an investment possibility to decide if it may or may not be a suitable opportunity. This is not a full analysis, it is just a financial analysis, that does not take into account the company strategy or other intangibles. The… Read More Why Did the Facebook IPO Failed so Hard?
So welcome to the new lay-out of European Jewels blog, I think the change was for the best, but let me now if you disagree. Nothing was lost, all the previous posts are still available. Quick comments about the Draghi’s remarks about doing everything to save the EUR: i) It is pretty obvious that the… Read More The New Lay-Out and the ECB Nonsense
Germany is under fire from the rating agencies. I had outlined this in a previous post, the dangers of the German sovereign debt and how it isn’t a safe haven anymore. Europe is going for self destruction, and it does not seem to acknowledge that fact. It is sad to see the EU authorities not taking the right… Read More Germany Under Fire
There is not much going on in Portugal right now, except maybe the fact that the country does not have money, and one FMI team has been around for one a whole year counting pennies and cutting flesh (by flesh I mean tax payers). So lots of companies are closing doors as the banks keep… Read More The Portuguese Jewel
Warren Buffet, billionaire and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK.A) (NYSE:BRK.B) shared his views about different issues affecting the economy and the financial world. I am always eager to hear what Warren has to say, seldom I allow myself to be against one of his views, not that I don’t have strong views, it’s just that his track… Read More Thus Spake The Super Guru
One of the most dazzling economic phenomena is the “creative destruction” identified by Joseph Schumpeter, that describes the way in which the capitalist economic development arises out of the destruction of some prior economic order. I immediately remembered this when I read about Jolla. Nokia has been paying 25,000 € to every employee that leaves the company… Read More Creative Destruction
So last week was marked by substantial polemics regarding the Libor interest rate manipulation. For me this is a non event. Everyone knows that now and then there will be market manipulations, we also know that those manipulations cannot hold forever and it is a good sign when they became public. It means that the… Read More Chinese Landing