Anhui Chaodong Cement, catalyst, David Wong, Dhir India, FBD Holdings, German bunds, intrinsic value, major sale, NAV discount, Ovoca Gold, Polymetal, Prosperity Minerals Holdings, Sirius Real Estate, takeover offers, Tim McCutcheon, Trinity Biotech, wind-down
Continued from here. We were looking at a major sale as another catalyst.
Recently, I confess I’ve been less focused on this (and my next) catalyst. No bad reflection, it simply reflects my ‘bar-bell‘ approach – investing in lower-risk catalyst situations nicely balances out higher risk positions (like emerging & frontier market equities, as most would characterize them). This can mean higher risk catalyst stocks get crowded out of my portfolio… But if I want to shift overall risk lower, as I suspect I’ll continue to do, this catalyst category should make a nice comeback in my riskier portfolio allocation. Let’s illustrate with some examples:
i) I did a Dhir India (DHIR:LN, delisted) writeup last November. An initial catalyst attracted my attention in September – in their Final Results they stated: ‘…The Board has decided to seek to accelerate the process of returning value to shareholders through a review of the investment and realisation strategy and over the next twelve months steps will be taken to try and achieve this aim‘. Not quite definitive, but this obviously offered a wind-down strategy as a catalyst.