Invest in CME Group For Exposure To Derivatives

I have positions in North America's two largest exchanges: CME Group (CME) and Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). In my May 6, 2022 post, I disclose the purchase of additional Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) shares. I last reviewed CME in my February 9, 2022 post. At the time, CME was trading at ~$250. Now, shares at trading at [...]

By |May 10th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Invest in CME Group For Exposure To Derivatives

Intercontinental Exchange To Accelerate Growth With Black Knight Acquisition

On May 4, 2022, Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) announced its definitive agreement to accelerate growth with the acquisition of Black Knight, Inc. (BKI) in a $13.1B cash and stock transaction. BKI is a software, data and analytics company that serves the housing finance continuum, including real estate data, mortgage lending and servicing, as well as the [...]

By |May 6th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Intercontinental Exchange To Accelerate Growth With Black Knight Acquisition

S&P Global – Accelerating Revenue Prospects in High-Growth Markets

S&P Global's (SPGI) current FY2022 guidance reflects weakness in the Ratings division but it is accelerating revenue prospects in high-growth markets. In my most recent S&P Global (SPGI) post, I conclude: 'SPGI's share price may experience an even further pullback from its ~$484 52-week-high. Given that I invest in SPGI to create long-term wealth, however, [...]

By |May 5th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on S&P Global – Accelerating Revenue Prospects in High-Growth Markets

Berkshire Hathaway Is Better Than A Broad-Based ETF

  In my opinion, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-a and BRK-b) is better than a broad-based ETF for various reasons. I last wrote about BRK in this June 14, 2021 post. However, I periodically increase BRK-b exposure in various accounts; I acquired shares @ $320.35 for a young investor's account on May 4, 2022. In my June [...]

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Moody’s Current Headwinds Present a Buying Opportunity

In my May 3, 2022 Chevron Plans to Accelerate Share Repurchases post I conclude that 'my focus is on acquiring shares in great companies which are experiencing headwinds and have fallen out of favour with investors.' I consider Moody's (MCO) current headwinds to present a buying opportunity. In my October 26, 2018 post I disclose [...]

By |May 4th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Moody’s Current Headwinds Present a Buying Opportunity

Chevron Plans to Accelerate Share Repurchases

For the past ~7 years, Chevron's (CVX) less than stellar returns on capital have tested investors' patience. This period of weak returns is the result of years of heavy investment followed by years of low commodity prices. CVX, however, has reset its cost structure. Massive offshore projects that cost billions of dollars over several years [...]

By |May 3rd, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Chevron Plans to Accelerate Share Repurchases

Guidance Raised At Undervalued Fortive

  Fortive (FTV) was spun-off from Danaher in July 2016 at which time it had reported FY2015 annual revenue of ~$6.2B. After FTV became a separate publicly traded entity, it has undergone a significant transformation. Source: FTV - Q1 2022 Earnings Presentation - April 28, 2022 Segments of its business have been divested [...]

By |May 2nd, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Guidance Raised At Undervalued Fortive

Rollins – Profit From Pest Control

  Rollins, Inc. (ROL) might not be a recognizable name. Mention Orkin, however, and that is a different story. I think just about everyone in North America has at least seen the Orkin logo at some point. ROL acquired Orkin for $62 million in 1964; the evolution of Rollins is found here. Today, ROL is [...]

By |April 30th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Rollins – Profit From Pest Control

Consider Blackstone For Alternative Asset Exposure

In my August 14th Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) stock analysis I disclose the purchase of additional BAM shares through various accounts. In that post, I conclude: 'I have no interest in investing in cryptocurrencies, SPACs, or complex derivative products. I do, however, want exposure to alternative assets thus my reason for investing in BAM.' After [...]

By |April 29th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Consider Blackstone For Alternative Asset Exposure

Accumulate Visa on Pullbacks

I have been a Visa (V) shareholder almost from the day it went public on March 18, 2008. Over the years I have also increased my exposure. My most recent purchase was made in early March 2022 at which time I acquired shares at ~$195. The number of shares acquired was not meaningful so I [...]

By |April 27th, 2022|Equity Investing|Comments Off on Accumulate Visa on Pullbacks
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