Contrarian

The home of stock ideas and strategies that run against the herd in search of undervalued companies cheap or ideas left for dead by other investors but which have the potential to deliver above average returns.

INK Videos Dec 03, 2021
Contrarian alert for NanoXplore
We have our third contrarian alert for the week, this time at Basic Materials stock NanoXplore (GRA).
INK Videos Dec 02, 2021
Contrarian alert CFO bets that Parkland stock pessimism is overdone
Rising crude prices threatening margins and the BC floods of 2021 have worked to pressure sentiment towards Parkland (PKI). However, insiders seem upbeat about the stock's prospects.
INK Videos Dec 01, 2021
Contrarian alert for Bright Minds
Will lower bond yields help send Bright Minds Biosciences (DRUG) on a trip higher? The CEO seems to be betting the stock may have hit its lows.
Real Vision Nov 25, 2021
The Supremacy Battle Begins: Virtual Reality vs. AR
Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at the NYU Stern School of Business, is rightly famous for being one of the world’s best and most outspoken thinkers on the intersection of technology and consumers. He doesn’t come at it with the irrational or unwarranted optimism of a venture capitalist, with a fresh capital allocation and hopes and dreams, but as an entrepreneur, schooled in the realities of business, and as university lecturer and professional cynic – a title he wears with pride. His read on where the big tech giants are going and how media will transform is unparalleled. Raoul and Scott dig into the Exponential Age thesis and where the opportunities lie. They both really hit their stride in their mutual passion for communities and media, and we all get to watch as they brainstorm how Web 3.0 and media will evolve. This is one hell of a conversation. Recorded on November 22, 2021.
INK Videos Nov 16, 2021
Contrarian Insider bets on Velan
Velan (VLN) is up more than 50% over the past year, but it is still attracting the attention of contrarian investor Edward Kernaghan.
Real Vision Sep 21, 2021
Risk Works in Both Directions
Michael Gayed, portfolio manager at Toroso Investments, LLC, and Darius Dale, founder and CEO of 42 Macro, discuss how risk works in both directions. The pair explore how to think differently about markets, making a case for a more nuanced understanding of the sequence vs. focusing on the ultimate goal of making money. They take a closer look at repeatable processes such as buy and hold strategies and market timing as well as lumber and gold as symptomatic indicators of markets and the wealth gap. Filmed on September 13, 2021.
Real Vision Sep 15, 2021
The Hidden Gem of Value Investing: Intangible Assets
Kai Wu, founder & CIO of Sparkline Capital, sits down with Dan Rasmussen, partner at Verdad Advisers, to discuss his research on intangible moats as a game changer to value investing. Through alternative data extraction methods, Wu seeks to uncover alpha from company talent, culture, and technological innovation. They examine the disruptive nature of companies with invaluable intangible assets and explore the idea that intangibles provide excess stock return for innovative companies. Filmed on September 8, 2021.
Sep 01, 2021
Leveraging Deep Knowledge in Crypto Fund Management
Fund managers Felix Hartmann, managing partner of Hartmann Capital, and Ari Paul, co-founder and CIO of BlockTower Capital, come together to discuss how knowledge gaps can be leveraged to gain a competitive edge. They discuss the importance of participating in governance of proof-of-stake tokens, a task that is foregone by many investors and especially important for fund managers who potentially control a large portion of voting rights. Hartmann and Paul also jump into the conceptual realm of what the world could look like as a multi-chain, decentralized world and discuss how crypto is a global phenomenon yet very different from the traditional sense of the word "globalism". Filmed on August 27, 2021.
Real Vision Aug 25, 2021
Rob Arnott: "Valuation Is King When It Comes to Shaping Long-Term Returns"
Research Affiliates founding chairman Rob Arnott is one of the most influential and respected quantitative investors and financial analysts in the global investment community for the past three decades. From his award-winning research, he spearheaded several unique portfolio strategies that are widely applied such as tactical asset allocation. Arnott returns to Real Vision, sharing his insights on valuation and portfolio construction within the context of capital markets today, which are being carried ever higher and becoming ever frothier by excess liquidity and building inflationary pressure. Interviewed by Ash Bennington on August 19, 2021.
Real Vision Aug 17, 2021
Harris Kupperman: Capturing the Upside with Macro and Event-Driven Plays
Known for his non-consensus thinking and event-driven strategies, Praetorian Capital president Harris "Kuppy" Kupperman breaks down his framework and shares his thoughts on everything from ESG and the energy sector to inflation and technology. In this wide-ranging discussion with Alpha Architect CEO Wes Gray, Kupperman discusses his background and how he came into finance initially as well as his investment rules and style. He also explains why he thinks there's more opportunity on the opposite side of ESG, what his plays are on Project Zimbabwe, why short selling is "suicidal megalomania," and why tech is a bad business to be in. Filmed on July 28, 2021.
Aug 12, 2021
Crypto Update: Regulation, NFTs, Elon Musk, Binance, and More
A true expert in journalism, Daniel Roberts, editor-in-chief at Decrypt, shares his enthusiastic and eclectic perspectives on all the recent developments within crypto. Topics include everything under the sun when it comes to crypto: Tether, Binance, NFTs, regulation, Elon Musk, politics, and why a "crypto winter" may be different this time around. Notably, Roberts shares his unfiltered opinions on the fascinating philosophical schism that has arisen between crypto investors when it comes to regulation and where he believes this divide likely occurred. Interviewed by Ash Bennington on July 30, 2021.
Real Vision Aug 09, 2021
Wage Inflation, Work-From-Home, and The Commodity Supercycle
After nearly three decades of trading in commodities, futures, FX, and equity markets, Bob Iaccino, co-CIO of The Stock Think Tank, shares his risk-first approach to investing and his incorporation of technical analysis for position sizing, risk management, and buying opportunities. In this wide-ranging discussion, he explains his perspective on why inflation is not transitory, the market risks for when another recession comes, and his highest conviction views. Interviewed by Jack Farley on August 4, 2021.