WEEKLY WRAP

IVZ reaches 10 bagger status, lithium day wrap and more...

With a bit of life creeping back into the market, we saw another of our long-term Positions achieve “10 bagger” status this week. A “10 bagger” is when a stock price increases 1,000% - and they don’t come around very often, especially in a wonky market like we’ve experienced in 2022. Holding on for a 1,000% increase usually requires a lot of patience, with plenty of ups and downs along the way that will test one's resolve to hold. That company is our 2020 Energy Pick of The Year Invictus Energy (ASX: IVZ) which released another positive drilling update on Friday.

The Elephant in the Room

Today we’ll cover a couple of examples of stocks that announced news from a low sentiment share price versus a high sentiment share price and why the share price movement is different for each.

Which stock will be our best performer of 2022?

When markets are rough it can also be a horror show. To smooth out this emotional rollercoaster, whether in a bull market like 2021 or a rough market like 2022, our general rule is to hold a diversified portfolio of small caps, and give each company a few years to execute on its plan.

Omicron, Inflation and Investment Memos

Many things can and do go wrong in small cap investing, so we found it was useful to note and understand what exactly went wrong with any of our companies that had a bad year, compared to what we thought should happen.

Lockdown lifts, Two stocks to watch: MNB and ONE

During the week one of our long term holdings Minbos Resources (ASX:MNB) convincingly ticked past a 500% share price rise since we first invested over a year ago, a huge milestone for any small cap investment.

Mainstream media casts a big spotlight on Green Hydrogen

An explainer of how green hydrogen works or which critical metals are required to create an electric vehicle battery are usually buried deep in the special interest section of a newspaper, not on the six-o’clock news. This means that green hydrogen is starting to become part of the public interest, a huge boon for the sector.

Investing 101: Key lessons for small cap investors

Small cap markets were up and down again this week - some days were red but it seems like there are always new investors still interested to buy waiting to come in the next day.

Evergrand, Gold and Traditional Energy

It’s been another volatile week and the small cap market doesn’t seem to know what it wants to do, delivering some ups and downs during the week.

Managing a market crash - lessons from March 2020

Earlier this week the mainstream news had everyone worried that Evergrande’s default and its ripple effects in the global economy might be the start of another market crash.

Why uranium stocks are soaring, one good movie recommendation

Aside from VUL raising a whopping $200M and then trading $72M of volume on Friday before its entry to the ASX 300 next week... uranium continues to be the story of the moment.

The thematics we are investing in right now

Readers who have been with us for a few years know that our best gains have come from identifying high conviction investment themes early, taking positions in quality companies with good management and then patiently waiting for the market to catch on.

Annual Reports, Uranium and a Welcome to New Subscribers

The boring small cap market months of “Sell in May” and “Tax loss selling June” seem a distant memory now as the small cap market was running hot again this week, with most of our portfolio stocks having a good run.

Recap of the KNI IPO and share price run

Kuniko Ltd (ASX: KNI) is the biggest story of the week after its 20c IPO on Tuesday. Two days later the share-price exploded to as high as $3.60 on massive volume , going into a price query trading halt before re-opening on Friday, where it spent the day pretty comfortably bouncing around the $2 mark on an outrageous ~$64M shares traded.

Market fluctuations and portfolio news and quick takes

Remember a couple of weeks ago when the small cap market was roaring and everything was going up? Seems like an eternity ago now after the majority of the small cap market took a beating this week.

Bookmark it, a new Pick of the Year is coming next week

The market definitely seems to be back this week with a sea of green in many small cap portfolios, adding to the general positive mood and attracting investors from the sidelines as they hear stories of paper profits.

Market swings back up as small caps scramble towards the end of the year

The small cap market has roared back this week after a couple of boring months during “sell in May and go away” and “June tax loss selling”, followed by a pretty limp start to July as many investors were unsure about coming back in.

Why stocks go into "Quiet Execution Mode", how to spot a cap raise, stock "Confession Season"

Here’s what happened this week on Next Investors We recently increased our investment in Alexium International (ASX: AJX), Vulcan Energy Resources (ASX:VUL, FWB:6KO) released probably the most significant announcement in its history and more...

Cash is King, Gold Stocks and Enough of VUL and EMN

This week Next Investors covered the unusually high amount of news coming out of Europe in the EV space, we also provide commentary on the LCL cap raising and a full summary of the week gone by.

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