Benjamin Graham and David L. Dodds are, hands down, the Shakespeares of the financial industry. For a couple of financial guys, they wrote beautifully and, like Shakespeare, their quotes were loaded with meaning and foreshadowing.
The Canadian equity market has demonstrated an exceptional degree of volatility over the past year and a half. At Sionna, we have tried to navigate the market turbulence by staying focused on our fundamental research process. Some of our decisions have proven to be successful, others have been less so.
It is commonly accepted wisdom that value managers tend to avoid gold stocks. Why? In general, gold stocks trade at multiples that are much higher than the market and conventional value stocks, and therefore are unattractive to investors that seek "value."
The ongoing actions of global governments to sustain their financial markets are aptly being called "The Great Experiment." The current situation is unprecedented in financial history, thus we do not have the past as a guide for the future. So when a living legend like Warren Buffett dares to put forward a perspective on the world's predicament, we would have thought it would garner much attention and discussion.
At first glance, the current situation in natural gas markets appears grim. Gas prices are down more than 70% from their peaks and are trading at seven year lows. Demand for natural gas is declining with the global slowdown, and new supply is increasing from both unconventional players and from LNG (liquefied natural gas). So why is Sionna bullish on natural gas?