Portfolio news this week (ending 30 May)

I'm trying to update more often so I'm exploring a regular newsletter which is relevant to the stocks in my portfolio. Let me know what you think! Here's some of the key news this week which could be relevant for TripAdvisor and HRNet. TCOM earnings/China travel recovery: Trip.com reported 1Q results with revenue down 42% … Continue reading Portfolio news this week (ending 30 May)

Zero sales test

How long can a company survive with zero revenue?  The COVID-19 crisis has forced governments to restrict movement so  restaurants, hotels and travel companies are faced with a grim scenario where revenue drops to zero. The cyclical companies in my portfolio such as China Aviation  Oil, TripAdvisor and HRNet are vulnerable but I subjected all … Continue reading Zero sales test

2019 year in review and most popular posts

This year was a tough year for my portfolio with 4 out of 6 stocks in the portfolio posting negative returns since I wrote about them.   Date purchased Start Now Dividend return (%) Capital return (%) Total return iFAST 22-Apr-18 0.92 1.03 7% 12% 19% Kingsmen 29-Apr-18 0.59 0.45 8% -24% -15% SOG 3-Jun-18 … Continue reading 2019 year in review and most popular posts

TripAdvisor: Huge travel platform trading at 9% free cash flow yield

I normally don't write about US companies but TripAdvisor (TRIP) was too cheap to resist. TripAdvisor recently paid its first ever dividend, (USD3.50 special dividend) so there's a chance the company could pay dividends in the future. TripAdvisor is currently one of the bigger positions in my portfolio. TripAdvisor is a travel research platform which allows … Continue reading TripAdvisor: Huge travel platform trading at 9% free cash flow yield