Aercap prefs: how cheap is cheap enough?

I previously wrote up a hodge-podge of ideas I consider highly attractive at the moment, for those with a multi-year holding period and not beholden to the margin clerk (see here). I also mentioned there is a TON of interesting stuff out there at the moment, across the capital structure; the Aercap junior subordinated perps … Continue reading Aercap prefs: how cheap is cheap enough?

Hard hats on: buy AER, short BOC Aviation

Every now and then, when markets go haywire and in particular airline/travel stocks get crushed and my beloved Aercap (NYSE: AER) gets obliterated, I pull out my favorite chart. It shows the long-term trend in global air travel, and it looks like this: Doesn't that chart look great? No matter what crisis has occurred - … Continue reading Hard hats on: buy AER, short BOC Aviation

Random thoughts on the internal inconsistency of the stockmarket

I own shares in Aercap (NYSE: AER), the largest aircraft lessor in the world, for many reasons (some of which I have discussed here and here on this blog, for example). This is not an article about AER so much as an article about dispersion and inconsistency in how the market is pricing various sectors … Continue reading Random thoughts on the internal inconsistency of the stockmarket

Podcast debut – my investment philosophy, Japanese stocks, AER, Shinoken, GAN, NIO and more with Eric Schleien

I was recently on The Intelligent Investing Podcast with Eric Schleien. Eric is the founder of Granite State Capital Management and a fellow value investor. You can listen to the full episode here. We covered many of the names I think are of most interest at the moment (Aercap, Shinoken, Gan Plc, Nio, etc) as well as my … Continue reading Podcast debut – my investment philosophy, Japanese stocks, AER, Shinoken, GAN, NIO and more with Eric Schleien

Taking stock of 2019: idea performance and thesis updates

Its close enough to year end to check in on how the ideas I've presented during the year have performed, and to update where we stand on the various theses presented. The below table summarizes the overall performance of each idea since publishing, along with benchmark performance, and alpha (outperformance vs the benchmark). Note, this … Continue reading Taking stock of 2019: idea performance and thesis updates

Is the market even semi-form efficient? The Aercap conundrum

Imagine I told you nothing about two different companies except their historical long-term earnings power (net income through the cycle; return on assets/equity %, etc) and capital structure (equity/total assets, debt/total capital, etc). I then told you they were both financial companies dependent upon access to capital markets for funding - making them somewhat comparable … Continue reading Is the market even semi-form efficient? The Aercap conundrum