Ask the expert.......Danica Pension

Now most of us have picked our shares, it will be interesting to see how we go. If you didn't get an opportunity to pick a share, no problem. Just pick one at the next meeting. Thanks to Morgan for setting up the trading game.

A couple of interesting out-takes from last meeting.....based on the share picks it seems we are weighted towards the IT sectors, so let's hope it performs well. It was also interesting to see the different risk profiles (conservative vs aggressive) and people's preference for different approaches to analysis (pure fundamental, technical, mixed).

Finally, the break out session went particularly well, where everyone got an opportunity to have a say, rather than listening to me bable on, I suggest we keep the breakouts as a regular part of the meetings.

I have been in contact with Danica Pension who has agreed to speak at a meeting, just trying to find out if they can do it on 4th (now confirmed). I have also had a chat with Saxo bank and expect that they will also speak at one of our next meetings, and I'm currently speaking with Nordea.

(Rough) Agenda

- Morgan to introduce the sharemarket game, including overview of week one performance.

- Ask the expert, Danica Pension to present on risk profiles and risk/return trade off.

- Breakout into groups to share and discuss what information people found about their shares.

- Update on discussions with banks

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I just set up a forum, temporarily using a subdomain on one of my domain names. If I recall correctly Glenn said that he bought a domain for the meetup, in which case we may use it. Anyway, if you want to try it, the address is:

    You will find an area called "General discussions", we will open more as we need them.
    Feel free to play with it and let me know if you have suggestions.

    March 5, 2013

  • Steen


    as discussed yesterday below is the list of stocks I consider at the moment:

    Fortum Corp. (Finland)
    Metso (Finland)
    Müncherner Rück (Germany)
    Johnson & Johson (US)

    My criterias were to find good, strong companies with cash flows allowing above average yields (dividends). Some may not be strong growth cases, but they have the kind security I prefer (good management, vision, strong market position etc.)

    I found the technical analysis on Euroinvestor and it seems most already passed or are close to a good entry point (golden cross).

    Fortum and Metso may be able to grow their business in new market they are entering.

    Also looked at Eon and RWE as alternatives to Fortum.

    Hope for your comments.


    March 5, 2013

    • Matt

      Thanks for sharing Steen.

      The cash flow focus is a great approach. Of the four, Fortum cash flow looks a little tight, they have been increasing borrowings to cover dividend and capex. Not necessarily a bad thing, given lost cost of borrowing. But worth taking in to account when considering the sustainability of the yield.

      J&J is a star, but doesn't appear super cheap?

      March 5, 2013

    • Matt

      *given low cost of borrowing

      March 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry guys, can't make it tonight. Please take some notes so I can catch up next time :)

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Another meeting is overlapping today.

    March 4, 2013

  • Morgan Mc G.

    Hi Folks,

    I've set up our game on Market Watch, each user can only have 1 portfolio per game, so I bought $10,000 worth of each stock.

    I bought all but 2 stocks: Nestle and Meda are not traded on the US market as far as I can see, correct me if I'm wrong! If Glenn and Thomas can suggest alternate stocks I can trade these (or else feel free to do so yourselves using the details below).

    Anyone can join our game and compete, you just have to register with Market Watch (free). Once you sign up you can search for the name of our game "cph investing 1" and create your own portfolio!

    If you want to see our portfolio, click on "Join Game" and sign in with the following details:

    User: [masked]

    Pass: investingcph

    Clicking on portfolio will show you how our portfolio is doing! Note I've only made the trades tonight so they will be executed tomorrow when the US market opens. Let me know if you have questions!

    February 19, 2013

    • Glenn M.

      You mentioned that Nestle was not traded on the US market?

      February 24, 2013

    • Matt

      After that I commented that I found we could buy Nestle's ADS so put in the buy order on that

      February 25, 2013

  • Matt

    This is a good video 2min explaining the difference between fundamental and technical analysis:

    February 19, 2013

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