In our September 4th paper, IPO Stocks are the New Staples – History and Current Data Suggest that is as Silly as it Sounds, we submit historical evidence that Tesla’s $400bn market cap, despite having just 1.4% US market share, may be the apogee of equity mispricings in the current bubble. From the close on August 24th to the high on September 1st Tesla’s market cap rose over $90bn or said another way “a Volkswagen” or “half-a-Toyota”.  That’s a lot of market cap for a week of trading where the primary news is they are diluting owners with a $5bn stock issuance to fund operations.  Kailash believes the day-to-day movements of many popular stocks are now totally decoupled from fundamentals and reality. Investors seem to have lost sight of what numbers mean.

We are in the phase of this bubble where you start to think “the 285 acres of land under the Imperial Palace in Japan was worth more than all the real estate in California in 1989” is the appropriate analogy.

To show the extremity of today’s mania we would note that the market cap of AAPL and Microsoft is now over half a trillion dollars LARGER than the entire market cap of the Nikkei 225. Apple and Microsoft could be the best of the US mega-caps.  But numbers like these are difficult to digest.  Apple and Microsoft could buy…..Japan’s entire suite of blue-chip companies, pick up $4.5 trillion in revenues and triple profits.  IS IT ANY WONDER BERKSHIRE IS SHOPPING IN JAPAN?

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  1. As a reminder for our Financial Advisors: our models are available on a continuous basis, and most have been in production for over a decade.  If you are looking for simple, concentrated, low turnover, and tax efficient model portfolios we would like to talk with you.  KCR also offers a wide range of easy-to-use but sophisticated tools.  Our toolkits can help identify mispriced stocks with the best and worst risk/reward characteristics, estimate a stock’s duration and warn you when a company is engaging in low-quality accounting. Over the last 12 years, KCR has built and offers time-tested and class-leading products built by experienced and proven money managers for fixed to low prices.
  2. Kailash Capital’s sister company, L2 Asset Management, runs market neutral, long/short, large-cap, and mid-cap long-only portfolios with a value and quality bias.  L2 employs a highly disciplined investment process characterized by moderate concentration, low turnover, high tax efficiency, and low fees. While nobody can predict the future, we believe the recent resurgence in risk-adjusted returns seen across all products is the beginning of what may be a long period where speculation is punished, and prudence and patience rewarded.
The topics discussed in this article are aimed at seasoned professionals, as such, we have included some extra reading for anyone seeking out more information related to the topics above.


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September 15, 2020 |

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