A Few Announcements and Other Thoughts
Podcasts, purchasing global stocks, and personal news
The holiday season is upon us, and schedules are busy, so thank you for taking the time to read Flyover Stocks.
Flyover Stocks podcast
First, I wanted to share that Flyover Stocks has a podcast! The initial purpose of the podcast is to house audio versions of Flyover Stocks articles, but who knows, maybe we’ll do some other formats down the line.
As of this morning, I’ve published two episodes, including What We Talk About When We Talk About Moats.
In the coming weeks, I’ll record and publish more archived posts so that you can consume Flyover Stocks content in the car, while walking the dog, or otherwise on the go.
As much as I enjoy writing and reading, I have noticed how much my content consumption has shifted toward audio, so I would be remiss to assume you only want to read Flyover Stocks content.
Please follow and like the Flyover Stocks podcast on your favorite app so more thoughtful investors can find it and join our community.
Starting in January, I will be a finance lecturer at the University of Dayton, teaching undergraduate Intro to Finance courses. In 2017, I taught a semester of Intro to Corporate Finance for MBA students at Xavier University and enjoyed it immensely, so I’m looking forward to returning to the classroom.
In addition to teaching, I’m the incoming director of the student-run Hanley Sustainability Fund. The HSF focuses on ESG and sustainability characteristics in its holdings alongside quality and valuation markers.
ESG is squarely in the “trough of disillusionment” phase of the Gartner Hype Cycle, but sustainability-minded investing is not going away. As such, there’s ample opportunity for the students to create a blueprint for the next phase, and working with them on this challenge will be fun.
Importantly, these roles will not impact the work at Flyover Stocks. If anything, they will enhance it. I’ve found that new environments and interactions drive new insights and have positive spillover effects.
International Flyover Stocks
After last week’s profile of UK-based Halma plc, I received some questions about how often I’ll profile non-US-based companies.
US-based Flyover Stocks subscribers account for only about 40% of all subscribers, and the US market accounts for roughly two-thirds of the global market value. My plan is to profile eight US and four non-US companies over the year, or two US companies for every one global company.
I understand that, for US investors in particular, it can be more challenging to buy global companies. There are currency, higher commissions, and taxation issues to consider.
Sometimes, non-US companies are traded as over-the-counter (OTC) securities. These shares can be illiquid, infrequently traded, and carry additional fees.
I also get frustrated when I find an investment that’s complicated to buy.
That said, Flyover Stocks is not a recommendation service. Instead, I’m profiling overlooked, high-quality companies to aid you in your research. I don’t assume you’ll find every profile compelling, prudent for your portfolio, or agree with my conclusions. You shouldn’t feel like you’re missing something if you can’t or don’t want to invest in a profiled company. Always do your due diligence and consult a financial advisor or accountant if necessary.
This conversation between the late Charlie Munger and John Collison on the Invest Like the Best podcast is a must-listen.
John Rotonti has put together a great series of episodes with leading fund managers with a focus on understanding their processes and procedures.
John Huber from Base Hit Investing on John Neff’s investment approach.
This week’s Flyover Stocks posts
Stay patient, stay focused.
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