The Companies and Markets show: Recession-proof housebuilders, an underrated defence stock and spotting income shares
On this week's episode, Michael Fahy is drafted in to discuss two areas of interest. First up is big builders - infrastructure projects should keep companies such as Barratt, Balfour Beatty and Costain busy even in a recession. Second for Michael is a discussion of Qinetiq, a defence stock that looks relatively good value.
James Norrington is also welcomed to the pod to talk through his long-read this week: Finding dividend stars.
Dan Jones hosts James Norrington and Michael Fahy.
The Companies and Markets show: Rentokil & Credit Suisse
On this week's episode of the Companies and Markets podcast, pest control company Rentokil is our result of the week, its strong recent performance landing it on Alex Newman's stock screen radar. Next up is the continued turmoil in the banking sector, with Credit Suisse under the microscope after its emergency rescue by UBS. And it's not the only bank under pressure... Julian Hofmann is on hand to help break it down. Finally, with the IC's Isa special edition out this week, FT consumer editor Claer Barrett joins the show to discuss her new book: 'What they don't teach you about money'.
IC Interviews: Joel Greenblatt
Joel Greenblatt is managing director and co-chief investment officer at Gotham Asset Management, having co-founded Gotham in 1985. His written work includes the famous tome The Little Book That Beats the Market, published in 2005, which set out his ‘magic formula’ for private investors.In this interview, he speaks to Dan Jones about the relative cheapness of certain US shares, why he is still a fan of big tech, the origins of the magic formula and its usefulness for investors, and the prospects for the UK equity market.Timestamps:00:00 - Intro00:58 - Investment philosophy04:27 - Risk-free rate in 202306:00 - Are we in a 'normal' environment?13:40 - Knowing your 'circle of competence'17:06 - Value versus growth in the last decade20:40 - The magic formula27:03 - Cash flow versus EBIT 32:00 - The UK market36:23 - Company spin-offs39:35 - Conglomerates40:37 - Outro
The Companies and Markets show: The collapse of SVB plus Budget reaction
On this episode of the Companies and Markets show, Dan Jones and co provide a full autopsy of the largest banking collapse since 2008, namely that of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). What happened, where are we now, and what are the implications going forward?Then it's on to reaction to Jeremy Hunt's first Budget as chancellor, with IC economist Hermione Taylor on hand to help make sense of it all.Finally, Jennifer Johnson joins the pod to break down her long read this week: Pharma's pricing problem. Dan Jones hosts Alex Newman, Julian Hofmann, Hermione Taylor, Mark Robinson and Jennifer Johnson.