Updated: Scorecard to 2017-09-29

Better late than never.

MMC continues to lead the way with a gain of 60% (excluding dividends) since I first made mention of it in October of 2015. Check the link here to read my analysis of the Company: Boring Is Beautiful: Marsh & McLennan Companies

Marketing juggernaut OMC continues to struggle, but I still believe the Company is an attractive long-term hold for the serious dividend investor. You can read my write-up on the Company here: A Stock even “MADMEN” Would Love.

Check out “My Scorecard” page for how my picks have been faring since first mention.

Happy Investing!

 

 

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Diapers Get Messy…But Could Be A Good Business To Be In.

A Morgan Stanley-backed investment fund recently announced it has taken a  stake in baby and adult diaper maker DSG International Thailand:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-dsg-intl-th-morgan-stanley-m-a-idUSKCN12B10H

Groupe Bruxelles Lambert, a Belgium-based investment holding company which I believe is a good long-term hold and is up nearly 15% in EUR terms since my post (ABC, DEF, GBL?), also has exposure to a similar business via its investment in Belgium’s Ontex (www.ontexglobal.com).

I am going to go out on a limb here, but it looks like the smart money may be in diapers.

 

My Year-End Scorecard

As I consider myself to be a long-term investor, I take short-term disappointment in stride…not a few months does a successful investment make. Having said that, periodic performance reviews should be undertaken to ensure the ‘story’ that lead you to invest in the business in the first place has not materially changed (i.e. obsolescence, regime change etc.) and the businesses are still attractive for the long haul.  Continue reading