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T&C | Compliance Mandated Podcast Number 0001: A New Hope


Will and Adam explore the rebellion in stock markets, including the recent carnage prompted by margin calls on a highly levered family office. The two also discuss the red-hot housing market, transitory vs. lasting inflation, the bond market’s appetite for junk, the surprising strength of the dollar and its effect on Burl Ives’ favorite commodities.

T&C | Compliance Mandated Podcast Number 0001: A New Hope2021-04-05T13:13:00+00:00

Danielle Dailey


Danielle Dailey Research and Process Analyst Danielle is a Research and Process Analyst with experience in client-facing finance, strategy, and operations. Danielle began her career in business consulting with a Big 4 public accounting firm. Before joining Formidable, she contributed to strategic process initiatives as a Finance and Operations Analyst for financial [...]

Danielle Dailey2021-03-31T18:50:35+00:00

Nano One Update: After the Capital Raise…


Nano One recently issued stock at $5.35 Canadian to raise a total of $25M. While we were first concerned about this decision, after speaking to the company, we feel more sanguine about the prospects for this capital. Obviously, dilution is nothing we cheer, especially as shareholders of a company without earnings currently. But the impetus behind it, per our discussion with the company, is that its customer base is demanding larger proof of concept deliverables.

Nano One Update: After the Capital Raise…2021-03-26T20:00:24+00:00

T&C | Stupid Has Been Normalized


Will and Adam delve into grammar and how adding misused words, e.g., supposably, to the dictionary normalizes stupidity and is analogous to the market rewarding investors in meme stocks. We connect the dots on the disconnect between the Fed’s transitory view of inflation versus what the market is anticipating, look at the overlooked impact of the variant in Europe, and discuss other risks the market is currently ignoring in its desire to mitigate FOMO.

T&C | Stupid Has Been Normalized2021-03-22T16:55:16+00:00

Market Commentary – Variant Perception – March, 2021


Cliches. The investing world is full of them. Wide-moat business. Intrinsic value. Be fearful when others are greedy. Skate to where the puck is going. Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face.

Market Commentary – Variant Perception – March, 20212021-03-05T16:45:30+00:00

T&C | Tea and crumpets…Literally


Will and Adam welcome Jennie Ripps, co-founder and CEO of Owl’s Brew, an emerging leader in the rapidly growing hard tea category. The three talk about the history of the company, its pivot to boozy tea, the challenges and opportunities of running a business during a pandemic, and why ingredients matter if you want to drink wise. They put the latter to the test with an impromptu taste comparison, and conclude with an analysis of the relative perceived sagacity of spectacles versus monocles.

T&C | Tea and crumpets…Literally2021-02-09T13:55:05+00:00

Market Commentary – Fight Club – February, 2021


We looked at 2020 through the lens of 1999, specifically its worst music. Strangely, while the music from 1999 was dreadful, the films released that year were truly outstanding. This first month of 2021 reminded us of several classic films from 1999. With that, let’s Go (underrated cult classic).

Market Commentary – Fight Club – February, 20212021-02-05T20:08:53+00:00

Market Commentary – War Games – January, 2021


What is clear is that this year has been widely regarded “unprecedented”, an overused term Recently, we have seen many instances of “unprecedented” behavior and this last two weeks of market trading is another chapter in this unprecedented time. In order to enjoy this “meal of information” we are going to now “set the table,” and try to explain what is happening in the stock market.

Market Commentary – War Games – January, 20212021-01-30T05:13:05+00:00

The Big Short Squeeze: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?


One of the books on our recent reading list was a fantastic biography on Winston Churchill. A quote of his we use often is, “You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” Recently, dogs, so to speak, have been barking.

The Big Short Squeeze: Is the Juice Worth the Squeeze?2021-01-28T15:22:19+00:00

Lithium Americas: After Approval, What’s Next?


In September, 2020, we initially presented our thesis on Lithium Americas (NYSE: LAC), which was on sale thanks to Battery Day. Much has changed with the story, punctuated by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) approval of LAC’s Thacker Pass project in Nevada

Lithium Americas: After Approval, What’s Next?2021-01-18T20:46:56+00:00