Portfolio Managers Dave Ellison and Ryan Kelley discuss how a Democratic administration and a vaccine might affect financial stocks. They also provide their thoughts on current valuations and the attractiveness of payment processors.
Portfolio Manager Masa Takeda shares his insights on the Japanese economy and why it is faring relatively well with COVID-19. He provides his outlook for the coming year and explains why active stock picking will be important.
Midstream energy companies have long been attractive to yield-seeking investors. With historically low valuations and the potential for stock buybacks and rising payouts, now may be an extremely opportune time to consider adding exposure to the sector.
Portfolio Managers Ryan Kelley and Josh Wein review the Fund’s investment strategy and discuss the Fund’s most recent rebalance and changes in the portfolio composition. They also highlight the fundamental drivers of select sectors within the portfolio.
The Portfolio Managers of the Hennessy Gas Utility Fund discuss natural gas and electricity demand dynamics, the increased interest in renewable energy, and why utilities, with growing dividends and earnings, present an attractive investment opportunity.
An increase in cycling enthusiasts and the COVID-19 pandemic have created a surge in demand for bicycles. With a long-established history of quality manufacturing, Shimano is well-positioned to benefit as the preferred part manufacturer for the global bicycle industry.
The Hennessy Focus Fund Managers discuss current valuations, where they are finding opportunities, the investment case for new position Allegiant Travel, and how the pandemic has affected the market for used cars and car repairs.
Masa Takeda of Tokyo-based SPARX Asset Management Co., Ltd., subadvisor to the Hennessy Japan Fund, provides his thoughts on the impact of COVID-19 in Japan, Shinzo Abe’s resignation, Berkshire Hathaway’s purchase of five Japanese stocks, the Fund’s success in 2020, and compelling investment themes and stock valuations.
Berkshire Hathaway’s recent acquisition of more than 5% in five of Japan’s most esteemed corporations—Mitsubishi Corp., Mitsui & Co., Sumitomo Corp., Itochu Corp., and Marubeni—has sent a resounding signal that Japan’s valuations are compelling, potentially bolstering investor sentiment about investing in Japan.
Portfolio Managers Dave Ellison and Ryan Kelley provide their perspective on how banks are demonstrating resiliency in the face of low interest rates and the COVID-19 pandemic. They also discuss opportunities in large- and small-cap Financials.