Responsible Investor Portfolio Update, August 8th, 2020 | $TCEHY $NEM $BK $SYF $GILD $GRUB $SQQQ $SCO $PCG $LVMUY $LRLCY $PEUGF $ELC.MI

Welcome to the ever rising stock market era where nothing that used to matter really matters anymore. One could call it state capitalism.

Another week of growth across the board with the US markets leading the push towards ATHs. With the US presidential election now just 90 days away, chances are that more stimulus and more bubble blowing policies will be implemented. That’s all well and good in the short term, but will happen in the long term ? If momentum is dictating the current market direction, at some point valuations will matter, one would think.

In the meantime our portfolio was basically flat this week due to a couple stinkers, namely $TCEHY -which has been affected by Trump’s attack to Chinese stocks- and Italian Contractor WeBuild which has now dropped below 1.1€ and is very close to my line in the sand. On the positive side, $GRUB becomes our first position to pass the 30% mark, a capital appreciation threshold I use to determine when to have take profit (TP) ready: more on this in future weekly updates.

We have sold our position on $IMA.MI on Monday with a nice +14% profit in just one week ! No other changes to the portfolio this week but there are many stocks on my watchlist, such as $CSPG, $SMSFT and $AMAT.

From this week onwards you will see all the stop loss (SL) prices which have been defined so far. A general rule I follow is to consider a 7 to 10% loss to determine the SL price depending on whether it is a divided stock or not and on the general market performance. The SL price increases if the investment relates to a leveraged ETF. And with every rule, there are always exceptions of course !

The table below summarises the portfolio performance since inception.

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Featured stock of the week: #Solaredge ($SEDG)

Israel-based Solaredge ($SEDG) designs, develops, and sells direct current (DC) optimized inverter systems for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations.

The stock has shown its strength yesterday with a price increase in excess of 3% when most of the market was in red.

Its performance over the last year has been exceptional, with a peak of more than 200% and a current year-on-year capital appreciation of 148%. With this week’s move the stock is now trading above its 200 days moving average.

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But the stock is not only about momentum as it still sports an attractive valuation with PEG (5 years expected) of 0,82.

Solaredge is benefitting from its digital technology in a sector still dominated by analogue devices.

Whether it is due to favorable regulation, like the recent one dictating that in California all new houses should be equipped with PV panels, or simply because switching to solar “makes perfect economic sense” to use the words of Tony Seba, Solaredge seems well positioned from riding the long wave of solar energy.

This stock is also an example of a way of investing in a company that enables the transition towards more sustainable energy resources.