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Time to play catch up this Sunday on SIG, PensionBee, and Carnival

2021-09-26 10:59:16

It is a good debate whether the weekend is the start of the week or the end of the week.  Given a choice I would say the latter and - reflecting this - it is time to play a bit of catch up on three stocks I have mentioned before.  


Madness and excitement at Carnival Cruises

2021-06-25 11:39:21

As I noted last month here, I do own some shares in Carnival Corporation (CCL) on the basis that (1) I was too optimistic in early 2020 thinking about Covid-19 only being focused on China but; (2) I did double up my holding a couple of months later on the basis that the owner of the Carnival Cruise Line, Princess Cruises, Holland America Line, P&O Cruises, Seabourn, Costa Cruises, AIDA Cruises and Cunard was going to be loved by a growing number of (rich and ageing) holidaymakers around the world.  Obviously I would not ever go myself...but as discussed about multiple other sectors and stocks, this has never been a reason for me not to invest (after all, inherently I am personally unbelievably boring in any case).  


Carnival keeps on hoping...and so do I!

2021-04-07 15:50:43

You know some of my recent thoughts on the cruise ship company Carnival (CCL), which I bought too early in the Covid-19 crisis but doubled up more sensibly. So are we going to see a run back to a twenty quid or above share price to bring me back to profit?


You won't find me using Carnival or Imperial Brands...but I still own both shares

2021-03-30 11:22:01

First I see that Carnival (CCL) shares are up a couple of percent this morning to a £16 share price. Despite an initial badly timed investment of the shares below £30 over a year ago when only China was impacted by the Covid-19 challenges, a further sales update has brought me closer to breaking even. It struck me during the dog days of last year that there was some potential to see a substantial share price improvement. After all if you get vaccinated - as a growing proportion of older and/or richer travellers in the world are - then your scope to get back onto a cruise ship in 2021-2 has gone substantially up...


Carnival: the update

2020-07-11 14:02:16

So far in 2020 I have made a few mistakes, made a few cracking calls and thanks to a persistently healthy gold position, have not completely embarrassed myself.  Naturally I should have held zero stocks up until the 20th March and then purchased a range of near-bankrupt names equivalent to 100% of my cash balance at that point...but I am not a genius Robinhood trader.  As discussed back on 20th March  there was little choice but to eat humble pie on Carnival (CCL) but my ultimate conclusion was my investment 'can stay as a lesson'. 


The one where I eat humble pie about Carnival Cruises

2020-03-20 10:27:46

I talked about the ongoing 'company playbook on Covid-19' earlier in the week and the steady stream of updates about uncertainty and credit lines continue apace in today's regulatory news disclosures. It is all about resilience and persistence and - to put it horribly bluntly - survival for corporate names. Those who exhibit such traits will have higher market shares in a couple of years time (on the assumption of a return to normality naturally)…


The fear of fear

2020-03-01 10:31:29

I read a good bit of investment advice the other day - yes, despite almost a quarter of a century as some kind of professional investor I am still learning. It noted that 'if you're a very rare trader with edge, you'll act according to your strategy...if you're one of the majority of traders with no edge, this volatility may be revealing'. Goodness I wish I had exhibited sufficient knowledge and accrued insight to have written that.  It is very true in my opinion.  


Carnival, cruising, the coronavirus and me

2020-02-16 11:33:29

Remember when I wrote back in December  about cruise holidays (and with particular reference to Carnival (CCL) that 'naturally you will never get me to go on one as spending seven or ten days on a big tub, having to be polite to the same group of people at every meal, whilst simultaneously eating far too much sounds like some kind of personal hell'? Clearly I forgot the propensity for such boats to be disease havens too, as recent news events have shown.  


Carnival is crusin' for what exactly in 2020?

2019-12-22 13:20:57

It is more than three-and-a-half years since anybody on this website wrote about Carnival (CCL)  which surprises me as it plays into quite a few seemingly attractive investment themes around leisure, demographics and even emerging market growth.  Yes, cruise companies are now fitted out ships with just the Chinese market in mind.  Keep that red flag cruising and all that.  


The Firm that Launched 100 Ships May Cruise to Greater Glory.

2016-05-07 01:57:21

Hello Share Turners. It’s Carnival (CCL) time again. I’ve commended to you before the biggest leisure cruise company in the world. Let me update that view. Carnival is the face of British capitalism that launched 100 ships. That’s enough for 212,000 berths, or sleeping places as we non-nautical types like to say. It operates under a few famous names, including  P&O Cruises, Cunard, Swan and Princess. And it does cruises, well, all over the place.


Fear of Terrorists Won't stop the Carnival, as Cruising Gathers More Fans.

2015-12-15 01:24:13

Hello Share Swooners. I've been saying that the pre-Christmas affect on shares would influence some stocks more than others. Among the possible winners, I thought were holiday purveyors. Coming to mind were Tui (TUI), Thomas Cook (TCG) and Carnival (CCL) the big cruising firm.


Carnival: Bank a 31% profit made since July.

2014-12-12 04:52:41

Last July when the skies were blue and the weather warmer, I stumbled across what looked like the depressed share price of Carnival Plc. (CCL) the Caribbean cruise liner company; the shares were then 2117p. Last seen, the share price was almost 2790p – an increase of 31% in five months.


Carnival, buy sell or hold at 2664p

2014-11-19 01:06:53

It is to be noted that Carnival (CCL) the cruise liner business with a good share of the US Caribbean nautical holiday business has at a share price of 2664p (last seen) broken out of a trading range going back to 2012 into new share price territory. That is happy outcome because in a brief note published last July I said that I though the shares looked like a buy at 2117p. So, having risen a useful 25% and more in four months what does one do now? 


Carnival at 2117p looks interesting as a potential buy

2014-07-11 07:08:18

If you are looking for underperforming shares which might undergo a change of market perception then have a look at Carnival (CCL), the holiday cruise company. I understand that one major investment bank has taken it off their “underperforming” list.

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