Chief Investment Officer, Jamie Nicol provides a brief update on the current market and how DNR Capital is responding.
Well, over the past year, we’ve been talking about inflation and the negative impact that that can potentially have on markets. What we’ve seen in recent months and particularly last month is central banks really committing to fighting inflation, lifting interest rates by 0.75% and highlighting a clear commitment to addressing inflation. Now, this presents challenges for the Fed because they’ve got to walk a fairly narrow path between trying to temper inflation without causing the economy to roll into recession. And I think markets over the past month have started to worry that they’re more likely to tip it into a recession. And as a result, markets have been quite weak.
So it can be quite difficult for investors to be able to anticipate the extent of a downturn, the extent of a recession, the extent of a economic slow down. But what we find is during these periods, if we can look through and try to find some good quality companies that are trading at decent discounts, then that can be quite opportunistic for us in the long run.
So a company that we’ve been adding to is Domino’s Pizza. It was halved over the last six months, it was a COVID winner, did very well through that period, but we have seen its earnings pull back as expectations get a little bit more manageable. But when we think about Domino’s, we think it’s quite a resilient business. It’s product is priced at a low price point. So if the consumer is feeling a bit stretched from inflation, then that potential for them to trade down to a product like Domino’s is quite strong. And so I think it’ll prove to be quite resilient. It’s got opportunities to grow through Japan, through Europe, potentially add some new regions and with very good management focused on ensuring that they can respond to the current environment. We think they’ll be better placed than the most companies. So opportunities to add quality, give businesses, amidst the downturn, can be a profitable exercise in the long run.
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