There has been recent speculation as to whether inflation is returning? Our analyst Alexander Järf highlights three perspectives on why we think owning quality businesses is one option even in an environment of higher inflation.
Part of the nature of the stock markets is that prices fluctuate from one day to the next. Timing the ups and downs is almost impossible. How to prepare for different market turmoil?
For years, Sifter Fund’s largest investments have been Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Lam Research Corporation (LRCX), which operate in the semiconductor sector. Why we find them exceptionally strong, high-quality companies?
A philanthropy workshop opened Henri Kulvik’s eyes: investing creates not only monetary profits but also profits measured in wellbeing.
According to Morningstar, Sifter Fund is rated 5/5 in terms of responsibility. This score means that we are rated among the world’s most responsible funds. We wanted to take a closer look at this important theme.
Investors often believe that investing in an actively managed equity fund is expensive compared to investing directly in stocks or investing in passive funds.
The past three years have held some unusual moments for many investors. Personally, I’ve become even more convinced that timing the market is impossible.
One of the benefits of fund investing is risk diversification. We listed a few coronavirus losers and winners in Sifter’s portfolio.
Long-term investment and the diversification of shareholdings are two of the golden rules of equity investment. Historically, applying these principles has led to good performance.
Sifter added new quality companies to its portfolio. Read our analysts’ comments on the companies and see the price development of each stock as graphs.
Having lived through several crises, we have learned that the best thing to do when fear creeps in is to look at things rationally.
During the spring, the atmosphere at Sifter was calm but determined. We decided to seize the opportunity offered by the crisis.
A quality investor must evaluate a company and its business not only through several key figures but also by weighing perspectives that are not always easily interpreted through numbers.
Varian Medical Systems meets many of the criteria for an ideal company to invest in. Read what makes Varian an excellent investment for Sifter.
The cornerstone of our approach is to always invest in businesses, not in share prices. Holding shares in high-quality businesses pays off, even during challenging times.
If the price of a stock falls by 10%, most investors are likely to think that they should sell their shares. Read what Hannes thinks about value vs price.
Sifter has been awarded a perfect five-star rating by Morningstar, the world’s leading specialist in fund analysis. The five-star rating, which is familiar to many from the world of cinema, means that Sifter’s PI fund class is rated among the best in its category.
The revenue model is the engine of a company. When you understand the revenue model, you understand how the engine works. In our view, a good revenue model has three characteristics.
Railway companies are a wholly unique investment target. They invest heavily in their network and equipment, and any possible competitors must make the same types of investments. The threshold for entry is high.
Last week, I got a call from our French investor. He contacted me and initially, I assumed he was scared about his investment…
When the coronavirus crisis hit the stock markets, Sifter’s analysts rolled up their sleeves. Over the course of the past few weeks, we have carried out a three-stage analysis of all 30 companies in our portfolio.
Like any human activity, investing is prone to errors of human thinking and behaviour. How can these mistakes be avoided? Hannes Kulvik lists the 10 biggest pitfalls for investors to avoid.
Serial entrepreneur Mika Mäkeläinen was seated in Sifter’s humble meeting room in Helsinki, where the company’s employees presented Sifter’s investment principles…
Sifter’s portfolio management process is one of rejection. When only 30 companies from a pool of 65,000 candidates can be included, there is no room for error.