Monthly Archives: December 2022

Gnostic Model Portfolio Return for the Fiscal Year Ended 12/31/2022.

(All figures are quoted in USD unless otherwise stated) For the fiscal quarter ended 12/30/2022, the Gnostic Global Portfolio closed with a value of $677.31. This compares to the valuation for the 3rd quarter ended 09/30/22 at $576.60, resulting in

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Grupo Comercial Chedraui (CHDRAUIB.MX, $4.27 USD) Completes Purchase of the 36 Store Chain Tiendas de Descuento Arteli.

The purchase, priced at roughly 3X EV/EBITDA, represents an example of the fiscal discipline involved in the expansion of Chedraui throughout its competitive markets. In addition to the 36 stores under the banners Arteli, Arteli Express and Ak√° Superbodega, the

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US Retail Sales Report for November Confirms Stress Points with Relatively Few Pockets of Strength.

American retail sales for the month of November declined by a greater level than was previously forecast. Adjusted for inflation, all retail categories, save grocery and restaurants, experienced a net revenue decline for the month. Furniture, electronics, sporting goods, motor

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Costco Wholesale Corporation (COST-NASDAQ, $481.50) Is Sold From the Model Portfolio on Recent Earnings Disappointment.

Costco is one of the most widely mythologized retailers on the planet today. Many customers, myself included, as well as almost all of the long term employees of Costco, are shareholders in the corporation. We marvel at the ability of

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