Boardwalktech Software has developed a patented Digital Ledger Technology Platform used by over twenty Fortune 500 companies. With strong growth expected in 2021, the company is one of my current top picks!
After seven years in the microcap sector, I share some of the lessons I have learned!
Five years after my last article on this topic, here are brand new gift ideas for 2020!
Brandon Chow shares how he hunts for new investment opportunities in the Canadian microcap sector.
A few thoughts about the impacts of the pandemic on the stock market.
Philippe comes back as a guest contributor to provide an update on his TFSA Challenge, and to make a special offer…!
The COVID-19 pandemic certainly had an impact on your portfolio. Find out how Brandon Chow is approaching microcap investing during these unprecedented times!
Maj Soueidan |
Engaging in meaningful dialogue with a company’s management team takes preparation and an organized approach. In this article, our contributor Maj Soueidan shares some of his favorite interview topics and questions!
Mediavalet is a fast-growing enterprise digital asset management (DAM) platform that supports marketing and creative operations around the world. The company is one of our top picks for 2020. Read our report to know why!
Trevor Treweeke |
Private placements can create some of the most profitable investment opportunities in Canada. As a small retail investor, you might think you don’t have access to those opportunities, but this is not entirely true. Find out why!
The January effect is a fascinating anomaly that deserves consideration. See how you can take advantage of it as we approach the end of the year!
Resources abound on strategies and criteria for buying stocks, but what about selling? Are there strategies at all?
There are many ways to make money with investing. Use these three ideas to further your investment process and improve your returns!
Sometimes good decisions end with bad outcomes, or vice versa. Being too focused on the results can prove to be one of your biggest enemies in investing. See what our recommendations are to fix the problem!
Have you ever wondered what those magic questions were to find your next multi-bagger? Brandon shares his five favorite questions to gauge the long-term potential of a company.
Read Mathieu’s review of this excellent book, which is a favorite of many renowned investors.
Xebec Adsorption Inc. is a global provider of gas generation, purification and filtration solutions for the industrial, energy and renewables marketplace. The company is one of our top picks for 2019. Read our report to know why!
See Mathieu’s review of the book Capital Compounders, in which we were recently featured!
Because every investor has limited time resources, it is crucial to be able to determine quickly whether a company is worth researching or not. In this article, Mathieu explains his simple process to filter companies effectively!
Brisio Innovations is an investment holding company that recently completed a major acquisition. Read our complete investment thesis to learn why we think the stock represents an attractive investment opportunity!
Nowadays, technology start-ups are waiting longer and longer before going public. In the face of such phenomenon, should microcap investors turn to equity crowdfunding platforms to invest in early-stage companies?
Listen to Philippe’s interview on the Planet MicroCap Podcast, recorded live from Las Vegas in April!
Isn’t the goal of every company to pay regular dividends to their shareholders at some point? Well, not necessarily. See why it’s not always the case for microcap companies!
To succeed in the stock market, it’s important to be aware of the cognitive biases that can affect us and consciously try to push them back. The complexity bias probably affects your results without you even being aware of it!
If you have been following this blog for some time, you probably heard about Ackroo Inc. (TSX Venture: AKR) before. Things are about to change big time for the company in 2018 thanks to the transformational acquisition of LoyalMark. We see a clear path to $10M in revenue, which should slowly take the stock up to…
BlueRush Media Group is a turnaround. The stock is extremely unknown and illiquid. Based on our FY18 and FY19 forecasts, we believe that shares of BlueRush Media Group are undervalued and offer a potential upside of…
With the holiday season approaching quickly, Espace MicroCaps, in collaboration with Hardbacon, is pleased to give away 8 individual versions of “Not another boring course about investing”, a total value of 800$!
In this environment of high confidence towards North-American financial markets, this book will remind you that risk still exists and most importantly, that it must be considered.
Interviewing a company’s CEO is essential before investing as it’s a unique opportunity to deepen your knowledge about the company. Discover Mathieu’s process for interviewing management teams successfully!
RSI International Systems Inc. is the developer of RoomKeyPMS, a web-based Property Management System (PMS) sold to a wide variety of hospitality industry clients around the world. Read our complete investment thesis to learn more about the company.
Yesterday, Pioneering Technology Corp. (PTE.V) closed at a price of $1.15, up 820% in 11 months relative to our entry point, which was in a private placement we participated in last year. It’s been a wild ride, as you will see by reading our case study!
In this new series of article that I will call ”The self-taught investor”, I will share some thoughts and advice to hopefully help you become better investors. Discover how I managed to multiply my starting capital by more than 3 times in less than 3 years as a microcap investor and this, without any academic training in accounting or finance.
Maj Soueidan |
There are many reasons why investors should look for opportunities among small capitalized companies. Whether you are a stock picker or quantitative investor, retail investor or big billion-dollar fund, going small can offer multiple benefits to your investment process. Discover why in this GeoInvesting article!
Imaflex Inc. was established in 1994 and is focused on the development and manufacturing of innovative solutions for the multi-billion-dollar flexible packaging and agriculture industries. The company developed two revolutionary agricultural films, Shine N’ Ripe XL and ADVASEAL, whose sales could start to accelerate in a very significant manner.
Ackroo recently released its preliminary FY 2016 financial results and announced a new promising partnership with the lubricants division of a large Canadian petroleum provider. 2017 should be a very exciting year for this tiny gift card and loyalty solutions provider.
Philippe Bergeron-Bélanger |
After taking the time to reflect on the future of this blog, we are convinced and motivated more than ever to accomplish our mission: help you improve your knowledge and investment skills, expand your network and grow your stock portfolio. How do wet get there? Details inside.
Ackroo Inc. (AKR.V) recently released its 2016 second quarter financial results. To keep our readers informed about recent developments, here is a short update covering all the key points.
Ackroo Inc. (AKR.V) recently released its 2015 annual audited financial statements as well as Q1 2016 financial results. To keep our readers informed about recent developments, here is a short update covering all the key points.
Mathieu Martin |
When Philippe and I look for investment ideas, we rely on a few tools to help us to discover new ideas or to follow closely the companies that we think might fit our criteria eventually. In this article, I would like to present you a tool that we use daily and that we feel is […]
On Wednesday night, Philippe and I attended the launch cocktail of Quebec Bourse, formely known as Association des Sociétés Québécoises Cotées en Bourse (ASQCB). The association decided a few months ago to review its marketing positioning and to refocus its objectives. We have been hearing about Quebec Bourse for a while in our network, so we […]
2015 has been a tough year for most microcap investors as the whole space went through a correction and a period of low buying interest and liquidity. I had a tough year and I think I learned a lot from it. I read What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars a few months ago and […]
Chip Maloney |
These are tough markets for Canadian microcap investors. The toughest in a number of years in my opinion. The TSX Venture Index is down more than 25% in 2015. The stock prices of many small companies I follow are down more than 70% from their peaks. Granted some of these stocks got ahead of themselves. […]
Update: Top 5 Gift Ideas For An Investment Enthusiast – 2020 Edition now available! With the holidays approaching quickly, I decided to write something in the spirit of Christmas instead of our traditional educational articles. If you are at the last minute like me to shop for Christmas gifts, this top 5 gift ideas might help […]
Return on Equity (ROE) and Return on Assets (ROA) are two ratios that are widely used by investment professionals when comes the time to analyze a business. However, it seems like these tools are far less popular in the case of private or retail investors. Upon reading about these ratios for the past month or two, […]
In a few weeks I’ll be attending the Microcap Conference at the Marriott in Philadelphia on November 4th and 5th. I wanted to post the speaker list as well as profiles of the companies that will be attending. If you haven’t secured a spot yet it’s time to sign up now. They are almost out of […]
For my first article on Espace MicroCaps, I thought I would make a parallel between poker, a game I’ve been interested in for many years, and stock market investing. First off, let me tell you a little bit about myself. Since a really young age, I have always had an entrepreneur mind and have been […]
Chip Maloney |
Over my fifteen year investing career, I have made so many mistakes that I have lost count. Some of these were made due to poor analysis of the business, some were made due to inadequate research, and countless more blunders were made treading outside of my areas of expertise. However, many times, the mistakes were […]
In this article we will explain our method for finding suitable investment candidates in the microcap space. If you are a part-time investor like we are, we recommend you focus your energy on only one market to start off. We recommend the TSX Venture, home of Canadian microcaps, where most institutions stay away making it […]