VLTAVA Fund recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. VLTAVA is a global equity investment fund launched by Daniel Gladis in 2004. You should check out VLTAVA Fund’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of the stock market crash.
In the said letter, VLTAVA highlighted a few stocks and JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is one of them. JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is an investment banking company. Year-to-date, JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) stock lost 26.2% and on August 12th it had a closing price of $102.94. Here is what VLTAVA said:
“In the quarter just ended, we bought shares of the JP Morgan. In our opinion, among all the world’s large banks, this one is the best managed and financially strongest. It did very well already in the recession of 2008, when it remained profitable and did not require government help. This made it exceptional among large banks, and we may say that this was the year when it stood out most despite the fact that, from the profitability viewpoint, it was the worst year for JP Morgan of the whole previous economic cycle. The worst year of this economic cycle clearly will be 2020. Profits will drop substantially, mainly due to large increase in bad loans. Despite this, JP Morgan should earn a lot of money this year and its strength and quality will again come to the fore. The shares of good banks can be very remunerative long-term “compounders”, and the best time to buy them is usually in times of recession.”
Last month, we published an article revealing that Giverny Capital is bullish about JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) stock. Giverny Capital said that the company earns a well-diversified stream of earnings amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) stock increased by about 14% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers seem to agree with JPMorgan’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM) is ranked #15 among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
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