How To Invest In Scandinavia And The Nordic Region (How Can You Invest In Scandinavia?)

The Nordic region is small, with only 28 million people, but nearly all the main investment possibilities are represented. The Nordic Juggernaut is Nasdaq Stockholm, which has the most companies listed and is the biggest in market capitalization. However, the most prominent company is Danish: the insulin giant Novo Nordisk with a market cap of…

Swedish Investment Companies: Their Dividend Track-Records

Instead of buying an active mutual fund, you can choose to invest in an investment company. We have previously written several articles about these stocks and why they are a very good option for most investors. The main benefits are low management costs, diversification and active ownership. Additionally, most of them have an active and…

Swedish Investment Companies: Business, Owners, Performance And Holdings

Swedish entrepreneurs have a long history of being good stewards of capital. Because of this, we believe Swedish investment companies offer great opportunities for returns better than the averages, of course depending on the management. Some companies have performed much better than others. This article lists the most popular investment companies and compares their strategy,…

Nordic Dividend Policies

What are the main differences between Nordic dividend policies and the US? The main differences are that Nordic firms mostly let the dividend go up or down in accordance with the annual earnings, and most dividend stocks pay the dividend annually, not quarterly. Sweden is the exception where many companies aim to pay a higher…

Why Invest In Norway

Norway isn’t just popular for its beautiful landscapes and majestic northern lights but also for the attraction it has become for foreign investors with its unprecedented growth rates in comparison to elsewhere in the Eurozone. Since the industrial era, Norway has reported powerful growth rates and has gained a reputation over its neighbors in the…

The Complete List Of Swedish ADRs

The complete list of Swedish ADRs Sweden’s economy is quite developed and an export-focused economy supported by hydropower, timber, and iron ore. The primary sectors involve pharmaceuticals, industrial machines, motor vehicles, precision equipment, telecommunications, chemical goods, forestry, steel, home goods and appliances, and steel. Sweden is also establishing itself in mine, pulp industries, engineering, and…

Swedish Match – The Scandinavian Sin Stock

The company: Swedish Match is included in the Scandinavian dividend portfolio. Based in Stockholm, Sweden, and listed on the Stockholm Exchange with the ticker SWMA, Swedish Match is a company that makes snuff, snus, chewing tobacco, cigars, matches and lighters. It was originally a matchstick company (merged with tobacco producer in 1992 under the Procordia…

Kone – Profit From Urbanization And The Oligopoly Market

Introduction and summary: This is what makes Kone, a Finnish elevator company,  a potentially good investment: The company: Kone is a Finnish company and means “machine” in the local language (by the way, Finnish is not related to the Scandinavian languages). Its main listing is in Helsinki and the ticker code is KNEBV. After WW2…

The Complete List Of Finnish ADRs

The complete list of Finnish ADRs Finland has per capita output quite similar to that of France, the United Kingdom, and Germany- basically the other western European economies. Known as a vastly industrialized and mixed economy, some of the biggest sectors of Finland’s economy include services, manufacturing, and refining along with primary production. With manufacturing…

Why I’m Long Gjensidige – The Norwegian Insurer (Analysis)

Gjensidige, for non-native speakers an unpronounceable name, is a quality Norwegian insurer. I’ve been long since the IPO in 2010, and in this analysis of Gjensidige I briefly bring forward some arguments why I still own the stock (and why intend keeping it). Historical performance – boring  is good: Gjensidige has delivered significant alpha since…

Entra – A Safe Haven?

Introduction and summary: Entra is included in our portfolio called the Scandinavian/Nordic dividend portfolio. Entra (Eiendom) (ticker code is Entra) is a Norwegian real estate company – owner and manager – listed on Oslo Stock Exchange. It was recently included in the OBX-index, the main index that tracks the 25 most liquid companies. The market…

7 Reasons To Invest In The Nordic Stock Markets (Why You Should Invest In Nordic/Scandinavian Stocks)

The Nordic/Scandinavian region gets lots of coverage for its welfare models and statistical happiness, but perhaps lesser known is that its stock markets have performed really well over the last 50 years. We believe there are at least 7 reasons to invest in the Nordic stock markets: This article explains why you should invest in…

Svenska Handelsbanken Analysis- The Best Nordic Bank – Has The Best Moat There Is: Culture

Svenska Handelsbanken (called Handelsbanken in the rest of the article ) was founded in 1871 and is the oldest listed company on Stockholm Stock Exchange. The Bank has a nationwide branch network in Sweden, the UK, Norway, Denmark, Finland and the Netherlands. I have been long this stock for some years, and I believe this…

Chr. Hansen Holding AS: Wide Moat, But Management Has No Skin In The Game

Chr. Hansen Holding AS: Wide Moat, But Management Has No Skin In The Game

This article contains some brief notes on Chr. Hansen Holding AS, the famous Danish enzymes, food/nutrition and natural colors company. The article is just a short presentation of the company and writing is kept to a minimum and mostly in the forms of bullet points. The business and some history: Chr. Hansen is a Danish…