Business Beyond The Latest Craze

Christmas is a magical time of the year – a time for the Christian world to celebrate all that is good in mankind. The magic I am referring to is also linked to incredible power bestowed on parents during the month of December. Children that were unruly for the previous eleven months are suddenly transformed into models of good behaviour as they endeavour to stay off Santa’s naughty list.

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Is It All Fun And Games?

The following article was contributed by Harley, and gives a very detailed account of Funtastic as a possible turnaround story. If you have the skill to identify them, turnarounds can be very profitable investments, although its not an area of focus for us at Montgomery Investment Management. In 2006, Funtastic fell to a B5 on our quality and performance ratings, and since that time has been outside the range that we would normally consider “investment grade”.  However, as Harley points out, Funtastic may enjoy better times ahead if its portfolio of toys appears on enough Christmas shopping lists.

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