Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The Alice Network

Helping The Allies fight back against the Nazis was a vast network of spies embedded in the territories occupied by the Germans. With many of the men either dead or fighting on the front lines, a lot of this spy work was done by women. The Alice Network is a novel about one node of a spy network that actually existed.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Rules of Civility

I've enjoyed a couple of Amor Towles' other books, so I decided to grab his first novel, Rules of Civility

Friday, January 6, 2023

Karsan Value Funds: 2022 Q4 Results

Karsan Value Funds (KVF) is a value-oriented fund, as described here. Due to securities regulations, the fund is not open to the public at this time. Should that change in the future, there will be an announcement on this site.

For the fourth quarter ended December 31st, 2022, KVF gained $7.58 per share, increasing the value of each share to $47.11. This 22% pre-tax return trounced the mid-single-digit returns generated by the S&P 500, Russell 2000 and S&P/TSX indices. Currency gains helped returns by $0.29 per share in the quarter.