Mosaic theory means collecting public, non-public, and non-material information about any company, to help determine the intrinsic value of the company’s securities, and enable you to make decisions based on the overall picture this information forms.
This form of analysis necessitates that an investor gathers as much information about a company as is possible, which might include creative investigative work often undertaken by shorting investors.
In the past there has been debate about whether mosaic theory encourages investors to act on material insider information, which would be insider trading, but in reality, mosaic theory emphasizes utilizing non-material information in your mission for an advantage. The CFA Institute has also recognized mosaic theory as a valid method of securities analysis.
For analysts it is recommended that when mosaic theory is implemented the details of the methodology should be disclosed to clients, so accusations of misuse of insider information is avoided, and transparency is increased. As an individual investor, you won’t have this issue.
Mosaic theory also aligns closely with the scuttlebutt method, which is an analysis technique that helps investors reach decisions about a company by piecing together information garnered firsthand from discussions with those who are knowledgeable about a company, such as employees, competitors, or industry experts. Scuttlebutt method and mosaic theory both utilizing gathering many small pieces of non-material information and adding them together to come to a material conclusion, thus “reading between the lines” becomes an apt analogy.
This type of non-material information is easier to find than ever with the advent of modern technology. Sifting through company 10-K reports for financial statements or balance sheets allows any investor to do EBITDA and P/E ratio calculations to assess the intrinsic value of a company. Utilizing popular insider websites like LinkedIn or Glassdoor can provide insight into a company’s employees, customer service representatives, and senior management, allowing investors to make conclusions about a variety of factors such as labor turnover rate or company culture.
Google also provides research and analytics tools for the individual investor, such as Google Trends, which helps determine if there is demand for a company’s products or services, and can help investors conclude whether a merger or acquisition is in a company’s future, like a takeover bid from a multinational corporation because of a company’s inroads into foreign markets.
Private data or advisory firms may also offer a host of insights and analysis for investors, such as the Pew Research Center which provides the public with non-partisan insights about current macro trends, consumer sentiments and attitudes, and various issues shaping the modern world. If an investor discovers a company is out of alignment with public opinion on an issue, its future plans may be in jeopardy.
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These forward‐looking statements or information relate to, among other things: closing of the Transaction, the Company’s plan to build an advanced base and special metals portfolio, the development of the Property, including drilling activities; and future mineral exploration, development and production. Forward‐looking statements and forward‐looking information relating to any future mineral production, liquidity, enhanced value and capital markets profile of Temas, future growth potential for Temas and its business, and future exploration plans are based on management’s reasonable assumptions, estimates, expectations, analyses and opinions, which are based on management’s experience and perception of trends, current conditions and expected developments, and other factors that management believes are relevant and reasonable in the circumstances, but which may prove to be incorrect. Assumptions have been made regarding, among other things, the price of silver, gold and other metals; no escalation in the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic; costs of exploration and development; the estimated costs of development of exploration projects; Temas’ ability to operate in a safe and effective manner and its ability to obtain financing on reasonable terms. These statements reflect Temas’ respective current views with respect to future events and are necessarily based upon a number of other assumptions and estimates that, while considered reasonable by management, are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, political and social uncertainties and contingencies. Many factors, both known and unknown, could cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the results, performance or achievements that are or may be expressed or implied by such forward‐looking statements or forward-looking information and Temas has made assumptions and estimates based on or related to many of these factors. Such factors include, without limitation: the Company’s dependence on one mineral project; precious metals price volatility; risks associated with the conduct of the Company’s mining activities in Quebec; regulatory, consent or permitting delays; risks relating to reliance on the Company’s management team and outside contractors; risks regarding mineral resources and reserves; the Company’s inability to obtain insurance to cover all risks, on a commercially reasonable basis or at all; currency fluctuations; risks regarding the 6 failure to generate sufficient cash flow from operations; risks relating to project financing and equity issuances; risks and unknowns inherent in all mining projects, including the inaccuracy of reserves and resources, metallurgical recoveries and capital and operating costs of such projects; contests over title to properties, particularly title to undeveloped properties; laws and regulations governing the environment, health and safety; the ability of the communities in which the Company operates to manage and cope with the implications of COVID-19; the economic and financial implications of COVID-19 to the Company; operating or technical difficulties in connection with mining or development activities; employee relations, labour unrest or unavailability; the Company’s interactions with surrounding communities and artisanal miners; the Company’s ability to successfully integrate acquired assets; the speculative nature of exploration and development, including the risks of diminishing quantities or grades of reserves; stock market volatility; conflicts of interest among certain directors and officers; lack of liquidity for shareholders of the Company; litigation risk; and the factors identified under the caption “Risk Factors” in Temas’ management discussion and analysis. 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