Archive for October, 2012

CONSIDER INVESTING IN “COMPOUNDERS”

October 19, 2012

“COMPOUNDERS”

  • Dominant global businesses
  • Skilled at reinvesting capital
  • Margin of safety

Some “compounders” in the FPA Crescent Fund: AON (AON), WPP (WPPGY), Unilever (UNLYF)

AON Chart

AON data by YCharts

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BRUCE BERKOWITZ: IGNORE THE CROWD

October 12, 2012

“Ignore the crowd” is the motto of this week’s Great Investor guest and Fairholme Fund’s Bruce Berkowitz.  Berkowitz, who rarely sits for television interviews, said on WEALTHTRACK that he had his work cut out for himself, defending Fairholme Fund’s losing record last year. Continue Reading »

AVOID THE UNDERPERFORMANCE TRAP!

October 12, 2012

Choose funds based on management, culture, long-term track records, and match their risk profile with your tolerance level…AND STICK WITH THEM!

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THINK LIKE A CONTRARIAN AND SELECTIVELY INVEST AGAINST THE CROWD

October 5, 2012

Wintergreen Fund (WGRNX)
First Eagle Global Fund (SGENX)

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David Winters:The Optimist Portfolio Manager

October 5, 2012

Central bankers are clearly worried about global growth. From the U.S., to Europe, to Asia, we have seen unprecedented levels of easing in recent weeks. By independent research firm ISI Group’s count, there have been more than 250 stimulative policy initiatives announced over the past 13 months. The firm also points out that we are less than 100 days from the famous fiscal cliff in the U.S., when numerous Bush era tax cuts expire and automatic spending cuts take effect if Congress and the White House can’t reach a budget compromise. If they don’t, estimates are that GDP growth could be reduced by as much as 3.5%, sending the economy into recession. Continue Reading »

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