These Are Trying Times For Value InvestorsRupert Hargreaves
One of the value investor’s greatest tools is patience. Value investing by its very nature is a marathon, not a spirit and this has become increasingly apparent in today’s market.
QE and near six-year bull market are two factors that have held value strategies back over the past two, or three years. Following the financial crisis, value immediately outperformed, due to its contrarian nature, but since the market recovery began, returns have deteriorated.
Value underperforms . . .