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From The Archives: Warren Buffett’s $5bn Derivative Deal

Warren Buffett's investment strategy is based on the principle of buying high-quality companies at reasonable prices. This tried and tested investment strategy has created hundreds of billions of dollars of wealth for Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway's shareholders over the past 55 years. If you’re looking for value stocks, and exclusive access...

Hedge Fund Managers Ended June 2020 Up 1.75%

Hedge funds recorded strong performance in the second quarter driven by the global equity market recovery Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Equal-weighted and asset-weighted hedge fund performance Hedge fund managers ended June 2020 up 1.75% on an equal-weighted basis, and 0.82% on an asset-weighted basis, driven by the resumption...

Arquitos Capital Management 2Q20 Commentary

Arquitos Capital Management commentary for the second quarter ended June 2020, discussing their unique position in a company named Pendrell Corp (OTCMKTS:PCOA). Get The Full Seth Klarman Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Seth Klarman in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or...

Euclidean 2Q20 Letter: Quantifying Margin of Safety

Euclidean Technologies commentary for the second quarter ended June 2020, titled, "Quantifying Margin of Safety." Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Although having recovered a good deal since the March lows, value strategies like Euclidean’s continue to suffer disproportionately during the pandemic. I am reluctant to assign a cause...

Will America Accept the Worst?

Even in normal times, the news describes murders, accidents, wars, natural disasters, and the passing of once-famous celebrities. Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Those deaths are usually just headlines. We don’t know the people, and we don’t expect to share their fate anytime soon. We note them and...

Why Mohnish Pabrai Decided To Sell GrafTech

"We strive to be intellectually honest at all times, maintaining a willingness to change our mind when we are wrong." Seth Klarman In the second quarter of 2019, Mohnish Pabrai's Pabrai Investments started buying GrafTech International Ltd. If you’re looking for value stocks, and exclusive access to value-focused hedge fund managers,...

Roubaix Capital Profits With These Small-Cap Short Bets

Roubaix Capital's small and mid-cap US equity long/short strategy ended the first quarter of 2020 down 0.3% net. According to a copy of the firm's first-quarter investor update, a copy of which ValueWalk has been able to review, Roubaix's small and mid-cap equity strategy outperformed its benchmark, the HFRI Equity...

Alluvial Fund 2Q20 Commentary: Top Microcap Value Positions

Alluvial Fund commentary for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Alluvial Fund rose 14.8% in the second quarter, recouping most of the first quarter’s losses. As I write in late July, the fund has reached approximately break-even for the year while small-cap...

Should We Still Be Making Investments in 2020?

As a direct result of the coronavirus outbreak, we’ve seen businesses across the world go to the wall, big corporations fall into administration, and stock prices plummet. On a surface level, 2020 appears to be the worst time for anyone to be making investments. With a recession on the...

Why Warren Buffett Bought Apple In His Own Words

In 2016, Warren Buffett made what has turned out to be a very astute and well-timed investment decision. The Oracle of Omaha decided to invest $1 billion of Berkshire Hathaway's capital on nearly 10 million worth of shares in Apple during the first quarter of the year. If you’re looking...

Why Buffett Acquired BNSF In His Own Words

Before Berkshire Hathaway acquired BNSF in 2009, Warren Buffett concentrated his investment efforts on businesses that had "virtually no major capital requirements." See's Candy was a great example. In 2007, Buffett called this his "dream business." He explained that the firm had produced close to $1.4 billion of earnings in...

Farnam Street July 2020 Commentary: Deep Risk

Farnam Street Investments commentary for the month of July 2020, discussing William J. Bernstein's book called Deep Risk and which is safer, stocks or bonds? Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Alexas_Fotos / Pixabay Deep Risk The inhabitant of any city could order on his phone, sipping his morning coffee in...

Saber Capital Management: A Stock Picker’s Market

There is a strange dichotomy in the stock market right now. The market is painting large portions of industries with the same broad brush, and I think it’s creating investment opportunities. Anything related to software-as-a-service (SaaS) is deemed a future winner, while anything related to the physical world is...

The Enduring Futility of the Endowment Model

Investors have no chance of adding alpha by pursuing an “endowment” model. New research shows that even the most sophisticated institutions do worse when they increase exposure to alternative asset classes. Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more stevepb / Pixabay Educational institutions hold hundreds of billions of dollars in endowment...

If Buffett Were A Fund Manager

If you were to ask investors who is the greatest investors of our time, Warren Buffett’s name would be at or near the top of everyone’s list. Buffett’s two great contributions have been that he has taught investors to have a value approach and that he has preached the...

Shareholder Activism Mid-Year 2020

The latest Mid-Year Review 2020 from Activistmonitor, a tool for advisors and the investment community, giving a fresh perspective on shareholder activist campaigns across Europe and North America. Q2 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more The latest report found that COVID-19 clearly impacted the launching of activist campaigns, with a...

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