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Rare Interview with Jean Marie Eveillard

Recently legendary value investor Jean Marie Eveillard offered a rare interview with Consuelo Mac of WealthTrack.  Eveillard’s low risk and high return investment track record is unrivaled.  In this interview, Jean Marie explains how he transitioned his investment strategy from a pure deep value Benjamin Graham method of valuation to…

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Quarterly Newsletter to the Public Q4 2014

Quarterly Newsletter to the Public Q4 2014 January 30, 2015 “The More I Sweat in Peace, the Less I bleed in War.” Norman Schwartzkopf (re-quoted from Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Indian Diplomat) Executive Summary In order to avoid fatal mistakes, prolonged periods of patience may be required, i.e. we have to…

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Quarterly Newsletter to the Public Q3 2014

“Life’s bills don’t always come at market tops.” Charles deVaulx, International Value Advisors (former co-manager with Jean Marie Eveillard at First Eagle Global) Executive Summary The key thesis of our investment strategy is that a “go anywhere” approach of buying cheap high quality securities is the recipe for investment success….

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New Medium Risk Strategy being introduced to Allocations

After hearing about a new strategy opening by Osterweis, the Strategic Investment fund, the Global View Investment Committee set up a conference call with the portfolio managers. We were impressed with the risk/ return history of their equity and fixed income portfolios and in particular their attitude towards guarding against…

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Quarterly Newsletter to the Public: Q2 2014

“People are asking me where the outlook is good, but that’s the wrong question… The right question is:  Where is the outlook the most miserable.’”  Legendary global investor John Templeton Executive Summary At the Morningstar conference in Chicago in June, some of the industry’s best and brightest were out sharing…

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Quarterly Newsletter to the Public- Q1 2014

April 22, 2014 “We’re generally overconfident in our opinions and our impressions and judgments.’”  Daniel Kahneman, Nobel winning Psychologist and recent author of Thinking Fast and Slow Executive Summary The economic reality is that most of the world is mired in a New Normal where economic growth is no longer…

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Does Fund Size Erode Mutual Fund Performance?

A recent article, “Drawing the Line of Asset Bloat” by Russel Kinnel published in Morningstar magazine examined the effect of swelling asset size on mutual fund performance. Kinnel highlights several anecdotal examples of how growing size of a mutual can significantly impair the fund’s future returns including the infamous Fidelity…

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Manager Due Diligence Trip

Manager Due Diligence Trip                                                                    January 8, 2014                                                              Executive Summary Following my trip to the West Coast after Ironman Arizona in November, I took the opportunity to visit with three prominent fund managers in order to gain insight into their investment process and current view of the world.  As a fee-only…

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