Is Firm Culture Important? Why Do We Invest Along Shareholders?

Portfolio Managers John Gillespie, Jason Kish and Kevin O’Brien sat down and answered 11 questions regarding the team’s unique value-investing philosophy, lessons learned from past experiences and thoughts on running their business. In today's blog, they answer two questions regarding the...

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Did You Know FAANG + Microsoft = Nearly 20% of the S&P 500 Index?

Many investors have followed the rise of the FAANG stocks (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, and Google (Alphabet)) during this economic cycle, but many are unaware of just how large a piece of the S&P 500 Index these five companies have become. If you include Microsoft, which boasts a market...

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Free Cash Flow Yield Analysis: Mitigating Downside Risk

Over the past two weeks, we have discussed the underperformance of value stocks relative to growth stocks during the current market cycle. However, when it comes to assembling a portfolio of value stocks with the strongest risk/reward characteristics, there are myriad different approaches. While...

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Value Investing with a Private Market Value Approach, pt 2

Last week, we discussed how value stocks have significantly underperformed growth stocks, and how broad market benchmarks such as the S&P 500 and the Russell 1000 have tilted further towards growth equities as a consequence of their market cap weighting methodology.

But all value investors are not...

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Value Investing with a Private Market Value Approach, pt 1

As can be seen in the chart below, value investing has underperformed growth investing significantly over the past thirteen years. This has resulted in broad market benchmarks such as the S&P 500 and the Russell 1000 tilting further and further towards growth investing as a consequence of their...

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