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Investor Jim Rogers Tells Fox Business Agriculture Is “Going to Be One of the Great Industries of Our Time”
Chairman and CEO of Rogers Holdings Jim Rogers spoke with FOX Business Network (FBN) about the United States deficit and the path the nation and individuals need to take in order to prosper. Rogers said that the U.S. economy will not recover until we “accept reality, stop spending money we don’t have, go down to a lower level, and start over.” He went on to say that particularly in such an uncertain economy, “you should invest in only what you know, otherwise keep your money in cash.” Excerpts from the interview are below: Read more...
GuruFocus Interview with Fairfax CEO Prem Watsa
GuruFocus had an opportunity to speak with Prem Watsa, chairman and chief executive of Fairfax Financial Holdings, a $7.7 billion Toronto-based firm, where he has delivered a 5-year cumulative return of 176%, compared to 12.2% of the S&P 500. In 2008, when the market was spiraling to a loss of 37%, he achieved a 21% return for his clients. Read more...
Answers from Tom Gayner's Interview with GuruFocus
Tom Gayner, a renowned valued investor, is president and chief investment officer of Markel Corp and president of Markel Gayner Asset Management, the investment subsidiary of Markel Corp., since 1990. He manages about $2 billion. Read more...
Walter Schloss: The Essence of Value Investing
Here are some notes taken from the life of Walter Schloss, once an office roommate of Warren Buffett. He is still alive and kicking at 95, and is one of the investors who inspires me the most. He had several points in common with Philip Fisher and Philip Carret, some of his contemporary investing legends; they lived very long; invested since very young until late in life; and never looked for extreme fortune or fame. He also led a simple life and, until recent interviews, still invests his personal money. His life incarnates the essential substance of value investing. Read more...
GuruFocus Interview with Investor Arnold Van Den Berg
Arnold Van Den Berg is a value investor with 43 years of industry experience and founder of $2 billion firm Century Management. A short time ago, GuruFocus readers asked him their investing questions. His responses, in which he discusses MDC Holdings Inc. (MDC), Toll Brothers (TOL), Microsoft (MSFT), Dell (DELL), Cisco (CSCO), Applied Materials (AMAT), Walmart (WMT), Wells Fargo (WFC), are below: Read more...
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What’s the Right PE Ratio?  - What’s The Right PE Ratio?
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Here Are The Key Highlights Of Verizon’s Q2 Earnings Results
The largest U.S. telecom players Verizon (VZ) reported its second quarter results last week topping Wall Street estimates. Concerns regarding falling mobile contract addition were more than compensation by the strength in the tablet sales. Let’s take a closer look at the quarterly results of the wireless giant. More...

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Microsoft: 2 Big Developments to watch out for!
The shares of Microsoft have surged a phenomenal 40% over the past 12 months riding on the appointment of the new CEO Mr Satya Nadella. Even though the company has not made any big leaps in its core business operations but one thing that has come out clear since the appointment of Mr Satya Nadella is that Microsoft has acquired a bold ability to make tough decisions. May it be a massive job-cutting exercise, dropping a product line or parting with Android for selected Nokia devices, the new CEO has made some noteworthy and brave decisions to re-organize the company. There is a lot in store for Microsoft in the near future and let us analyse if these opportunities and challenges make the company an ideal investment for your portfolio. More...

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Carl Icahn Reduces Stake in CVR Refining He Increased in June Carl Icahn - Carl Icahn Reduces Stake In CVR Refining He Increased In June
Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) sold 975,000 shares of CVR Refining LP (CVRR) on July 24, according to Real Time Picks. He had just increased the position by 1,638% to 104,290,764 shares on June 30. More...

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This Acquisition Will Help Priceline Magnify Its Dominance
Restaurant reservation specialist Opentable (OPEN) has been acquired by Priceline (PCLN). As a result of this merger, the likes of Groupon (GRPN) and Yelp (YELP) will now confront serious threats to their business. Give us a chance to see what Opentable will bring to Priceline's business, and why it is a smart acquisition. More...

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IVA International Fund Second Quarter 2014 Review
The IVA International Fund (Trades, Portfolio) Class A (NAV) (“the Fund”) ended the quarter on June 30, 2014 with a return of 2.50% compared to the MSCI All Country World Index (ex-U.S.) (“Index”) return of 5.03%. This brings our year-to-date return to 4.46% versus the Index return of 5.56% for the same period. More...

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Ciena's Is a Turnaround Stock That Investors Should Consider
Ciena (CIEN) has at last left its weakness behind. The systems administration supplies organization was in troubled times several months back because of several factors. Dubious infrastructure spending, an analyst minimization, and negative vibes from industry bellwether and adversary Cisco (CSCO) hosed the mind-set in the industry, pressuring Ciena's shares. Presently, it has made a dynamite rebound. More...

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ARM Holdings Is a Solid Bet to Profit From Growth in PCs and Mobile
ARM Holdings (ARMH) is one of the prime players in mobile and PC market, as it licenses its innovation for numerous devices. Be that as it may, ARM's performance in 2014 has left a ton to be desired. The organization has lost almost 20% of its market value so far this year, despite the fact that it reported solid earnings growth in the first quarter. Furthermore, ARM's valuation is very expensive, as the stock trades at 106 times last year's earnings. However, because of the way that its engineering is used across various devices, it could be a decent purchase on the pullback, especially because of its prospects and fundamentals. More...

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This Diversified Semiconductor Stock Is a Sound Investment
Fairchild Semiconductor (FCS) wasn't fit as a fiddle at the close of 2013. Feeble orders from Samsung (SSNLF), one of its biggest customers, kept Fairchild down, and it was not able to take advantage of its supplier relationship with Apple (AAPL). More...

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Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Zebra Technologies Corp
The Fund made one new purchase during the quarter, Zebra Technologies Corp (ZBRA), Class A shares (“Zebra”). This company has established a leading position in data collection and product identification and announced the acquisition of a unit of Motorola Solutions, Inc. This deal will expand Zebra’s market position into mobile and network solutions while doubling the company’s size and adding significantly to its earnings per share. More...

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ADTRAN Can Bounce Back in the Long Run
ADTRAN (ADTN) has been injured by slower telecom spending in the U.S. this year. In spite of the fact that the organization's universal sales have been developing at a quick pace, it isn't discovering the same footing in the domestic business sector. Prior, it looked like ADTRAN will profit from At&t's Project VIP take off. Be that as it may, this hasn't been the case so far. More...

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Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Precision Castparts Corp
Precision Castparts Corp. (PCP), the Fund’s second largest position, was off 6%, costing 61 basis points. There are questions regarding the future organic growth rate of the commercial aircraft industry and the company. This comes despite the company’s continuing profit improvement as it integrates recent acquisitions. More...

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Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on IPG Photonics Corp
IPG Photonics Corp. (IPGP) fell 11.4 %, costing 81 basis points as investors continue to be concerned about second half demand from China for the company's precision laser products. More...

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Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on DeVry Education Group Inc
DeVry Education Group, Inc. (DV), our for-profit education stock, rose over 19%, adding 117 basis points. The company’s diversification efforts have cushioned the negative impact of continued declines in student enrollments at the main operating unit, DeVry University. More...

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Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Big Lots Inc
The off-price retailer, Big Lots, Inc. (BIG), added 154 basis points. The company’s shares gained over 41% as new management’s merchandising changes showed early signs of success. More...

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Why United States Steel Is on a Comeback Trail
United States Steel (X) at long last came back to profitability as the final quarter gave a highly required achievement to the steelmaker. The results without a doubt boosted the organization's stock that developed 40% in the last one year and outperformed its opponent Nucor (NUE) by a vast margin, however Nucor’s revenue in the last reported quarter jumped 10%. This shows the strong trust the investors and business sector keep up in the organization while the steel producer forecasts strong prospects in the long run. More...

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Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on Universal Health Services Inc
The second largest contributor to first half performance was Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), Class B shares, the fund’s largest position. The operator of acute care and mental health hospitals gained nearly 18% and contributed 182 basis points. First quarter earnings exceeded estimates, reflecting the early positive impact of the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare.”) More...

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Westport Select Cap Fund Comments on United Rentals Inc
During the first half of 2014, four stocks contributed 1% or more to performance. The leader was United Rentals, Inc. (URI), which rose 34% and added 201 basis points iii. Already the largest factor in the rental of equipment used in non-residential construction, the company announced the acquisition of National Pump Company. This purchase will expand the company’s position in the fast growing energy sector, and is projected to be highly accretive to earnings. More...

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A Look at the Week's Top Dividend Growers  - A Look At The Week's Top Dividend Growers
During the past week, GuruFocus recognized four companies as dividend growers. In order to be qualified for this list, the company had to: More...

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