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2016-08-15

  • swnyc2 commented on Tiziano Frateschi's article 08-15 22:30
    John Hussman Buys Infosys, Southern
    John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) is the president and principal shareholder of Hussman Strategic Advisors, the investment advisory firm that manages...
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    swnyc2 08-15 23:30
    • I like reading about what other investors with good track records are buying and selling. It sometimes provides a good starting point for research. Many good investors have bad years from time to time (e.g. Einhorn and Ackman this year). Generally, I enjoy reading your summaries. However, you have to admit, that of all the investors you have written about, Hussman has the worst long term track record. At some point, you have to question why his investment decisions are noteworthy. I think he has past that point (10-year performance of -31%). Having said that, I belive you are right in this respect: Hussman's decisions have been so poor for so long that one could perhaps make the case to do the opposite of what he does. Whether one agrees with this position or not, I still think his historical performance should be noted so that unsuspecting readers are alerted. I'm not aware of any other "gurus" on this site that have this bad a record....

2016-08-13

  • swnyc2 commented on Tiziano Frateschi's article 08-13 22:17
    John Hussman Buys Infosys, Southern
    John Hussman (Trades, Portfolio) is the president and principal shareholder of Hussman Strategic Advisors, the investment advisory firm that manages...
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    swnyc2 08-13 23:17
    • Why would anyone be interested in what this man invests in? Why is he included as a "guru?"

      His cumulative 3, 5 and 10 year performances are -22%, -31%, and -31% (note the negative signs).

      The comparative 3, 5, and 10 year cumulative performaces for the S&P500 are 52%, 80%, and 102%. 

      At the very least this should be mentioned anytime he or his investments are discussed....

       

       

       

       
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