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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...
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...
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...
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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Royce Funds Commentary - Bill Hench on Consumer and Tech Stocks
A bottom-up stock picker, Portfolio Manager Bill Hench is finding compelling valuations in the semiconductor industry. Bill also believes many Consumer Discretionary stocks are poised to benefit from the recent decline in energy prices. More...

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Meridian Growth Fund Portfolio Performance 2014
According to the Chinese lunar calendar, 2014 was the year of the horse, and the stock market certainly cooperated by galloping higher. Equities, both large and small, continued to set record highs on the heels of an improving economy and company fundamentals. More...

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Meridian Funds Annual Shareholder Letter 2014
Semi-Annual Report, 12/31/2014 Dear Fellow Shareholder, During the six months ending December 31, 2014, the S&P 500® Index and the Russell 2500® Index had total returns of 6.12% and 1.06%, respectively. Continued moderate growth in the U.S. supported equities, while the rapid decline in oil prices had a negative impact on the energy sector and drove an overall increase in spreads and volatility of the high-yield fixed income market. More...

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Don't Be a Berkshire Hathaway Snob  - Don't Be A Berkshire Hathaway Snob
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Berkshire's 2014 Results - Buyback Approaches $120 Per "B" Share  - Berkshire's 2014 Results - Buyback Approaches $120 Per
In addition to the release of the shareholder’s letter this past weekend, Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) reported fourth quarter financial results as well – so let’s dive in. More...

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Weekly CFO Buys Highlight: iPass Inc, Radian Group Inc, Sonus Networks Inc.
According to GuruFocus Insider Data the recent CFO buys were: iPass Inc, Radian Group Inc, and Sonus Networks Inc. More...

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Weekly CFO Sells Highlight: Home Depot Inc, Rackspace Hosting Inc, Aon PLC
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the recent CFO sales were: Home Depot Inc, Rackspace Hosting Inc, and Aon PLC More...

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Weekly 3-Year Low Highlights: HLX, IO, GLDD, GDL, DBB
According to GuruFocus list of 3-year lows, Helix Energy Solutions Group Inc, ION Geophysical Corp, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corp, The Gabelli Global Deal Fund, and Powershares DB Base Metals Fund have all reached their 3-year lows. More...

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Weekly Insider Sells Highlight: ARMK, ORLY, AON, HD
According to GuruFocus Insider Data, the largest insider sells during the past week were: Aramark, O’Reilly Automotive Inc, Aon PLC, and Home Depot Inc. More...

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Martin Whitman's Third Avenue Management Q1 Shareholder Letter 2015
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Mario Gabelli's Value 25 Fund Fourth Quarter 2014 Shareholder Letter
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Notes from Reading Warren Buffett’s Latest Shareholder Letter (2014) Warren Buffett - Notes From Reading Warren Buffett’s Latest Shareholder Letter (2014)
These are the notes from reading Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio)’s latest shareholder letter. You can read the complete letter here. More...

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Electronic Arts Looks Like a Smart Long-Term Buy
Electronic Arts (EA) posted strong third quarter results that came above the consensus. It was driven by the launch of Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with expectations that gamers will buy new games for these consoles. And this migration boosted EA’s franchise titles such as FIFA, NHL, Madden NFL and Battlefield. Led by its strong performance the stock rose considerably in the past few days. In fact, it had a good rally in the past year and is currently at its 52-week high. Moreover it has a lot of positives to support this momentum in the days to come. More...

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Why Dunkin Brands Looks Set for Further Growth
Dunkin' Brands (DNKN) reported decent numbers for the fourth quarter, with year-over-year growth in both revenue and profit. It was driven by increased demand in the U.S for sandwiches coupled with its newly launched dark roast coffee. However, there are mixed cues going forward; as on one hand the falling oil prices have bolstered the discretionary spending of consumers, but at the same time fears are mounting concerning their earning power, especially those in the mid- to lower-income brackets. More...

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Lower GDP Estimate Weighs on U.S. Indexes
The Dow and S&P 500 finished the week just barely in the red. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.04% to finish the week at 18,132.70 while the S&P 500 closed at 2,104.50 losing 0.27%. More...

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SodaStream Is a Good Long-Term Investment Despite Weakness
SodaStream’s (SODA) recent results were not so impressive. It continues to experience softness in the market for its soda makers and flavours as people are becoming more health conscious. Its revenue and earnings declined 13% and 41% respectively. On the other hand, its gas refills market looks pretty good and continues to grow at a double digit growth rate. In addition, SodaStream plans to introduce a comprehensive growth plan that should perhaps help the company to return profitability in the long-run. More...

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Hovnanian Enterprises Will Get Better Due to the Housing Recovery
Hovnanian Enterprises (HOV) is getting better on the back of recent rebound in the housing market and economic conditions in the United States. Looking ahead, the company should benefit from the recovery in the housing market, which is in the early stages currently. Also, the increase in deliveries and average sells price driven by product mix changes should enhance its performance this fiscal year. More...

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Why Kinross Gold Is a Good Long-Term Buy
Kinross Gold (KGC) recently released solid results for the fourth quarter reflecting a standout performance at operations across the company. It was an excellent fiscal year for the company as it delivered an impressive improvement in its key financials continuing for the 10th consecutive quarter. More...

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Home Improvement Retailer Home Depot’s Q4 2014 Earnings: What You Need to Know
Home Depot (HD), the world’s top home improvement retailer, came out with fiscal 2014 fourth quarter and full year numbers on February 24, setting stock price surge of 3.7% in afternoon trading as it posted better than anticipated numbers. The retail mammoth is among the lucky few who have been benefiting from the improving U.S. housing and job market. Average Americans had more disposable income to spend on home renovations and other work and this made way for more business. Let’s take a look at the retailer’s latest earnings release to get some insight about its performance. More...

RETAIL, HOME IMPROVEMENT RETAILER, U.S. HOUSING MARKET, DISPOSABLE INCOME, CRAIG MENEAR, TED DECKER


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Promising Numbers for the Hedge Fund Industry
Hedge funds are a broad group of investment vehicles pursuing a wide variety of investment strategies. Last year, while the S&P 500 surged about 13% in 2014 due to gains in consumer confidence and housing rebound in the U.S., hedge funds were left well behind. More...

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