Howard Marks

Howard Marks

Last Update: 07-20-2018

Number of Stocks: 71
Number of New Stocks: 6

Total Value: $4,130 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 10%

Countries: USA
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Howard Marks' s Profile & Performance

Profile

Chairman of Oaktree Capital Management LP. Since the formation of Oaktree in 1995, Mr. Marks has been responsible for ensuring the firm's adherence to its core investment philosophy, communicating closely with clients concerning products and strategies, and managing the firm.

Web Page:http://www.oaktreecapital.com/

Investing Philosophy

Oaktree Capital is involved in less efficient markets and alternative investments. The firm invests heavily in debt, preferred stocks, and convertible bonds.

Total Holding History

Top Ranked Articles

What Can We Do Now? Part II A list of ways to help us remain calm
About four months ago, I wrote an article titled “What Can We Do Now?” Since then the market continued to rise undisrupted until this week. This headline from CNBC summarized what happened – “Dow Plummets 666 points, capping worst week in two years.” I was just on CNBC’s mobile website and the first 10 headlines are all about the Friday sell-off. The CBOE Volatility Index shot up 28.5% in one day. There’s little doubt that there’s wide spread mini panic in the market. The question of “what can we do now?” is again on investors’ mind. But this time the seeking of an answer seems much more urgent and important than when I wrote the article in September last year. Read more...
The Importance of Consistency Some thoughts on how to stay intellectually honest over time
In my last article, I briefly discussed Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). I think it might be useful to circle back to that discussion to address the main point I was trying to make. Read more...
'Moneyball', FAANG and Buying Opportunities Some random thoughts after a month off
For me, writing is like riding a bike. When I am putting together a new article every few days, the ideas seem to come easily. On the other hand, when I take a prolonged break, the well runs dry. Read more...
Buy The Dip Thoughts on a recent Bloomberg article
Bloomberg published an article on Monday titled “A ‘Crazy’ Stock Market Is Punishing Sellers.” Here’s a quick summary: The absence of volatility, combined with uninterrupted stock market gains, has led market participants to embrace their speculative side. There were a few comments from the article that I would like to discuss. Read more...
What Can We Do Now? A list of strategies investors can follow in today's environment
The inspiration for this article comes from a combination of Howard Marks (TradesPortfolio)' memo “There They Go Again … Again” and interactions I had with a few friends. Read more...
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Commentaries and Stories

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Howard Marks’ Oaktree Trims Holding in Star Bulk Carriers Firm sells over 5 million shares in underwriting agreement Howard Marks, Leucadia National, Chuck Royce - Howard Marks’ Oaktree Trims Holding In Star Bulk Carriers
Howard Marks' (Trades, Portfolio) Oaktree Capital Management disclosed on Thursday that the firm trimmed its holding in Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK) on June 29, according to GuruFocus real-time picks. More...

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Howard Marks: Keep Cool and Buy Right-Priced Securities Marks interviews with CNBC at Delivering Alpha conference Howard Marks - Howard Marks: Keep Cool And Buy Right-Priced Securities
CNBC reported live from the Delivering Alpha conference Wednesday and interviewed Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio), co-chairman of Oaktree Capital. More...

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The Jim Carrey Parable To understand today’s financial euphoria, we will analyze three terrific movies Howard Marks - The Jim Carrey Parable
Today’s popular stocks have literally overwhelmed the stock market in the last four years and six months. To understand today’s financial euphoria, we will analyze three terrific movies made by the actor, Jim Carrey. In "Liar Liar," "The Truman Show" and "Bruce Almighty," we learn morals that we believe should guide us in the long-duration investment process. More...

VALUE, TECH, JIM CARREY, JIM CHANOS, AMAZON, HOWARD MARKS, ETFS,


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Howard Marks: The Opportunity for Value Investors Latest memo contains an interesting takeaway Howard Marks - Howard Marks: The Opportunity For Value Investors
Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio)'s memos are always full of insightful comments and food for thought. His latest offering is no exception. More...

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3 Reasons to Think Twice About Concentration Concentrated investing is becoming increasingly popular. There could be a better approach Howard Marks,Joel Greenblatt - 3 Reasons To Think Twice About Concentration
In a recent Kiplinger piece, James K. Glassman argued that it is better to own fewer stocks and concentrate your portfolio. This is an increasingly popular opinion among (value) stockpickers. There’s some truth to it, but at the same time I’d call concentration a weapon of portfolio destruction. More...

LONG, PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT,


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Howard Marks Posts June Memo: Investing Without People Oaktree investor on new methods of investing and what they mean for traditional investing Howard Marks - Howard Marks Posts June Memo: Investing Without People
Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio), co-chairman of Oaktree, released his latest memo, "Investing Without People," this week. More...

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'Time Travel' With Pharmaceutical Distributors Part 1 - First-Level Information and Thinking An overview of the original thesis on US drug distributors Howard Marks - 'Time Travel' With Pharmaceutical Distributors Part 1 - First-Level Information And Thinking
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6 Companies With High Business Predictability Ratings IDEXX tops the list PRIMECAP Management,Howard Marks - 6 Companies With High Business Predictability Ratings
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings and positive total returns over the past six months. At least five gurus are shareholders of these companies. More...

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GMO's James Montier's 4 Solutions to Deal With a Terrible Market Outlook Montier recently talked about his market outlook Howard Marks,Jeremy Grantham - GMO's James Montier's 4 Solutions To Deal With A Terrible Market Outlook
James Montier of GMO’s was interviewed by Meb Faber on his excellent podcast. Montier is a member of the GMO Asset Allocation team which has a great reputation for accurately predicting market returns. Montier is also the author of "Behavioural Investing: A Practitioner’s Guide to Applying Behavioural Finance,” “Value Investing: Tools and Techniques for Intelligent Investment,” and “The Little Book of Behavioural Investing.” More...

LONG, MARKET, MARKET OUTLOOK, GMO


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Risk, Howard Marks and Probability Investing Investing is a game of probabilities. You need to give yourself an advantage Howard Marks - Risk, Howard Marks And Probability Investing
Investing is a business of risk and reward. Balancing risk with reward is critical if you want to be a successful investor and generate outsized returns over the long term. More...

VALUE, VALUE INVESTING, HOWARD MARKS


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Worried About the Market? Protect Yourself With Valuation Why value investing is hard when the market keeps going up, the type of noise you need to to ignore, what type of advice to listen to Howard Marks - Worried About The Market? Protect Yourself With Valuation
What You’ll Learn More...

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Howard Marks’ Oaktree Invests in Struggling Mortgage Lender Company emerged from bankruptcy in early February Howard Marks - Howard Marks’ Oaktree Invests In Struggling Mortgage Lender
Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio)’ Oaktree Capital Management disclosed that it established a position in Ditech Holding Corp. (NYSE:DHCP) on Feb. 28, following the completion of the company’s restructuring plan. More...

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Howard Marks’ Oaktree Starts 5 New Positions in 4th Quarter Firm invests in 2 companies it manages Howard Marks - Howard Marks’ Oaktree Starts 5 New Positions In 4th Quarter
Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio)’ Oaktree Capital Management released its fourth-quarter portfolio last week, listing five new holdings. More...

HOWARD MARKS, OAKTREE, BUYS, 4Q


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What Can We Do Now? Part II A list of ways to help us remain calm Howard Marks,Charlie Munger - What Can We Do Now? Part II
About four months ago, I wrote an article titled “What Can We Do Now?” Since then the market continued to rise undisrupted until this week. This headline from CNBC summarized what happened – “Dow Plummets 666 points, capping worst week in two years.” I was just on CNBC’s mobile website and the first 10 headlines are all about the Friday sell-off. The CBOE Volatility Index shot up 28.5% in one day. There’s little doubt that there’s wide spread mini panic in the market. The question of “what can we do now?” is again on investors’ mind. But this time the seeking of an answer seems much more urgent and important than when I wrote the article in September last year. More...

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GoodHaven Fund Annual Shareholder 2017 Review of holdings and markets Warren Buffett,Howard Marks - GoodHaven Fund Annual Shareholder 2017
December 18, 2017 More...

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Howard Marks: Deep-Value Outperformance This hedge fund manager has done well in the past decade by purchasing at the right price Howard Marks, Warren Buffett - Howard Marks: Deep-Value Outperformance
Since the crash of 2008, many hedge fund managers have lost their edge, with average results that make passive indexing look good. More...

HOWARD MARKS, OAKTREE CAPITAL, HEDGE FUNDS, BRUCE KARSH, WARREN BUFFETT, INVESTMENT ADVISORY, INSTITUTIONAL INVESTORS, A SSET CLASSES, DISTRESSED DEBT, CORPORATE DEBT, CONTROL INVESTING, CONVE


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Buying Value in a Good Ol’ Bull Market Whether you are in the 'doomsday' camp, the 'watch the interest rate' camp or the long-duration camp, the challenge is to find value investments Howard Marks,Warren Buffett,Jeremy Grantham,David  - Buying Value In A Good Ol’ Bull Market
Many well-regarded experts have weighed in on the length and the pricing of common stocks 8½ years into this bull market. They range from the dire warnings of perma-bears like Marc Faber to more reserved warnings from Howard Marks (Trades, Portfolio) and Robert Shiller. The chart below shows an example of where we are in relation to history: (1) More...

VALUE, QUALITY, BUFFETT


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Buy The Dip Thoughts on a recent Bloomberg article Howard Marks,Warren Buffett - Buy The Dip
Bloomberg published an article on Monday titled “A ‘Crazy’ Stock Market Is Punishing Sellers.” Here’s a quick summary: The absence of volatility, combined with uninterrupted stock market gains, has led market participants to embrace their speculative side. There were a few comments from the article that I would like to discuss. More...

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The Importance of Consistency Some thoughts on how to stay intellectually honest over time Howard Marks - The Importance Of Consistency
In my last article, I briefly discussed Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX). I think it might be useful to circle back to that discussion to address the main point I was trying to make. More...

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-3.9% Annualized Return for the Next 7 Years: Any Takers? Asset class forecasts are very bleak and well-known superinvestors are sounding the alarm and tempering expectations Howard Marks,Seth Klarman,Paul Tudor Jones,Ray Dal - -3.9% Annualized Return For The Next 7 Years: Any Takers?
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LONG, INSIDER BUYING,


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