Ruane Cunniff

Ruane Cunniff

Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb L.P.
Last update 2020-02-14 39 Stocks (2 new)
Value $8.09 Bil Turnover 10 %
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Ruane Cunniff Profile

This is the firm founded by William Ruane, who died in Oct. 2005. We continue to track its stock picks. The current investment committee is directed by Richard T. Cunniff. William Ruane is a Graham-and-Doddsville superinvestor recognized by Warren Buffett. William Ruane was founder and Chairman of Sequoia Fund, Inc. (SEQUX). Since inception in 1970 through September 30, 2007, the Fund has returned 15.57% average annually. During the same period the S&P 500 returned an average 11.86% annually. He is a student of Benjamin Graham, and attended his class at the same time as Warren Buffett.

Ruane Cunniff Investing Philosophy

Ruane Cunniff are value investors focused on the intrinsic value of business. They are long-term investors, and will buy a stock and hold it for a long time, even if sometimes the stocks seem to be overvalued. They look at common stocks as units of ownership in a business, and purchase them when the price appears low in relation to the value of the total enterprise. The Firm shuns technical stock market studies, and looks at the balance sheet, earnings history, and prospects of each investment when determining its value.
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Performance of Sequoia Fund

Year Return % S&P500 % Excess Gain %
2019 29.13 30.58 -1.5
2018 -2.62 -4.57 2
2017 20.07 21.7 -1.6
3-Year Cumulative (2017-2019) 50.98 (14.72/Year) 51.65 (14.89/Year) -0.67 (-0.15/Year)
2016 -6.9 12 -18.9
2015 -7.31 1.24 -8.5
5-Year Cumulative (2015-2019) 30.29 (5.43/Year) 71.96 (11.45/Year) -41.65 (-6.02/Year)
2014 7.56 13.46 -5.9
2013 34.58 32.31 2.3
2012 15.68 15.99 -0.3
2011 13.19 1.9 11.3
2010 19.5 15.05 4.4
10-Year Cumulative (2010-2019) 195.11 (11.43/Year) 251.03 (13.38/Year) -55.90 (-1.95/Year)
2009 15.38 26.35 -11
2008 -27.03 -36.79 9.8
2007 8.4 5.15 3.2
2006 8.34 15.84 -7.5
2005 7.78 4.83 3
15-Year Cumulative (2005-2019) 214.49 (7.94/Year) 257.98 (8.87/Year) -43.49 (-0.91/Year)
2004 4.66 10.7 -6
2003 17.12 28.18 -11.1
2002 -2.64 -21.58 18.9
2001 10.52 -11.76 22.3
2000 20.06 -9.75 29.8
20-Year Cumulative (2000-2019) 398.01 (8.36/Year) 217.22 (5.94/Year) 180.79 (2.42/Year)
1999 -16.54 20.38 -36.9
1998 35.25 28.69 6.6
1997 43.2 33.49 9.7
1996 21.74 22.5 -0.8
1995 41.38 38.06 3.3
25-Year Cumulative (1995-2019) 1285.55 (11.09/Year) 1009.46 (10.10/Year) 276.09 (0.99/Year)
1994 3.34 0.38 3
1993 10.78 10.08 0.7
1992 9.36 7.62 1.7
1991 40 30.47 9.5
1990 -3.8 -3.1 -0.7
30-Year Cumulative (1990-2019) 2236.22 (11.08/Year) 1568.00 (9.83/Year) 668.22 (1.25/Year)
1989 27.91 31.69 -3.8
1988 11.05 16.61 -5.6
1987 7.4 5.1 2.3
1986 13.38 18.6 -5.2
1985 27.95 31.6 -3.6
35-Year Cumulative (1985-2019) 5070.32 (11.93/Year) 4101.73 (11.27/Year) 968.59 (0.66/Year)
1984 18.5 6.1 12.4
1983 27.31 22.4 4.9
1982 31.12 21.4 9.7
1981 21.49 -5 26.5
1980 12.66 32.3 -19.6

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