All posts tagged "investment performance"

  • Heebner, Berkowitz, and Miller: Mutual Fund Underachievers

    Ken Heebner, Bruce Berkowitz and Bill Miller, heralded as super investors, have seriously lagged the market so far this year. Funds run by these three “luminaries” were recently reported to have negative returns, while the S&P 500...

    • Posted June 28, 2011
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  • Hedge Fund Returns from the Big Names

    Market Folly reports 2010 returns from several of the whales in the hedge fund business (Hedge Fund Research reports the average hedge fund returned 10.5% last year): Paulson & Co: +11%. Bridgewater Associates: +38%. Renaissance Technologies (Medallion Fund): +30%....

    • Posted January 20, 2011
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  • The Downside of Index Funds

    Dan Caplinger, at The Motley Fool, points out a weakness of index funds, particularly large cap index funds like the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average: But it’s important to understand that when you buy an index...

    • Posted January 14, 2011
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  • Active Managers Are Doing Horribly

    Jeff Cox, CNBC staff writer at NetNet, reports on the dismal results obtained by active money managers this year. Despite the stock market’s relatively robust performance in 2010, this has been a bad year for active managers—in fact,...

    • Posted December 4, 2010
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  • Jeremy Grantham: Quality Stocks Have Outperformed…Since 1965

    Eric Falkenstein has highlighted some writings by big-time money manager Jeremy Grantham, who doesn’t believe risk is related to return. Grantham on risk and returns: In fact, Quality stocks have outperformed the market since 1965 (when our...

    • Posted June 11, 2010
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  • Goldman Sachs is Nothing Special at Managing Money

    Brett Arends reports on Goldman Sachs mutual funds which sock investors with high fees and mediocre to poor performance: Goldman investors have also suffered from mediocre performance at many funds. Goldman likes to think it has the...

    • Posted May 1, 2010
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  • Investment Returns Through 2007

      The latest annual returns of the two featured portfolios were uninspiring in what was an exceptional year for those invested heavily in international stocks and commodities. The 10 year record is still holding up. There should...

    • Posted January 14, 2008
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