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In selecting among investment opportunities, careful assessment must be made of the risk profile of the various alternatives. In equity and debt investing, risk comes in basically two forms: bankruptcy/default risk and market risk, with the greatest risk coming from the substantial costs that are incurred through bankruptcy/default. Prudent Value believes that both of these risks are best mitigated by investing in high quality assets at a discount price.
Prudent Value is a classic value investment manager of high quality equity and debt investments. Prudent Value has established its reputation as a patient and knowledgeable investor. Our mission is to preserve and increase the assets entrusted to us. Additionally, we endeavor to achieve above-average returns while accepting what we believe to be below-average risk. Our investment process centers on the work of Benjamin Graham and David Dodd (founders of modern securities analysis and first proponents of value investing). We adhere to their philosophy that the better the bargain, the lower the risk. We believe following this way of thinking provides high yields and low risk. In addition, we follow Warren Buffett's approach to focus within our circle of competence. This discipline is important to us because investing is highly competitive, where misallocation of capital is seldom forgiven.
1. Performance of the Portfolio Manager's account is calculated by Covestor on a daily time-weighted basis, including cash, dividends and earnings distributions and broker commissions. Manager returns include trades and positions that fail Covestor's trading rules, as a result, actual client returns will differ. Covestor advisory fees are simulated and applied retro-actively to present the portfolio return "net-of-fees".
2. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Periodic and since inception performance returns are calculated daily. Monthly vs. S&P 500 return and the corresponding spark chart is calculated to the most recent month end date.
3. The investment minimum is the minimum investment required to follow a particular portfolio. The minimum amount is determined by Covestor, based on the characteristics of the underlying portfolio. It should not be considered as specific investment advice for your investment situation.