Value and Growth are joined at the hip – Warren Buffett
The goal of the Guru Value Growth strategy is to achieve consistent returns, exceeding market performance in up markets and limiting losses in down markets. The strategy is to select stocks that have strong fundamentals with durable competitive advantages, and enter into positions when the markets provide an opportunity to acquire at favorable prices. Additionally, the equity should have strong growth prospects and outlook for increasing shareholder value at the current time or in the near term. The overall philosophy is to buy stocks and hold them over a period of time allowing the stocks to reflect their true value potential.
Mott Capital Management is a Thematic Growth investor using themes and trends in society to find exciting growth stories. Once we find a theme we want to capitalize on we begin searching for products that interact with the end user. From there we begin the company search process. Our investment strategy is long-term because that is our edge. We understand and recognize when events are critical and when they are not. We also believe investing long term is a way to neutralize market volatility.
Using proprietary computer algorithms, Earning Growth Portfolio buys stocks with the highest upward earning revision and upside earning surprise. Stocks are sold when they have lesser earning revision and earning surprise relative to other growth stocks, and are replaced with stocks of stronger earning revision and earning surprise. This diversified portfolio typically holds at least 50 stocks, is long only, does not use margin, and does not trade leveraged or inverse ETF.
The Strategic Growth Allocations are Sizemore Capital's alternative to traditional asset allocation and will invest primarily using ETFs. The Strategic Growth Allocation seeks to achieve returns comparable to the S&P 500 while taking less risk and is appropriate for investors with an objective of long-term growth. Income is secondary objective.
The Tactical Energy portfolio invests in energy exploration and production (E&P) companies. It makes its allocations based on a structured process and seeks to deliver risk-adjusted returns that may offer better value than buy-and-hold investments in the energy E&P sector.
The Atlas Global Downside Protected (GDP) strategy is a global equity strategy benchmarked to the MSCI All-Country World Index (ACWI). GDP is designed to reduce the risk of large loss in sustained market declines, while still striving to achieve gains when stock markets are rising. The strategy does this by avoiding segments of global stock markets that have heightened risk profile; staying fully invested in “good markets” (using cash sparingly); and opportunistically managing foreign exchange rate risk. As with the other Atlas strategies, GDP uses a consistent, systematic approach with a foundation in academic and Atlas proprietary research.
The development of the U.S. shale industry is still infantile, however the potential output from these shale deposits can potentially ease the U.S. reliance on foreign energy and provide a significant amount of jobs to Americans in an economic downturn.
Cable Car Capital invests globally in public companies. The firm screens public companies using an intensive, fundamental research process that seeks to identify mispriced securities using a value-oriented approach with a multi-year time horizon. Cable Car Capital capitalizes opportunistically on shorter-term or special situation (e.g. spinoffs, reorganizations, merger arbitrage) opportunities while maintaining a concentrated core portfolio of contrarian/out-of-favor but high-quality longs and over-hyped or mismanaged single-name shorts.
For non-U.S. public companies, Cable Car utilizes American Depository Receipts which are called ADRs. These are receipts of shares of foreign companies that trade on the U.S. stock market exchanges.
Our long-term value portfolio invests in the firms that have the competitive advantage in their market segments with the potential to grow for the long term. We hold most of our equities for the long term as long as they are reasonably valued and have ample margin of safety. We focus on capital preservation and consistently look for growth opportunities.
GARP stands for Growth at a Reasonable Price. My growth-oriented investment style focuses on fundamental analysis including cash ratios, liquidity ratios and margins. I will also invest in anticipation of potential mergers, spin-offs and perceived arbitrage opportunities.
Sera Capital Management’s Financial Tales Portfolio is designed for investors, not speculators. This global tactical strategy invests in a mix of Exchange-Traded Products (ETPs), and seeks to potentially outperform inflation by 5% a year over multiple market cycles. We attempt to achieve that goal while taking on about half the risk of the S&P 500.
The Sparrow Capital Fund is a long/short equity portfolio that invests across market sectors, industries, and market capitalization ranges. The Sparrow Capital Fund’s objective is to provide the most efficient risk/reward outcome over time. The strategy is intended to achieve market neutrality.
The Undervalued Opportunities investment strategy is suited for investors who are seeking concentrated exposure to securities. The strategy will seek both investment in securities and short selling. Through active management the strategy strives to beat the annualized returns of the S&P 500 over a long period of time.
We focus on US takeover targets or potential takeover targets and use screening guidelines including liquidity, premium and share price. Our focus is current US takeover targets or potential targets.
The Ivy 5 Downside Protected (Ivy 5) portfolio is a global asset allocation strategy. The Ivy 5 implements a strategy used by the large Ivy League endowments as researched by Faber and Richardson (2009). The five asset classes that the Ivy 5 portfolio invests in are US equities, foreign equities, fixed income, real estate, and commodities. Over this set of assets we layer on quantitative risk management strategies that seek to reduce the volatility and drawdowns of the portfolio. The latest quantitative research is employed to improve the risk-return characteristics of the portfolio.
Hull Capital’s Aggressive Absolute Return strategy is designed for investors looking for growth rates above market index returns while reducing downside risk by avoiding falling or bear markets.
Our Small Cap portfolio seeks to achieve capital appreciation by primarily investing in small companies with above average growth potential. Small companies, according to the manager, are companies whose market capitalizations are generally less than $2 billion at the time of purchase. The manager maintains a concentrated portfolio of small cap companies traded on US exchanges.