Berkowitz Goes All-In On Financials

Bruce Berkowitz has been a man in the news lately, but for all the wrong reasons. Named Morningstar’s U.S. Stock Manager of the Decade, Berkowitz’s Fairholme Group has delivered outsized returns for investors for some time, but in recent months Fairholme has struggled due to big bets on financial firms like American International Group (AIG), [...]

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Klarman’s Baupost Buys MSFT, BP, IDIX, CPF

Interesting to see Seth Klarman opening big positions in mega-cap stocks, Microsoft (MSFT) and BP (BP). As you can see from the spreadsheet, MSFT and BP now comprise 2 of Baupost’s top 5 holdings reported in the 13F-HR. Keep in mind, he bought these stocks before the big sell-off this month. View my quick valuations [...]

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Hedge Funds Report Q1 2011 Holdings

Spreadsheets now available for the remaining money managers I follow (Berkowitz, Einhorn, Pabrai, Pickens). Real interesting to see 4 of the Enlightened American portfolio names in Berkowitz’s new buys in Q1. If you have a strong case for other managers I should include, send me an email or post in the comments below. Also, keep [...]

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Q2 2010 Hedge Fund 13F-HR Spreadsheets

If you have a strong case for other managers I should include, send me an email or post in the comments below. Also, keep in mind that I use a perl script to parse these filings into the spreadsheet format and some information may be misrepresented. As always, YMMV. Seth Klarman Q2 2010 13F Holdings [...]

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The Unsung Guru

While many value investing sites sing platitudes about the usual suspects — Buffett, Munger, Klarman, Berkowitz, Lampert, Pabrai, et al — one name seems to slip under the radar: Robert Rodriguez of First Pacific Advisors. Of all my 13F filing breakdowns, Rodriguez’s is one of the least viewed. For what reason, who can say? It [...]

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2009 Q3 Moves of Bruce Berkowitz, Mohnish Pabrai and Robert Rodriguez

Unlike some of the managers I reviewed yesterday, Bruce Berkowitz and his cohorts at the Fairholme Capital have been buying. A scan of their Q3 2009 holdings spreadsheet suggests they favor healthcare companies and Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A, BRK-B). Fairholme opened two new positions, both in the healthcare industry: Wyeth (WYE) and Cardinal Health (CAH). However, [...]

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