Tracking 2011 Q1 Moves by Seth Klarman and Bruce Berkowitz

Being a value investor, I always take great interest to see what long-established value gurus like Seth Klarman and Bruce Berkowitz are doing with their portfolios. While 13F-HR filings are incomplete snapshots at best as they detail no information on bonds, foreign stocks and other esoteric asset classes, some insight may still be gleaned from [...]

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Portfolio +0.8% Year-To-Date

THE ENLIGHTENED-AMERICAN PORTFOLIO SPREADSHEET Enlightened-American Portfolio: +0.8% through Feb, 2010 (my actual IRR, including cash balance) DJIA: -1.0% Nasdaq: -1.4% S&P 500: -1.0% DJ Wilshire 5000: -0.4% Russell 2000 (smallcap): -0.9% February was a sedentary month for us here at Enlightened American. Sometimes, indeed most times when dealing with investing, doing nothing is the best [...]

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Portfolio +23.7% Through August 2009

View the spreadsheet containing all disclosures for my complete equity portfolio, including initial entry points, YTD returns, total returns, etc. through August 31, 2009. THE ENLIGHTENED-AMERICAN PORTFOLIO SPREADSHEET Enlightened-American Portfolio: +23.7% YTD (my actual IRR, which lags the equal-weighted returns) DJIA: +8.2% Nasdaq: +27.4% S&P 500: +13.0% DJ WIlshire 5000: +15.4% Russell 2000 (smallcap): +14.5% [...]

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Brookfield Asset Mgmt Holding Up In Global Downturn

Brookfield Asset Management (BAM) has a lot of moving parts in its operations so I’ll briefly highlight key financial results and follow with my thoughts on the investment going forward. I highly encourage readers to review BAM’s earnings release at their website: In a difficult year, Brookfield Asset Mgmt generated $1.4B in free cash flow [...]

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Portfolio Performance: -18.1% YTD thru Nov 2008

Click here to view the spreadsheet containing all disclosures for my complete equity portfolio, including initial entry points, YTD returns, total returns, etc. THE ENLIGHTENED-AMERICAN PORTFOLIO SPREADSHEET Enlightened-American Portfolio: -18.1% YTD (including dividends) DJIA: -33.4% Nasdaq: -42.1% S&P 500: -39.0% DJ WIlshire 5000: -39.6% Russell 2000 (smallcap): -38.2% The portfolio sagged ever lower, finishing November down [...]

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Bruce Berkowitz, Bob Rodriguez & Mohnish Pabrai – Q3 2008 Holdings

Fairholme Capital, led by Bruce Berkowitz, runs a pretty focused portfolio and I found their most recent filing very interesting: Berkowitz’s two largest new positions were big stakes in Boeing (BA) and Northrop Grumman (NOC), the win-win US tanker contract trade, if you will.  I have both on my watchlist and keep in mind that [...]

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