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  • Market Folly has secured a limited number of discounted tickets to the forthcoming London Value Investor Conference 2015, which takes place on 20th May. This Conference is the largest gathering of Value Investors in Europe and has some of the world's leading investors speaking, including such well-known names as Neil Woodford, Charles Brandes, Jonathan Ruffer, and Dato' Cheah Cheng Hye.
  • As part of their presentation, the speakers will give a current investment idea.

Lessons From a Dozen Years of Short Selling

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  • Many investors have called short selling one of the most difficult things to do in finance.
  • Kase Capital's Whitney Tilson has put together a presentation entitled, "Lessons From a Dozen Years of Short Selling" that he delivered at Columbia Business School.
  • For more on the subject, we've also posted up another hedge fund manager's take on short selling.

Jeff Vinik Says Market Not In A Bubble

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  • Jeff Vinik, formerly the portfolio manager of Fidelity's Magellan Fund, recently appeared on CNBC to talk markets.
  • Vinik said that, "The economy looks just fine going forward. It's a good time to be invested ... The economy is cyclical. The stock market is cyclical. There will be downturns ... But if you have good companies with strong managements, earnings will grow over time and stock prices will grow."

Stan Druckenmiller on Markets, The Fed, & Which Investors He Admires Most

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  • He thinks stocks are high by historical measures, but the monetary policy has been so aggressive that they should be high.
  • On the Fed: He thinks it'd be great if the Fed acts now because he believes there's higher risk in the US economy by acting later.
  • On his thoughts on IBM: He disagrees with Warren Buffett and quoted him saying, "An investor should never let someone else's opinion drive their decision in stocks." Buffett thinks IBM's problem is cyclical, whereas Druckenmiller thinks its secular.

JANA Partners Increases Computer Sciences Stake

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  • Barry Rosenstein's activist hedge fund JANA Partners has filed a 13D on shares of Computer Sciences.
  • Per the filing, JANA now owns 5.9% of the company with 8.37 million shares.
  • We've detailed additional recent portfolio activity from JANA Partners here.

What We're Reading ~ Analytical Links 2/25/15

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  • Profile of SC Fundamental: old school investors [Barrons].
  • Capitalism's unlikely heroes: activist investors [Economist].
  • Amazon bought this man's company, now he's coming for them [Bloomberg].

Kingstown Capital Files 13D on Home Loan Servicing Solutions

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  • Per the filing, Kingstown now owns 5.1% of the company with 3.6 million shares.

H Partners & Chieftain Capital Both File 13D's on Tempur Sealy

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  • Two investment firms have recently filed 13D's with the SEC regarding shares of Tempur Sealy.
  • They've trimmed their Tempur Sealy position size by around 10% since the end of 2014.
  • Per Google Finance, Tempur Sealy is "a bedding provider. The Company develops, manufactures, markets, and distributes bedding products, which it sells globally. The Company operates in three segments: Tempur North America, Tempur International and Sealy. The Company's brand portfolio includes TEMPUR, Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Sealy Posturepedic, Optimum, and Stearns & Foster."

New Hedge Fund Wisdom Issue Out Now Featuring Analysis of Colfax (CFX) & American Realty Capital Properties (ARCP)

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  • The brand new Q4 issue of Hedge Fund Wisdom is now available.
  • The latest portfolios of 25 top hedge funds: New fund added this quarter: Jonathan Auerbach's Hound Partners Updated consensus buy/sell lists: Find out which stocks are most popular among hedge funds.
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Free Sample Of Our Hedge Fund Wisdom Newsletter: New Issue Out In One Week

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  • It features equity analysis on two popular hedge fund bets: Allison Transmission and Armstrong World Industries.
  • It also shows you our newsletter format with consensus buy/sell lists, individual manager commentary, and of course the 13F filing summaries.
  • Free Sample Issue: Click here to download a.pdf version.

What We're Reading ~ Hedge Fund Links 2/13/14

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  • The content provided within this blog is property of market folly and any views or opinions expressed herein are those solely of market folly and do not represent that of any firm or institution.
  • Market folly is not an investment advisor of any kind, so do not consider anything on this page to be legal, tax, or investment advice.
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Nelson Peltz & Trian Partners' Presentation on DuPont

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What We're Reading ~ Analytical Links 2/11/15

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  • The content provided within this blog is property of market folly and any views or opinions expressed herein are those solely of market folly and do not represent that of any firm or institution.
  • Market folly is not an investment advisor of any kind, so do not consider anything on this page to be legal, tax, or investment advice.
  • Market folly is not responsible for any 3rd party links or content.

Baupost Group Starts Bellatrix Exploration Stake, Adds to SunEdison, Reduces Syneron Medical

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  • First, Baupost Group has disclosed a new equity position in Bellatrix Exploration and they now own 11.38% of the company with over 21.8 million shares.

Makaira Partners Trims Capella Education Stake

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  • Tom Bancroft's hedge fund firm Makaira Partners has filed an amended 13G with the SEC regarding their position in Capella Education.
  • Per the filing, Makaira now owns 2.4% of the company with 296,437 shares.
  • This means they've reduced their position size by 178,420 shares since the third quarter.

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