November 30, 2023

Inside This Issue

Anti-Herd Mentality

Austin Hawley, Win Murray, Diamond Hill Capital Management

Austin Hawley and Win Murray of Diamond Hill Capital Management describe why having a long-term perspective is a sustainable value-investor competitive advantage, how portfolio concentration can best pay off, why they recently sold their position in Walt Disney, and why they see unrecognized upside today in AIG, Ferguson and Texas Instruments.

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Limiting Down Time

Ragen Stienke, Ballast Asset Management

Ballast Asset Management’s Ragen Stienke explains why smaller stocks are as inefficiently priced as ever, how he identifies companies with “undeservedly low expectations,” why his firm launched an actively managed ETF, and why he believes the potential rewards far exceed the risks in Green Plains, Bioceres Crop Solutions, Capital Bancorp and AZZ.

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Patient Pursuit

Freddie Lait, Jacopo Di Nardo, Latitude Investment Management

Freddie Lait and Jacopo Di Nardo of London's Latitude Investment Management describe their emphasis on identifying “durable and knowable” businesses, when cyclicals and turnarounds can be particularly interesting, why they caution patience around investing in artificial intelligence, and what they think the market is missing in Vinci, BP and Dollar Tree.

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Uncovering Value: Asbury Automotive

Is turbulence immediately ahead more risk or opportunity?
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Editor's Letter

Wisdom from a famous short seller; Charlie Munger on envy.
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Who's Behind VII?

John Heins, Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief
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John Heins co-founded Value Investor Media, Inc. in 2004 and since then has served as its President and as the Editor-in-Chief of Value Investor Insight. In 2016 he took on an additional role as a Professor of Value Investing at the University of Alabama and is now the Director of the university's C.T. and Kelley Fitzpatrick Center for Value Investing.