Investors and advisors need to beware of style drift, especially in this period where stock market results seem to be disconnecting from macroeconomic fundamentals. Our quarterly letter details Poplar Forest's consistent value approach to investing.
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The stock market appears to be forecasting an upcoming economic environment that is meaningfully different than the signals being provided by the employment market and interest rates. Which expectations are correct? This paper discusses our thoughts on this disconnect and the types of companies we favor.
It's no longer just a Value vs. Growth cycle. Paying attention to company fundamentals along with valuations will be the key to generating strong results looking forward.
Following a decade of above average stock market returns, this memo explores the growing importance of selectivity and active portfolio management in the years to come.
Focusing on the absolute value of companies helped weather a difficult 2022. As we turn the page into 2023, our approach should continue to benefit investors.
Will the economy soon shift from a state of undersupply to oversupply? This memo explores some of the relevant investment opportunities and risks for long-term value investors.
Evaluating the quality of earnings growth expectations embedded in current business valuations is extremely important in these uncertain times.
Factors leading to growth outperformance do not appear sustainable. We believe the current environment is particularly well-suited to our absolute value investment process.