Bruce Berkowitz, managing member of Fairholme Capital Management LLC, discusses mutual-fund rules, investment strategy and his decision to close existing funds to new investors as of the end of this month. He talks with Erik Schatzker on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”
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This is a recent interview of Seth Klarman by Charlie Rose. It is well worth watching.
This is a great interview with Phil Goldstein of Bulldog Investors. Phil is an activist value investor with an excellent track record.
Last night Charlie Rose interviewed a group of three about gold: Jim Grant, John Hathaway of Toqueville Asset Management, and Peter Munk, chairman and founder of Barrick Gold. Rose then did a one-on-one with Einhorn on gold and inflation and other topics.
I think its a good show. Jim Grant’s thoughts and opinions are always interesting. I also enjoyed having the perspective of a miner. And it’s always good to listen to Einhorn.
Rose asked Einhorn what he likes about the investing business. Einhorn likes “solving the puzzles.” If Rose asked me the same question, I would have answered differently. I would have said that I enjoy doing something that is very hard, that few people are good at and where I have the opportunity to be one of the best. However, I do agree that there is a “puzzle solving” aspect to being a good investor.
This funny video has started to make the rounds. If you think about it too much, its actually kind of scary.
Bondsquawk links to a video of Elizabeth Warren, chairwoman of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the TARP, talking about the U.S. banking industry.
- 101 small banks have not paid their TARP dividend which is sign that’s there’s still a “great deal of instability in the banking system”.
- Three thousand out of eight thousand banks have serious concentration in commercial real estate. 6 out of 19 stress tested banks have commercial real estate that exceeds tier 1 capital.
- Does not look like a problem that’s going to get smaller over the next couple of quarters. It looks like a problem that is going to increase.
Bottom line? Expect more failures in the coming years from the small to medium-sized banks throughout the country.
Thanks to TPC for sharing this great 3-minute video. All eight are good, but I think persistence is last for a reason.