Fundamental Value had a solid quarter, returning 4.2% on a gross basis. This return slightly trailed the S&P’s 4.4%, and brought gross returns to 35.3% and 22.5% for FV and the S&P 500 respectively since FV’s inception in June 2016.
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Apple is currently one of the largest positions in Fundamental Value, Bireme's US equity strategy. Therefore, it was with intense interest that we read a recent short thesis on Apple posted at the Value Investor’s Club. (Note: you must create a guest account at VIC to view.
FV edged out the market in Q1, returning 6.1% before fees vs 5.9% for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). This brings the portfolio’s annualized outperformance, after typical fees, to 10.9% since inception.1
Fundamental Value (FV) had an exceptional 2016, returning 16.8% before fees vs 7.5% for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). The majority of FV’s return came in the fourth quarter, as it gained 10.1% vs a 4.0% return in the benchmark. This brings the portfolio’s outperformance, after typical fees, to 8.3% since inception.1
FV outperformed the market in Q3, returning 5.4% before fees vs 3.8% for the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY). This brings the portfolio’s outperformance, after typical fees, to 2.2% since inception.1