Arnold Van Den Berg provides Century Management's current market and economic outlook.
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The CM Value I Composite primarily invests in stocks, bonds, and cash. The focus of this composite is to find undervalued securities that over time will produce above average returns with a lower degree of risk than that of the general market. Portfolios in this composite are not constrained by market capitalization (size). Therefore, a significant portion of portfolio assets may be invested in micro cap, small cap, medium cap, large cap, or mega cap companies with one market capitalization being more heavily weighted over the other at any given time. In addition, there are times where portfolios in this composite will be invested in bonds and cash. Historically, cash and cash equivalent positions have ranged from 2% to 60% of the composite for extended periods of time. However, the long term average has been approximately 21%. The CM Value I Composite was created September 16, 1974. Prior to 2004 the composite was named the CM Standard Value Composite. Prior to 2010 the composite could have accounts with up to 30% fixed income mandates.
The Russell 3000 Index measures the performance of the 3000 largest U.S. companies based on total market capitalization, which represents approximately 98% of the investable U.S. equity market. The Russell 3000 Value Index measures the performance of those Russell 3000 Index companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower forecasted growth values. The Russell 3000 Growth Index measures the performance of those Russell 3000 Index companies with higher price-to-book ratios and higher forecasted growth values. The Russell 1000 Index measures the performance of the 1,000 largest companies in the Russell 3000 Index, which represents approximately 92% of the market. The Russell 2000 Index measures the performance of the 2,000 smallest companies in the Russell 3000 Index, which represents approximately 10% of the total market capitalization of the Russell 3000 Index It is not possible to invest directly in the indices.
Past performance of markets, composites, or any individual securities is no guarantee of future results. The performance of accounts in any Century Management (“CM”) strategy may be materially different at any given time. Differences that may affect investment performance include strategy type, cash flows, inception dates, historical prices, and fees.
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