Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren appeared on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street” to discuss the firm’s long-term value investment philosophy and why he finds the financials sector attractive.
The holdings mentioned comprise the following percentages of the Fund’s total net assets as of 12/31/2019:
|Security Title||Oakmark Fund|
|Alphabet Cl A||2.6%|
|Bank of America||3.6%|
|Capital One Financial||3.1%|
|Charter Communications Cl A||2.7%|
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The Fund’s portfolio tends to be invested in a relatively small number of stocks. As a result, the appreciation or depreciation of any one security held by the Fund will have a greater impact on the Fund’s net asset value than it would if the Fund invested in a larger number of securities. Although that strategy has the potential to generate attractive returns over time, it also increases the Fund’s volatility.
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