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Bill Nygren on “Money Life with Chuck Jaffe” (02.23.24)

February 23, 2024

Portfolio Manager Bill Nygren talks about today’s value proposition and where he is finding opportunity in the current market environment during an interview on “Money Life with Chuck Jaffe.”







The holdings mentioned comprise the following percentages of total net assets as of 01/31/2024:

SecurityOakmark FundOakmark Select
Alphabet Cl A3.2%6.6%
American Express2.4%3.6%
Capital One Financial2.8%6.7%
Charter Communications Cl A1.7%3.6%
Discover0%0%
Intercontinental Exchange2.7%5.0%
Liberty Broadband Cl C0.8%1.8%
Liberty Media0%0%
Mastercard0%0%
Meta Platforms Cl A1.3%0%
Visa0%0%

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The price to earnings ratio (“P/E”) compares a company’s current share price to its per-share earnings. It may also be known as the “price multiple” or “earnings multiple”, and gives a general indication of how expensive or cheap a stock is. Investors should not base investment decisions on any single attribute or characteristic data point.

Dividend Yield is a stock’s expected annual dividend divided by the stock’s price at the indicated date, expressed as a percentage.

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The Russell 1000® Value Index measures the performance of the large-cap value segment of the U.S. equity universe. It includes those Russell 1000® companies with lower price-to-book ratios and lower expected growth values. This index is unmanaged and investors cannot invest directly in this index.

The Russell 2000® Index measures the performance of the small-cap segment of the U.S. equity universe. The Russell 2000® Index is a subset of the Russell 3000® Index and includes approximately 2000 of the smallest securities based on a combination of their market cap and current index membership. This index is unmanaged and investors cannot invest directly in this index.

The performance data quoted represents past performance. Past performance does not guarantee future results.

The Oakmark 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.

Because the Oakmark Select Fund is non-diversified, the performance of each holding will have a greater impact on the Fund’s total return, and may make the Fund’s returns more volatile than a more diversified fund.

Oakmark Select Fund: The stocks of medium-sized companies tend to be more volatile than those of large companies and have underperformed the stocks of small and large companies during some periods.

Investing in value stocks presents the risk that value stocks may fall out of favor with investors and underperform growth stocks during given periods.