Applying AI to Traditional Industries

Applying AI to Traditional Industries

When people think of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, images of autonomous driving, virtual reality, and other high-tech, start-up–dominated ...
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Growth in Trucking Costs to Decelerate?

Growth in Trucking Costs to Decelerate?

A frequent topic of conversation in 2018 among U.S. businesses and the financial press has been the rapidly rising level ...
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IT Security Stocks: All-Weather Tires

IT Security Stocks: All-Weather Tires

In a previous post, I discussed the evolving IT security landscape. In part two of this series, I’ll discuss investment ...
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The Changing IT Security Landscape

The Changing IT Security Landscape

Forward-thinking companies are increasingly using data to improve many aspects of their businesses. As malicious actors realize the value of ...
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What Blockchain and Lettuce Have in Common

What Blockchain and Lettuce Have in Common

There is currently a lot of hype about blockchain networks, in part because of the meteoric rise—and subsequent decline—of Bitcoin, ...
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Searching for Capital Stewardship

Searching for Capital Stewardship

As value managers, we search for companies that exhibit superior capital stewardship and whose management teams are disciplined about creating ...
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Chemical Reaction Triggers Value Opportunity

Chemical Reaction Triggers Value Opportunity

When we identified that an industrial company’s shift toward higher-margin, specialty products and internal operational improvement initiatives were driving improvements ...
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Uncovering Unique AI Investments

Uncovering Unique AI Investments

Many large-cap companies are discussing their artificial intelligence initiatives. But we’re focused on identifying companies with rare datasets or that ...
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Bullish on Energy Stocks

Bullish on Energy Stocks

The fundamental conditions for the energy sector have generally improved over the past year. In particular, we believe that two ...
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Value Opportunities: Beyond the Buzzwords

Value Opportunities: Beyond the Buzzwords

As value investors, we typically look for investment opportunities in one of two categories: quality companies at discount prices or ...
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Meet the Millennial Consumer

Meet the Millennial Consumer

Born between 1980 and 1997, millennials are the largest demographic cohort in the United States, representing about 25% of the ...
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Long-Term Focus with an Eye on Washington

Long-Term Focus with an Eye on Washington

As bottom-up, fundamental investors focused on the long-term—three to five years—we tend not to position the portfolio around macro events ...
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Flight to Passive Creating Opportunities for Active

Flight to Passive Creating Opportunities for Active

A few weeks ago, my colleague David Ricci wrote about the short-term focus of the market right now, explaining why ...
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Skate to Where the Puck is Going

Skate to Where the Puck is Going

In late June, when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the market reacted strongly. As large-cap growth ...
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Real Estate Thrust Into the Spotlight

Real Estate Thrust Into the Spotlight

Investors may be gearing up for the most significant change to domestic stock sector classifications in almost two decades. Later ...
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Is a Quality Reversal Due?

Is a Quality Reversal Due?

Through the middle of February, high-quality stocks performed well, driven upward by the prospect of Federal Reserve (Fed) rate hikes ...
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