What if Growth Investing Falls Out of Favor?

By Jeff Bourke - November 8, 2018

This is not exactly breaking news: those who have invested in growth stocks in recent years have had a pretty good chance of success.

That being said, we saw the momentum of growth stocks slow a bit in the most recent quarter—and value seems to be showing signs of life after a long slog of underperformance.

Look, I’ll be the first to admit that my job as co-portfolio manager of a growth strategy is harder if value investing returns to favor. But it won’t keep me up at night, and here’s why: we invest in companies we think will shine, no matter if value or growth is in favor.

But beyond that, the people who entrust us with their investments need to have confidence in our thesis and conviction—that we won’t waver or be tempted to chase a value rally. That’s a responsibility we take seriously.

Check out the video below to learn more about all of this, as well as how we reacted to some truly breaking news in the third quarter—Facebook’s unexpected stumbles.

Jeff Bourke
Jeff Bourke
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