Bill Miller is Working Toward a Comeback

During his 30 plus-year tenure at Legg Mason, Bill Miller was considered a go-to manager for market beating returns, says a recent article in The Washington Post. “And his fall from grace,” it adds, “was nearly as spectacular.” Miller’s performance fell precipitously during the financial crisis of 2007-2008, the article reports, at which time “once-loyal clients took their billions and left,” and Miller left the firm. Working toward a comeback, says the Post, Miller is… Read More

Podcasts of the Week: the Blockchain, Wettlaufer & Miller

By Jack M. Forehand —  With so many great investing podcasts out there, it can be difficult to identify the best ones. Through our new Podcasts of the Week segment, I will try to help filter out the most interesting episodes and identify the podcasts I learned the most from each week. In addition, we will also take a look at a great podcast from the past via the From the Archives section. Best Episodes… Read More

Bill Miller’s Fund is Top Stock-Picker

The winner of the quarterly Wall Street Journal Winner’s Circle contest—which identifies the U.S.  stock fund with at least $50 million in assets (and a record of more than three years) that posted the best performance in the trailing 12 months—is Baltimore-based Miller Opportunity Trust led by Bill Miller and Samantha McLemore (both formerly of Legg Mason). This according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal. Miller’s fund returned 48.55% for the 12… Read More

Basketball, Bill Miller and Winning Streaks

 In a recent article for Forbes, Validea CEO John Reese outlined similarities between winning streaks in sports and those in investing. Most notably, the fact that “inevitably, streaks end,” writes Reese. “The same holds true for the stock market,” he says. “It will go up and go down, but will do neither forever.” He references the experience of Bill Miller, formerly of Legg Mason, who had outperformed the market every year from 1991 to 2005,… Read More

Bond Bull Market on Borrowed Time says Miller

The post-election drop in bond prices is pointing toward an end to the decades-old bull market in fixed income, says investor Bill Miller in a recent CNBC article. The founder, chairman and CIO of Baltimore-based LMM says that the money leaving bonds will likely be channeled into the stock market. “The over-investment in bonds is going to switch somewhere,” he says, adding, “I think a large part is going to go to equities like it… Read More

Value Investor Bill Miller Sees Opportunity in Low Stock Prices

Bill Miller of Legg Mason, a value investor with a strong record, told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” that it is “sort of hard to see why anyone would buy a 10-year Treasury when they could own the broader market at a higher current yield.” He sees “a disconnect between what’s really going on and what the markets are reacting to,” citing “strength in homebuilding,” “70% of companies are beating earnings estimates,” and other signs of a… Read More

The Return Of Bill Miller

Bill Miller, who beat the S&P 500 for a record 15 straight years before his portfolio was decimated in the financial crisis, has returned with a vengeance, with his fund in the top 1% of those in its class over the past three years and the top 7% over the past five years. And now Miller is loading up on stocks from two sectors that pounded him in the crisis.