In November, the founder of Baron Capital made headlines by declaring that the stock market would double in 10 years, according to an article in Barron’s. The article also notes, “That makes for a great sound bite, but when you dig into the S&P 400’s returns, it’s not a bold perception—and wasn’t even supposed to be.” The article contends that the S&P 500 would have to return just over 7% a year to accomplish such… Read More
Billionaire investor Ron Baron has a message for those who are trying to predict how day-to-day news will impact the stock market: Stop.
Fund guru Ron Baron says that he expects stocks to double over the next decade.
While some are saying the stock market is getting a bit overheated, top hedge fund manager Ron Baron says equities remain attractive — and not just because of the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing policies. Baron tells CNBC that stocks are attractive based on valuation alone, though he says the Fed’s dollar-devaluing efforts are certainly another factor to consider. Baron also says that true GDP growth is in the 6.5% to 7% range this year —… Read More
Top hedge fund manager Ron Baron says that the recent market turmoil is not signaling another 2008-like crash. In his latest quarterly letter, Baron says that after Lehman Brothers collapsed in the fall of ’08, he and his team spoke with as many business executives as they could to get a read on the situation. “We were startled to hear that significant declines in sales were taking place magnitudes larger than any we had ever… Read More
While many investors have been growing fearful in recent weeks, hedge fund guru Ron Baron says he’s still confident stocks are the place to be, in part because of their ability to withstand inflation. “The stock market is setting up like a springboard right now,” Baron tells Fortune. He notes that the stock market has gained only about 20% in the past dozen years, while the S&P 500’s earnings per share have more than doubled.… Read More
In the latest edition of Forbes’ Intelligent Investing, top fund manager Ron Baron talks about his investment approach, and offers his take on where the market stands right now. Baron discusses the importance of investing in firms with economic “moats”, the value he puts on strong management, and the need to think long term. Baron, who keys on smaller- and mid-cap firms, says stocks are “unbelievably cheap” right now because of high levels of fear… Read More
In a recent panel discussion held by Charles Schwab, several top managers and strategists offered their take on the current market, as well as portfolio management tips regarding buy-and-hold investing, hedging, and how to succeed if the current rally falters. Among the panelists was Ron Baron, chief investment officer at Baron Funds. Baron says that “investors have opportunities now to buy stocks at the cheapest prices in years,” reports AOL Daily Finance’s Matthew Scott. Erik… Read More