Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Better Times, Worse Times For Cresud

I'm pretty happy with the calls I made on South American agriculture companies back in July of this year. As I discussed yesterday, Adecoagro (NYSE:AGRO) is up nearly 20% from my Alpha-Rich call, while BrasilAgro (NYSE:LND), my least favorite of the four, is down more than 10%. SLC Agricola (OTCPK:SLCJY) has been something of a disappointment, up only about 5%, but my high-risk/high-reward call Cresud (NASDAQ:CRESY) laps the field with a better than 40% return from my initial recommendation.

Cresud is in a tricky spot. On one hand, the end may well be in sight for the Kirchner brand of Peronism and that should be good for Argentina's economy. On the...

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