Five Stocks Chosen by Hotshot Chris Davis

by: MyPlanIQ

Matt Koppenheffer of the Motley Fool reported his interest in Chris Davis of Davis Funds.

The "why" here is very simple: Davis is a value-obsessed investor who buys stocks to own, rather than flip. The turnover in the Davis funds reflects this approach, as the funds' turnover implies an average five-year holding period. And insiders at Davis don't just talk the talk -- at the end of last year, they had more than $2 billion of their own money invested in the Davis funds.

With that in mind, here are a handful of the stocks that saw buying activity from Davis Funds during the first quarter.

  • Ace Limited (NYSE:ACE)
  • Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:APD)
  • Kraft (KFT)
  • Expedia (NASDAQ:EXPE)
  • Everest Re Group Ltd. (NYSE:RE)

Given that these are stocks that are being selected for the long term, this should be of interest to us looking to build a long term investment portfolio

We entered these funds into our system and then compared it with a balanced portfolio of dividend producing ETFs.

Asset Fund in this portfolio
REAL ESTATE ICF (iShares Cohen & Steers Realty Majors)
FIXED INCOME TIP (iShares Barclays TIPS Bond)
Emerging Market VWO (Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock ETF)
US EQUITY DVY (iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index)
US EQUITY VIG (Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF)
INTERNATIONAL EQUITY IDV (iShares Dow Jones Intl Select Div Idx)
High Yield Bond HYG (iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bd)
INTERNATIONAL BONDS EMB (iShares JPMorgan USD Emerg Markets Bond)
Portfolio Performance Comparison
Portfolio/Fund Name 1Yr AR 1Yr Sharpe 3Yr AR 3Yr Sharpe 5Yr AR 5Yr Sharpe
5 Stocks This Hotshot Pro Bought 33% 214% 5% 14% 8% 24%
Retirement Income ETFs Strategic Asset Allocation Moderate 20% 208% 3% 14% 6% 25%
Retirement Income ETFs Tactical Asset Allocation Moderate 14% 152% 9% 71% 11% 72%

Three Month Chart
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One Year Chart
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The more detailed analysis and graphs show the volatility of the stock portfolio which has performed in a similar manner to the SAA benchmark.

This is a fair selection of stocks to hold for the longer term, however, it is outperformed by a number of other portfolios such as 10 Dividend Stocks From SeekingAlpha Readers

Disclosure: MyPlanIQ does not have any business relationship with the company or companies mentioned in this article. It does not set up their retirement plans. The performance data of portfolios mentioned above are obtained through historical simulation and are hypothetical.

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