Friday, February 27, 2009

All Hail Thomas Forester

There are apparently 8200 stock mutual fund managers in the US of A. Last year 8199 of them lost money, at an average clip of 39%. Not Thomas Forester of the Forester Value Fund though, He returned + 0.4% making him a god among men. His secret? Avoid stocks and hold cash. Of course that strategy made his fund under-perform relative to the S&P 500 in 2005, 2006 and 2007.

The full story is here.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I guess that makes me a better investor than Forester. I yanked most of my money and put it into CDs and money markets last fall, and I didn't have to pay Forester a fee to do it.

Of course I did that out of fear, not because I'm smart.