Wally Weitz's Wealthtrack Interview ~ market folly

Monday, June 13, 2016

Wally Weitz's Wealthtrack Interview

A few months ago, value investor Wally Weitz of Weitz Investment Management sat down with Consuelo Mack in an episode of Wealthtrack.

In the interview, Weitz touches on the concept of valuable losses, or finding opportunities where others are seeing losses.

He says, "Selling begets more selling; people scare themselves and each other and almost always overshoot."

He has an 'on deck' list of stocks they've researched and are just waiting for the right price to buy.  That said, he says it's easier for him to buy stocks he's already involved with during downswings rather than jump on new names because he's more comfortable/familiar with management and how they will act during downturns, etc.

Weitz says that the fund he particularly runs is long/short but not designed to be market neutral or anything like that.  He noted he's typically 90% long and 30% short, running around 60% net long.  He mentioned they'd been short Sears (SHLD) in the past.

During the interview, Weitz talks about why he likes Liberty Global (LBTYA/K) and why he sold Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX).

Other investments Weitz mentions include Liberty Broadband (LBRDA), Charter Communications (CHTR), Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A/B), Wells Fargo (WFC).

Embedded below is the video of Weitz's interview on Wealthtrack:

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