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Category : Finance and Theory

Very Scary

Our takeaway on this speech is three-fold: We paraphrase: “Wise regulation, which is mostly now in place globally, will ensure that future financial crises will not billow out of control.” Wow, I didn’t realize that until 2010 the world didn’t […]

A Word From Our Trader

by Matt Weber |  Director of Trading + Operations There is more to life than increasing its speed. -Mahatma Gandhi Even though we are “investors,” we are very aware of the High Frequency Trading (HFT) issues that emerge on our […]

Why We Continue to Think the ISS Approach Toward Corporate Governance and Executive Pay is Moronic

CLICK HERE _________________________________________________ The opinions expressed herein are those of Cove Street Capital and are subject to change without notice. Past performance is not a guarantee or indicator of future results. Consider the investment objectives, risks, and expenses before investing. You […]

Attention Almost Every Public Company with an A/B Ownership Structure: How to Create 35% More Shareholder Value in a Single Day and Set a Course for Further Gains

(Reprint) RICHMOND, Va., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Media General, Inc. (NYSE: MEG) and privately held New Young Broadcasting Holding Co., Inc., both local broadcast television and digital media companies, today announced a definitive agreement to combine the two companies […]

The Nonsense Math Effect

Please insert the phrases “money manager,” “hedge fund,” “large pension plan,” and “underperformance” at will throughout this piece.  The Nonsense Math Effect  Mathematics is a fundamental tool of research. Although potentially applicable in every discipline, the amount of training in […]

Found: The Lost Decade

Even if you repeat it enough, it doesn’t make it true. Unless you are burdened with a few hundred billion to manage, you do NOT have to invest in a market capitalization weighted index which, by mathematical design, is moving […]

The Simple Life of Cash

It does take some creativity and high IQ for many to justify “2 & 20.” I also think a Mrs. Montier might insist on a better picture.  Click here to read more.