Top value strategist Mario Gabelli says that the economy looks steady, but adds that there is not much of a margin of safety in stocks right now.
Top value investor Mario Gabelli says he is high on
media stocks and equities exposed to European trucking.
With mobile devices and broadband technology expanding, top value investor Mario Gabelli says he likes content companies.
Top value investor Mario Gabelli says the way to make money in the financial sector is by investing in smaller, local banks. Gabelli tells FOX Business Network that he sees a round of consolidation coming for the sector, from which small, local bank shares will benefit. He’s less enthusiastic about money center banks, he says. Gabelli also talks about his bottom-up investing approach, fourth-quarter earnings, and why he’s excited about potential spin-offs.
Value investing guru Mario Gabelli is finding value in some intriguing areas of the market, including the auto and health and wellness industries. Gabelli tells Fox Business Network how he tries to balance long-term and short-term factors. “We try to look out over the next 10 years, what sectors will work,” he says. “For example the rising middle class in India and China and what does that mean for companies like Boeing and what does it mean for global consumption and the economy. We also try to think out in the United States, health and wellness, how do we eat better? Organic, natural foods. But at the same time you’ve got to think about what’s going to happen tomorrow. You want to be aware of the sugar high that we’ve had since Bernanke gave us QE2 and how does that wear off and who and what and how do we maintain that.” Gabelli also talks about his bottom up investing approach, and why he thinks the beverage industry is a great place to look for opportunities.
Top value strategist Mario Gabelli says that if he were Warren Buffett, he would be looking to purchase companies with some very specific characteristics. Gabelli tells Bloomberg that he’d target companies with “cash flow, sustainability, and a U.S. base that have global earnings power and that can index with inflation”. What might such a company look like? “If you bought Heinz, you could buy a cereal manufacturer,” he speculated. Gabelli also talks about Berkshire’s portfolio construction, and some of its core holdings.
Top value investor Mario Gabelli says he is finding “great ideas” in the stock market right now. “This is going to be an extraordinarily exciting year to find stocks and we are enthusiastic all the time because when we look … we continue to find great ideas,” Gabelli tells FOX Business Network. “Financial engineering is alive and well — Heinz, Dell, these are things that stimulate the appetites.” Gabelli says that while Europe’s troubles are a concern, other bullish factors are superceding them. “The recovery in Europe is fragile. There clearly will be some potholes for the market. Within the framework there are three things that are trumping that short term: [Federal Reserve Chairman Ben] Bernanke, [European Central Bank President Mario] Draghi and Kuroda, the head of the bank of Japan. They’re just pumping money into the system which makes this an exciting time to pick stocks.”