Blue Mountain Credit Fund still in the red YTD; here are their biggest holdings
Blue Mountain Credit Alternatives Fund was up 0.36% for November, although the fund remains well into the red for the year. For the first 11 months, the fund was down 24.85% gross. Q3 2020 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Blue Mountain's fundamental credit strategy was up 0.63% for November, including a 1.09% gain for Read More
good look at your top holdings and while you own jpmorgan, it’s not one of your top holdings relative to the other financials that you have in there. why is that? well we don’t think jpmorgan is quite as cheap as, say, a bank america, which is our largest holding. bank america sells at two-thirds of its book value and seven times what we expect to be their recurring earnings after the housing legacy costs are behind them. so, bank america, capital one, jpmorgan, they’re all important holdings for us, we think they’re all exceptionally well managed companies and cheaper than the average stock. people certainly look to you as being a good stock picker, one that’s able to beat the market over the last one, three, five-year period. you’re having a good year this year, i know that. qualcomm a new holding for you. i know it’s been disappointment for many big investors out there. why own the stock? well i guess when you’re a long-term value investor like we are, we end up buying things this have been disappointing for others. we look at qualcomm today about a quarter of its market cap is in cash, they’re aggressively repurchasing shares, they’ve taken in 4% already this year, and have announced another 4%. it sells — exit cash sells 11 times expected earnings for next year. majority of earnings come from a royalty on global sales of smartphones. though penetration of smartphones has gotten quite high in the u.s., on a worldwide basis, especially emerging markets, we think there’s a lot of room ahead for growth in smartphone sales.
Trying to get problems behind us: JPM’s Dimon
As JPMorgan nears a government settlement, CNBC’s Kate Kelly spoke with the bank’s CEO Jamie Dimon about the possible $13 billion settlement.
kate? reporter: scott, i’m outside 270 park as you mentioned and it looks to be lunchtime, people coming and going at the moment. i did catch up with jamie dimon earlier on this $13 billion settlement reportedly within days of being announced. what he’s grappling with is a real issue. it’s a tale of two companies. you have record performance, continued strength, fixed income, for example, partly a result of acquisitions that are creating legal troubles. and they’ve really shown strength. and this summer they hit a ten-year high, they’re not quite at their all-time high but close in july. at the same time, these litigation issues were really heating up and now we’re at a point where they may be close to a record deal with the justice department. so, when i first approached mr. dimon, he addressed how proud he is of the company and how well they’re doing in one sense. i woke up, you’ve been standing here, people coming in, bright-eyed and bushy tailed. reporter: not happy to see united states. 260 people around the world doing a great job for clients. we’re doing great stuff. trying to get our product behind us. reporter: but you know on the other hand, obviously, they’re grappling with a number of legal issues, civil and criminal, even with the settlement they’re close to with the department of justice and the new york state attorney general, there could be dangling criminal issues they’ve been unable to resolve. what dimon said about that. going to try to resolve every matter and then move on and over our clients. reporter: scott, of course, investors want to see a resolution as quickly and fairly as possible. it may be a while. they may have to continue to be patient as this unravels. thanks so much. good work today. kate kelly outside jpmorgan’s