Managing Losses With A Portfolio Pro
These volatile market are hitting investors across the board. Even the most savvy traders are feeling the heat including hedge fund manager Whitney Tilson.
In fact, Tilson, who is founder of T2 Partners and a CNBC Contributor is facing his fund’s second-worst month ever.
How’s he managing the losses?
First and foremost, he’s not panicking.
Tilson is a value investor, that is, an investor who combs the market looking for stocks that he thinks are too cheap.
And as along as the pullback doesn’t shake Tilson’s conviction in his thesis, he selectively adds to positions.
In other words, if you're looking to cut losses, you're not trading like a pro. As Warren Buffett often says, be greedy when others are fearful.
"We still think both Citi, at less than half of tangible book, and Goldman Sachs at 70% of tangible book, are screaming buys. We've added," Tilson tells us.
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However, he also says, it's important to trade with discipline and take profits during a rally.
That's something Tilson did earlier in the year. "Netflix almost doubled in the first 6 months of the year and we sold out of a lot of that position."
However, he adds now, "as other investors flee, we're willing to wade in. That's where the bargains are. We've started adding to our Netflix position, again."
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Posted by CNBC's Lee Brodie
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