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Titan Machinery is the top performer so far in 2019, up 38% since portfolio launch.
The 22 names in the portfolio as a group are outpacing the value components of the Russell 2000 and Russell Microcap indices.
Despite disappointing performance this year, the strategy has shown solid return in the past.
It was not a great year for this value portfolio, with only 5 stocks in positive territory for the year.
Easier said than done: They also have to turn sales around.
Names as varied as Tilly's, Build-A-Bear Workshop, Hibbett Sports and Nordstrom all took hits in the midst of the holiday shopping season.
Earnings season is here and it has already moved into high gear.
The big question for TPR is whether the China concerns are overblown, or will continue to weigh on the sector.
This mix of 20 deep-value names was outperforming a couple Russell indices three months back but is trailing them now.
Especially painful are situations where a name begins to drop almost immediately after taking a position.
The parent of Victoria's Secret is becoming enticing as a value investment, while Hibbett may be worth another shot.
Dick's Sporting Goods and Foot Locker are among the specialty retailers that bounced back after a butt-whooping last summer.
The sale of FOSL and CATO, and a partial HIBB, have significantly reduced my overall exposure.
It can be hard to regret even profitable trades when your investment philosophy typically has you out of stocks early.
Fossil Group has done most of the heavy lifting among the small stocks in the portfolio, though there are other winners, too.
Specialty retail is indeed a tough area, but in classic form, markets have overly punished a number of them.
FOSL is up 92% since I launched this group, while HIBB is ahead 27%.
It is always important see how such value screens perform in times of market stress.
While I am not typically a fan of retail in general, I do like 'fifty-cent dollars' no matter how ugly they are.
One month in, 15 out of 20 names are in positive territory, with Fossil Group soaring 39%.
Specialty retailer's holiday sales looked uglier than a bad Christmas sweater.
The 20 companies in this portfolio could be of interest to deep-value investors.
Hibbett Sports, Zoe's Kitchen, Biglari Holdings and Fitbit have pulled their weight among my five value plays.
Changing how you think about the market can open up some new opportunities in value stocks.