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Fund manager bullish on industrial companies

July 19, 2004

The global economic recovery plays right into Keith Yoder's hands as manager of the $36 million Saratoga Mid Capitalization Fund (SPMAX). He manages money for Caterpillar Investment Management Ltd. in Peoria, Ill., and has been the subadviser...

Micro-cap magic maker takes show on the road

July 12, 2004

It would be difficult to try to dispute the methodology of veteran stock picker O. Thomas Barry. The Bjurman Barry Micro-Cap Growth Fund (BMCFX), which he has managed since March 1997, jumped 67% last year, which is more than double the performance...

Performance? Low cost? Check. Marketing? Oops.

June 7, 2004

In July 1997, when Bridgeway Capital Management Inc. launched its Blue Chip 35 Index Fund (BRLIX), there was a mind-set inside the Houston-based fund complex that if you build it, they will come. Sometimes, however, regardless of what you build,...

Fund is weighted heavily in heavyweight stocks

May 31, 2004

Rand Alexander makes a big case for investing in some of the world's biggest companies. Mr. Alexander, a senior vice president and partner at Wellington Management Co. LLP in Boston, manages the $1.8 billion Hartford Stock Fund (IHSTX) for The...

Refusing to fall victim to the interest rate blues

May 17, 2004

While Wall Street's prognosticators grapple with the question of how high interest rates are likely to climb, Mike Pietronico is concentrating on how to get the most out of his fund while rates tick higher. The manager of the $500 million Evergreen...

New general, Lee, flexes muscles with Sentinel fund

May 3, 2004

In the four months since taking over management of the $35 million Sentinel Flex-Cap Opportunity Fund (SCOAX), manager Robert L. Lee has definitely put the "flex" back in "flex-cap." Mr. Lee, who has also managed the $200 million Sentinel Mid-Cap...

Hitching a ride on turnaround via truck route

April 19, 2004

When George Henning started seeing signs of an improving economy, his first move was toward the trucking industry. The manager of the $12 million Pacific Advisors Small Cap Fund (PASMX) positioned his portfolio with allocations to such names...

Mid-cap-value analysts in no rush to find stocks

April 5, 2004

Quarterly numbers don't really impress the analysts behind the $400 million Davis Opportunity Fund (RPEAX). According to Chip Tucker and Kent Whitaker - two of six analysts responsible for the 20-year-old mid-cap-value strategy - the notion...

Separates manager says, 'Hurray for Hollywood!'

March 22, 2004

On the surface, Hollywood Media Corp. (HOLL) is already a story worth watching. The Boca Raton, Fla.-based provider of news, information and entertainment ticketing services has five major business divisions contributing to a $60 million annual...

It's a great time to be a large-cap-growth manager

March 15, 2004

Deciding when to sell is one of the hardest parts of Shawn Price's job. The manager of a $500 million large-cap-growth portfolio at Navellier & Associates Inc. in Reno, Nev., admits that selling a stock triggers emotions even among professional...

Stock market partial to Democrat in White House

March 8, 2004

With both major party presidential candidates apparently in place, it is time for some number crunching to try to figure out how the stock market is likely to react to the outcome of November's election. Lakewood, Wash.-based newsletter editor...

Aiming to be 'in the right places at the right time'

March 1, 2004

Maureen Cullinane has learned through experience the importance of staying a step or two ahead of the pack. The $1.4 billion Evergreen Omega Fund (EKOAX), which she has managed since it was absorbed in 1989 by what is now Evergreen Investment...

Asset allocation name of the game for SunAmerica

February 16, 2004

With all the recent attention on mutual fund fees, it might be tough to make a case for adding another layer - but that doesn't mean the case can't be made. Steve Schoepke, vice president of research and product development at AIG SunAmerica...

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