Articles by David Barr

Manager’s Commentary – July 2019 – David Barr

Written by David Barr

Fellow Unitholders, At the risk of sounding like a broken record, equity markets continued their upward trend during July with the S&P/TSX index total return of 34 basis points and the Russell 2000 total return […]

August 12, 2019

Manager’s Commentary – Q2 2019 – David Barr

Written by David Barr

Fellow Unitholders, We are happy to report that both the Pender Value and Pender Small Cap Opportunities Funds had positive quarters. The Pender Value Fund was up 5.5%[1] and the Pender Small Cap Opportunities Fund […]

July 16, 2019

Manager’s Commentary – Q1 2019 – David Barr

Written by David Barr

Fellow Unitholders, In our last commentary, we started by being thankful that 2018 was in the rear-view mirror and we were looking forward to 2019. It turns out that forces beyond our control have conspired […]

May 16, 2019

How Do Catalysts Form?

Written by David Barr

We have often talked about catalyst-driven investing, specifically in our blog post on “The art and science of investing in the next “take-out” target”. Another of the catalysts that can motivate a company to sell […]

February 21, 2019

Manager’s Quarterly Commentary – David Barr – Q1 2018

Written by David Barr

Increased Volatility and Continued Underperformance by Canadian Indices The Moment We’ve All Been Waiting For That was an interesting quarter. One thing didn’t change: Canada is out of favour. Canadian indices continued their lacklustre performance. […]

April 30, 2018

Investing like Ted Williams

Written by David Barr

Ted Williams played major league baseball for the Boston Red Sox for 19 years between 1939 and 1960 and went on to manage the Washington Senators and the Texas Rangers. Nicknamed “The Greatest Hitter Who […]

November 20, 2014

Investing Like Ted Williams

Written by David Barr

Williams came up with three rules to hit by that I think translate very well to value investing. There are two things I look forward to every year end. Spending time over the holidays with […]

January 14, 2014