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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Eight Billion Dollars Down, CGM's Heebner Lets It Ride

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Kenneth Heebner may not have assets, but he's got style. Bloomberg reports that Heebner is sticking to his bets, even though his fund has been in the bottom 6 percent of its category in four of the last five years.

In the two years since June 2008, AUM for the mutual fund assets plummeted to $1.9 billion from $10.3 billion.

Heebner, who PMs CGM Focus Fund [profile], told Bloomberg: "Most people think this is the worst time in the world to be optimistic, but my portfolio is positioned for strength in the U.S. I am functioning in a contrarian mode."

The article says Heebner was "America's No. 1 stock picker" until 2008, when he "lost his touch" and most of his investors.

Heebner believes "there are forces out there driving the U.S. in a positive direction." Not everyone has the same outlook, but the 71-year-old PM doesn't seem to be bothered by the pessimism.

He said that the negative outlook "historically has been associated with maximum points of opportunity for investing." 

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