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4Q18 Quarterly Commentary

Multi-Cap Value

Security selection was strong and the portfolio beat its benchmark, the Russell 3000® Value Index, for both the quarter and full year.

Fund Strategy

Mid-Cap Value

A focus on potential economic pitfalls resulted in a jump in volatility, a move toward more defensive areas of the market, and a heightened focus on valuations.

Fund Strategy

Small-Cap Value

We remain confident that while the pace of earnings growth may slow in 2019, underlying economic fundamentals remain relatively solid.

Fund Strategy

Small- and Micro-Cap Value

Economic uncertainty could cause investors to seek more reasonably valued businesses over high-flying glamor names.

Fund Strategy

Portfolio Perspective

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PM Perspective
3/19
Heartland Value Fund Portfolio Manager Bill Nasgovitz

How Micro-Caps Add Value to a Small-Cap Value Strategy

Micro-caps can be an overlooked source of opportunities in a small-cap strategy. Portfolio Manager Bill Nasgovitz explores the advantages and our approach to the group.

Video
5/18 - 2:06
Heartland Advisors Value Investing Portfolio Manager Eric Miller

Finding a Spark in Utilities

Why we see opportunities in the usually sleepy Utilities sector.

Video
4/18 - 2:39
Heartland Mid Cap Value Fund Portfolio Managers Colin McWey and Will Nasgovitz

A Look at Our Mid Cap Value Strategy

The Portfolio Management Team provides an overview.

Market Insight

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White Paper
2/19
Value Investing Market Insight White Paper Dividends

The Case for Dividend Payers

A look at how dividend paying stocks have stacked up in various markets during the past 90+ years.

Water & Wells
2/19/19
Heartland Advisors Value Investing Portfolio Manager Will Nasgovitz

A $3 Trillion Time Bomb?

A look at the tsunami of corporate debt that could swamp companies over the next five years.

Water & Wells
1/14/19
Heartland Advisors Value Investing Vice President Michael Kops

A Different Kind of Volatility

It’s not just the stock market that’s seen a spike in volatility.

Water & Wells
11/12/2018
Heartland Advisors Value Investing Portfolio Manager Bradford A. Evans

Challenges of a Post-Peak World

A look at how inflecting profit margins may ratchet up risk for borrowers.

Investment Approach

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Video
11/18 - 2:21 & 2:00
Heartland Advisors Value Investing CEO Will Nasgovitz

Navigating Risky Terrain

Bad things happen to great companies. Here’s how we seek to mitigate unforeseen risks while focusing on company strengths.

PM Perspective
5/18
Heartland Advisors value investing portfolio manager Colin McWey

Cash Flow: An Equalizing Force in Analysis

Cash flow helps us evaluate opportunities on an apples to apples basis regardless of industry or debt.

PM Perspective
4/18
Heartland Advisors Value Investing Portfolio Manager Colin McWey

Why Catalysts and Context Matter

The difference between an unloved laggard and an attractive investment opportunity often begins with perception. Here is a look at internal catalysts and their importance in changing investors’ views and company results.

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