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AKREX: Akre Focus Retail Fund
AKREX Information, Quotes and Price History
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The Akre Focus Retail Fund (AKREX) invests primarily in securities of companies listed on U.S. stock exchanges. Investments consist primarily of common stocks of companies of any capitalization range. It may also invest in preferred stocks, warrants, options, and other equity-like instruments, such as partnership interests, limited liability company interests, business trust shares and rights and other securities that are convertible into equity securities. The fund is non-diversified.

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Bob Brinker Sr., editor or the "Marketimer" newsletter and host of the syndicated radio show "Money Talk" spent most of his investment career telling callers to his show to limit their exposure to individual stocks to no more than 4% of their investment portfolio. He says the risks of a total loss or at least massive losses in a concentrated position outweigh the benefits.   Brinker also tells callers to use index funds or at least very low cost index funds.  The Akre Focus Retail Fund, the latest fund added to his recommended list, does neither.  We wonder if his son is calling the shots these days as this non-diversified fund has highly concentrated positions in a few stocks.  The following information from Yahoo! is current as of 1/10/12.

Top 10 Holdings
(72.6% of Total Assets as of Oct 31, 2011)
Company Symbol % Assets
Mastercard Incorporated Common MA 11.77
Dollar Tree, Inc. DLTR 11.66
Ross Stores, Inc. ROST 9.77
American Tower Corporation
AMT 9.60
Markel Corporation Common Stock MKL 6.86
O'Reilly Automotive, Inc. ORLY 5.65
Lamar Advertising Company LAMR 5.06
TJX Companies, Inc. (The) Commo TJX 4.18
FactSet Research Systems Inc. C FDS 4.17
CarMax Inc KMX 3.88

Brinker must really like this fund manager to sell the total stock market index fund with its tiny 0.06% annual expense ratio to buy his position in AKREX.

Fees & Expenses
(Per $10,000 invested) as of Dec 31, 2011)
Annual Report Expense Ratio (net): 1.45%
Prospectus Gross Expense Ratio: 1.45%
Max 12b1 Fee: 0.25%
Total Sales Loads: 0.00%
3 Yr Expense Projection: $459
5 Yr Expense Projection: $792
10 Yr Expense Projection: $1,735
10 Yr Expenses for VTI at 0.06%

Historical Chart of AKREX Akre Focus Retail Fund since Inception

AKREX Akre Focus - Retail (FUND)
Akre Focus (AKREX) was up 11.09% in 2011

Brinker's 2012 Moves: Lets track how this fund does since Brinker recommended selling some of his mutual fund holdings, including SOME of the total stock market fund in one of his model portfolios, to buy this fund at the start of 2012:
  • P1 Sold ALL of under performing Baron Partners Retail (BPTRX down 5.74% in 2011) to buy Akre Focus
  • P2 Sold some Total Stock Market Fund (VTSMX up 0.96% in 2011) to buy Akre Focus
  • P3 Sold some Total Stock Market Fund (VTSMX up 0.96% in 2011) to buy Akre Focus
  • You will need to subscribe to his newsletter to see his actual recommended allocations for these funds.

Bob Brinker's AKREX vs what he soldto buy it: VTSMX & BPTRX

Bob Brinker's AKREX
                            vs what he sold, VTSMX & BPTRX to buy

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