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At this point, what do you think that the total return of Fairfax (Can shares) on a CAGR basis will be over the next 10 years?   

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  1. 1. At this point, what do you think that the total return of Fairfax (Can shares) on a CAGR basis will be over the next 10 years?

    • 0-10%
    • 11-15%
    • 16-20%
    • 21-25%
    • 26% and over


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how come there is no negative?

 

Oopss. I tought that I had only 5 options available. :-[

 

But if someone think that it would be less than zero, please email me to "post" your vote and I will keep your name confidential. I will adjust the final results with these votes.

 

Cheers!

 

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FFH is at 260 now - it will be at almost 1300 in a decade if the 17.3% is correct - that may not be too far off, up or down, although my guesstimate would be a lower return. If you take a point in exactly 120 months - who knows where it's at (very dependent on the state of the economy at that exact time, etc). But there is a likelihood that in the interim a number like that is attainable (and a higher "now-to-peak" return).

At 26%/annum, it would be trading at over $2,600...

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Its simply a function of whether or not they can keep investing capital at 15+%, without knowing the future its impossible to tell if that will happen.  Heck if the shares stay this cheap for the next 10 years, they'd have no problem earning 25% a year.

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I think that you get roughly $1 of equities for every $1 invested in FFH at today's price.

 

It seems like a 12% return on their equity portfolio over the next 10 years will get you 17% return on the stock if you assume:

1)  a modest expansion of B/V multiple (say 1.2x) to offset taxes paid/due on the equity gains

2)  5% per annum boost from the float (pretty easy this year with the tax-free muni bonds)

 

So is a 12% return possible? 

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Its simply a function of whether or not they can keep investing capital at 15+%, without knowing the future its impossible to tell if that will happen.  Heck if the shares stay this cheap for the next 10 years, they'd have no problem earning 25% a year.

 

Oldeye you do not have to know the future only Prem has to know the future, given his investment calls in the last three years I suspect that he has made a pact with the devil to get a copy of the WSJ delivered every morning 3 years in advance. LOL

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  • 9 years later...

Interesting. Thanks for following up on this Partner24. Wisdom of the crowd was wrong in 2009. If the same poll was conducted today, probably everyone would say either <10% or 11-15%. Wonder if we would all the wrong again....hopefully.

 

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Interesting. Thanks for following up on this Partner24. Wisdom of the crowd was wrong in 2009. If the same poll was conducted today, probably everyone would say either <10% or 11-15%. Wonder if we would all the wrong again....hopefully.

 

Ha - exactly.

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Feel free to start a new 10 year return poll and we can see the results in 10 years.

 

I would be willing to bet real money that Fairfax return will be below 15% annual for next 10 years.

 

What are the odds you are offering?

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I was likely one of the people who voted back in 2009 :-)

 

The lesson for me is as follows:

- you make decisions (and projections) based on the facts you have on hand at the time

- when the facts change you may need to change your mind

 

After 2009 FFH made some very big bets with the investment portfolio that proved to be flat out wrong. These bets were plain for all investors to see.

 

The lesson for me is not that projections often do not work out as expected (this is kind of obvious). The lesson for me is the important over time of processing new information and acting on it (if it is important). The opposite of thumb sucking.

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Feel free to start a new 10 year return poll and we can see the results in 10 years.

 

I would be willing to bet real money that Fairfax return will be below 15% annual for next 10 years.

 

What are the odds you are offering?

 

70-30.

 

But I won't make a real bet since (a) there's no platform that I'd trust (b) if bet amount would have to be pre-deposited, it's a negative return even if I win.

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Feel free to start a new 10 year return poll and we can see the results in 10 years.

 

I would be willing to bet real money that Fairfax return will be below 15% annual for next 10 years.

 

What are the odds you are offering?

 

70-30.

 

But I won't make a real bet since (a) there's no platform that I'd trust (b) if bet amount would have to be pre-deposited, it's a negative return even if I win.

 

B isn't true if the two people betting can agree on a suitable investment to keep the funds that they would otherwise both hold.

 

When Buffett made his hedge fund vs S&P bet, they put the money in zero coupon treasuries, and then switched to BRK after treasuries rocketed, and did very well.

 

Surely there would be some compounder the two parties could agree on...

 

 

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Feel free to start a new 10 year return poll and we can see the results in 10 years.

 

I would be willing to bet real money that Fairfax return will be below 15% annual for next 10 years.

 

What are the odds you are offering?

 

70-30.

 

But I won't make a real bet since (a) there's no platform that I'd trust (b) if bet amount would have to be pre-deposited, it's a negative return even if I win.

 

B isn't true if the two people betting can agree on a suitable investment to keep the funds that they would otherwise both hold.

 

When Buffett made his hedge fund vs S&P bet, they put the money in zero coupon treasuries, and then switched to BRK after treasuries rocketed, and did very well.

 

Surely there would be some compounder the two parties could agree on...

 

Fair enough. We could deposit money into Fairfax... ... ...  ::)  8)

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As long as we are speculating, I would certainly take the under on 15% compounded over the next 10 years.  If you gave me 7% I would take the over.  It gets murkier from there.  I would not bet real money on this, but I guess that is where I see the likely range of returns.

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