Guy Gottfried - Rational Investment Group

Guy Gottfried

Guy Gottfried is the founder and manager of Rational Investment Group, a value-oriented investment fund. Rational employs a risk-averse, research-intensive value methodology to uncover securities exhibiting material upside potential along with minimal risk of capital impairment. Prior to launching Rational, Mr. Gottfried was an analyst at Fairholme Capital Management. Mr. Gottfried is a graduate of York University in Toronto, where he was a President's Scholarship recipient. back

Articles

  • Seeking Alpha
    Canada's Top Undiscovered Investor

    Seeking Alpha - 06.13.13
    One of Canada's most influential value investors stood at a podium in front of a few hundred people at a conference in Las Vegas last month to deliver his next compelling investment idea. Four times in the previous two years he had stood at that podium, presenting a total of six stock picks. All six have been winners, producing an average return of 80%.

  • Bloomberg
    Canam Surges After Mention at Value Conference

    Bloomberg - 10.1.12
    Canam climbed 12 percent to close at C$5.67 in Toronto, its biggest one-day gain since Oct. 20, 2008. The Saint-Georges, Quebec-based company has increased 38 percent this year. Guy Gottfried, manager of Toronto-based Rational Investment Group LP, a value-oriented investment fund, made the comments at the Value Investing Congress.

  • Financial Post
    Gottfried recommends ClubLink and Canam

    Financial Post - 10.1.12
    Toronto’s Guy Gottfried of Rational Investment Group kicked of the presentations at the Value Investing Congress in New York on Monday with a recommendation of ClubLink Enterprises (CLK/TSX).

  • Les Affaires
    Des bons mots pour Canam à New York, le titre bondit à Toronto

    Les Affaires - 10.1.12
    Le torontois Guy Gottfried, de Rational Investment Group est le principal responsable de cette remontée soudaine, estime Frederic Bastien, analyste pour le compte de Raymond James, de Vancouver. M. Gottfried prenait la parole ce matin à la tribune du Value Investment Congress, qui se concentre sur les petites capitalisations boursières.

  • Market Folly
    Guy Gottfried's Presentation on Holloway Lodging & Trans World Entertainment: Value Investing Congress

    Market Folly - 08.23.12
    At the Value Investing Congress this past May, Gottfried presented the investment case on Holloway Lodging (TSX:HLR.un) and Trans World Entertainment (TWMC). Since then, shares are up 30% and 47% respectively.

  • Barron's
    Dispatch from Omaha: TWMC Pops on Investor Endorsement

    Barron's - 05.17.12
    Here’s a testimony to the odd power of investing conferences: tiny, little-known retailer Trans World Entertainment’s (TWMC) stock is popping 11 percent after a thorough endorsement this morning by Guy Gottfried of Rational Investment Group.

  • Value Investing Letter
    Hardwoods Distribution: A Nice Fixer-Upper

    Value Investing Letter - 02.14.12
    The housing collapse nearly felled Canada's Hardwoods Distribution (TSX: HWD). But when US industry conditions normalize, Guy Gottfried thinks this rebounding stock's earnings could soar.

  • Value Investing Letter
    Building Value, Brick by Brick

    Value Investing Letter - November, 2011
    Saved from bankruptcy by Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial, "The Brick" is now in full turnaround mode. Guy Gottfried explains why the Canadian retailer is a good business at a great price.

  • ValueWalk
    Guy Gottfried: Prospecting for Value in the Great White North

    ValueWalk - 10.17.11
    Rational employs a risk-averse, research-intensive value methodology to uncover securities exhibiting material upside potential along with minimal risk of capital impairment. Prior to launching Rational, Mr. Gottfried was a senior analyst at Bruce Berkowitz’s Fairholme Capital Management. Mr. Gottfried is a graduate of York University in Toronto, where he was a President’s Scholarship recipient.

  • Kiplinger
    Foreign Stocks on Sale

    Kiplinger - July, 2011
    Investing in overseas companies has gotten easier and can help diversify your portfolio. But risks still remain in some areas.

  • Value Investing Letter
    Morguard Corporation: The Complete Package

    Value Investing Letter - 06.09.11
    Morguard (MRC – Toronto Stock Exchange) is a Canadian real estate company. Its shares trade at $70, giving it a market cap of approximately $900 million. (All financial figures in this writeup are in Canadian dollars.) Morguard was the subject of my presentation at the Value Investing Congress in Pasadena and is one of our largest positions. Not only is it cheap, but it’s a high quality and extremely well-run business as well, and that is a rare combination.

  • Kiplinger
    5 Great Bargain-Priced Stock Picks

    Kiplinger – 05.06.11
    Guy Gottfried thinks that Americans who are worried about U.S. fiscal policy should look north. The Canadian government has managed to pull off 11 years of budget surpluses, and the country now has the lowest ratio of debt to gross domestic product among all the G-7 nations.