Meet The Buffetts Next Door

The Oracle of Manitoba

The Oracle of Manitoba

Investor: Randy McDuff
Date of Birth: January 4, 1965
Hometown: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Employment: Former stockbroker, currently investing full-time
Passions/Pursuits: Comic book collecting, cycling and his three dogs
Investment Strategy: Value with a global macro twist, “Warren Buffett meets John Templeton.”
Key Strategy Metric: Enterprise value/Ebitda
Performance Since July 2000 : Average annual return of 19 percent versus 0.70 percent for the S&P 500*


Lady’s Man

Lady’s Man

Investor: Mike Koza
Date of Birth: April 10, 1959
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Employment: Civil engineer, waste management and recycling
Passions/Pursuits: Whitewater rafting, ballroom dancing
Investment Strategy: Turnarounds and other special situations
Key Strategy Metric: Intrinsic value
Performance Since February 2001: Average annual return 34 percent versus 1 percent for S&P 500*


The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Investor: Kai Petainen Date of Birth: September 26, 1974 Hometown: Ann Arbor, MI Employment: Computer lab manager Passions/Pursuits: National parks, photography, hot saunas Investment Strategy: Eclectic mix of leading academic quantitative theories Key Strategy Metric: The F-Score Performance Since March 2003: Average annual return of 17 percent versus 7 percent for the S&P 500.*   [...]


Mexico Gold

Mexico Gold

Investor: Andrew Swann Date of Birth: April 26, 1954 Hometown: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico Employment: Full-time investor Passions/Pursuits: Fishing, tennis, and history. Investment Strategy: Junior gold stocks, oil, gas, hard assets Key Metric: Cash flow Performance Since September 2004: Cumulative return of 237 percent versus 11 percent for the S&P 500*   More information [...]


Stock Angler

Stock Angler

Investor: Justin Uyehara Date of Birth: February 13, 1970 Hometown: Elk Grove, CA Employment: engineer, state of California Passions/Pursuits: Fishing, Sacramento Kings Investment Strategy: Active trend trading Key Metric: Percentage Gainers, relative strength Performance Since January 2003: Average annual return of 33 percent versus 6 percent for the S&P 500*   More information on Justin [...]


Bear Market Hero

Bear Market Hero

Investor: John Navin Date of Birth: February 16, 1950 Hometown: Boulder, CO Employment: Full-time investor, former radio DJ and stockbroker Passions/Pursuits: Music, blackjack, meditating, and running Investment Strategy: Technical analysis, Elliott Wave Brokerage Accounts: Charles Schwab Key Strategy Metric: Moving averages, resistance and support levels Performance Since May 2001: Average annual return of 10 percent [...]


Options Apostle

Options Apostle

Investor: Bob Krebs Date of Birth: July 24, 1952 Hometown: Orange County, CA Employment: Engineer, computer storage business Passions/Pursuits: Bible study, jazz lover, coaching his daughters’ speech and debating team, budding novelist Investment Strategy: Income investing for total return using put and call options Key Strategy Metric: Yield Performance Since September 2005: Cumulative return of [...]


Network Miner

Network Miner

Investor: Alan T. Hill Date of Birth: May 11, 1939 Hometown: Placitas, New Mexico Employment: Retired, educational-software executive Passions/Pursuits: Baking bread, sports cars, his grandkids Investment Strategy: Micro-caps and yield-oriented stocks Key Metric: Relative P/E Performance Since July 2005: Cumulative return of 1,026 percent return versus 28 percent for the S&P 500*   More information [...]


Ramblin Jack

Ramblin Jack

Investor: Jack Weyland Date of Birth: April 12, 1977 Hometown: Reno, Nevada Employment: Full-time investor, former truck driver Passions/Pursuits: Music, sports fan Investment Strategy: Value investing, biotech stocks Key Strategy Metric: Cash Performance Since July 2002: Average annual return of 36 percent versus 7 percent for the S&P 500*   More information on Jack Weyland’s [...]


Vagabond Value

Vagabond Value

Investor: Christopher Rees Date of Birth: November 20, 1950 Hometown: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic Employment: Full-time investor, runs a subscription advisory Passions/Pursuits: Workaholic, spends free time with wife and daughter Investment Strategy: Deep value, special situations Key Strategy Metric: Tangible asset value Performance Since October 2000: Average annual return 25 percent versus 0.21 percent for [...]