Fairholme Funds 2007 Annual Report

Bruce Berkowitz

The unexpected happens more frequently and with more severity than most expect. Accordingly, cash remains a sizeable chunk of the portfolio. As demonstrated this year, cash helped the Fund to weather portfolio headwinds and allowed the Fund to buy without the need to sell already inexpensive securities on the cheap. Shareholders should not fear a temporary decline in the Fund’s NAV, as lower prices for sound investments usually indicate better bargains and higher future returns — particularly with cash hoarded for such chances. As a cagey old veteran of Wall Street once said, “You make your best money in a bear market; you just don't know it at the time….

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