The Berman Value Folio was a monthly investment report aimed at identifying undervalued stocks. The Folio ran for approximately five years, from September 21, 2011 through December 31, 2016. 

 The Folio generated a total return of +117.4.0% over its approximately five years (9/21/2011 – 12/31/2016) — versus the Vanguard S&P 500 ETF (SPY) total return over same time period of +100.5%.


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