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Micah Martin, CFA Discusses African Swine Fever
Podcasts | September 24, 2019

African Swine Fever, a deadly disease that impacts pigs, is running rampant in the largest pork-producing region in the world, China. Douglas Gimple sits down with Micah Martin to discuss how the disease has spread over the last year, who we view as industry winners and losers, and why we believe overall food costs are likely to rise due to pork shortages.

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The views expressed are those of Diamond Hill as of September 2019 and are subject to change. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of results, or investment advice.

As of August 31, 2019, Diamond Hill owned Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (equity) and Seaboard Corp (equity). As of June 30, 2019, Diamond Hill owned Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (debt).

African Swine Fever & the Protein Industry:
What You Need to Know

Industry Perspectives: A Monthly Research Analyst Series | September 2019
By Micah Martin, CFA
We believe that protein prices around the globe will likely increase significantly over the next six to nine months, but the timing, magnitude, and geographical risks remain highly uncertain.
September 2019 Oil Update
Podcasts | September 18, 2019

Douglas Gimple sits down with Blake Haxton to discuss the current state of the Oil industry. Blake Haxton has been a member of the Diamond Hill team since 2016 and covers both energy and airlines at the firm. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and also is a graduate of the Moritz College of Law at the Ohio State University. Blake has also passed all three levels of the CFA Program.

(disclosure)

The views expressed are those of Diamond Hill as of September 2019 and are subject to change. These opinions are not intended to be a forecast of future events, a guarantee of results, or investment advice.

As of August 31, 2019, Diamond Hill owned shares of Noble Energy.

Disruption in the Auto Industry: How Silicon Valley is Driving Change in Detroit
Industry Perspectives: A Monthly Research Analyst Series | August 2019
By Brian Bath, CFA
Some will say the fast-moving tech industry will be the death of traditional auto companies, but we would argue this is simply the jumpstart the auto industry needed to evolve and maintain its position.
Specialty Pharma: In Search of Value Beyond the Headlines
Industry Perspectives: A Monthly Research Analyst Series | July 2019
While investors continue to be concerned about balance sheets and litigation risks in this space, they are disregarding some important positive developments during the last year that we believe bode well for the future.
The Case for International Investing
International Perspectives: A Monthly Research Analyst Series | July 2019
By Grady Burkett, CFA and Krishna Mohanraj, CFA
Earlier this month, we launched the Diamond Hill International strategy, recognizing that international markets can offer long-term opportunity for the patient investor. Read our latest insight to understand the broad and growing opportunity set in these markets and why we believe our approach to investing is well suited to the international marketplace.
Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) can play an important role as a fixed income asset class that offers several benefits. In addition to historically attractive yields compared with Treasuries and low volatility, these highly liquid assets provide diversification, which can lower portfolio risk.
The MBS market continues to evolve as new types of securities are created to meet increasingly specific client needs, causing market complexities and nuances that skilled, active portfolio managers can leverage to generate alpha.
Benefits of Investing in Mortgage-Backed Securities
Investment Letters | June 20, 2019
Mortgage-backed securities (MBS) can play an important role as a fixed income asset class that offers several benefits. In addition to historically attractive yields compared to Treasuries and low volatility, these highly liquid assets provide diversification, which can lower portfolio...
Core vs. Core Plus: Do You Know What You Own?
Fixed Income Perspectives: An Educational Series | June 2019
By Douglas Gimple
  • As financial markets have evolved and become increasingly complex, the number of products available to investors has grown. However, the mainstay of asset allocation, core fixed income, has not changed.
  • Recently, Morningstar created two new categories, Core Bond and Core Plus Bond, to account for the differences in these strategies. Despite this change, performance measurement remains an unresolved issue.
  • We believe it’s important to understand what you own in your bond portfolio, as it’s designed to provide some stability in your portfolio during periods of market uncertainty.
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