Author: <span class="vcard">Joe Rooney</span>

Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up

There are two common categories of investors: “top-down” and “bottom–up.” These terms refer to an investor’s starting point when approaching a potential investment. Top-down investors begin by evaluating the macroeconomic environment, while bottom-up investors start by researching individual companies. The debate between top-down versus bottom-up investing is not new and there is strong conviction on… Continue reading “Top-Down vs. Bottom-Up”

Where Do Returns Come From?

Recently Burgundy’s Chief Investment Officer Richard Rooney stated in our annual client conference call that our equity return expectations for the markets over the next five years are 6-7%. This begs the question: where do return estimations come from? There are three main drivers of future equity returns: earnings multiple expansion, dividend yields and earnings… Continue reading “Where Do Returns Come From?”