has had a volatile year. He left his post as CIO and lead PM at Legg Mason[profile]
Capital Management in November of last year, though he remained at the firm managing the Legg Mason Opportunity Fund
, a fund he started in 1999. The fund manager has made a triumphant
return, however. For the third straight quarter, the fund he co-manages with Samantha McLemore
, finished first in the WSJ's ranking of diversified U.S. stock mutual funds, the WSJ
's Suzanne McGree wrote.
Miller has employed the strategy of buying shares with discounted prices that resulted from doubts about the business' future. Their performance should bounce back, and when it does, the fund should reap the rewards. The fund's third largest holding is Groupon, which suffered last fall and has nearly tripled its share price. Miller is also making a stealth play on housing stocks by including Las Vegas gaming companies:
"On any significant pullback, these are attractive stocks," he says. "There is no new capacity coming into Las Vegas, and the stocks tend to be correlated with the housing market, so this is a stealth play on housing."
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