Managing Director, Smead Capital Management
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Cole is a member of the investment committee that oversees the management of the firm’s separate accounts and mutual funds.

Before joining Smead Capital Management, Cole was a Financial Advisor at Wachovia Securities in Scottsdale, AZ. Cole graduated from Whitman College in 2006 ... more

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Today’s Profit Margin Distortions
Late in bull markets, there is often a pervasive excitement that arises. At that time, not all profit margins are created equal. Financial euphoria can cause distortions in industries and businesses.
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Academia Vs. The Real World – Part 2
During the run-up to Christmas of 1969, Warren Buffett decided to close his partnership and spent that time winding down the portfolio. Despite having the most successful year ever in 1968, he didn’t want to manage the partnership any longer.
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Global Dominance Via Stocks, Not War
Of the ten largest companies in the S&P 500 Index, five are technology companies.
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Stretching For Gilded Poles
The Gilded Age of the 19th century produced a large creation of wealth as the United States of America continued to move deeper into its industrialized state.
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The World Is Not Enough
The government is in the business of losing money.
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Work Experience

Managing Director
Smead Capital Management
July 2007 - Present (12 years 1 month)
Board Member
Wallingford Boys and Girls Club
May 2009 - March 2012 (2 years 11 months)
Financial Advisor
Wachovia Securities
August 2006 - July 2007 (1 year)

Education

Whitman College
BA
2002 / 2006
History & Economics Activities and Societies: Sigma Chi, Collegiate Baseball.
George Fox University
2002 / 2002

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