The Long Term GARP portfolio rose 6.7% in February, better than the 5% gain of the S&P 500 Index (SPX) .As earnings reports have rolled in over the last six weeks, what investors have learned is operational performance is either rewarded or scorned in the always fickle public markets.Just as companies are rewarded with high valuations when results are impressive, valuations get hit when earnings disappoint. The name of the game is finding companies that can grow and execute quarter after quarter, year after year.The recent geopolitical events in the Ukraine and Japan remind us one never knows what will pop up to throw a surprise into markets. It is why owning well positioned companies in critical and necessary industries is a risk averse way to approach growing your capital.I suspect we will see less volume and more volatility as spring and summer roll in, so buckle up your seat belts for a bumpy ride.Here's an update on my key portfolio holdings:Liberty Interactive ( LINTA ) is the ow...
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