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    Mutual Funds

    Selected American Shares
    Fact Sheet Download

    Goals of the Fund, types of companies found in the Portfolio, top holdings, portfolio characteristics and historical performance.

    Selected American Shares – Investment Results Download Discusses the Fund’s consistency in beating the S&P500 and what gives us conviction that future returns will be stronger.
    Important Facts Download

    Key Fund attributes, including historical long-term outperformance, below-average expenses and turnover, experienced managers, and recognition for shareholder stewardship.

    A History of Long Term Outperformance Download Discusses the Fund’s growing success in beating the S&P500® as investor holding period increased (ultimately reaching 100%).
    Distinctive Attributes Download How our unique culture of rigorous research and stewardship have produced important shareholder benefits, including attractive long-term results, low expenses, low turnover, high alignment of interests, and strong stewardship grades.
    Portfolio Composition Download

    Quarterly update of portfolio characteristics.

    Selected International Fund
    Fact Sheet Download Applying the Davis Investment Discipline to companies outside the United States; Portfolio characteristics, top holdings, and performance.
    Important Facts Download Goals of the Fund, what we look for in a business, our alignment with shareholder interests, Portfolio characteristics, and other topics.
    Portfolio Composition Download

    Quarterly update of portfolio characteristics.

    Insights About Davis Advisors

    Davis Advisors: A Tradition of Success Download

    The evolution of our investment discipline over three generations of successful investors, examines what we look for in a company and profiles the investment professionals.

    The Davis Research Methodology Download

    A brief history of Davis Advisors and our unique approach to building long-term wealth through investing in equities, including: what we look for in a company, how we arrive at an appropriate purchase price and the factors that may prompt us to sell a position.

    Insights into Successful Investing

    Essential Wisdom For Today's Market Download This resource shares three crucial insights to help investors successfully navigate today's market.
    The Wisdom of Great Investors Download View

    Timeless principles that have guided some of history's most successful investors, including Warren Buffett, Ben Graham, Peter Lynch, and others.

    Fortune Magazine – Warren Buffett: “Why stocks beat gold and bonds” Download Warren Buffett on the real danger of investments commonly thought of as “safe”, and why “productive assets” like equities offer a much better chance of maintaining purchasing power (compounding wealth after taxes and inflation).
    How to Read Mutual Fund Advertisements Describing Total Return Download

    This hypothetical advertisement helps investors read mutual fund ads with a critical eye. (Copyright © 2003 by the Investment Company Institute).

    There is no guarantee that the Funds will continue to deliver consistent investment performance. Equity markets are volatile and an investor may lose money. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. See the respective resources for important legal disclosures. Davis Distributors, LLC, is the distributor of the Funds.