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5 Value Funds That Yield Up to 18%

In Warren Buffett's most recent letter to shareholders, he updated a data point that never gets old: Just how much Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) shares have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index. Between 1965 and the end of 2017, the S&P 500 has put up a plenty-respectable 15,508% ... but Berkshire shares have delivered an overall gain of 2,404,748%!

Yes, Buffett's clout means he can swing some deals that regular investors can't get, but those returns are still a resounding seal of approval for the value investing principles that the Oracle of Omaha espouses. And those principles should drive even higher returns in the future - especially if higher interest rates put heavily indebted firms at risk.

"The economic environment continues to favor corporate earnings," says Jim Barnes, Director of Fixed Income at financial services company Bryn Mawr Trust. If earnings are threatened by higher borrowing costs, however, that could make the companies

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