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Media Madness

Catching it can pay off.

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This story appears in the April 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Hey, couch potato . . . if you love to clickthat remote and can't get enough entertainment in your life,here's a fund worth getting up for. The Gabelli Global GrowthFund even had your name on it when it first came to market; it wascalled the Gabelli Global Interactive Couch Potato Fund.

The couch potato that Gabelli Asset Management Inc. wasreferring to when it introduced the fund in 1994 was no slouch,however. He or she was a leisurely, savvy investor who knew thatindustries like cable, telecommunications, the media andentertainment offered some hot stock prospects-especially whenbought at the right price. It was that kind of thinking,after all, that Mario Gabelli, chairman and CEO of Gabelli AssetManagement, built his reputation on.

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