And the Winner Is...
Gabelli funds saw mixed returns this past year, but the eponymous fund manager,
, received a much more consistent response from
readers as guest host of
's "Squawk Box" on Wednesday.
readers admired Gabelli's pointed questions and market savvy and 80% want to see him back on the "Box." Even Jim Cramer sounded uncharacteristically soft when he mentioned the manager in a
Wednesday column, cooing, "he's a delightful and thoughtful bull."
Although none of the week's hosts received a perfect score of 20, the well-known money manager squeaked by
for the top spot, beating them by only three points (17-14).
Seventy-eight percent of readers asked to see Michael Holland again, 71% would tune in for Susan Byrne, 67% for
and 60% for
Each day this week, we asked readers to evaluate the "Squawk Box" guest hosts in four different categories: insightfulness/intelligence, interviewing skills, personality/humor and dress/appearance. Intelligence and interviewing skills were weighted more than humor and dress.
Here's how they stacked up:
readers had to say about the guest appearance of:
Michael Holland, Holland & Co.
Jack Rivkin, CitiGroup
Mario Gabelli, Gabelli Funds
Susan Byrne, Westwood Management
Gregg Hymowitz, Entrust Capital
We also gave readers other "Squawk"-related questions to ponder. Here's what they had to say about:
Squawk Box Dream Team
Celebrity Squawkers you'd want to see
The Rate the Squawk Host Poll
Thanks to all who participated!