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The Story Behind Validea founder John Reese, like many investors, has always been actively involved in managing his own money. Over the years, John became increasingly frustrated with underperforming fund managers and with the difficulty of obtaining quality financial information to help him in his investment decision making process. As a result, John began to read the books of many of the world's most widely known and successful investors to become more familiar with the criteria these investors use to select quality stocks. John was very impressed by the stock picking strategies he was reading about, but became frustrated with the difficulty in finding and manipulating the data required to put these methodologies into practical use. One day, it dawned on John that through the Internet, he could not only make analyzing stocks and getting stock ideas using these world renowned strategies easier for himself, he could also share this knowledge with other investors similar to him. John hired several employees who shared his enthusiasm for the idea, and Validea was formed.

Once the website was up and running, John was immediately able to see results, not only in helping him select profitable investments, but also in allowing him to see detailed analysis of how the stock selection strategies reach their conclusion on a criteria by criteria basis. Despite his positive investment results using the site, John realized there was one piece of the puzzle missing. He wanted concrete historical performance results to show how the methodologies actually perform. Based on that realization, John, with the help of some computer programmers, ran extensive historical studies on each of the nine methodologies found on the site. The results affirmed what his own investment results had been telling him, these strategies really do work! You don't have to take our word for it though, see the returns of our model portfolios for yourself.

Every day, those of us who work at Validea work hard not to lose sight of John's original goal, to make successful investing easier and more understandable for the average person. To that end, if you have any feedback that you feel would make our site better, please email us at We appreciate your comments, and wish you a future filled with successful investments
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Performance results are based on model portfolios and do not reflect actual trading. Returns for both the model portfolios and the comparable benchmarkss do not include dividends. Actual performance will vary based on a variety of factors, including market conditions and trading costs. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Individual stocks mentioned throughout this web site may be holdings in the managed portfolios of Validea Capital Management, a separate asset management firm founded by founder John Reese. Validea Capital Management, which is a separate legal entity and an SEC registered investment advisory firm, uses, in part, the strategies on the web site to select stocks for its clients.