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The Guru Investor Blog

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Wed, 01 Jul 2015 9:51 AM

Shiller: No Bubble, But US Stocks Very Pricey

Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller says US stocks are among the most overpriced in the world. But he’s not ditching American equities altogether. Shiller tells CNBC that his cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings ratio for US stocks - which uses inflation adjusted … Continue reading
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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 5:23 PM

Guru Strategy Ratings: DTV, RL NVDA on the Move

Each week, we take a look at which stocks John P. Reese’s Guru Strategy computer models have newfound interest in, and which they have soured on. Here’s a look at some of the stocks John’s strategies have upgraded or … Continue reading
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:24 PM

Top Manager: Humility, Discipline Are Key

Investor Mark Donovan will never put all his eggs in one basket. The blue chip investor chooses 80-100 value stocks and sells when he believes a stock becomes a "bad investment," according to Barron’s. Donovan, and his partner David Pyle, … Continue reading
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Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:16 AM

Industry Rankings: Financials Offering Lots Of Value

Every day, Validea uses John Reese’s Guru Strategy investing models to rank dozens of industries using a myriad of financial and fundamental data. The rankings include a value index, a growth index, and an overall index that takes both growth … Continue reading
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Thu, 25 Jun 2015 5:51 PM

Your Personality And Your Portfolio

Does your personality impact how you fare as an investor? According to the research of Robert Durand, a finance professor at Curtin University in Australia, personality traits can indeed help and/or hinder your investments. In a piece for Morningstar Canada, … Continue reading
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 4:23 PM

Herro's Take On Greece

Recently, David Herro of Harris Associates spoke to CNBC about his thoughts on the Greece instability, and how that affects European investments — and the top fund manager’s outlook may well surprise you. While the general population is wary of … Continue reading
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Wed, 24 Jun 2015 3:18 PM

Guru Strategy Ratings: GDOT, SEB, FDS All On The Move

Each week, we take a look at which stocks John P. Reese’s Guru Strategy computer models have newfound interest in, and which they have soured on. Here’s a look at some of the stocks John’s strategies have upgraded or … Continue reading
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Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:26 AM

Lessons From History's Greatest Investing Minds

What lessons can history’s best investment gurus teach us? Be resilient, unemotional, and cautious, to name three, says author William Green, who interviewed nearly three dozen investing legends for his new book. Green’s book, “The Great Minds of Investing,” includes … Continue reading
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Fri, 19 Jun 2015 1:19 PM

Why You Might Not Want That Juicy Dividend

Many investors get frustrated when companies hold onto large amounts of cash rather than return it to shareholders through dividends or other means. But Validea CEO John Reese says that sometimes, you should be thankful when a company doesn’t send … Continue reading
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