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The Guru Investor Blog

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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 3:40 PM

Sonders: There's a Bubble Alright ... in Bubble Talk

Charles Schwab Chief Investment Strategist Liz Ann Sonders says she sees a bubble in the stock market – but it’s not the bubble you’re thinking of. Sonders tells Bloomberg Surveillance that she doesn’t think the broader stock market is near bubble … Continue reading
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Wed, 23 Jul 2014 2:44 PM

Warren Pieces: Franchises vs. Businesses

A periodic look through the archives of the greatest investor in history In Berkshire Hathaway’s 1991 Letter to Shareholders, Warren Buffett talked about the differences between “franchises” and “businesses”. Below is an excerpt from the letter. Validea’s Warren Buffett-inspired portfolio … Continue reading
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Tue, 22 Jul 2014 3:20 PM

Guru Strategy Ratings: STX, HRL, SYMC on the Move

Each week, we take a look at which stocks John 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 downgraded … Continue reading
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 11:17 AM

Bonds Push Stattman Toward Cash

Top fund manager Dennis Stattman is holding about 20% of his portfolio in cash. But unlike bubble-wary investors, he’s holding cash because of the bond market, not the stock market. “We don’t like the bond market,” Stattman recently told CNBC. … Continue reading
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Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:37 AM

Think Like a Contrarian with the Dreman Strategy

Every other issue of The Validea Hot List newsletter examines in detail one of John Reese's computerized Guru Strategies. This latest issue looks at the David Dreman-inspired strategy, which has averaged 6.5% annualized returns  since its inception more than 10 years … Continue reading
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:26 AM

Industry Rankings: Gurus' Strategies Say Retail Tech, Banks At Top Of List

Every day, 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 and … Continue reading
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Thu, 17 Jul 2014 9:42 AM

Warren Pieces: Pessimism Is Your Friend

A periodic look through the archives of the greatest investor in history In Berkshire Hathaway’s 1990 Letter to Shareholders, Warren Buffett talked about his approach toward market fluctuations. Below is an excerpt from the letter. Validea’s Warren Buffett-inspired portfolio is … Continue reading
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:04 PM

Greenblatt's Approach: Magic, or Discipline?

While people often use the words simple and easy to describe the same thing, there’s a big difference — a difference Validea CEO John Reese says has big implications in investing. In his latest column for, Reese looks at … Continue reading
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Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:44 AM

What Happens To Your Brain During A Bubble

What happens inside investors’ brains as bubbles form in asset markets? A new study from researchers at Caltech and Virginia Tech offers some insights into the answer to that question. The researchers created a model market in which subjects could … Continue reading
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