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The Guru Investor Blog

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Thu, 31 Jul 2014 1:33 PM

Fisher: Bet On An Un-Average Second Half

Stocks are on track for a pretty average year. But Kenneth Fisher says to expect a well above average second half. “Average returns aren't normal,” Fisher says in his latest Forbes column. “Normal returns are extreme (only when they are … Continue reading
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Tue, 29 Jul 2014 9:18 AM

Guru Strategy Ratings: COP, Boeing, Rolls-Royce All 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, 25 Jul 2014 9:35 AM

Hawkins & Cates: M&A Limiting Value Opportunities

Top fund managers O. Mason Hawkins and G. Staley Cates say a rise in merger & acquisition activity has made it harder to find attractive value stocks. But they remain optimistic on equities for the long term. In their Longleaf … Continue reading
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 3:50 PM

Nygren: This Is Why Investors (Mistakenly) Think Valuations Are Dangerous

Top fund manager Bill Nygren says that valuations don’t look bad in the stock market, and in his second-quarter letter he offers a few reasons why investors are mistakenly viewing stocks as pricey. Nygren says that using forward earnings estimates, … Continue reading
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 1:41 PM

Leuthold Looks To Inflation Hedges

Strategist Steven Leuthold thinks inflation fears are likely to hit sometime in the coming year, and he is positioning his portfolio with some inflation hedging investments. Leuthold tells WealthTrack’s Consuelo Mack that he has been looking to gold and commodities … Continue reading
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:28 AM

Arnott Talks Indexing, And Why Wall Street Hates Math

In an interview with Bloomberg View’s Barry Ritholtz, Research Affiliates’ Rob Arnott recently talked about the fundamental indexing approach that he pioneered. Arnott discusses the big flaw in traditional indices, which weight their components using market capitalization. That means that … Continue reading
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:47 AM

Don't Tinker!

Take a good stock-picking strategy and tweak it a bit to make it better — many investors do just that, and it sounds like a good idea, right? Nope, writes Validea’s John Reese in a piece for Canada’s Globe and … Continue reading
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Thu, 24 Jul 2014 9:27 AM

Industry Rankings: Gurus' Strategies Say Auto, Trucks & RVs Near 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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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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