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Tue, 03 Mar 2015 5:29 PM

Active Management: A Deeper Look at 2014

One widely reported theme of 2014 was the struggle of active fund managers, with the vast majority of S&P 500-benchmarked funds lagging the index over the year. But in a recent piece for Trust Advisor, Envestnet PNC Chief Investment Strategist … Continue reading
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 1:49 PM

Klarman: Prepare Now For When Times Get Tough

While the market keeps rising, hedge fund guru Seth Klarman isn’t getting too comfortable. In Baupost Group’s fourth-quarter letter, Klarman says that the time to tend to risk management is when the market looks strong, ValueWalk reports. It is “of … Continue reading
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:06 PM

A Ted Williams Approach To Value Investing

In his latest piece for, Validea CEO John Reese looks at how investors can learn from legendary Red Sox star Ted Williams. Reese talks about Williams’ highly disciplined hitting approach, and his willingness to wait for a good pitch … Continue reading
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:41 AM

Eveillard On Graham, Buffett, And Why Value Investing Isn't Just A Bottom-Up Approach Anymore

In a recent WealthTrack interview, legendary value investor Jean-Marie Eveillard talked about the difference between Benjamin Graham’s and Warren Buffett’s value philosophies, and explained where his own approach falls on the value spectrum. Eveillard says that on one side of … Continue reading
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 9:59 AM

Paulsen: Wall Of Worry Weakened

Wells Capital’s Jim Paulsen says he thinks the market might climb some more, but then come back down amid headwinds that include high valuations and interest rate increases. Paulsen tells CNBC that he thinks the US economy will continue to improve, … Continue reading
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Fri, 27 Feb 2015 6:05 AM

Industry Rankings: Beverages On Top

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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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:53 PM

To Beat Your Biases, Read Kahneman

While Nobel Prize-winning Economist Daniel Kahneman is not a believer in active management, his research is something investors and advisors should make themselves familiar with, Investment News says in a recent editorial. “One of Mr. Kahneman’s early findings was that … Continue reading
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:22 PM

How To Keep Your Brain From Ruining Your Returns

In his latest column for Seeking Alpha, Validea CEO John Reese says that all investors — even Warren Buffett — are going to make mistakes and pick losing stocks. The real key to success, he says, is whether you can … Continue reading
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Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:09 AM

Guru Strategy Ratings: HD Rising, Macy's Falling

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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