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The Guru Investor Blog

Thoughts, Ideas and Insights from Top Minds in the Investment World
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 11:24 AM

Reese On The "Quality-Value Synthesis"

Many of history’s best investors have been big proponents of investing in "quality" stocks — those that generate high returns on equity and assets, and strong, consistent margins. But Validea CEO John P. Reese says there is something very important … Continue reading
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:21 AM

Herro: Risk-Reward Better For Europe

Looking for places where the risk/reward scenario is most attractive? Top fund manager David Herro says Europe is the place to focus. Herro tells Morningstar that while some places in Europe are in economic distress, others are growing acceptable rates. … Continue reading
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Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:00 AM

Fisher: Gridlock Is Great

Following this month’s elections, many are fretting about the likely gridlock that will dominate the American political system. But Kenneth Fisher says gridlock is just what markets like. “Few fathom this,” Fisher writes in a column for the UK’s Interactive … Continue reading
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Thu, 20 Nov 2014 2:21 PM

Industry Rankings: Big Value In Jewelry Stocks

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, 19 Nov 2014 5:04 PM

HowTo Identify A Moat, Guru-style

In his latest column for Seeking Alpha, Validea CEO John Reese looks at how Warren Buffett — and other gurus — have gone about identifying companies with “economic moats”. “While Buffett (upon whom I base one of my Guru Strategies) … Continue reading
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:46 AM

Cars and Cards for Berkshire, Buffett In Q3

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway significantly upped its stake in both Visa and Mastercard in the third quarter, while also ramping up its investment in embattled automaker General Motors. Berkshire upped its Visa stake by 20% and its Mastercard stake by 16%, … Continue reading
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Wed, 19 Nov 2014 10:05 AM

Greenblatt: Why I Changed Strategies

Why did top strategist Joel Greenblatt change his investment strategy from a highly concentrated one to one that invests in hundreds of stocks? That is one of the many interesting topics Greenblatt covers in a recent interview with WealthTrack. While … Continue reading
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Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:11 PM

Guru Strategy Ratings: XOM, VOD, ORCL 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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Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:37 PM

Buffett Thinks Duracell Has Power Left

Batteries aren’t exactly a sexy business, but Warren Buffett sees value in them, with his Berkshire Hathaway this week announcing it will acquire Duracell from Procter & Gamble. “We want Berkshire to be an ever-growing collection of good businesses that … Continue reading
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