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The Guru Investor Blog

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Tue, 22 Apr 2014 3:41 PM

Guru Strategy Ratings: Capital One Rising ... and Falling

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 Apr 2014 10:17 AM

Nygren Still Sees Value

Bargains may not abound the way they did a few years ago, but top fund manager Bill Nygren says he’s still finding plenty of stocks to buy. “Relative to our style, investors are almost always overweighting near-term events,” he tells … Continue reading
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Thu, 17 Apr 2014 4:49 PM

Why Greenblatt Altered His Approach

While he hasn’t changed his general value investing approach, hedge fund guru Joel Greenblatt has changed the way he implements that strategy. The reason? Many investors just can’t handle the ups and downs of a concentrated portfolio. Greenblatt used to … Continue reading
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:23 AM

More than Just M&A Targets

Investors often get themselves in a tizzy thinking about potential mergers and acquisitions, but Validea CEO John Reese says not to let recent pickups in M&A activity alter your long term approach. Mergers and acquisitions can be “a big boost … Continue reading
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Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:01 AM

Stattman's Seven Lessons

Dennis Stattman, who has been one of the most successful fund managers in the world, recently reached the 25-year mark at BlackRock’s Global Allocation Fund. And in a piece for, BlackRock looked at seven of his tips for success. … Continue reading
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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 1:48 PM

Guru Strategy Ratings: Wells Fargo, Citi, Merck 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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Tue, 15 Apr 2014 1:42 PM

Paulsen: Economy Could Help Return Greed To Wall Street

Wells Capital’s Jim Paulsen says that while many have been focused on the recent trouble in tech and momentum stocks, the economy has been faring pretty well and may provide a nice boost for stocks. “I think we’re north of … Continue reading
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:14 PM

Yardeni: Better Now Than Later

The recent plunge in momentum stocks has some worried, but Ed Yardeni of Yardeni Research says that it may actually be a good sign. “We believe that the recent meltdown in the ‘momentum’ stocks, the ones that had been soaring … Continue reading
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Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:40 AM

Where's The Beef? Winters Says The Best Cuts Are On The Sale Rack

Top fund manager David Winters says he’s seeing a lot of strong value stocks selling at great prices in the current market. Winters tells Yahoo! Finance’s Daily Ticker that as “the bloom has come off the rose” of the “most … Continue reading
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