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A Message from Validea CEO and Founder, John Reese:

Over the past 15 years, I have been conducting extensive research into quantitative investment strategies. The goal of my research was to find winning strategies that had consistently outperformed the market over the long term, and which the average investor could use in a practical way. What I discovered is that a number of history's greatest investors, including Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett, and Benjamin Graham, had made their fortunes by using approaches that were mostly quantitative.

After studying the works of these and other stock market greats, I used my background in computer science and artificial intelligence to develop the sophisticated yet easy-to-use guru-inspired models that power the research and portfolios on Validea.com. On Validea, I offer 14 different investment portfolios (you get access to every one of those!) and tell you exactly what to buy and what to sell. You also get access to my Validea Hot List newsletter and patented stock analysis engine that x-rays over 6,500 securities using each different guru strategy.

Over time, the quantitative guru strategies I run for subscribers have proven their value, and as I write this, 10 of the 12 10-stock guru-based portfolios on Validea.com are ahead of the market since their inception, with many more than doubling the market's return.

Here is a summary of my models' returns since their inception:

Portfolio Based On Return S&P 500 Return Excess Return
Price/Sales Investor Kenneth Fisher 306.3% 107.0% 199.3%
Value Investor Benjamin Graham 273.4% 107.0% 166.5%
P/E/Growth Investor Peter Lynch 228.2% 107.0% 121.2%
Validea Hot List Validea 222.5% 107.0% 115.5%
Growth Investor Martin Zweig 218.6% 107.0% 111.6%
Earnings Yield Investor Joel Greenblatt 114.5% 63.7% 50.8%
Growth/Value Investor James P. O'Shaughnessy 151.8% 107.0% 44.9%
Patient Investor Warren Buffett 137.9% 95.1% 42.8%
Low PE Investor John Neff 87.1% 86.2% 0.9%
Contrarian Investor David Dreman 68.7% 107.0% -38.3%


If you are interested in learning more about me and my professional and academic background, click here. To summarize, I graduated from MIT and Harvard Business School. I was a technologist early in my career, and I built a successful technology-related firm in the 80s and early 90s. I'm the author of two investing books and the holder of two US patents in the area of automated stock analysis. The research on Validea is a culmination of decades of investing and engineering research and I share that knowledge every day with subscribers to Validea.com.


As a subscriber to Validea, you will receive the following benefits:

"Guru Analysis" of individual stocks using 12 different Guru Strategies. You can see how more than 6,000 stocks stack up against each of these methodologies, which were inspired by such great investors as Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett, Martin Zweig, Peter Lynch, Kenneth Fisher, and others. And you won't just get pass/fail assessments -- you'll be given a criterion-by-criterion explanation of why a stock does or doesn't pass each and every step of all 12 of these models.

12 different model portfolios, each of which chooses stocks using one of my individual Guru Strategies (you get access to every one of those!). 10 of my 12 10-stock individual guru portfolios are beating the S&P 500 over the long term, with 5 more than doubling the index!

2 consensus-based portfolios that buy and sell stocks based on a blend of my individual Guru Strategies. Both of these portfolios have beaten the S&P 500 by a wide margin since their inception, with the Hot List returning 222.5% and the Top Five Gurus portfolio returning 446.1%, during a period in which the S&P 500 gained 107.0%!

A powerful Guru Stock Screener that x-rays over 6,500 securities using each of my Guru Strategies. This Advanced Guru Screener also allows you to search for the highest-rated stocks by sector or industry group, and even lets you add your own fundamental criteria to create customized guru models (and save them for future use).

Access to my Validea Hot List newsletter. The bi-weekly newsletter provides an in-depth look at our flagship Hot List portfolio, which has produced gains of 222.5% since its July 2003 inception -- easily outpacing the S&P 500. The Hot List newsletter also provides you with closer looks at my individual guru-based models, and my take on the market and investment strategy.

Daily updates on which stocks have been upgraded or downgraded by my guru-inspired models. When a stock's fundamentals falter, you'll know right away.

Site Videos - View a few short videos, narrated by Validea CEO and Founder, John Reese, that display just a few of the tools and features available to all Validea users.
An Introduction to Guru Investing (5:02)
Our Model Portfolios (3:25)
Guru Analysis (3:34)

Questions? Want a one on one site walkthrough? - If you have questions or if you're still unsure if Validea might be right for you, please contact us at (877) 439-0506 or at info@validea.com. We will spend the time with each and every user who would like a personal site demonstration.


By signing up today, you'll also receive two Validea.com special reports at no charge:.

  • Invest Like Warren Buffett: With your free trial, you will receive a complimentary copy of the Warren Buffett chapter from my new investment book, The Guru Investor: How to Beat the Market Using History's Best Investment Strategies.


  • The Validea Advantage: How can you benefit from the approaches used by such legendary investors as Warren Buffett, Peter Lynch, and Martin Zweig? This report answers that question, putting you on the guru-led path to better returns


  • Both reports are yours to keep regardless of whether you continue your subscription beyond the free trial.

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