Invest Like Wall Street Legends



Since 2003, our guru strategies have outperformed the market by as much as 466.7%

Guru Based on Return
Motley Fool 633.6%
Benjamin Graham 502.7%
Martin Zweig 434.8%
Peter Lynch 421.3%
Kenneth Fisher 358.7%
James P. O'Shaughnessy 276.8%
Warren Buffett 196.9%
Joseph Piotroski 181.3%
John Neff 139.8%
David Dreman 118.5%
Joel Greenblatt 117.9%

Recent Articles by Validea Founder John Reese

4/16/2018

John Reese Globe and Mail Articles
The Globe and Mail

Five Debt-Laden Stocks That Could Be Attractive Buys

Debt isn't always the dirty word stock investors think it is. Some of the most successful investors over time have used debt to buy cheap companies, nurse them to health and reap the gains. Private-equity firms try to capitalize on debt to reap profit. They snap up struggling publicly traded companies, with the help of some debt financing, spend a few years turning them around by restructuring or shedding businesses and then they sell them back to public stockholders, ideally at a gain.

4/3/2018

John Reese Globe and Mail Articles
The Globe and Mail

These Three Stocks Score Highly in a Model Inspired by Warren Buffett's Bridge Philosophy

During a bridge game in 1968, investing legend Warren Buffett told mathematician Edward Thorp, "Investing in a market where people believe in efficiency is like playing bridge with someone who has been told it doesn't do any good to look at the cards." He was preaching to the choir. A few years earlier, the MIT professor figured out how to beat casinos in blackjack by identifying the sequencing of cards (he went on to invent a wearable computer to help him win at roulette). Mr. Buffett was an early admirer (casino operators were not).

3/28/2018

John Reese Forbes Articles
Forbes

Make Your Own Luck In Investing With These Four Stocks

Four leaf clovers and pennies-on-the-sidewalk aside, it's pretty tough to count on getting lucky. As an investor, this is a good thing to keep in mind. Although we'd like to find causality between actions and outcomes, the sobering truth is that sometimes there's none to be had. The universe is rife with randomness, and the world of investing is no exception. In his book Thinking, Fast and Slow, Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman uses the example of basketball to describes what he argues are "misperceptions of randomness".

Validea Hot List Newsletter

4/20/2018

Validea Hot List

The Role of Inconsistency in Outperformance

No investment model can beat the market every year. We have studied many factor-based investment models and one rule applies to every one of them. Inconsistency is what investors have to endure in the short run to beat the market over the longer term.

4/6/2018

Validea Hot List

Graham's Most Important Contribution

Many consider the value approach to picking stocks Benjamin Graham's most important contribution to investing, but in actuality it may be something different entirely. Check out our latest newsletter to see what Graham's biggest lesson was.

3/23/2018

Validea Hot List

Become an Equity Compounder like Buffett

It's a simple concept, but over time, it accomplishes extraordinary things. That's how legendary investor and stock market guru Warren Buffett has described compound interest, a concept that Albert Einstein called the "eighth wonder of the world."

We wrote the book on beating the market

Validea researched history's top stock pickers and developed computer models that mimic the approaches these gurus used to beat the market over lengthy periods of time. Subscribing to Validea is like having these experts as your personal financial advisor.

Start Your Risk-Free Trial

As a Validea subscriber, you'll receive the following benefits:

Guru Analysis

Analysis of any stock using the proven strategies of investment legends like Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham and Peter Lynch.

Model Portfolios

Twelve different model portfolios, each of which chooses stocks using one of our individual Guru Strategies. Two consensus-based portfolios that buy and sell stocks based on a blend of our individual Guru Strategies.

Stock Screener

Screen for stocks that pass the strategies of investment legends such as Joel Greenblatt, James O'Shaughnessy and Martin Zweig.

Hot List

Our bi-weekly newsletter provides an in-depth look at our flagship Hot List portfolio, which has substantially outperformed the S&P 500 since its July 2003 inception.

Ratings Changes

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

Sign Up Today