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Guru Based on Return
Motley Fool 565.9%
Benjamin Graham 450.2%
Peter Lynch 433.0%
Kenneth Fisher 427.2%
Martin Zweig 427.1%
James P. O'Shaughnessy 258.7%
Warren Buffett 193.9%
Joseph Piotroski 166.0%
John Neff 137.9%
David Dreman 116.9%
Joel Greenblatt 102.7%

Recent Articles by Validea Founder John Reese


John Reese Forbes Articles

M&A Activity Growing, What Stocks Would Benefit Most?

The stock market may be eerily calm in terms of volatility, but merger and acquisition activity has been bubbling up over the past year, more so than in the first year of any other modern president's term. Thomson Reuters data shows that U.S. merger and acquisition transactions totaled $1.2 trillion since Trump was elected, stemming from nearly 12,700 deals-the Broadcom-Qualcomm and Disney-21st Century Fox talks being two of the more recent.


John Reese Globe and Mail Articles
The Globe and Mail

Three Stocks From Different Sectors That Could Provide Value For Investors

Some prominent professional investors have been talking about the difficulty of finding value stocks in a market that seems to go nowhere but up. Even Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway is sitting on $100-billion (U.S.) of cash looking for places to invest. After losing out on a hot trade in the energy sector this summer, his biggest deal so far this fall has been to take a private stake in Pilot Flying J, the largest truck stop operator in the United States. The deal isn't going to go far to solve the billionaire's dilemma. He has so much cash to put to work he needs a big transaction or two to really move the numbers.


John Reese Globe and Mail Articles
The Globe and Mail

The Contrarian View on Dividend-Paying Stocks

Investors tend to view companies that pay dividends as boring, but reliable, stewards of shareholder capital, but there are a variety of reasons why these payouts aren't necessarily the best sign of a strong company. Dividends and stock buybacks have been the staple demands of activist investors in the past few years as they push company managers to unlock more value for shareholders. These are often vulnerable managers who have been struggling to unlock growth.

Validea Hot List Newsletter


Validea Hot List

The Only Constant in Investing is Change

In investing, there will always be a new flavor of the month and a new fashionable strategy. But investors would be better served developing a plan that makes sense for them and sticking to it over the long run, rather than trying to chase performance.


Validea Hot List

The Dangers of Expecting the Past to Repeat Itself

It's natural to commemorate big anniversaries and look back at historic market events and compare them to where things stand in the present day. Many have been doing exactly that with the 1987 crash recently. But assuming any market will play out exactly like any past market is just setting yourself up for failure. Check out our latest to see how you can best learn from the past.


Validea Hot List

How Human Behavior Affects Investing

University of Chicago professor Richard Thaler has been awarded the Nobel Prize in economics, for, as his friends have said, revolutionizing how economists think about people. Indeed the dismal science isn't just about numbers. It is about how humans react to the economic environment.

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