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Peter Lynch 454.9%
Kenneth Fisher 433.6%
Martin Zweig 423.7%
Benjamin Graham 398.8%
James P. O'Shaughnessy 259.2%
Warren Buffett 182.6%
Joseph Piotroski 176.1%
John Neff 141.7%
David Dreman 121.6%
Joel Greenblatt 111.7%

Recent Articles by Validea Founder John Reese


John Reese Articles

Why Doesn't Berkshire Just Buy More Apple?

Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) (BRK.B) still has a hefty wad of cash in its pocket (nearly $100 billion at the close of the second quarter), and Warren Buffett continues his search for ways to spend it. Last week, Berkshire Hathaway announced a deal to purchase around 40% of Pilot Travel Centers LLC -- one of the largest private companies in the U.S. and operator of Pilot and Flying J travel centers -- for an undisclosed amount. The Wall Street Journal called the deal "Berkshire's latest wager on traditional forms of transportation and U.S. economic growth." This on the heels of the summer's foiled plan to purchase power-transmission company Oncor for $9 billion (Sempra Energy swooped in with a higher bid). Earlier in the year, the $15 billion Berkshire committed for Kraft-Heinz's (KHC) purchase of Unilever (UN) unraveled. But Buffett isn't giving up.


John Reese Forbes Articles

6 Stocks That Fit Ken Fisher's Out Of the Box Selection Criteria

We all know that money doesn't grow on trees. But for billionaire investing giant Kenneth Fisher, they may be kissing-cousins. Before founding Fisher Investments, one of the largest money management firms in the world (overseeing about $90 billion in assets), a young Ken Fisher set out to study forestry at Humboldt University, but instead graduating in 1972 with a degree in economics. From 1984 to 2017, Fisher also wrote a column for Forbes magazine titled "Portfolio Strategy" (making him the longest continuously-running columnist in the magazine's history).


John Reese Globe and Mail Articles
The Globe and Mail

Three Stocks to Watch For Investors Awaiting Value's Return

Technology stocks commanded the headlines this year until September, when out-of-favour stocks in the financial and health-care sectors heated up and people started talking about the return of the reflation trade. You may remember this from late last year, when investors were betting on deregulation and infrastructure spending to fuel global growth, egged on by central banks. The idea lost momentum in the spring, when the promised changes didn't happen immediately, but new talk about tax cuts in Washington has breathed new life into the trade. Some strategists are betting on a turning point.

Validea Hot List Newsletter


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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Why Disciplined Investment Strategies are Best

Imagine a scenario in which you're unsure about directions, so you ask a friend if you could follow him in your car. He happily agrees, then tells you to turn right a mile before he does. In some ways, talk about strategies to protect investors from "black swan" events-negative occurrences that lead to significant market declines--is similarly puzzling.


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David Dreman and Investor Psychology

Psychologists have begun to recognize and understand the critical role Affect plays in people's decision-making and the manner in which our minds tag representations of objects or events with positive or negative feelings. In order to combat the impact Affect has on your decision-making processes, of course, you have to recognize it. Check out our latest newsletter to see how and how to defend against it.

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