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John Neff 150.5%
David Dreman 111.6%
Joel Greenblatt 105.1%

Recent Articles by Validea Founder John Reese

8/14/2018

John Reese Forbes Articles
Forbes

Six Buffett-Inspired Stock Buys

When Mohnish Pabrai immigrated to the U.S. from India in the 1980s, he probably never imagined that some 20 years later he would be sitting down to lunch with Warren Buffett. Pabrai was introduced to Buffett nearly 25 years ago when he read Roger Lowenstein's book, Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist. The book led him to Buffett's letters to Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) shareholders which, Pabrai said in a recent interview with online research platform Sumzero, "radically changed my life for the good-for the better, which was wonderful."

8/13/2018

John Reese Forbes Articles
Forbes

The Strong Case For Small-Cap Investing In Today's Market

For investors, staying small and close to home could pay off. A tumultuous global landscape is fueling the appeal of domestic, small-cap stocks that tend to be insulated from the threat of trade war and a strong dollar. These companies are made more attractive by the juxtaposition of increased U.S. retail sales and consumer spending alongside dampened optimism for synchronized global growth-all pointing to an American economy that may have more room to run.

7/30/2018

John Reese NASDAQ Articles
NASDAQ.com

Contrarian Investing David Dreman-Style

In a recent interview with the Columbia University investment newsletter Graham & Doddsville , adjunct finance professor Michael Mauboussin said, "If you distinguish the great investors from the average investors, it's not because their cost of capital calculation is more accurate. It almost always has to do with the fact that they're able to make good decisions and be correctly contrarian in adversity." He later quips, "Being contrarian for the sake of being a contrarian is a bad idea."

Validea Hot List Newsletter

8/10/2018

Validea Hot List

The Ups and the Downs of Avoiding Value Traps

The problem with value investing, other than that it can go through long periods of underperformance as the strategy has suffered under lately, is that some stocks are cheap for a reason. It's not that they are hidden or overlooked gems just waiting to be discovered. It's that there is something fundamentally flawed. The trick, of course, is figuring out whether you have a bargain or a dud.

7/27/2018

Validea Hot List

Process, Not Politics

The coming period will thus be dangerous for many investors, who have been lulled into complacency during an unprecedented decade-long bull run that seems to have no end in sight. The danger, rather, is that every day the bull market continues, those investors will be more and more tempted to pile in in a "fear of missing out" frenzy. And if they do bail and markets do fall, they will be tempted to stay on the sidelines far longer than they should, missing out on a major portion of the rebound. Read our latest issue to see how to focus on process and combat these emotional reactions.

7/13/2018

Validea Hot List

Mentally Preparing For the Next Bear Market

Hoping for the best but preparing for the worst is a good rule-of-thumb, a maxim that can help us stay measured and mindful when it comes to dealing with life's inevitable ups and downs. But it can be hard to think about potential downs when the ups have been around for a while--and the current, nearly nine-year-old bull market is a perfect example of that.

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