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Since 2003, our guru strategies have outperformed the market by as much as 463.8%

Guru Based on Return
Motley Fool 611.4%
Peter Lynch 409.3%
Martin Zweig 390.6%
Kenneth Fisher 390.5%
Benjamin Graham 333.9%
James P. O'Shaughnessy 228.7%
Warren Buffett 162.0%
Joseph Piotroski 155.5%
John Neff 128.7%
Joel Greenblatt 114.8%
David Dreman 111.4%

Recent Articles by Validea Founder John Reese


John Reese Forbes Articles

10 Ben Graham-Inspired Stocks For Value's Eventual Turn

"You either believe in it or you don't," Peter Lynch PBS. Those words, from investing great Peter Lynch, are never more true then when the markets are in a free fall. But they should also ring true when the indexes are hitting record high after record high. Value investors must be feeling pretty lonely this year when all the attention has been on growth stocks, and four in particular: Facebook,, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet.


John Reese Globe and Mail Articles
The Globe and Mail

Three Stocks the Great Value Investors Would Likely Adore

So far in 2017, there is a huge divergence between the performance of growth and value stocks. The growth stock camp has been largely led by a handful of megacap technology names - Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google parent Alphabet. According to a recent Wall Street Journal story, the S&P 500 has added $1.7-trillion (U.S.) to its overall market capitalization in 2017, and those four technology behemoths have contributed $500-billion, or 30 per cent of the total gain based on their stocks' price appreciation. If you weren't invested in those names, you were probably left in the dust.


John Reese NASDAQ Articles

Buffett's Friendly Skies and Picks that Could Lift Off

Amazon's much anticipated 30-hour long "Prime Day" kicked off on July 10th, with the company offering countless bargains for Prime customers-those that pay $100 a year to receive free or reduced-rate shipping on certain items. The shopping extravaganza-the third for Amazon-is considered a mid-year Black Friday of sorts. Last year, analysts estimated that Amazon pulled in $500 million to $600 million on the blow-out sales day, (although some claimed the figure was closer to $1.8 billion worldwide) and predictions for this year hover around $2.2 billion.

Validea Hot List Newsletter


Validea Hot List

The Book to Market Model of Joseph Piotroski

A market guru that inspired one of the stock screening models we use at Validea, Joseph Piotroski was a trailblazer in the realm of quantitative investing, although he flew largely under the investing world radar. In 2000 the accounting professor at Stanford University wrote an academic paper that took Wall Street by surprise and was pivotal in the evolution of quantitative investing.


Validea Hot List

Mid Year Portfolio Update

With the second quarter coming to an end, we take a look at what has been working for our guru models in 2017, and what hasn't. With value stocks trailing the market badly so far this year and large-cap growth names leading the way, our best performers have been strategies focused on momentum and models with significant holdings in International stocks.


Validea Hot List

The Investing Strategy of John Neff

While relatively unknown outside Wall Street circles, John Neff earned guru investor status for his enviable track record while managing Vanguard's Windsor Fund. Neff focused on a stock's price-earnings ratio and considered the metric not only as a gauge for how much investors were willing to pay for every dollar of a company's earnings, but also as an indicator of the level of growth investors are expecting from a company in the future.

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