Dreman: It's Time To Buy Banks

Contrarian guru David Dreman says that, while he sees a couple of big economic risks for the US right now, he’s still bullish on the stock market. Why? Because there just aren’t other attractive options. In his latest Forbes column, Dreman says that the lack of wage growth for the middle and working classes and […]

Dreman: It’s Time To Buy Banks

Contrarian guru David Dreman says that, while he sees a couple of big economic risks for the US right now, he’s still bullish on the stock market. Why? Because there just aren’t other attractive options. In his latest Forbes column, Dreman says that the lack of wage growth for the middle and working classes and […]

Great Pages: David Dreman On Resiliency

Can a single page of a book change your investment life? We believe it can. Periodically, we highlight some of the Great Pages that have had a great impact on our investment philosophy. Today, we look at a page in David Dreman’s classic “Contrarian Investment Strategies”, in which Dreman shows that the stock market is far more […]

Think Like a Contrarian with the Dreman Strategy

Every other issue of The Validea Hot List newsletter examines in detail one of John Reese’s computerized Guru Strategies. This latest issue looks at the David Dreman-inspired strategy, which has averaged 6.5% annualized returns  since its inception more than 10 years ago, beating the S&P 500. Below is an excerpt from today’s newsletter, along with several top-scoring […]

Dreman: Stocks And Housing Are Places To Be

Contrarian guru David Dreman remains concerned about major inflation, and says investors should thus focus on stocks and the housing market. In a column for Forbes, Dreman says that economic improvements and the realization that higher interest rates will come as the economy improves have driven the stock market’s performance recently. “Currently a one-percentage-point rise […]

Contrarian Plays in the Oil Industry

In his RealMoney column, Validea CEO John Reese recently took a contrarian look at oil stocks. “Oil at the moment is on a slippery slope. Prices are at their lowest in months. In fact, they are dropping during the time of year they typically rise due to higher demand in the summer months,” Reese writes, […]

Dreman: Bond Bubble Will Hurt Many

Contrarian strategist David Dreman says a “major bubble that will hurt a lot of people” has formed in the long Treasury bond market. “Ten-year Treasuries are yielding about 2%, while 30-year Treasuries are at 3%,” Dreman tells Morningstar.com. “Adjusting for inflation and taxes, this has almost never happened before. In the rush to Treasuries after […]

Getting Contrarian With A Market Guru

Most of history’s best investors have made their hay by going against the crowd. And in his latest column for Forbes.com, Validea CEO John Reese takes a look at some intriguing new research that contrarian guru David Dreman has published, and a Dreman-inspired strategy that has a strong track record of beating the market. “After […]