The Zweig Strategy: A Conservative Growth Approach

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 Martin Zweig-inspired strategy, which has averaged annual returns of 10.8% since its July 2003 inception vs. 5.0% for the S&P 500. Below is an excerpt from the newsletter, along with several top-scoring stock ideas from the Zweig-based investment strategy. Taken from the October 11, 2013 issue of The Validea Hot List Guru Spotlight: Martin Zweig Gerally, my Guru Strategies have a distinct value bias. The majority of these models — ranging from my Benjamin Graham approach to […]

Beating the Market with Growth … and Value

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 James O’Shaughnessy-inspired strategy, which has averaged annual returns of 9.8% since its July 2003 inception vs. 5.3% for the S&P 500. Below is an excerpt from the newsletter, along with several top-scoring stock ideas from the O’Shaughnessy-based investment strategy. Taken from the September 13, 2013 issue of The Validea Hot List Guru Spotlight: James O’Shaughnessy To say that James O’Shaughnessy has written the book on quantitative investing strategies might be an exaggeration — but not much of […]

How John Neff Beat The Market For Three Decades

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 John Neff-inspired strategy. Below is an excerpt from the newsletter, along with several top-scoring stock ideas from the Neff-based investment strategy. Taken from the April 26, 2013 issue of The Validea Hot List Guru Spotlight: John Neff Most investors wouldn’t give a fund described as “relatively prosaic, dull, conservative” a second glance. That, however, is exactly how John Neff described the Windsor Fund that he headed for more than three decades. And, while his style may not […]

The Zweig Approach: Growth Investing With A Conservative Streak

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 Martin Zweig-inspired strategy, which has averaged annual returns of 8.4% since its July 2003 inception vs. 4.7% for the S&P 500. Below is an excerpt from the newsletter, along with several top-scoring stock ideas from the Zweig-based investment strategy. Taken from the March 29, 2013 issue of The Validea Hot List Guru Spotlight: Martin Zweig Today’s Guru Spotlight is a bittersweet one. While it’s always interesting and worthwhile to examine the great Martin Zweig’s approach, we’re also […]

Hot List: Embrace The Fear

In his bi-weekly Hot List newsletter, Validea CEO John Reese offers his take on the markets and investment strategy. In the latest issue, John talks about some of the current fears in the market, and why they aren’t deterring him from buying stocks.    Excerpted from the Jan. 18, 2013 issue of the Validea Hot List newsletter Fear Factor The 2013 year has started off with a bang for investors, with the S&P 500 already up about 4% (through yesterday). In many cases, a 4% gain over two weeks would be a sign that investors are feeling pretty good about things. […]