Buffett Revisited

The Oracle of Omaha is an investment legend whose tireless work ethic and down-to-earth philosophy has helped him grow Berkshire Hathaway into one of the largest companies in the world. In a recent article for Nasdaq, Validea CEO John Reese digs into Buffett’s stock selection method and offers five stocks picks that make the grade […]

Stock Fundamentals from Buffett, Graham and Greenblatt

Amidst the tumult of today’s markets and economy, making investment decisions can be challenge. A wise approach, according to a recent Forbes article by Validea CEO John Reese, is to turn off all the noise and circle back to fundamentals. He highlights focusing on the numbers, staying disciplined in your investment approach, and guarding against […]

Fundamentally Solid Value Picks in the Spirit of Graham and Doddsville

  In his revered 1984 speech at Columbia Business School, Warren Buffett referred to the strong track records of a group of prominent value investors as follows: “A concentration of winners that simply cannot be explained by chance can be traced to this particular intellectual village.” In other words, writes Validea CEO John Reese in […]

Blending Strategies to Reduce Volatility and Boost Results

No single investment strategy ensures success and, as we have emphasized time and again, zig-zagging from one to another is a futile (and often costly) exercise. In a recent article for Nasdaq, Validea CEO John Reese explains how combining different investment methodologies can reduce overall volatility in a portfolio and lead to improved long-term results. […]

Gold Medal Investing with the Gurus

The world continues to be captivated by the Olympic Games and its requisite fanfare. Competitors from all over the globe have assembled to reap the rewards of hard work, dedication, determination and sweat. In many ways, the Games are a metaphor for investing and the challenges (and rewards) it can present. In a recent article […]

Some Tasty Stock Picks in Organic Foods

Along with the country’s growing interest in eating healthier comes an ever-increasing appetite for organic food. Sales in this segment have grown by double digits every year since 1990 (from $3.6 billion in 1997 to $43.3 billion in 2015), and the segment’s consolidation continues with the recent announcement that French company Danone will purchase WhiteWave Foods (maker […]

Shopping for Dividend Yield Without the Traps

While high dividend yields (yield defined as dividend divided by stock price) are appealing, they become less so if they’re a function of a low stock price that reflects underlying financial weakness. In a recent Forbes article, Validea CEO John Reese says to look for those stocks that show higher-than-average yields along with a history […]

Big Opportunity In Small Stocks?

It’s no secret that the market doesn’t look too cheap right now. In fact, by many measures, it’s overpriced. But the difference in the valuation of small stocks and large stocks right now is striking, Validea CEO John P. Reese writes in his latest column for Forbes.com. “Since the end of 2005, my company has […]

Time For An Oil Rebound?

After oil prices began their dramatic plunge in the summer of 2014, many oil stocks became persona non grata in the investment world. Now, nearly two years later, a number of these beaten-down energy companies look like good bets to rebound, says Validea CEO John P. Reese. Reese says that the oil price declines created […]

Is The Growth/Value Pendulum Swinging?

After a lengthy period of underperformance, value stocks have started to rebound. And in a recent piece for Proactive Advisor, Validea CEO John P. Reese says they are now poised to outperform their pricier growth stock counterparts. Reese talks about some of the reasons value stocks have struggled over the past decade, saying that investors […]

When Should You Rebalance?

Like many quantitative investors, Validea CEO John P. Reese uses a strict rebalancing approach to portfolio management. But just how often should you rebalance your portfolio? Reese says it may depend on the type of strategy you are using. “Rebalancing forces a disciplined buy/sell methodology into the investment process, removing emotions and biases that oftentimes […]

Good Strategies Look Beyond Earnings

Whether it’s talk about earnings growth or earnings estimates or price/earnings ratios, stock market news is usually filled with discussions of corporate earnings. But in his latest for Seeking Alpha, Validea CEO John P. Reese says that good investing goes beyond looking at earnings-related metrics. “Earnings don’t always tell the whole story,” Reese writes.  “In […]

Making Friends With Bear Markets

If you are trying to avoid the next bear market, Validea CEO John P. Reese has some advice: Stop trying to avoid the next bear market. In a piece for Forbes.com, Reese cites a recent column from Mark Hulbert, who monitors the performance of hundreds of investment advisors through his Hulbert Financial Digest. Hulbert says […]