Finding a Hidden Gem is Harder Than You Think

Since its 1990’s beginnings as an online bookseller, Amazon has grown into a behemoth that has “irreversibly changed the way consumers shop for everyday goods and read and watch media and entertainment,” writes Validea CEO John Reese in a recent article for Nasdaq. But scoring a hidden gem like Amazon early on, says Reese, is […]

Keys to Success from Bogle, Buffett and Others

In a recent Forbes article, Validea CEO John Reese shared seven keys to investing success from such legends as Warren Buffett, Joel Greenblatt, Jack Bogle and Peter Lynch. Here are some highlights: Time is your friend—take advantage of compounding returns. Impulse is your enemy—emotional investing decisions are a bad idea. Basic arithmetic works—be mindful of […]

Sensible Stock Picks Based on Fundamentals

While some forms of stock picking can be risky, choosing stocks based on proven strategies and underlying fundamentals can “increase an investor’s odds of enjoying outperformance over time,” writes Validea CEO John Reese in a recent Forbes article. Reese explains that stock picking resides on a continuum comprised of varying approaches and combinations of approaches. […]

Validea Hot List Newsletter: Quant Investing Still Requires Discipline

In our most recent Validea Hot List newsletter, we address the different implications and forms of quantitative investing. We cite varying industry points of view, including that of Newfound Research’s Corey Hoffstein who argues, “For the market to function, someone has to perform information discovery on individual stocks.” The newsletter also references a comment by […]

Bogle’s Rules of Success for the Everyday Investor, Plus Four Stocks that Make the Grade

In a recent article for Forbes, Validea CEO John Reese recounts some rules for investment outlined by Vanguard’s Jack Bogle in his 2012 book The Clash of the Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation, and how they apply to the everyday investor: Remember Reversion to the Mean: The theory in finance that, over time, a stock’s price […]

Share Buybacks Down Plus Five Picks

Although share buybacks boost earnings-per-share for investors, companies are slowing it down of late, writes Validea CEO John Reese in a recent article for Nasdaq. Reese cites a recent Barron’s article that says: “As with many games, this one has gone on for too long, as companies borrowed heaps of cash not to fund future […]

Buffett and Thorp, and Five Stocks to Consider

 In yesterday’s Forbes, Validea CEO John Reese profiles the mathematician and author Edward Thorp, describing him as “masterful at integrating his vast knowledge of probability and statistics into the world of investing.” In the article, Reese highlights how Thorp shared Warren Buffett’s penchant for gathering and using data to unveil market opportunities in the form […]

Four Cybersecurity Sector Picks

 This month’s widespread and destructive ransomware attack crippled thousands of businesses worldwide, writes Validea CEO John Reese in a recent article for TheStreet.com. Fortunately, the attack didn’t penetrate the U.S. to a great extent, Reese writes, but only thanks to a lucky catch by a British researcher. The level of preparedness in these situations, Reese […]

Quant Strategies Are Not Magic

 The flow of funds into the quant investment strategies continues but, like most new ideas, this one doesn’t come without caveats, writes Validea CEO John Reese in a recent Forbes article. Reese argues how quant strategies shouldn’t be considered a magic bullet, but rather a tool to thwart an emotional approach to investing. He underscores […]

Investment Opportunities in Europe

European equities are back in favor with Investors, who pulled approximately $100 billion from the asset class in 2016, writes Validea CEO John Reese in a recent article for Nasdaq. The article explains that below average performance in oversea stocks over time has led to a big difference in valuations compared to the U.S. market, presenting […]