Benjamin Graham Inspired Picks

In his book The Intelligent Investor, the “Father of Value Investing” (and Warren Buffett’s mentor) drives home the importance of evaluating a business’s fundamentals before investing. In a recent article for Forbes, Validea CEO John Reese explains the metrics he used  to create his Graham-inspired stock screening model and offers the following high-scoring picks: Genesco […]

Cyclicals in the Lead

As the quest for yield continues, investors are favoring stocks over bonds. However, over the past few months they have shown an increased appetite for stocks that are more sensitive to economic growth—such as financials, energy and technology companies—versus those in the more defensive utility and telecommunications sectors. Validea CEO John Reese shares his insights […]

Cash Rich Stock Picks

The tendency for major corporations to stockpile cash after the financial crisis seemed like a reasonable strategy, but according to recent data reported by FactSet, the trend hasn’t changed much. In his latest article for TheStreet, Validea CEO John Reese outlines some possible explanations and describes how our guru-based investment strategies (particularly that of Warren […]

Overseas Blue Chip Picks

Currently stretched equity valuations, an imminent presidential election and a probable December rate hike are fueling uncertainty in the markets. Validea CEO John Reese, in a Forbes article appearing yesterday, outlines issues that could support the notion of increasing international stock holdings as part of a balanced investment portfolio. “Europe is facing a number of structural […]

Stock Picks Based on Quant Strategies

As hedge funds continue to lose clients due to lackluster returns, purely numbers-based investment strategies are gaining popularity. Validea CEO John Reese speaks to the trend in a Nasdaq article published last week. Like those of our guru-based screening models, these strategies are built purely on the underlying fundamentals of a business. The following picks […]

Housing Market Confidence is Building

Homebuilder optimism has grown, according to The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market Index (HMI) which settled at 65 in September (it had not been that high since October 2015). In an article for TheStreet, Validea CEO John Reese outlines some of the reasons for the upbeat mood and offers the following four picks […]

A Little-Known Buffett Home Run

Long before Berkshire Hathaway became the acquisition behemoth it is today, Warren Buffett was primarily involved in the insurance business. That hasn’t changed, and these operations have been some of his biggest and most successful ventures. In an article for CNBC, Validea CEO John Reese describes how the Oracle’s foresight back in the 1970s led […]

Stocks with a Durable Competitive Advantage

A mainstay of Warren Buffett’s investment philosophy is his belief that the strongest companies possess a keen competitive edge against their peers. He looks for businesses that perform consistently, regardless of outside forces, boast brand recognition, and/or provide goods and services people use on a daily basis. In an article for The Globe and Mail, […]

Canadian Stocks Offer Value

Since the start of the bull market in March 2009, U.S. equities have outperformed Canadian stocks. However, things are changing and the Canadian stock market is coming on strong, writes Validea CEO John Reese in an article for The Globe and Mail. Despite the trend, however, Reese says that Canadian stocks are still “better bargains […]

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 […]