Each week, I take a look at which stocks my Validea.com Guru Strategy computer models have newfound interest in, and which they have soured on. Here’s a look at some of the stocks that my strategies have upgraded or downgraded today. Among the big-name movers: GlaxoSmithKline, BHP Billiton Limited, and China Petroleum & Chemical Corp.
Each week, I take a look at which stocks my Validea.com Guru Strategy computer models have newfound interest in, and which they have soured on. Here’s a look at some of the stocks that my strategies have upgraded or downgraded today. Among the bigger names on the move: athletic apparel maker Under Armour and gaming company Electronic Arts.
One of the key questions any investor must grapple with is, “How many stocks should I own?” Jonathan Burton addresses that issue in a recent MarketWatch column, taking a look at focused funds — those that hold relatively few stocks compared to most other mutual funds. “Focused funds — portfolios with only a couple of dozen holdings — are getting attention in a market where stock selection is more important than ever,” Burton writes. He says that, according to Morningstar, the average mutual fund contains 172 stocks — and that kind of diversification has a downside. “It limits a fund’s […]
In an interview with FOX Business News, Validea CEO John Reese talks about his Warren Buffett-based Guru Strategy and model portfolio, which is up 34.6% this year. Reese discusses the specifics of how his Buffett-based approach works and what variables it keys in on, and he explains why his model is significantly outperforming both the S&P 500 and Buffett’s own Berkshire Hathaway this year. In addition, Reese offers three “Buffett-type” stocks that his model is high on right now, and gives some historical perspective on why sticking with a good strategy is critical to success — even when things get […]
Every other issue of The Validea Hot List newsletter examines in detail one of John Reese’s computerized Guru Strategies. This week’s issue looks at the David Dreman-inspired Contrarian Investor strategy, which is up more than 25% this year and more than 40% in the past three months. Below is an excerpt from the newsletter along with several top-scoring stock ideas based on the Dreman investment strategy. Taken from the July 24, 2009 issue of The Validea Hot List Guru Spotlight: David Dreman While all the gurus I follow have built their fame and fortunes using different investment approaches, there is […]