Guru Strategy Rating Changes: BHP Rising, Sinopec Falling

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.

Guru Strategy Rating Changes: Dish Network, Under Armour Rising

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.

How Many Stocks Is Too Many?

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 […]

Reese on Market-Beating Buffett Model

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 […]

Dreman Strategy Making Big Comeback

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 […]