Validea's videos provide a detailed look at our investing system and the tools we offer on the site as well as the principles of factor investing.
How to Use Validea
A detailed look at the site and how to use it.
Using Validea to Generate Investment Ideas
A look at our model portfolios, guru stock screener and idea generation tools
Our Latest Model Additions
An overview of the 10 new models we recently added to the site.
2020 Portfolio Overview and What 2021 May Hold
A look at how our models performed in 2020 and a look forward to 2021
Validea's Guru Analysis Engine: Analyzing Stocks Through Time-Tested Investment Strategies
An overview of using our Guru Analysis system
Finding Stock & ETF Ideas Using Validea's Guru & Factor-Based Models
A look at how to use our Guru Stock Screener and ETF Factor Screener
How to Use Validea in Rocky Markets
A look at some ways to use Validea during market downturns
Performance Disclaimer: Returns presented on Validea.com are model returns and do not represent actual trading. As a result, they do not incorporate any commissions or other trading costs or fees. Model portfolios with inception dates on or after 12/30/2005 include a combination of back tested and live model returns. The back-tested performance results shown are hypothetical and are not the result of real-time management of actual accounts. The back-testing of performance differs from actual account performance because the investment strategy may be adjusted at any time, for any reason and can continue to be changed until desired or better performance results are achieved. Back-tested returns are presented to provide general information regarding how the underlying strategy behind the portfolio performed in our historical testing. A back-tested strategy has the benefit of hindsight and the results do not reflect the impact that material economic or market factors may have had on advisor's decision-making if actual client assets were being managed using this approach.
The model portfolios offered on Validea are concentrated and as a result they will exhibit high levels of volatility and their performance can be substantially impacted by the performance of individual positions.
Optimal portfolios presented on Validea.com represent the rebalancing period that has led to the best historical performance for each of our equity models. Each optimal portfolio was determined after the fact with performance information that was not available at portfolio inception. As a result, an investor could not have invested in the
optimal portfolio since its inception. Optimal portfolios are presented to allow investors to quickly determine the portfolio size and rebalancing period that has performed best for each of our models in our historical testing.
Both the model portfolio and benchmark returns presented for all equity portfolios on Validea.com are not inclusive of dividends. Returns for our ETF portfolios and trend following system, and the benchmarks they are compared to, are inclusive of dividends. The S&P 500 is presented as a benchmark because it is the most widely followed benchmark of the overall US market and is most often used by investors for return comparison purposes. As with any investment strategy, there is potential for profit as well as the possibility of loss and investors may incur a loss despite a past history of gains. Past performance does not guarantee future results. Results will vary with economic and market conditions.