Buy Like Buffett

Every other issue of The Validea Hot List newsletter examines in detail one of John Reese’s computerized Guru Strategies. This latest issue looks at the Warren Buffett-inspired strategy, which has beaten the market by more than 3 percentage points per year since its inception more than six years ago. Below is an excerpt from today’s newsletter, along with several top-scoring stock ideas based on the Buffett investment strategy. Taken from the March 5, 2010 issue… Read More

The Best Investment Guru You’ve Never Heard Of

Every other issue of The Validea Hot List newsletter examines in detail one of John Reese’s computerized Guru Strategies. This latest issue looks at the Joseph Piotroski-inspired strategy, which has beaten the market by more than 3 percentage points per year since its inception almost six years ago. Below is an excerpt from today’s newsletter, along with several top-scoring stock ideas based on the Piotroski investment strategy. Taken from the February 5, 2010 issue of… Read More

The Zweig Model: A Conservative Growth Approach

Every other issue of The Validea Hot List newsletter examines in detail one of John Reese’s computerized Guru Strategies. This latest issue looks at the Martin Zweig-inspired strategy, which has produced annualized returns of 8% since its inception more than six years ago, a period in which the S&P 500 has gained just 2.1% per year. Below is an excerpt from today’s newsletter along with several top-scoring stock ideas based on the Zweig investment strategy.… Read More

The Two-Pronged O’Shaughnessy Attack

Every other issue of The Validea Hot List newsletter examines in detail one of John Reese’s computerized Guru Strategies. This latest issue looks at the James O’Shaughnessy-inspired strategy, which has produced annualized returns of more than 6.7% since its inception more than six years ago, a period in which the S&P 500 has gained just 1.3% per year. Below is an excerpt from today’s newsletter along with several top-scoring stock ideas based on the O’Shaughnessy… Read More

Fisher’s Price/Sales Approach Still a Winner

Every other issue of The Validea Hot List newsletter examines in detail one of John Reese’s computerized Guru Strategies. This latest issue looks at the Kenneth Fisher-inspired Price/Sales Investor strategy, which has produced annualized returns of more than 13% since its inception more than six years ago, a period in which the S&P 500 has gained just 1.5% per year. Below is an excerpt from the newsletter along with several top-scoring stock ideas based on… Read More

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… Read More

The Graham Approach: Still Making Hay after 60 Years

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 Benjamin Graham-inspired Value Investor strategy, which is up more than 26% this year and has averaged annual returns of more than 16% since its July 2003 inception (vs. an average annual loss of 1.4% for the S&P 500). Below is an excerpt from the newsletter along with several top-scoring stock… Read More

How You Can Be Like Buffett

In every other issue of my investment newsletter, The Validea Hot List, I look in detail at one of the computerized guru models I run on Validea.com. In this week’s issue, I outlined my Patient Investor strategy, inspired by the approach that Warren Buffett has used to become one of history’s greatest investors. Below you will find an excerpt from the newsletter along with a handful of top-scoring stock ideas based on the Buffett investment… Read More

The Real Question

(Excerpted from John Reese’s May 15 Validea Hot List newsletter) The big question for the market continues to be whether or not the recent rally is for real. Given the cooling off of the past week or so, the weaker-than-hoped-for April retail sales data, and the fact that we’ve just gone through one of the steepest bounce-back inclines in history, a number of pundits are saying that the run is over. Whether they’re correct or… Read More

A History of Resilience

The economic news has offered some rays of hope in the past few weeks — surprisingly good bank earnings, unemployment declines, improved capital-raising conditions for corporations — and the markets have responded. Whether the next few weeks will provide the same hopeful signals, however, remains to be seen. But whatever the short term brings, the U.S. will recover from the current crisis and move on to new heights — that’s one of the key issues… Read More