The Zweig Approach: Beating The Market With A Conservative Growth Strategy

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 averaged annual returns of 7.9% since its July 2003 inception vs. 2.9% for the S&P 500. Below is an excerpt from the newsletter, along with several top-scoring stock ideas from the Zweig-based investment strategy. Taken from the January 6, 2012 issue of The Validea Hot List Guru… Read More

Apple Still Shines After Jobs

In his latest article for Real Money, Validea CEO John Reese says that Apple’s stock still offers a lot of value, even after the passing of Steve Jobs. “The death of Steve Jobs brings to the fore his brilliance, his accomplishments and the vital, often beautiful, role that technology has come to play in the lives of so many, all thanks to him,” writes Reese. “Apple, the company he co-founded and then transformed, is among… Read More

The Zweig Approach: Growth Investing, With a Conservative Streak

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 averaged 9.5% annualized returns since its inception nearly eight years ago, over a period in which the S&P 500 has returned 3.0% per year. Below is an excerpt from the newsletter, along with several top-scoring stock ideas from the Zweig-based investment strategy. Taken from the… Read More

Apple vs. Microsoft, By the Numbers

Investors who missed out on buying Microsoft or Apple stock back when the tech powerhouses were just starting out missed out on huge profits. But in the latest issue of Forbes Magazine, Validea CEO John Reese looks at a more important issue: How do the two stocks stack up now. Reese examines both stocks using his Guru Strategy computer models, and finds that both are still worth a long look. “While you shouldn’t expect these… Read More

Reese: Top Picks from the Rebounding Healthcare Sector

In his latest column on Seeking Alpha, Validea CEO John Reese says his Guru Strategies are finding some intriguing picks in the healthcare sector. “For much of the two-year-plus stock market rally, the healthcare sector has been left far behind the rest of the market,” Reese writes. “That’s changed recently. While the rest of the market has stumbled amid the turmoil in the Middle East and the tragic earthquake and tsunami in Japan, many healthcare… Read More

The Zweig Strategy: Growth With a Conservative Streak

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 and portfolio, which has averaged returns of more than 7% per year since its inception while the broader market has returned less than 3% per year. Below is an excerpt from today’s newsletter, along with several top-scoring stock ideas based on the Zweig investment strategy. Taken from… Read More

Zweig Strategy Doing Some Apple-Picking

In his latest article for Seeking Alpha, Validea CEO John Reese takes an in-depth look at his Martin Zweig-inspired growth strategy. “Over the past two years, the stock market has been driven largely by macroeconomic factors,” Reese writes, citing the credit crisis and huge government stimulus package as major examples. “Given the extreme emotions such major economic events cause, it’s easy to see why hordes of investors have moved in near-lock-step in and out of… Read More

Guru Strategy 7-Year Report Card: Ben Graham Still on Top

More than three decades after his death, Ben Graham is still beating the market. At least, Graham’s strategy is still handily beating the market, according to Validea.com’s guru-inspired portfolios, the original 10 of which recently hit the 7-year mark in terms of performance tracking. And the results show that Graham, known as “The Father of Value Investing”, is still king. From its July 15, 2003 inception through July 15 of this year, Validea’s 10-stock Graham-inspired… Read More

How to Buy Like Buffett & The Gurus

In a new piece for Barron’s, Mike Hogan details how investors can learn to invest like Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham, and other investing greats through Validea.com’s guru-based research system. “If you’d like to get in on some of Berkshire [Hathaway]’s future gains but don’t have the $125,000 price of a ticket, you can, at least, learn to invest like Buffett on Validea (www.validea.com),” writes Hogan. “The seven-year-old Website has simplified Buffett’s strategy and tactics to… 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