Industry Rankings: Beverages On Top

Every day, Validea uses John Reese’s Guru Strategy investing models to rank dozens of industries using a myriad of financial and fundamental data. The rankings include a value index, a growth index, and an overall index that takes both growth and value factors into account. Here’s a look at some of the current top-rated industries.

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To Beat Your Biases, Read Kahneman

While Nobel Prize-winning Economist Daniel Kahneman is not a believer in active management, his research is something investors and advisors should make themselves familiar with, Investment News says in a recent editorial.

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How To Keep Your Brain From Ruining Your Returns

In his latest column for Seeking Alpha, Validea CEO John Reese says that all investors — even Warren Buffett — are going to make mistakes and pick losing stocks. The real key to success, he says, is whether you can adopt the right mindset to get you through the inevitable ups and downs.
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Guru Strategy Ratings: HD Rising, Macy’s Falling

Each week, we take a look at which stocks John P. Reese’s 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 John’s strategies have upgraded or downgraded today.

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Schwab, Sonders On The Shifting Market Story

For years, the US economy pushed ahead at a tepid pace, quantitative easing reigned, and US stocks lacked competition from other assets. But now that story is changing, says Charles Schwab’s Liz Ann Sonders.

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Great Pages: David Dreman On Resiliency

Can a single page of a book change your investment life? We believe it can. Periodically, we highlight some of the Great Pages that have had a great impact on our investment philosophy. Today, we look at a page in David Dreman’s classic “Contrarian Investment Strategies”, in which Dreman shows that the stock market is far more resilient than many give it credit for — which has tremendous implications for how to invest when crises occur.

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Buffett’s Energy Dump

While oil prices were tumbling in the fourth quarter, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway was dumping most of its energy holdings, according to recent regulatory filings.

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