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Dreman: It’s Time To Buy Banks

Contrarian guru David Dreman says that, while he sees a couple of big economic risks for the US right now, he’s still bullish on the stock market. Why? Because there just aren’t other attractive options.

In his latest Forbes column, Dreman says that the lack of wage growth for the middle and working classes and misguided Federal Reserve policies are big concerns. But there’s nowhere else to turn for decent returns, he says. “The chance of a 5% to 10% return on equity investments sure beats 3% on 30-year Treasurys,” he writes. “Remember that inflation is the enemy of long bond holders. A 1% rise in rates results in an 18% drop in principal on a 30-year bond. By contrast, inflation has always been a major supporter of stocks over time. Since 1945, for example, the dollar has lost 92% of its purchasing power. The Dow Jones industrial average, by comparison, is up 93 times from the beginning of 1946.”

Dreman says he thinks the best way to invest given lofty market valuations is to buy bank stocks. “Financial institutions are now finally emerging into a new, far more positive world,” he writes. “Most have adjusted to the new heavily regulated environment, and loan demand is rising. Higher interest rates should increase spread income over time. Importantly, American banks have some of the lowest loan-to-capital ratios in the world. This combination should result in both higher dividends and appreciation over the next few years.”

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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Dreman: Fed Creating “Financial Ebola”

Contrarian guru David Dreman says policymakers have created “a form of financial Ebola” that is threatening to wipe out the savings of many Americans.
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Dreman: Don’t Let The Fed Keep You Down

Contrarian guru David Dreman says the Federal Reserve has been playing a dangerous, unsuccessful game by keeping interest rates so low for so long. But he says there are ways for investors to cure the “easy money hangover.”
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Reese on Dreman’s Market-Beating Contrarian Approach

In an interview with Steven Halpern for MoneyShow.com, Validea CEO John Reese recently talked about the Guru Strategy he bases on noted contrarian investor David Dreman.

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Think Like a Contrarian with the Dreman 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 David Dreman-inspired strategy, which has averaged 6.5% annualized returns  since its inception more than 10 years ago, beating the S&P 500. Below is an excerpt from today’s newsletter, along with several top-scoring stock ideas based on the Dreman-based investment strategy.

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Dreman Says The Bull Has Years Left

While many are worrying about a bear market, contrarian guru David Dreman thinks the bull has a long ways to run — though not without some bumps along the way.

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