Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 2015-02-13

Number of Stocks: 2939
Number of New Stocks: 601

Total Value: $41,422 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 34%

Countries: USA DEU CAN
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Jim Simons' s Profile & Performance

Profile

In 1982, Simons founded Renaissance Technologies Corporation, a private investment firm based in New York with over $20 billion under management; Simons is still at the helm, as CEO, of what is now one of the world's most successful hedge funds.

Investing Philosophy

For over two decades, Simons' Renaissance Technologies' hedge funds, which trade in markets around the world, have employed complex mathematical models to analyze and execute trades, many of them automated. Renaissance uses computer-based models to predict price changes in easily-traded financial instruments. These models are based on analyzing as much data as can be gathered, then looking for non-random movements to make predictions.

"The advantage scientists bring into the game is less their mathematical or computational skills than their ability to think scientifically. They are less likely to accept an apparent winning strategy that might be a mere statistical fluke."

Total Holding History

Performance of Medallion Fund

YearReturn (%)S&P500 (%)Excess Gain (%)
20103015.0614.9

Top Ranked Articles

Sycamore Networks: A Lottery Ticket That Pays You
What if you paid $1 for a lottery ticket, but if you didn’t win over the next two years, you could turn that ticket back in for $1.08? Read more...
5 Stocks That Dropped the Most Since Gurus Bought Them
Value investors are primarily interested in the price of a security, though they need to do additional research to determine whether a cheap stock is a good investment. GuruFocus’ Guru Bargains screener shows the Guru stocks that have declined the most since they were purchased. The screener serves as a jumping-off point to get investing ideas for further analysis. Some stocks whose prices have nosedived may be quality companies facing a temporary setback, and others may be value traps in permanent decline. Read more...
Jim Simons: Mathematics, Common Sense, and Good Luck: My Life and Careers
Jim Simons gave a speech in MIT: Read more...
Sears Makeover Relevant to Online Shoppers
With a finger on the pulse of today’s shopper, Guru Edward Lampert has a gift for making retailers relevant to the ever-changing consumer. His retail re-visioning of Sears and Kmart is starting to pay off. Sears Holdings Corporation’s online businesses for Sears and Kmart grew 20% in the second quarter of 2013, year-over-year. Lampert’s brainchild, the Sears ‘Shop Your Way’ membership program, generated more than 65% of the revenues at Sears Domestic and Kmart during the second quarter, compared to around 55% in the same quarter a year ago. But despite e-commerce growth, Sears Holdings reported an operating loss of $51 million in the second quarter of 2013, after a loss of $103 million in the second quarter of 2012. Read more...
WRLD: Potential Amid Political Correctness
Run your eye over the top listings on the GuruFocus Undervalued Predictable screener - somewhere there you’ll see WRLD, World Acceptance Corporation. On Friday, September 19, 2014, it sat atop the list, by virtue of the fact its price is a whopping 88% below its Discount Cash Flow value. Read more...
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Should You Buy the Mutual Fund Company Instead of the Funds? Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - Should You Buy The Mutual Fund Company Instead Of The Funds?
It’s been said there’s more money to be made investing in mutual fund companies than investing in actual mutual funds. More...

Mutual Fund, Waddell & Reed Financial


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Ametek Offers Good Opportunities for Growth
In this article, let's take a look at Ametek Inc. (AME), a $12.84 billion market cap company, which is a leading global niche-market manufacturer of electronic instruments and electro-mechanical devices. More...

Ametek


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Investors Should Bet on this New York City-Based Insurer
In this article, let's take a look at American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a $75.29 billion market cap company that is a leading international insurance organization, which was rescued by various government entities in the financial crisis of 2008. More...

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Stock Falls Today to a One-Year Target Price
In this article, let's take a look at Cablevision Systems Corporation (CVC), a $5.42 billion market cap company that is one of the largest U.S. cable multiple system operator. It offers Optimum brand cable, Internet and voice services to about 3 million subscribers in the New York tri-state area. More...

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Reversing a Declining Pattern in Earnings Per Share Donald Yacktman,Jim Simons - Reversing A Declining Pattern In Earnings Per Share
In this article, let's take a look at CR Bard Inc. (BCR), a $13.07 billion market cap company, which is a diversified maker of therapeutic and diagnostic medical devices has exposure to the vascular, urology, oncology, and specialty surgical markets. More...

MEDICAL, HEALTH, STOCK


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A Bermuda-Based Company Is Combining Cash and Stock Dividend Hike
In this article, let's take a look at Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (AGII), a $1.35 billion market cap company, which is an international underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products. More...

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A Seventh Repurchase Program Seems to Maximize Shareholder Value
In this article, let's take a look at L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. (LLL), a $11.02 billion market cap company that is a provider of defense intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance systems; secure communications systems; aircraft modernization, training and government services; and other defense, intelligence and security products. So, let´s try to explain to investors the reasons this is an apparently appealing investment. More...

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When Market Price and Intrinsic Value Are Equal
In this article, let's take a look at Newell Rubbermaid Inc. (NWL), a $10.73 billion market cap company, which is a marketer of consumer and commercial products that touch the lives of people where they work, live and play. Its five business segments include: Home Solutions, Writing, Tools, Commercial Products and Baby and Parenting. More...

VALUATION, GORDON GROWTH MODEL


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Vanguard Health Care Fund New Buys on 2014 Q4
Vanguard Health Care Fund (Trades, Portfolio) (trades, Portfolio) is managed by Edward Owens that has worked in investment management for over 30 years. He has managed the Vanguard Health Care Fund ( More...

LONG, FUND


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A Leading Latin American Provider of Passenger and Cargo Service
In this article, let's take a look at Copa Holdings SA (CPA), a $4.85 billion market cap company, which operates an airline in Panama providing international service throughout North, South and Central America, as well as an airline in Colombia providing domestic scheduled air service. More...

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Investing in a Stock Paying Relatively High Dividends
In this article, let's take a look at Xcel Energy Inc. (XEL), a $19.09 billion market cap company that offers energy-related products and services to 3.4 million electricity customers and 1.9 million natural gas customers in eight western and midwestern states. More...

Xcel Energy


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Betting on Starbucks' Future Caxton Associates,Jim Simons - Betting On Starbucks' Future
In this article, let's take a look at Starbucks Corp. (SBUX), a $61.91 billion market cap company, which is the world's leading coffee retailer of high-quality coffee products, which it sells through its more than 20,800 retail stores globally and multiple retail channels. More...

Starbucks, Retail, Coffee


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A New High for this REIT
In this article, let's take a look at Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. (OHI), a $5.62 billion market cap company that invests in income-producing healthcare facilities, mainly long-term care facilities located in the United States. More...

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Accenture Keeps its Market-Leading Position RAY DALIO, JIM SIMONS, BILL NYGREN, PAUL TUDOR JON - Accenture Keeps Its Market-Leading Position
In this article, let's take a look at Accenture plc (ACN), a $58.31 billion market cap company, which is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. More...

DIVIDEND, PRICE APPRECIATION


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Still Bullish On Dun & Bradstreet
In this article, let's take a look at Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (DNB), a $4.21 billion market cap company, which is a worldwide provider of business information and related decision support services and commercial receivables management services. More...

ROE, P/E ratio


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Intercontinental Exchange After the NYSE Deal Jim Simons, Paul Tudor Jones, Jeremy Grantham, Pio - Intercontinental Exchange After The NYSE Deal
In this article, let's take a look at Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (ICE), a $23.29 billion market cap company, which is a fully electronic marketplace that offers exchange-based and over-the-counter trading of energy and soft commodity products. More...

REVENUE, PROFITABILITY, WALL STREET


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Acquisitions Are Part of Growth Strategy
In this article, let's take a look at PVH Corp. (PVH), a $9.15 billion market cap company, which designs, sources, manufactures, markets, licenses and distributes a broad line of men's and women's apparel worldwide under several widely recognized brand names, like ARROW, Van Heusen, IZOD, Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger. More...

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Hibbett Sports: A Retailer with Strong Earnings Growth Jeremy Grantham,Jim Simons - Hibbett Sports: A Retailer With Strong Earnings Growth
Traditional retail has few charms for investors these days, as online merchants keep nibbling away at the edges, and even the core in some cases. More...

LONG, RETAIL - APPAREL & SPECIALTY » SPECIALTY RETAIL


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Lower Oil Prices Cause Insider Buys to Increase in the Energy Sector Jim Simons,Leon Cooperman - Lower Oil Prices Cause Insider Buys To Increase In The Energy Sector
According to David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff & Associates, there is no urgency to buy energy stocks right now just because prices in oil have declined. More...

ENERGY, OIL, INSIDER BUY, Insider


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CGI Group: Strong Growth and a Rocky Road Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt,Warren Buffett,Charlie  - CGI Group: Strong Growth And A Rocky Road
What kind of company takes on the giants of information technology, IT, and not only survives, but thrives? More...

IT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, LONG


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