Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 11-14-2016

Number of Stocks: 3301
Number of New Stocks: 420

Total Value: $56,546 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 25%

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

AutoZone: Debt Is a Dragging Brake on This Muscle Car This auto parts retailer has loads of earning power and an outstanding record for earnings predictability, but also has a load of long-term debt
On Thursday, Sept. 22, AutoZone Inc. (NYSE:AZO), one of the big four auto parts retailers, will release its fourth quarter and fiscal 2016 earnings. Read more...
Guru Stocks With Wide Margin of Safety Undervalued stocks according to the DCF calculator
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Low P/E Stocks With Wide Margin of Safety According to the DCF calculator, these companies are cheap and undervalued
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Jim Simons Doubles Down on PepsiCo Company reported net revenue of $63 billion in 2015
Guru Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) more than doubled his stake in Pepsico Inc. (NYSE:PEP) with the purchase of 1,940,000 shares in the first quarter. Read more...
Building an Equity Portfolio of Jim Simons' and Renaissance Technologies' Highest Quality Stocks You could start by looking at Simons’ High Quality holdings
Have you wondered about putting together your own portfolio based on the one operated by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)? He is, after all, one of the most successful investors of all time. Read more...
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Insulet Insider Invests in Company CEO purchases 40,000 shares Jim Simons,Ron Baron - Insulet Insider Invests In Company
Insulet Corp. (PODD) CEO and Chairman Patrick Sullivan (Insider Trades) acquired 40,000 shares of the company on Dec. 2. The price was $33.89 per share for a total transaction of $1,355,600. More...

PATRICK SULLIVAN, INSULET CORP, INSIDER TRADES


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Alan Fournier Invests in Leidos Holdings, Bank of America The investor's largest 3rd-quarter buys Alan Fournier,Jim Simons,Steven Cohen,Lee Ainslie, - Alan Fournier Invests In Leidos Holdings, Bank Of America
Alan Fournier (Trades, Portfolio) manages Pennant Master Fund, Pennant Windward Master Fund, Broadway Gate Master Fund Ltd. and Pennant General Partner LLC. During the third quarter the guru’s largest buys were the following: More...

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Wilbur Ross Sells 2 Holdings, Trims Another Guru divests Fitbit, Zayo Group Holdings in 3rd quarter Wilbur Ross,Jim Simons,Manning & Napier Advisors I - Wilbur Ross Sells 2 Holdings, Trims Another
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Jeff Auxier Curbs Multiple Positions in 3rd Quarter Guru releases quarterly portfolio Jim Simons,First Eagle Investment - Jeff Auxier Curbs Multiple Positions In 3rd Quarter
Jeff Auxier (Trades, Portfolio) manages the  Auxier Focus Fund.The guru made the following reductions during the third quarter: More...

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9 Stocks Joel Greenblatt Continues to Buy The guru's largest buys of the 2nd and 3rd quarters Joel Greenblatt,Jim Simons,PRIMECAP Management,Ken - 9 Stocks Joel Greenblatt Continues To Buy
Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) is founder and managing partner of Gotham Asset Management LLC. In both the second and third quarters the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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Multiple Gurus Invest in Life Storage Company is established with over 20 years of operating experience and trading close to its 5-year low Jim Simons,Ken Fisher,Manning & Napier Advisors In - Multiple Gurus Invest In Life Storage
Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio), Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio), Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) all invested in Life Storage (NYSE:LSI) in the third quarter. More...

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7 Arbitrage Trades With High Profit Potential You cannot consider yourself a well-rounded value investor without learning about risk arbitrage Arnold Schneider,Jim Simons - 7 Arbitrage Trades With High Profit Potential
As we move into the final month of the year, I wanted to look at a few of the best arbitrage trades available. I have already written about both the Sherwin-Williams, Valspar and the Walgreens, Rite Aid deals, but there are more available. More...

ARBITRAGE, MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, VALUE INVESTING


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Chuck Royce’s Top 3 New Holdings Guru releases quarterly portfolio Chuck Royce,Jim Simons,John Rogers,Joel Greenblatt - Chuck Royce’s Top 3 New Holdings
Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) of Royce & Associates bought 51 new holdings in the third quarter. His top three new holdings are American Woodmark Corp. (NASDAQ:AMWD), Houlihan Lokey Inc. (NYSE:HLI) and Skechers (NYSE:SKX). More...

ROYCE, BUYS, 3Q


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9 Stocks Mr. Barrow Keeps Buying Holdings the fund increased during the last 2 quarters Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss,Jim Simons,Paul  - 9 Stocks Mr. Barrow Keeps Buying
James Barrow is executive director of Dallas-based investment firm Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss, the lead portfolio manager for the Vanguard Windsor II and Selected Value Funds. In both the second and third quarters the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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Insider Buys Shares of First Acceptance Company has increased its revenue and revenue per share at a solid rate over the previous 10 years Jim Simons - Insider Buys Shares Of First Acceptance
First Acceptance Corp. (NYSE:FAC) Director Rhodes R. Bobbitt purchased 80,600 shares in two transactions on Nov. 14 and Nov. 16, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More...

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Insider and Guru Load Up on Impac Mortgage Holdings The 2 purchases total 277,000 shares Jim Simons - Insider And Guru Load Up On Impac Mortgage Holdings
Richard H. Pickup, 10% owner of Impac Mortgage Holdings (IMH), purchased 235,000 shares in the company in six transactions from Nov. 10 to Nov. 16, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission. More...

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David Einhorn Gains 2 Positions in 3rd Quarter Guru invests in steel, correctional services David Einhorn,Jim Simons,Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & - David Einhorn Gains 2 Positions In 3rd Quarter
Activist investor David Einhorn (Trades, Portfolio) of Greenlight Capital acquired two new holdings in the third quarter. They are United States Steel Corp. (NYSE:X) and The GEO Group (NYSE:GEO). More...

EINHORN, BUYS, GREENLIGHT, STEEL, CORRECTIONS


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6 Stocks With Strong and Sustainable Yields Companies' steady returns support high yields Private Capital,Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt,Paul Tu - 6 Stocks With Strong And Sustainable Yields
Thanks to GuruFocus’ All-In-One Screener, I want to highlight stocks that have a five-year growing dividend yield with strong profitability and a long-term track record of solid returns and growing asset values. More...

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Donald Smith Buys Iamgold, Sells Toyota The investor's largest trades of the 3rd quarter Donald Smith,Jim Simons,First Eagle Investment,Joh - Donald Smith Buys Iamgold, Sells Toyota
Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio) is the chief investment officer of Donald Smith & Co. He has $3.6 billion under management and compounded annualized return has been 15.3% 30 years since inception. During the third quarter the guru’s largest trades were the following: More...

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Gurus' 6 Worst-Performing Stocks Stocks gurus are buying that have negative 6-month performance Richard Pzena,Jim Simons,George Soros,Paul Tudor J - Gurus' 6 Worst-Performing Stocks
While gurus are still holding stakes of these companies, the stock price and investors' returns are dropping. These are the worst-performing stocks over the last six months that have a long-term presence in more than four gurus’ portfolio. More...

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Carl Icahn Adds to Herbalife Stock price climbs over 1% as company reports strong 3rd quarter earnings Carl Icahn,Jim Simons - Carl Icahn Adds To Herbalife
Activist investor Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) purchased 1,832,402 shares in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) on Nov. 3 as mentioned in a Form 4 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. More...

CARL ICAHN, JIM SIMONS


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Guru Pain Is Your Gain in McKesson The stock dropped after earnings and big money managers are down since the 2nd quarter Jim Simons,Ray Dalio - Guru Pain Is Your Gain In McKesson
Here is the deal. Steven Cohen and Ray Dalio added to their positions in McKesson (NYSE:MCK), and Jim Simons and Ronald Muhlenkamp each made McKesson a new buy over the last quarter. Then, the bottom fell out as the stock declined 34% since August, putting it on my radar when the price-earnings (P/E) dropped below 15 times. More...

HEALTHCARE, DRUG STOCKS, MCKESSON


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21 Questions for Bluegrass Capital's Founder 'I shy away from interacting with management as I am generally afraid the relationship will create bias' Jim Simons,Ruane Cunniff,Bill Gates,Tom Gayner,Mur - 21 Questions For  Bluegrass Capital's Founder
Thank you for your interest in me. I am a longtime follower of your site and hope my responses prove useful to at least a few of your readers. I look forward to other interviews in this series. More...

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4 Top Dividend Stocks to Own Right Now Each of these companies provides a solid dividend yield with high potential of long-term capital gains Jim Simons,T Boone Pickens - 4 Top Dividend Stocks To Own Right Now
Earnings across the board will be put under pressure during the next president’s term, as the market may continue to run higher in the short term. However, it is likely to fall at some point in the next four years no matter who wins on Nov. 8. The following is a selection of dividend payers that are financially stable, have grown sales and profits over the last 10 years and provide high probability of continue dividend payouts. More...

ENERGY, REAL ESTATE, FINANCE, OIL AND GAS


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Interim CEO Invests in Misonix Insider acquires 761,469 shares Jim Simons - Interim CEO Invests In Misonix
Stavros Vizirgianakis (Insider Trades), interim CEO and 10% owner of Misonix Inc. (MSON), acquired 761,469 shares in the company on Oct. 25. The price per share was $5.25 for a total transaction of $3,997,712. More...

STAVROS VIZIRGIANAKIS, MISONIX INC, INSIDER TRADES


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