Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 02-13-2015

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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Commentaries and Stories

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Buy Caterpillar Based On Price and Dividend Yield
In this article, let's take a look at Caterpillar Inc. (CAT), a $51.28 billion market cap company, which manufactures and sells construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines, and diesel-electric locomotives worldwide. More...

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A Closer Look at Toy Maker Hasbro
In this article, let's take a look at Hasbro Inc. (HAS), a $8.78 billion market cap company, which is a company with a broad portfolio of toys, games and entertainment offerings including brands such as Transformers, Playskool, Monopoly and My Little Pony. More...

Hasbro


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Follow Jim Simons and Sell This Industrial Goods Manufacturer
In this article, let's take a look at IDEX Corporation (IEX), a $5.95 billion market cap company, which provides various pumps, flow meters, other fluidics systems and components, and engineered products worldwide. More...

Jim Simons, IDEX Corporation


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The Top Guru-Held Canadian Stocks Jim Simons,Jean-Marie Eveillard - The Top Guru-Held Canadian Stocks
Using the GuruFocus Aggregated Portfolio Screener you can filter results to see what companies maintain the highest amount of guru ownership. By using this screener, we filtered down to see which companies based in Canada were held by the highest number of gurus. The following five companies come from a variety of industries, are Canadian-based and are held by the largest number of gurus. More...

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Why Hedge Funds Are Betting On AmerisourceBergen
In this article, let's take a look at AmerisourceBergen Corporation (ABC), a $24.87 billion market cap company, which is a distributor of pharmaceutical products and related health care services that was formed via the merger of Amerisource Health Corp. and Bergen Brunswig Corp. More...

AmerisourceBergen


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This Utility Company is a Good Dividend-Paying Stock Jim Simons - This Utility Company Is A Good Dividend-Paying Stock
In this article, let's take a look at Scana Corp. (SCG), a $7.88 billion market cap company, which is a South Carolina corporation that is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity to retail and wholesale customers, as well as the purchase, sale and transportation of natural gas to retail customers. More...

Scana Corp


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What to Expect From Apple's Dividend Hike?
A recent article published by CNBC discussed the excess cash Apple Inc. (AAPL) has in the balance sheet and predicted the next dividend hike. More...

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Leon Cooperman's Stocks Trading at Low P/E Ratio
Leon Cooperman (Trades, Portfolio), founder and chairman of Omega Advisors, is currently holding 91 stocks with his hedge fund’s portfolio for a total value of about $6 billion. More...

Leon Cooperman


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Jean-Marie Eveillard's Most Heavily Weighted Stocks with Low P/E
Jean-Marie Eveillard (Trades, Portfolio) is Chief Investment Officer of the Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder Advisers, LLC Global Value Team and former Portfolio Manager of First Eagle Global, Overseas, Gold, U.S. Value and Overseas Variable Funds. He was born in Paris, came to the U.S. in 1968, and became portfolio manager in 1979. Mr. Eveilland is now the firm's adviser. More...

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Hewlett-Packard Increases Dividend by 10% Jean-Marie Eveillard,Jim Simons - Hewlett-Packard Increases Dividend By 10%
In this article, let's take a look at Hewlett-Packard Company (HPQ), a $60.03 billion market cap company, which provides products, technologies, software, solutions, and services to a wide range of consumers. More...

HP, Hewlett-Packard


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Growing and Undervalued : HCI Group Inc
From my watch list, let’s have a short view of HCI Group Inc (HCI), that looks undervalued based on the Peter Lynch Price Value. More...

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Insiders recently bought OAS and HTWO Paul Singer, Jim Simons, Ray Dalio, Pioneer Invest - Insiders Recently Bought OAS And HTWO
The  All-In-One Guru Screener, can be used to find the most insider buys over the past week by clicking on the insiders tab and changing the settings for All Insider Buying to "1,000,000+ shares at $5,000,000" and Duration to "over the past 7 days." More...

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ARLP is below Peter Lynch Earning Line
From my watch list, let’s have a short view on Alliance Resource Partners LP (ARLP), that looks undervalued based on the Peter Lynch Earnings Line. More...

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Weekly Guru Bargains Highlights: SSL, PBR, FCX, EC, APA
According to GuruFocus updates, these stocks have declined the most since Gurus have bought. More...

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Avery Dennison Reported Significant EPS Improvement
In this article, let's take a look at Avery Dennison Corporation (AVY), a $4.88 billion market cap company. More...

INDUSTRIAL


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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...

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