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
The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety, according to the DCF calculator, and some of them have very low P/E ratios. GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener can be used to find similar stocks. Read more...
Low P/E Stocks With Wide Margin of Safety According to the DCF calculator, these companies are cheap and undervalued
The following stocks are trading with a very low P/E ratio. Most of them are greatly undervalued, according to the DCF calculator. 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...
RS Investment Logs Out of LogMeIn Cloud service company has risen in price
RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) sold out of LogMeIn Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) on July 31. The company sold its 2,926,346 shares for $85.91 per share. The divestiture had an impact of -1.46% on its portfolio. Read more...
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7 Stocks for 2017 All-in-One Screener identifies companies with strong value potential Warren Buffett, Jim Simons, Ken Fisher, Spiros Seg - 7 Stocks For 2017
On Jan. 20, the “Strong Stocks 2017” Screener listed seven companies with high value potential for 2017, including Allegiant Air Co. (NASDAQ:ALGT), Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ:BIIB), CGI Group Inc. (NYSE:GIB), Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:HA), Novo Nordisk A/S (NYSE:NVO), Open Text Corp. (NASDAQ:OTEX) and Universal Health Services Inc. (NYSE:UHS). These companies have high business predictability, strong gross margins and solid 10-year revenue growth. More...

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Undervalued Stocks With Low P/E Ratios 8 cheap stocks held by gurus Jim Simons,NWQ Managers,Matthews Pacific Tiger Fun - Undervalued Stocks With Low P/E Ratios
Here are eight stocks gurus are buying that are trading with low price-earnings (P/E) ratios. Most of them are greatly undervalued, according to the DCF calculator. More...

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The Misconception of Market Prediction Since you can never know how large the deficit is, prediction is impossible and assigning probabilities is useless George Soros, Jim Simons - The Misconception Of Market Prediction
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7 Stocks You Could Buy to Beat the Market Gurus bought these stocks in the 4th quarter Jim Simons,Ken Heebner,Ray Dalio,Dodge & Cox,Charl - 7 Stocks You Could Buy To Beat The Market
According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Guru Screener, the following are some of the stocks that have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the last 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter. More...

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A Mid-Cap With Buffett-Munger Status A recent pullback has pushed Copart onto screener list Chuck Royce,Jim Simons,Columbia Wanger - A Mid-Cap With Buffett-Munger Status
Until recently, the share price of Copart Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT) was rising faster than an auctioneer’s patter. But that stopped abruptly in late November when the price pulled back. More...

AUTO, AUTO SALVAGE, ONLINE AUCTION, BUFFETT-MUNGER, PREDICTABLE, PULLBACK


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An Iconic Retailer With Lots of Earnings Power Estee Lauder flirted with a $100 share price, but now it’s fluctuating in the high $70s Jim Simons,RS Investment Management,Joel Greenblat - An Iconic Retailer With Lots Of Earnings Power
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the great beauty products companies in the world. More...

RETAIL, PREDICTABLE, GLOBAL HOUSEHOLD & PERSONAL PRODUCTS, LONG-TERM DEBT, VALUE


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Gurus and Insiders Invest in Industrial and Medical Companies Analysis of double buys across sectors Carl Icahn, Jim Simons, Leon Cooperman, Jeremy Gra - Gurus And Insiders Invest In Industrial And Medical Companies
Among U.S. companies, industrial and medical companies have high guru and insider buys during 2016. Such companies include Hertz Global Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTZ), Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:JAZZ) and Myriad Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ:MYGN). These double buys have good value potential in early 2017. More...

CARL ICAHN, JIM SIMONS, LEON COOPERMAN, JEREMY GRANTHAM


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Steven Cohen's Assets With Highest Returns The best-performing stocks in guru's portfolio this year Steven Cohen,Jim Simons,David Einhorn,Paul Tudor J - Steven Cohen's Assets With Highest Returns
Steven Cohen (TradesPortfolio), a billionaire hedge fund investor, is the founder of SAC Capital Advisors, a Stamford, Connecticut-based hedge fund. The following are the best performers of his investments this year. More...

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Undervalued Stocks With Low P/E Ratios Bargain companies that gurus are buying Jim Simons,RS Investment Management,Jeremy Grantha - Undervalued Stocks With Low P/E Ratios
Gurus are buying stocks that are trading with very low price-earnings (P/E) ratios. Most of them are greatly undervalued, according to the DCF calculator. More...

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Utility Companies Showing Good Value Potential Deep analysis of guru buys and institutional ownership Jim Simons, Louis Moore Bacon - Utility Companies Showing Good Value Potential
Among the market sectors, the utility sector has the lowest number of net guru sells during 2016. Utility companies also have good institutional ownership and low short interest. This suggests that gurus are least bearish on utility companies, suggesting that companies like Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE:ED), WEC Energy Group Inc. (NYSE:WEC) and ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ITC) have good value potential for early 2017. More...

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Trading In and Trading Up Proves Profitable for Winmark This small-cap retailer has carved out a moatlike niche for itself Warren Buffett,Jim Simons - Trading In And Trading Up Proves Profitable For Winmark
If you go to the Buffett-Munger screener, and sort results by the 10-Year EBITDA Growth Rate, a small-cap called Winmark Corp. (NASDAQ:WINA) floats to the top. More...

RETAIL, LEASING, BUFFETT-MUNGER, PIOTROSKI, USED GOODS, LONG


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Jim Simons Exits Alliance Resource Partners The company's operating margin has been in long-term decline, inventory is building up and coal is a very volatile commodity Jim Simons - Jim Simons Exits Alliance Resource Partners
Guru Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) founded Renaissance Technologies in 1982. He ran the hedge fund for 28 years before retiring in 2010. He is now a nonexecutive chairman at the firm. More...

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A Debt-Free, Small-Cap Stock From the Buffett-Munger Screener NIC Inc. uses the Gillette model to sell online portals to governments and government agencies Columbia Wanger,Jim Simons - A Debt-Free, Small-Cap Stock From The Buffett-Munger Screener
Making it onto the Buffett-Munger list is not easily accomplished, but NIC Inc. (NASDAQ:EGOV) has done it. The company specializes in building portals for governments. These portals allow citizens and businesses to communicate and interact with government agencies. For example, systems that allow citizens to purchase fishing licenses, and businesses to post compliance information. More...

GLOBAL SOFTWARE – APPLICATIONS, BUFFETT-MUNGER, SMALL CAP, GILLETTE MODEL, ONLINE PORTALS, PREDICTABILITY, MOAT, DEBT-FREE, FAIR-VALUED, LONG


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Air T Insider Invests in Company CEO purchased 17,290 shares Jim Simons - Air T Insider Invests In Company
Nicholas Swenson (Insider Trades), CEO and 10% owner of Air T Inc. (AIRT), acquired 17,290 shares of the company on Dec. 12. The average price per share was $21.08 for a total transaction of $364,473. Air T is a holding company focused on overnight air cargo, aviation ground support equipment manufacturing, aviation ground support maintenance services and commercial jet engines. The company has a market cap of $44.74 million. More...

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Mason Hawkins Extends His Kodak Moment Guru increases position in photography company and gains power on board of directors Mason Hawkins,Jim Simons,George Soros,Paul Tudor J - Mason Hawkins Extends His Kodak Moment
Mason Hawkins' (Trades, Portfolio) Southeastern Asset Management added to its position in Eastman Kodak Co. (NYSE:KODK) by 2,704.52% on Nov. 30. More...

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Validus Holdings Insider Reduces Position The CEO and chairman sold 273,000 shares Jim Simons - Validus Holdings Insider Reduces Position
Edward Noonan (Insider Trades), CEO and chairman of Validus Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:VR), sold 273,000 shares of the company on Dec. 12. The average price per share was $55.40 for a total transaction of $15,124,200. Validus, a holding company for reinsurance and insurance operating companies, has a market cap of $4.48 billion. More...

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WOOF: Health Care Without the Drama Investing in health care does not necessarily need to involve companies that take care of people; another option is to consider companies in the pet care sector Columbia Wanger,Jim Simons - WOOF: Health Care Without The Drama
Considering demographics, innovative new treatments and other issues, health care for people ought to be a great industry in which to invest. However, political and regulatory risk make it one of the most uncertain. More...

PET CARE, COMPANION ANIMAL HEALTHCARE, ANIMAL HOSPITALS, VETERINARY, DIAGNOSTICS, PET CARE, LONG


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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...

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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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