Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 08-11-2017

Number of Stocks: 3167
Number of New Stocks: 400

Total Value: $78,351 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 24%

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

21 Questions for Bluegrass Capital's Founder 'I shy away from interacting with management as I am generally afraid the relationship will create bias'
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. Read more...
Bridgewater Associates’ Top 3 New Holdings for the 1st Quarter Ray Dalio’s firm invests in mining, industrial products, offshore drilling
Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio)’s Bridgewater Associates gained 73 new holdings during the first quarter. The top three new holdings are Cliffs Natural Resources Inc. (NYSE:CLF), General Electric Co. (NYSE:GE) and Ensco PLC (NYSE:ESV). Read more...
Tiger Capital Founder Invests in Telecom Company Ooma Julian Robertson adds to his technology holdings
Tiger Management founder Julian Robertson (Trades, Portfolio) established a holding in Ooma Inc. (NYSE:OOMA) on June 21, according to GuruFocus real-time picks. Read more...
Wilbur Ross Sells 2 Holdings, Trims Another Guru divests Fitbit, Zayo Group Holdings in 3rd quarter
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 (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. Read more...
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T Rowe Price Keeps Adding to Chubb, US Bancorp, Qualcomm The guru purchased these stocks in the last 2 quarters T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund,Jim Simons,Chris D - T Rowe Price Keeps Adding To Chubb, US Bancorp, Qualcomm
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund was founded in 1985 by Brian Rogers. John Linehan succeeded Rogers as manager in 2015. In both the second and third quarters the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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Risk-Reward With Atlassian The cloud software company looks very expensive Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - Risk-Reward With Atlassian
Software development and collaboration tool provider Atlassian Corp. PLC (NASDAQ:TEAM) is trading at an absurd valuation, yet guru investors Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio), John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) continue to add to their positions. More...

CLOUD SOFTWARE, SAAS, ATLASSIAN, JIRA, HIPCHAT, TRELLO,


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6 High-Yield Stocks With Declining Prices Psychemedics, Medley Management top the list Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Kahn Brothers, Arnold Sch - 6 High-Yield Stocks With Declining Prices
According to GuruFocus' All-In-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months. More...

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6 Stocks Outperforming the Market Aetna, Allstate among companies that have outperformed the S&P 500 over the past year Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Chris Davis, Larry Robbin - 6 Stocks Outperforming The Market
According to GuruFocus' All-In-One Guru Screener, the following stocks have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the past 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter. More...

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6 Stocks Growing Earnings and Revenue Signet Jewelers, Penske among companies increasing their profitability Steven Cohen, Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Lee Ain - 6 Stocks Growing Earnings And Revenue
According to GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following companies have boosted their revenues and earnings over the last several years. More...

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Risk-Reward With Hibbett Sports The best retail trade under $300 million Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Chuck Royce, Paul Tud - Risk-Reward With Hibbett Sports
Over the past two decades, Hibbett Sports Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB)  has steadily grown from a leading regional retailer into a national powerhouse with north of 1,100 stores across 32 states. Since 2008, Hibbett’s revenue has increased from $521 million to just shy of $1 billion. Management has also bought back much of the stock to really boost earnings per share. The company netted $20.78 in EPS over the past 10 years. It is trading under $14 per share. More...

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5 Aerospace and Defense Companies Gurus Are Buying These popular stocks have positions in several gurus' portfolios Jim Simons, Murray Stahl, Joel Greenblatt, Michael - 5 Aerospace And Defense Companies Gurus Are Buying
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following aerospace and defense companies have positions in gurus' portfolios. More...

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6 Cheap High-Yield Stocks Unique Fabricating, Cypress Energy top the list Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Jim Simons, Joel Greenbla - 6 Cheap High-Yield Stocks
According to GuruFocus' All-In-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months. More...

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Risk-Reward With Shopify The stock is going to get a lot cheaper Frank Sands, Jim Simons, Chuck Royce - Risk-Reward With Shopify
On Wednesday, Citron Research put out a report calling for Shopify Inc.’s (NYSE:SHOP) stock to be cut in half. I do not think it goes far enough considering it is not a totally unique platform and the stock price has been extremely overvalued by the market. More...

SHOPIFY, PAYPAL, STOCK ANALYSIS, INVESTING, PAYMENT PROCESSORS


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6 Stocks With Rising Book Values CGI Group, Wells Fargo among companies that have grown their book values over the past decade Jim Simons, Leon Cooperman, Ray Dalio, Jeremy Gran - 6 Stocks With Rising Book Values
According to GuruFocus’ All-In-One Screener, the following companies have grown their book values per share (BV/S) over the past 10 years. More...

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7 Underperforming Stocks Held by Gurus DaVita, Snap-on among companies with falling stock prices and returns Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Joel Greenblatt, Caxton A - 7 Underperforming Stocks Held By Gurus
While gurus hold positions in these companies, the stock price and returns continue to fall. These are the worst-performing stocks over the past three months with a long-term presence in more than four gurus’ portfolios. More...

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6 Bargain Stocks Boosting Earnings Tractor Supply, Snap-on among companies increasing profitability Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Steven Cohen, John Rogers - 6 Bargain Stocks Boosting Earnings
Companies growing their earnings per share (EPS) are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discount cash flow (DCF) calculator, the following are undervalued companies that have grown EPS over a five-year period. More...

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6 Stocks Boosting Earnings and Revenue These companies have increased their profitability Ken Fisher,Jim Simons,Scott Black,Joel Greenblatt, - 6 Stocks Boosting Earnings And Revenue
According to GuruFocus' All-In-One Screener, the following companies have boosted their revenues and earnings over the last several years. More...

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7 Quality Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios High GuruFocus business predictability Chuck Akre,Jim Simons,David Carlson,Chase Coleman, - 7 Quality Stocks In Gurus' Portfolios
According to GuruFocus’ All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings and total returns since the beginning of the year. At least five gurus are shareholders in the companies. More...

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5 Real Estate Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios CoStar, Colony NorthStar among companies gurus are investing in Jim Simons, Paul Tudor Jones, Joel Greenblatt, Jer - 5 Real Estate Stocks In Gurus' Portfolios
According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following real estate stocks have positions in gurus' portfolios. More...

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Martin Whitman Reduces Masco and 2 Regional Banks Largest sales of the 3rd quarter Martin Whitman,Jim Simons,Third Avenue Managrement - Martin Whitman Reduces Masco And 2 Regional Banks
Third Avenue Value Fund (TAVFX) was founded by Martin Whitman (Trades, Portfolio) in 1986. He manages a portfolio of $1.055 billion and the following are the largest sales of the third quarter: More...

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6 Stocks With High Dividend Yields Educational Development, Manhattan Bridge Capital top the list Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Michael Price - 6 Stocks With High Dividend Yields
According to GuruFocus' All-In-One Screener, the following stocks have high dividend yields but performed poorly over the past 12 months. More...

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It’s Time for a Dick’s Sporting Goods Comeback Down 48%, it could be time to get in Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Chuck Royce, Richard  - It’s Time For A Dick’s Sporting Goods Comeback
Dick's Sporting Goods Inc. (NYSE:DKS) is the largest big-box retailer in sporting goods, controlling about 12% of the industry. The stock is a guru bargain opportunity with Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio), Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio), Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio), Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) More...

DICKS SPORTING GOODS, RETAIL, SPORTING GOODS, AMAZON, BEST BUY, NIKE, UNDER ARMOUR


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6 Undervalued Stocks Growing Earnings Cracker Barrel, Molina Healthcare among companies increasing profitability Jim Simons, Steven Cohen, Joel Greenblatt,  Louis  - 6 Undervalued Stocks Growing Earnings
Companies growing their earnings per share (EPS) are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discount cash flow (DCF) calculator, the following are undervalued companies that have grown EPS over a five-year period. More...

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6 Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Value Companies with wide margins of safety and strong performances Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Mario Gabelli, Michael Pr - 6 Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Value
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair values are far above the current prices. The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety and have positive performances over the past 12 months. More...

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