Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 08-15-2018

Number of Stocks: 3225
Number of New Stocks: 415

Total Value: $91,740 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 18%

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 (%)
20103015.0514.9

Top Ranked Articles

British American Tobacco Is a Buy Despite increased regulation, smokers continue to smoke
It’s prudent to follow Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) and Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) into British American Tobacco (NYSE:BTI) under $50 per share, especially since they are both down over 20%. British American Tobacco has vastly transformed over the past few years, gaining direct access to the American tobacco market by acquiring Reynolds American, a deal that closed last summer and should save the combined company about $400 million. Read more...
Chinese Stocks Major Hedge Funds Are Buying as Market Soars Chinese stocks offered their best performance since 2009
Investment in China has ticked up in recent months, with hedge fund capital invested in emerging markets shooting to a record high in the third quarter, driven by solid performance of Chinese hedge funds. Read more...
Monster Beverage: Is It a Buy at a Fair Price? Considering the current dip, this may be a good time to buy
If you had bought Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) exactly 10 years ago, you would have enjoyed excellent capital appreciation that looks like this: Read more...
Relief for Bank Stocks After falling for three straight weeks, shares of top banks rally, but investors may want to look closely at book value per share
Wall Street appeared to be handing the nation’s top banks its own version of stress testing as the financial stocks fared worse than any other sector for most of June. Read more...
Charles Brandes Boosts Stake in Avadel Pharmaceuticals Guru sees value in Irish pharmaceutical company
After establishing an 8.72% stake in Avadel Pharmaceuticals PLC (NASDAQ:AVDL) in the fourth quarter of 2017, Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio), chairman of Brandes Investment, further expanded his position on March 29. Read more...
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ING Groep NV Is Compelling The Dutch bank is offering a high dividend yield Jim Simons,John Buckingham - ING Groep NV Is Compelling
I was seeking a high dividend-yield stock and came across ING Groep N.V. (NYSE:ING). More...

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6 Underperforming Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios Masco, PetMed on the list Jim Simons, Pioneer Investments, Steven Cohen, Joe - 6 Underperforming Stocks In Gurus' Portfolios
While gurus hold positions in these companies, the stock prices and returns continue to fall. These are the worst-performing stocks over the last three months with a long-term presence in at least three gurus’ portfolios. More...

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5 Cheap and Predictable Stocks Companies have wide margins of safety and high business predictability ratings Jim Simons, Mario Gabelli, Joel Greenblatt - 5 Cheap And Predictable Stocks
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings and a wide margin of safety. More...

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Kirkland Lake Gold Soars on Strong Financial Results The miner posted higher sales and earnings Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - Kirkland Lake Gold Soars On Strong Financial Results
Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. (NYSE:KL) soared nearly 6% to $23.19 per share on the New York Stock Exchange on heels of the financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2018. More...

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6 Low PE Stocks MFA Financial tops the list Jim Simons, Ray Dalio, Joel Greenblatt, Jeremy Gra - 6 Low PE Stocks
The following six stocks have low price-earnings ratios and have been bought by gurus. While some of them are great investments, others need to be checked again, according to the discounted cash flow calculator. More...

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Cummins: Risk-Reward With a Guru Favorite Down over 20% year to date, the stock looks ripe for more guru buying First Eagle Investment,Jim Simons - Cummins: Risk-Reward With A Guru Favorite
Cummins (NYSE:CMI) turns 100 next year and has built an industrial powerhouse that makes, sells and services engines, power systems and related products with big clients that include Paccar and Daimler as well as a network of more than 7,000 dealers. Operating in more than 190 countries, Cummins has scale like no other in the industry. And, while the industry it serves might experience short-term pain during the next recession, any shifts due to technology innovation would be met by Cummins. Few can build the products it can. More...

INDUSTRIALS, ENGINES, CUMMINS, AUTOS, MACHINERY


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Risk-Reward With Jim Simons Bargain Stock Celgene Down 20% year to date and Simons keeps buying Jim Simons - Risk-Reward With Jim Simons Bargain Stock Celgene
Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Rennessaince Technologies owns a multitude of stocks. Celgene Corp (NASDAQ:CELG) is just another in a long list. Renaissance Technologies owns 2,570,838 million shares, good for 0.25% of the firm's public equity portfolio, but it probably deserves a larger position in your portfolio. More...

BIOTECH, HEALTH, DRUG MAKERS, CELGENE, MYELOMA, LYMPHOMA, CANCER, THALOMID, REVLIMID


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3 Beer Stocks Already in a Bear Market These stocks are ready to bounce back Ken Fisher, Jim Simons - 3 Beer Stocks Already In A Bear Market
Three beer stocks are already in a bear market: Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD), Ambev (NYSE:ABEV) and  Molson Coors Brewing Co. (NYSE:TAP). Seeing the extraordinary run of Boston Beer (NYSE:SAM) over the last 15 months, investors have to be wondering how long these stocks will stay at current prices. More...

BEER, ALCOHOL, BREWER, BEVERAGES, BUDWEISER, CORONA, COORS, USA, BRAZIL, STELLA ARTOIS


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6 Low PE Stocks Trinseo tops the list Jim Simons, Jeremy Grantham, Mario Gabelli, Paul T - 6 Low PE Stocks
The following six stocks have low price-earnings ratios and have been bought by gurus. While some of them are great investments, others need to be checked again, according to the discounted cash flow calculator. More...

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5 Real Estate Stocks Gurus Are Buying AvalonBay tops the list Jim Simons, Pioneer Investments, Chris Davis, Ray  - 5 Real Estate Stocks Gurus Are Buying
According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following real estate stocks are popular among gurus. More...

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6 Companies Paying High Dividend Yields Haverty Furniture tops the list Jim Simons, Chuck Royce - 6 Companies Paying High Dividend Yields
According to the 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 Underperforming Stocks in Gurus’ Portfolios Negative performances over the last 6 months Jim Simons, T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund, Steve - 6 Underperforming Stocks In Gurus’ Portfolios
While gurus hold positions in these companies, the stock prices and returns continue to fall. These are the worst-performing stocks over the last three months with a long-term presence in at least three gurus’ portfolios. More...

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Relief for Bank Stocks After falling for three straight weeks, shares of top banks rally, but investors may want to look closely at book value per share Jim Simons, Ray Dalio, David Tepper, George Soros, - Relief For Bank Stocks
Wall Street appeared to be handing the nation’s top banks its own version of stress testing as the financial stocks fared worse than any other sector for most of June. More...

BANKS, PRICE-TO-TANGIBLE BOOK, STOCK, RATIO, STRESS TEST, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK, INDUSTRY OVERVIEW, JPMORGAN, BANK OF AMERICA, WELLS FARGO


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4 Bargain Stocks With Attractive PEG Ratios Canada's online gambler popped 7% in trading, closing at $35.55 a share Joel Greenblatt, Jim Simons - 4 Bargain Stocks With Attractive PEG Ratios
A small group of healthy and profitable mid-to-large-cap players in the Global Travel and Leisure industry are worth a look by investors who are seeking a bargain. More...

LEISURE, TRAVEL, LODGING, PEG RATIO, PRICE-EARNINGS, GROWTH, BARGAIN, STOCK, PRICE, UNDERVALUED, PETER LYNCH, MEDIAN PRICE-SALES, HISTORICAL


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6 Stocks With a High Dividend Yield Tile Shop tops the list Jim Simons, Steven Cohen, Chris Davis, Chuck Royce - 6 Stocks With A High Dividend Yield
According to the 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 GameStop The retailer needs to stop the dividend payment and put that cash to work to reinvent itself Jim Simons - Risk-Reward With GameStop
Investor interest in GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) perked up last week on the possibility of buyout offers for the company. More...

GAMESTOP, MOBILE GAMING, ONLINE GAMING, CONSOLES, INTERNET GAMING, RETAIL


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6 Low PE Stocks These stocks have been bought by gurus recently Warren Buffett, Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Ken Fishe - 6 Low PE Stocks
The following six stocks have low price-earnings ratios and have recently been bought by gurus. While some of them are great investments, others need to be checked again, according to the discounted cash flow calculator. More...

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Four Jim Simons Stocks to Avoid or Sell Don't get caught buying these tech stocks near their 52-week highs Jim Simons - Four Jim Simons Stocks To Avoid Or Sell
It never ceases to amaze me just how many professionals are willing to chase growth by piling onto “go-go” stocks rather than being patient with value trades. Granted, Jim Simons’ management company Renaissance Technologies has generated better returns than almost every other manager in the last 30 years and uses automated technology to make trades. More...

CRM, DATA ANALYSIS, API, TECHNOLOGY, SHOPIFY, ECOMMERCE


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Revisiting Gilead Sciences Three percent yield, 11x forward earnings multiple, 2 big name gurus Jim Simons - Revisiting Gilead Sciences
Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) has experienced significant declines in revenue and net income over the last few years; however, when judged over a five- and 10-year period, the company is rock solid. In fact, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio)’s Point72 owns 3 million shares and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies has 5 million shares. More...

DRUG MAKERS, BIG PHARMA, GILEAD, HIV, HCV, INFECTIOUS DISEASE


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Risk Reward With International Business Machines Dividend of 4.3% and positive earnings could make the current price worth paying Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt - Risk Reward With International Business Machines
Since the last time I wrote about IBM (NYSE:IBM), Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) is out, Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) is out, Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) is in, and Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) More...

TECHNOLOGY, IBM, MICROSOFT, AI, ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, CLOUD COMPUTING, BLOCKCHAIN, BIG BLUE


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