Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 02-13-2018

Number of Stocks: 3304
Number of New Stocks: 526

Total Value: $90,705 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 23%

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

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...
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...
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...
McDonald’s Promotions Boost Same-Store Sales Growth in US Fast-food chain posts revenue beat, earnings miss
Restaurant chain McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) reported its third-quarter results before the opening bell on Oct. 24. Read more...
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The Best High-Yield Stock in Private Equity Blackstone Group is undervalued at $32 per share Jim Simons,Julian Robertson - The Best High-Yield Stock In Private Equity
As alternative asset managers go, Blackstone is in a league of its own. The firm manages almost half a trillion dollars in assets -- $434 billion at the end of 2017 to be precise. More than twice its leading competitor Carlyle Group. Off of this massive AUM, Blackstone generated $1.4 billion in net income and $7.1 billion in revenue. That was on the back of solid fourth quarter results where revenue expanded 14% year-over-year thanks to strong performance fees. More...

PRIVATE EQUITY, ALTERNATIVE ASSETS, BLACKSTONE GROUP, STEVE SCHWARZMAN


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Bank of America Downgrades Eldorado Gold Eldorado Gold is at incredibly cheap valuations Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt - Bank Of America Downgrades Eldorado Gold
The stock in Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE:EGO) was downgraded by Bank of America. More...

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Bank of America Upgrades Iamgold Miner scores 'buy' rating Donald Smith, Jim Simons, Jeremy Grantham, Pioneer - Bank Of America Upgrades Iamgold
Iamgold Corp. (NYSE:IAG) skyrocketed 5% to $5.58 per share on April 13 on the heels of More...

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6 Undervalued Stocks Boosting Earnings Home BancShares tops the list Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Chuck Akre, Paul Tudor Jo - 6 Undervalued Stocks Boosting Earnings
Companies growing their earnings per share are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discount cash flow calculator, the following undervalued companies have grown their earnings over a five-year period. More...

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Kinross Gold Is Again Moving As a Real Buy The gold stock is now cheaper as a result of U.S. sanctions against Russia Donald Smith,Jim Simons - Kinross Gold Is Again Moving As A Real Buy
Tensions between the U.S. and Russia over attacks in Syria are affecting the stocks of mining companies in the gold and silver-rich nation. More...

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Charles Brandes Boosts Stake in Avadel Pharmaceuticals Guru sees value in Irish pharmaceutical company Charles Brandes, Jim Simons - Charles Brandes Boosts Stake In Avadel Pharmaceuticals
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. More...

BRANDES, AVADEL, PHARMA, BUYS


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Intuitive Surgical: Is There a Reversion to the Mean Ahead? It’s pricey right now, but could the share price come down while the company continues its strong growth? Jim Simons,Pioneer Investments - Intuitive Surgical: Is There A Reversion To The Mean Ahead?
2017 was an amazing year for long-term holders of Intuitive Surgical Inc. (NASDAQ:ISRG). Long a close companion of the S&P 500, last year saw it break away to the upside, gaining more than 77%. But expectations are shifting, so seekers of great companies should shift to wait-and-watch mode. More...

INTUITIVE SURGICAL, ISRG, SURGERY, SURGEONS, MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS, DAVINCI, RECURRING REVENUE, BETA, GREAT COMPANY, MACPHERSON MODEL, MOAT, COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, DEBT, ROC, ROE, ROA, ROTE, RETURN ON C


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6 Undervalued Stocks Growing Earnings Companies increasing in profitability Jim Simons, Mario Gabelli, Diamond Hill Capital - 6 Undervalued Stocks Growing Earnings
Companies growing their earnings per share are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discount cash flow calculator, the following undervalued companies have grown their earnings over a five-year period. More...

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Lancaster Colony: A Dividend King Will this stock’s momentum keep it going through short-term tailwinds? Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - Lancaster Colony: A Dividend King
Lancaster Colony Corp. (NASDAQ:LANC) is home to a number of prominent food brands: More...

LANCASTER COLONY, DIVIDEND KING, FOOD, FOODSERVICE, RETURN ON ASSETS, RETURN ON EQUITY, RETURN ON CAPITAL, ROA, ROE, ROC, ROTE, RETURN ON TANGIBLE EQUITY, DCF, DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW, NO DEBT, MACPHERSO


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Monster Beverage: Is It a Buy at a Fair Price? Considering the current dip, this may be a good time to buy Frank Sands,Jim Simons - Monster Beverage: Is It A Buy At A Fair Price?
If you had bought Monster Beverage (NASDAQ:MNST) exactly 10 years ago, you would have enjoyed excellent capital appreciation that looks like this: More...

MONSTER BEVERAGE, DIP, VALUE INVESTORS, MACPHERSON MODEL, WARREN BUFFETT, DEBT, RETURN ON ASSETS, RETURN ON EQUITY, RETURN ON CAPITAL, ROA, ROE, ROC, RETURN ON TANGIBLE EQUITY, MOAT, DISCOUNTED CASH F


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Companies Paying High Dividend Yields: CM Finance, Ellington Residential Seven companies paying high yields Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - Companies Paying High Dividend Yields: CM Finance, Ellington Residential
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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Dollar Cost Average on Francescas Holdings A good company trading at a 50% discount with big-name guru ownership Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt - Dollar Cost Average On Francescas Holdings
Last July, I highlighted Francescas Holdings (NASDAQ:FRAN), which at the time was trading around $9 a share. Today it’s just below $5, but again, this is when you dollar cost average to the downside. More...

RETAIL, APPAREL, CLOTHING, WOMEN, FASHION


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6 Stocks With Low Price-Earnings Ratios Unum Group tops the list Donald Smith, Jim Simons, Pioneer Investments, NWQ - 6 Stocks With Low Price-Earnings Ratios
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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Manhattan Associates: An Opportunity for Patient Investors? The current price reflects transitional and customer hesitation; does that make this IT software provider a discounted great company or a value trap? Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Joel Greenblatt, Ron Baro - Manhattan Associates: An Opportunity For Patient Investors?
Can a stock that is considered a great company also be available at a great price? On the surface at least, the price of a great company should be bid up because of the quality it represents and its potentially higher valuation in the future. More...

MANHATTAN ASSOCIATES, SOFTWARE, IT, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, RETAIL, SUPPLY CHAIN, GREAT COMPANIES, GREAT PRICES, PREDICTABILITY, FINANCIAL STRENGTH, PROFITABILITY, DISCOUNTED CASH FLOW, COMPETITIVE MO


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Plunge of Eldorado Gold Corp Suggests a Bargain Price The company announced changes in senior management Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt - Plunge Of Eldorado Gold Corp Suggests A Bargain Price
There is no end to the downtrend of Eldorado Gold Corp. (NYSE:EGO) on the New York Stock Exchange. More...

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Risk-Reward With Reinsurance Group of America Jim Simons' Renaissance Technologies upped its position by 63% last quarter Jim Simons - Risk-Reward With Reinsurance Group Of America
Reinsurance Group of America (NYSE:RGA) has an incredible business, building a powerhouse over the last 50 years. From a financial standpoint, it is rock-solid and positioned for long-term success. Currently, it has a $10 billion market capitalization and generates north of $1 billion in net income on more than $12.5 billion in revenue annually. More...

INSURANCE, REINSURANCE, BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY


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5 Cheap Stocks Growing Book Value World Acceptance Corp tops the list Charles Brandes,Jim Simons - 5 Cheap Stocks Growing Book Value
According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following companies have grown their book value per share (BV/S) over the past decade. More...

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5 Real Estate Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios Investors are buying these popular stocks Chris Davis, Jim Simons, Steven Cohen - 5 Real Estate Stocks In Gurus' Portfolios
According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following real estate stocks are popular among gurus. More...

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Risk-Reward With Newell Brands Is the stock a falling knife or massive discount? Lee Ainslie, Jim Simons, Murray Stahl, Andreas Hal - Risk-Reward With Newell Brands
In July, Newell Brands Inc. (NYSE:NWL) was trading in the $50 range, but now the stock has fallen to levels last seen in 2013. The 115-year-old consumer packaged goods company is trading at less than one times sales and book with a forward price-earnings ratio below nine times - numbers that are far below the company’s own averages. The company’s latest selloff started last week with an announcement it is liquidating some of its assets. Selling assets typically equates to lower sales and profit.  More...

JARDEN, NEWELL, RUBBERMAID, MR. COFFEE, CROCKPOT, OSTER, GRACO, PAPER MATE, SHARPIE, SPONTEX, RAWLINGS, HOUSEHOLD GOODS


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American Axle Is a Bargain The stock still has room to run Jim Simons, Steven Cohen, Chuck Royce - American Axle Is A Bargain
American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (NYSE:AXL) was established over 100 years ago by General Motors (NYSE:GM) and has been one of the automaker's biggest suppliers of engines and drivetrain components ever since. After a very close call during the housing crisis, when the stock traded below $1 per share, it has been roaring back to strength with year-over-year growth since 2009. More...

MANUFACTURING, AUTOMOTIVE, PARTS SUPPLIER, GENERAL MOTORS, GM, AMERICAN AXLE


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