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

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...
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...
Value Investors Avoided Deutsche Bank and 2 Other European Financials They were the least-held in the sector
Value gurus mostly exited Deutsche Bank (NYSE:DB) before its stock tumbled this month on news it might have to pay a large fine related to the financial crisis. While many maintain positions in other European banks as fear weighs on stocks in the sector, they are avoiding two almost as much as Deutsche Bank: Banco Santander SA (NYSE:SAN) and Lloyds Banking Group PLC (NYSE:LYG). Read more...
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...
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Mariko Gordon Gains 2 New Holdings in 2nd Quarter Guru invests in golfing equipment company, RV manufacturer Mariko Gordon,Jim Simons,Diamond Hill Capital,Stev - Mariko Gordon Gains 2 New Holdings In 2nd Quarter
Daruma Capital Management founder Mariko Gordon (Trades, Portfolio) gained two new holdings during the second quarter: Callaway Golf Co. (NYSE:ELY) and Thor Industries Inc. (NYSE:THO). More...

DARUMA, GORDON, 2Q, BUYS


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7 Stocks With Rising Earnings and Margins of Safety DCF Calculator selects undervalued stocks Jim Simons,Ray Dalio,Ron Baron,Columbia Wanger,Joh - 7 Stocks With Rising Earnings And Margins Of Safety
Companies with growing 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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Gurus' Worst-Performing Stocks These companies had a negative 6-month performance Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Steven Cohen, Paul Tu - Gurus' Worst-Performing Stocks
While gurus hold positions in these companies, the stock price and returns continue to fall. These are the worst-performing stocks over the last three months with a long-term presence in more than four gurus’ portfolios. More...

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6 Undervalued Stocks Based on the Peter Lynch Value Companies have wide margins of safety and strong performances Jim Simons, Paul Tudor Jones, Steven Cohen, Andrea - 6 Undervalued Stocks Based On The 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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7 Cheap, High-Yielding Stocks These companies have performed poorly over the past year Paul Tudor Jones, Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Mario G - 7 Cheap, High-Yielding 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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7 Stocks With Rising Book Values These companies have grown their book values over the past decade Jim Simons, Paul Tudor Jones, Joel Greenblatt,Stev - 7 Stocks With Rising Book Values
The following companies have grown their book values per share (BV/S) over the last 10 years. More...

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6 Stocks Arnold Van Den Berg Keeps Buying The guru bought these stocks in the last 2 quarters Arnold Van Den Berg, Jim Simons, Steven Cohen, Joe - 6 Stocks Arnold Van Den Berg Keeps Buying
Century Management founder Arnold Van Den Berg (Trades, Portfolio) bought shares of the following stocks in both the first and second quarters: More...

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7 Undervalued Stocks With Rising Earnings Stocks with wide margins of safety George Soros,Jim Simons,Julian Robertson,Chuck Roy - 7 Undervalued Stocks With Rising Earnings
Companies with growing 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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High-Yielding Stocks With Affordable Prices All-In-One Screener selects poorly performing stocks with high dividend yields Jim Simons,Chuck Royce,Charles Brandes,Mario Gabel - High-Yielding Stocks With Affordable 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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Undervalued Stocks Based on the Peter Lynch Value Companies have wide margins of safety and strong performances Chuck Royce,Jim Simons,Keeley Asset Management Cor - Undervalued Stocks Based On The 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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6 Stocks Beating the Market Activision Blizzard, American Express, Boeing among outperforming companies Steve Mandel, Jim Simons, Spiros Segalas, Ken Fish - 6 Stocks Beating The Market
According to GuruFocus' All-in-One 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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9 Stocks Ken Fisher Keeps Buying The guru's largest buys of the last 2 quarters Ken Fisher, Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Paul Tudor Jo - 9 Stocks Ken Fisher Keeps Buying
Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) is the CEO and chief investment officer of Fisher Investments. In both the first and second quarters, the guru bought shares of the following stocks: More...

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Here's Why You Should Pay Attention to Carter's Companys key ratios look attractive Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt - Here's Why You Should Pay Attention To Carter's
Carter's Inc. (NYSE:CRI), a $4.29 billion market cap company, is the largest branded marketer in the U.S. of apparel and related products exclusively for babies and young children. The company has declined earnings per share in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago, to 95 cents from $1.04. As we can appreciate in the next chart, it has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings-per-share growth over time. During the past fiscal year, the company increased its bottom line: Carter´s earned $5.11 versus $4.52 in the previous year. For this year, Mr. Market expects an improvement in earnings ($5.62 versus $5.11). More...

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T. Rowe Price Buying Philip Morris, Gilead, Wells Fargo The fund's largest buys of the last 2 quarters T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund,Jim Simons,Chris D - T. Rowe Price Buying Philip Morris, Gilead, Wells Fargo
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund (TradesPortfolio) owns a portfolio of $21.390 billion and composed of 101 stocks. In both the second and first quarters the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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Manning & Napier Invests in Ball, 3 Technology Companies Firm releases 2nd-quarter porfolio Manning & Napier Advisors Inc.,Jim Simons,Leon Coo - Manning & Napier Invests In Ball, 3 Technology Companies
Manning & Napier Advisers Inc. gained 47 new holdings during the quarter. Its top four new purchases were Ball Corp. (NYSE:BLL), Qorvo Inc. (NASDAQ:QRVO), Adobe Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE) and CDK Global Inc. (NASDAQ:CDK). More...

MANNING, NAPIER, BUYS, 2Q, 2017, TECHNOLOGY


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Why 3M Hit an All-Time High R&D remains a key driver of company's growth Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Joel Greenblatt, First Ea - Why 3M Hit An All-Time High
3M Co. (NYSE:MMM) operates in several end markets and geographies, using its scale to get lower costs than competitors. Moreover, new patents should help to achieve growth with operating margins of more than 20%. More...

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Risk-Reward With Chinese Financial Company Yintech 2 billionaire investors own this commodities trading company Jim Simons - Risk-Reward With Chinese Financial Company Yintech
Following yesterday’s article on gold, I wanted to look further into the small-cap market tied to the commodity. What I found was an interesting Chinese commodity trading company called Yintech Investment Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:YIN). There is a stigma associated with Chinese small-cap stocks, but I think Yintech could be a solid opportunity. More...

GOLD, SILVER, STOCKS, BONDS, GURUS, COMMODITIES, CHINA, CHINESE MARKETS


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Bargain Stocks: Allegiant Travel, Credit Acceptance Growing EPS and margins of safety Jim Simons,FPA Capital Fund,PRIMECAP Management,Ro - Bargain Stocks: Allegiant Travel, Credit Acceptance
Companies with growing 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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David Nierenberg Curbs Stake in Radisys Guru further reduces stake in struggling technology company David Nierenberg,Jim Simons,Chuck Royce - David Nierenberg Curbs Stake In Radisys
Activist investor David Nierenberg (Trades, Portfolio)’s D3 Family of Funds curbed its long-held stake in Radisys Corp. (NASDAQ:RSYS) by 39.76% on July 17, selling 1.05 million shares for an average price of $2.54 per share. More...

RADISYS, NIERENBERG, D3, REDUCE, TECHNOLOGY


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Bargain Stocks With High Dividend Yields All-In-One Screener selects poorly performing stocks with high dividend yields Jim Simons,Mario Gabelli,Chuck Royce,Joel Greenbla - Bargain 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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