Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 11-13-2017

Number of Stocks: 3170
Number of New Stocks: 425

Total Value: $84,978 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

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...
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...
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...
Bed Bath and Beyond Falls Despite Earnings Beat Retailer posts lower-than-expected decline in same-store sales
Bed Bath and Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) reported its third-quarter earnings after the market closed on Dec. 20. Read more...
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5 Real Estate Companies Gurus Are Buying These popular stocks have positions in several gurus' portfolios Arnold Van Den Berg,Jim Simons - 5 Real Estate Companies Gurus Are Buying
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6 Stocks With High Dividend Yields Companies with negative stock momentum Jim Simons, Chuck Royce - 6 Stocks With High Dividend Yields
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5 Health Care Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios Amgen, Innoviva among stocks investors are buying Jim Simons, Steven Cohen, Joel Greenblatt - 5 Health Care Stocks In Gurus' Portfolios
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6 Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Value Lennar Corp tops the list Charles Brandes,Jim Simons - 6 Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Value
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6 Cheap Stocks With a High Dividend Yield Companies with negative stock momentum Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Scott Black - 6 Cheap Stocks With A High Dividend Yield
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7 Stocks With Negative Performances in Gurus' Portfolios Companies with falling stock prices and returns JIm Simons, Mario Gabelli, Joel Greenblatt, Ray Da - 7 Stocks With Negative Performances In Gurus' Portfolios
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 at least four gurus’ portfolios. More...

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6 Stocks That Are Outperforming the Market Accenture, Adove among companies that have beated the S&P 500 over the past year PRIMECAP Management,Jim Simons - 6 Stocks That Are Outperforming The Market
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5 Tech Companies Gurus Are Buying These popular stocks have positions in several gurus' portfolios Dodge & Cox,Jim Simons - 5 Tech Companies Gurus Are Buying
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5 Companies Growing in Profitability Toyota, Foot Locker top the list Jim Simons, Charles Brandes, Mario Gabelli, Ray Da - 5 Companies Growing In Profitability
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Chinese Stocks Major Hedge Funds Are Buying as Market Soars Chinese stocks offered their best performance since 2009 Jim Simons,Stanley Druckenmiller - Chinese Stocks Major Hedge Funds Are Buying As Market Soars
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Bed Bath and Beyond Falls Despite Earnings Beat Retailer posts lower-than-expected decline in same-store sales Jim Simons, Ray Dalio, Joel Greenblatt, Paul Tudor - Bed Bath And Beyond Falls Despite Earnings Beat
Bed Bath and Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) reported its third-quarter earnings after the market closed on Dec. 20. More...

BED BATH AND BEYOND, 3Q, EARNINGS


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BlackBerry Shares Rise Despite Revenue Decline Company’s earnings, revenue beat expectations First Eagle Investment,Jim Simons - BlackBerry Shares Rise Despite Revenue Decline
BlackBerry Ltd. (NYSE:BB) reported its third-quarter 2018 earnings before the opening bell on Dec. 20, beating analysts’ forecasts. More...

BLACKBERRY, 3Q, 2018, EARNINGS, BEAT


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7 High-Yield Stocks With Falling Prices Companies with a high dividend yield but negative stock momentum Jim Simons - 7 High-Yield Stocks With Falling Prices
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Gurus Are Buying These 5 Energy Stocks Transocean, EOG Resources among companies gurus have invested in Paul Singer, Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Ray Dali - Gurus Are Buying These 5 Energy Stocks
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6 Stocks Boosting Earnings and Revenue Gilead Sciences, Delta among companies increasing in profitability Warren Buffett, Jim Simons, Pioneer Investments, R - 6 Stocks Boosting Earnings And Revenue
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5 Industrial Companies Gurus Are Buying These popular stocks have a presence in several gurus' portfolios Joel Greenblatt, Jim Simons, Ken Fisher, Chuck Roy - 5 Industrial Companies Gurus Are Buying
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6 Undervalued Stocks With Growing Earnings Usana, Eagle Bancorp among companies increasing their profitability Chuck Royce, Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Paul Tud - 6 Undervalued Stocks With 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 undervalued companies have grown their EPS over a five-year period. More...

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6 Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Value Tegna tops the list JIm Simons, Chuck Royce, Joel Greenblatt, Jeremy G - 6 Stocks Trading Below Peter Lynch Value
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Jim Simons: Pioneer Quant Manager A brilliant mathematician turned his mind to investing, and emerged a big winner Jim Simons - Jim Simons: Pioneer Quant Manager
There is a popular anecdote that Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) tells of his early life: As a teen, he got a summer job at a garden supply store. But he was a failure as a stock boy because he was so forgetful, and so was demoted to floor sweeper, which he enjoyed. He drew laughs from his bosses when he told them about his plans to get a university degree in mathematics. Simons says he also failed as a computer programmer, saying he kept forgetting notations; inevitably he was fired. More...

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