Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 05-15-2018

Number of Stocks: 3340
Number of New Stocks: 479

Total Value: $91,438 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 21%

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...
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...
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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Commentaries and Stories

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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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6 Undervalued Companies Growing Earnings Hexcel tops the list Robert Karr, Jim Simons, Tom Gayner - 6 Undervalued Companies Growing Earnings
Companies growing their earnings per share are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the following undervalued companies have grown their earnings over a five-year period. More...

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5 Energy Stocks Gurus Are Buying HighPoint Resources, Concho top the list Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, George Soros, Joel Greenb - 5 Energy Stocks Gurus Are Buying
According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following energy stocks are popular among gurus. More...

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Risk and Reward With AT&T The stock gets a downgrade, you get a bargain Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt - Risk And Reward With AT&T
AT&T (NYSE:T) completed the acquisition of Time Warner a few days ago. It was almost immediately downgraded due to concerns over its debt, which is now closing in on $250 billion, making it the world’s most indebted company. Not a title to covet, but debt should never be an issue for AT&T since it has a massive audience across its television and telephone operations. More...

AT&T, WIRELESS, 5G, DIRECTV, TIME WARNER, HBO, TURNER, GAME OF THRONES, WESTWORLD


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British American Tobacco Is a Buy Despite increased regulation, smokers continue to smoke Jim Simons - British American Tobacco Is A Buy
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. More...

VICE STOCKS, CIGARETTES, BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO, CAMEL, AMERICAN SPIRIT, VUSE, VAPOR, VAPING, SMOKING, CIGARS


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2 Guru-Owned Restaurant Stocks to Sell or Avoid Never chase stocks the guru investors have already made money with Jim Simons - 2 Guru-Owned Restaurant Stocks To Sell Or Avoid
Two stocks stand out as massively overpriced: Wingstop (NASDAQ:WING) and Shake Shack (NYSE:SHAK). Both are up over 30% since the first of the year on short-term performance only. Long-term, the margin of safety just isn't there right now. More...

SHAKE SHACK, WINGSTOP, WINGS, BEER, SHAKES, BURGERS, RESTAURANTS, FAST CASUAL, FRIES


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Etsy Ascends to Record High After Increasing Transaction Fees Company raises full-year guidance Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - Etsy Ascends To Record High After Increasing Transaction Fees
Online crafts marketplace Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ:ETSY) soared to a record high on Thursday after announcing it is going to increase seller transaction fees. More...

ETSY, CRAFTS, RECORD HIGH, STOCK


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Cheap Stocks in a Cheap Sector Real estate: a sector low interest rates will hit Jim Simons,Ruane Cunniff - Cheap Stocks In A Cheap Sector
The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it would increase the short-term interest rate a quarter percentage point and possibly have two more hikes this year. The decision raises the funds rate to 1.75% from 2%. Interest rates have a profound effect on different industries, and one sector that higher rates tend to depress is real estate. More...

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6 Cheap High-Yield Companies Dynagas Partners tops the list Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - 6 Cheap High-Yield Companies
Dynagas LNG Partners LP’s (NYSE:DLNG) dividend yield is 19.24% with a payout ratio of 42.25%. Over the past 52 weeks, the stock price has fallen 35.9%. The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 197.3 and a price-sales ratio of 2.1. More...

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5 Bargain Stocks Growing Book Value InterDigital, Ross Stores top the list Bill Gates,Jim Simons - 5 Bargain 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 Gurus Are Buying Realogy, Equinix top the list Pioneer Investments,Jim Simons - 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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What Makes Big Lots a Bargain-Hunter's Pick? Company missed earnings beat after nine consecutive quarters, but says sales in May picked up Jim Simons, Richard Snow, Jeremy Grantham, Pioneer - What Makes Big Lots A Bargain-Hunter's Pick?
Shares of Big Lots Inc. (NYSE:BIG) took a dive in trading on Friday on the heels of the release of first-quarter earnings. More...

FURNITURE, EARNINGS, SALES, WEATHER, BARGAIN, PETER LYNCH, MISSED, BEAT,


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5 Energy Stocks in Gurus' Portfolios Ocean Rig, Helmerich & Payne top the list Pioneer Investments,Jim Simons - 5 Energy Stocks In Gurus' Portfolios
According to the GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following energy stocks are popular among gurus. More...

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Pioneer Makes Early Gains on Top Buys of 1st Quarter Sothebys, Alarm.com, Callaway Golf and Bio-Rad are among the new buys for the quarter Pioneer Investments,Jim Simons - Pioneer Makes Early Gains On Top Buys Of 1st Quarter
Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) initiated four major positions in its $61.8 billion portfolio of holdings in the early months of the year, according to regulatory filings. More...

ALARMS, EARNINGS, NET INCOME, CLOUD, CHEMICAL, GAINS, STOCK, SHARES, BIOLOGICAL, GOLF, PIONEER,


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Revisiting Xinyuan Real Estate Reconsidering the buy-and-hold strategy Jim Simons - Revisiting Xinyuan Real Estate
Xinyuan Real Estate Co. Ltd. (NYSE:XIN) is a Chinese real estate developer with multiple U.S. projects. I’ve written about the stock multiple times over the last several years at prices ranging from $3.21 to $4.73. More...

REAL ESTATE, MORTGAGE REIT, INVESTMENT TRUST, RESIDENTIAL REIT, GURU INVESTORS, JIM SIMONS


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Revisiting Big 5 Sporting Goods A net current asset trade to avoid Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt - Revisiting Big 5 Sporting Goods
In January, I wrote an article about the company because I thought it was on par with Hibbett Sports, which has rallied over 100% since October, just serving a different regional market. More...

RETAIL, SPORTING GOODS, BIG 5, HIBBETT


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Renaissance Technologies' Small-Cap Bargains Four net current asset trades from the world's most successful hedge fund. Jim Simons - Renaissance Technologies' Small-Cap Bargains
Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio), a former military code-breaker, is 80 years old and stepped away from running the most lucrative, highest performing, hedge fund in the world back in 2009. Yet his algorithms continue to generate market-beating results. While many of the notable hedge fund managers started young, Simons was in his mid-40s when he founded RenTec, and has since built a $20 billion fortune. More...

AUTOMOTIVE, ENTERTAINMENT, EDUCATION, CHINA, BEVERAGE, ALCOHOL


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Jim Simons' Chinese Bargains Now that the trade war with China is on hold, these two Chinese ADRs look like bargains Jim Simons - Jim Simons' Chinese Bargains
Jumei International (NYSE:JMEI) and Leju Holding (NYSE:LEJU) are both net current asset bargains with significant ownership from guru money manager Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)’ Renaissance Technologies, which owns 5.48% and 3.75% of the total shares in each company, respectively. More...

CHINA, RETAIL, REAL ESTATE, ADVERTISING, SERVICES


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