Jim Simons

Jim Simons

Last Update: 05-12-2017

Number of Stocks: 3189
Number of New Stocks: 443

Total Value: $71,566 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 30%

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...
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...
Building an Equity Portfolio of Jim Simons' and Renaissance Technologies' Highest Quality Stocks You could start by looking at Simons’ High Quality holdings
Have you wondered about putting together your own portfolio based on the one operated by Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)? He is, after all, one of the most successful investors of all time. 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...
RS Investment Logs Out of LogMeIn Cloud service company has risen in price
RS Investment Management (Trades, Portfolio) sold out of LogMeIn Inc. (NASDAQ:LOGM) on July 31. The company sold its 2,926,346 shares for $85.91 per share. The divestiture had an impact of -1.46% on its portfolio. Read more...
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Commentaries and Stories

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A Look at Darden Valuation Despite company's actual price, it may seem overvalued Jim Simons,Paul Tudor Jones,Steven Cohen,Joel Gree - A Look At Darden Valuation
Darden Restaurants (NYSE:DRI) shares were climbing after the open Monday, along with the market. The stock was up almost a dollar at $89.66 at 11:28 a.m. (ET). The shares reached a one-month high of almost $93 in mid-June but are up about 19% in the past five years. This way, the stock yields 2.5% if the share price stays at current levels. More...

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7 Undervalued Stocks With Growing Book Values DCF calculator selects stocks with high margins of safety Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Paul Tudor Jones - 7 Undervalued Stocks With Growing Book Values
The following companies have grown their book values per share (BV/S) over the last 10 years. More...

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Jim Simons Bet on a Tobacco Giant With Weak Volume but Long-Term Growth Philip Morris shows a solid average dividend growth rate Jim Simons - Jim Simons Bet On A Tobacco Giant With Weak Volume But Long-Term Growth
Philip Morris (PM)'s performance was below expectations in the first trimester as a consequence of the low volumes in Europe. More...

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Gurus’ Stocks Paying High Dividend Yields Companies with poor 12-month performances Jim Simons,Chuck Royce,Chase Coleman,Keeley Asset  - Gurus’ Stocks Paying 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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7 Companies With Growing Revenue and Earnings Companies have strong 5-year figures Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Charles Brandes, Ken  - 7 Companies With Growing Revenue And Earnings
The following companies have boosted their revenue and earnings over the last three years. More...

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7 Stocks With High Business Predictability All-in-One Screener identifies top companies Jim Simons, Ruane Cunniff, Steve Mandel, Ken Fishe - 7 Stocks With High Business Predictability
According to GuruFocus’ All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have high business predictability ratings and positive total returns since the beginning of the year. More...

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Which Hedge Fund Manager Holds 7% of 1 of the World's Largest Analog Chipmakers? Analog Devices is reaching new heights Jim Simons - Which Hedge Fund Manager Holds 7% Of 1 Of The World's Largest Analog Chipmakers?
Analog Devices Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI), a $29.18 billion market cap company, manufactures high-performance integrated circuits used in analog and digital signal processing applications. More...

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6 Cheap Stocks With Growing Earnings DCF calculator gives wide margins of safety Jim Simons,Paul Tudor Jones,Chuck Royce,Caxton Ass - 6 Cheap Stocks With Growing Earnings
Companies with growing earnings per share (EPS) are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. Here is a selection of the most undervalued companies that have five-year growing EPS, according to the DCF calculator. More...

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7 Rising Stocks With Margins of Safety Peter Lynch identifies undervalued stocks with great price momentum Jim Simons,Caxton Associates,Ken Fisher,Joel Green - 7 Rising Stocks With Margins Of Safety
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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What's Behind the Harley-Davidson Reductions? Hedge funds are bearish on company despite efforts to satisfy international customers Joel Greenblatt, Jim Simons, Ken Fisher - What's Behind The Harley-Davidson Reductions?
Things are not going well for Harley-Davidson Inc. (NYSE:HOG) as it has seen a slowdown in activity in the first half of the year. The second half should see an increase in shipments to offset the 10% decline in the first period. More...

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8 High Yield Stocks With Declining Prices Companies with poor 12-month performances John Rogers,Jim Simons,Chuck Royce,Mario Gabelli,R - 8 High Yield Stocks With Declining 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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David Dreman Buys JPMorgan, Kroger, Reynolds Guru's largest 1st-quarter purchases David Dreman,Jim Simons,Pioneer Investments,Barrow - David Dreman Buys JPMorgan, Kroger, Reynolds
David Dreman (Trades, Portfolio) is the founder and chairman of Dreman Value Management LLC and also serves as the firm's chief investment officer. During the first quarter the guru bought shares in the following stocks. More...

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Ron Baron’s Top 4 New Buys for 1st Quarter Guru releases quarterly portfolio Ron Baron,Jim Simons,Pioneer Investments,Steven Co - Ron Baron’s Top 4 New Buys For 1st Quarter
Baron Capital Management founder Ron Baron (Trades, Portfolio) gained 28 new holdings in the first quarter. His top four purchases for the quarter are Momo Inc. (NASDAQ:MOMO), Capitol Acquisition Corp. III (NASDAQ:CLAC), Welbilt Inc. (NYSE:WBT) and John Bean Technologies Corp. (NYSE:JBT). More...

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7 Stocks With Rising Prices and Margins of Safety Using Peter Lynch Value to select undervalued stocks Ken Fisher,Jim Simons,Jeremy Grantham,Wallace Weit - 7 Stocks With Rising Prices And Margins Of Safety
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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Chuck Royce Continues to Buy These 10 Stocks Guru increased these holdings in the last 2 quarters Chuck Royce,Jim Simons,Chris Davis,Mario Gabelli,P - Chuck Royce Continues To Buy These 10 Stocks
Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) manages a portfolio composed of 1,116 stocks with a total value of $15.292 billion. In both the first quarter of 2017 and fourth-quarter 2016 the guru bought shares in the following stocks. More...

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Ray Dalio Buys General Electric, Biogen, Walt Disney The guru's top 1st-quarter purchases Ray Dalio,Jim Simons,Paul Tudor Jones,John Paulson - Ray Dalio Buys General Electric, Biogen, Walt Disney
Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) founded Greenwich, Connecticut-based hedge fund Bridgewater Associates in 1975. He manages a portfolio composed of 236 stocks with a total value of $8.818 billion. During the first quarter the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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Bridgewater Associates’ Top 3 New Holdings for the 1st Quarter Ray Dalio’s firm invests in mining, industrial products, offshore drilling Ray Dalio,Jim Simons,Paul Tudor Jones,Ken Fisher - Bridgewater Associates’ Top 3 New Holdings For The 1st Quarter
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). More...

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United Security Bancshares Provides Value for Investors Company announces quarterly cash dividend Jim Simons - United Security Bancshares Provides Value For Investors
United Security Bancshares (NASDAQ:UBFO) is a state-chartered bank that has been gaining momentum over the last year. Its market value has gained an estimated 64%. More...

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SunCoke Energy Partners Provides Opportunity for Investors Company has strong financial metrics and is expanding operations Jim Simons - SunCoke Energy Partners Provides Opportunity For Investors
SunCoke Energy Partners (NYSE:SXCP) is engaged in the production of steel. It also provides coal handling and/or mixing services with operations in Ohio, Illinois, Louisiana, West Virginia, east Chicago and Indiana. More...

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7 Rising Stocks That Beat the Market These stocks are outperforming the Standard & Poor's 500 Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt,Ron Baron,Columbia Wang - 7 Rising Stocks That Beat The Market
According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Guru 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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