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

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...
Wilbur Ross Sells 2 Holdings, Trims Another Guru divests Fitbit, Zayo Group Holdings in 3rd quarter
Multiple Gurus Invest in Life Storage Company is established with over 20 years of operating experience and trading close to its 5-year low
Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio), Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio), Manning & Napier Advisors Inc. and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) all invested in Life Storage (NYSE:LSI) in the third quarter. Read more...
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Commentaries and Stories

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First Eagle’s Top 5 New Buys for the 3rd Quarter Firm releases quarterly portfolio First Eagle Investment,Jim Simons,PRIMECAP Managem - First Eagle’s Top 5 New Buys For The 3rd Quarter
Investment firm First Eagle Investment (Trades, Portfolio) reported it acquired 35 new positions in the third quarter. Its top five new purchases were Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE:NOC), Applied Materials Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAT), Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (NYSE:PXD), Anheuser-Busch InBev SA (NYSE:BUD) and EOG Resources Inc. (NYSE:EOG). More...

FIRST EAGLE, BUYS, 3Q


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Pzena Investments Exits Staples, Sells Intel, ExxonMobil Fund's largest 3rd-quarter sales Richard Pzena,Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt,CI Can Am - Pzena Investments Exits Staples, Sells Intel, ExxonMobil
Pzena Investment Management LLC, a global investment management firm, was founded in 1996 by Richard Pzena. During the third quarter the firm sold shares in the following stocks: More...

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10 Positions Mario Gabelli Increased in the Past 2 Quarters Humana, K2M Group among guru's investments Mario Gabelli,Jim Simons,Chuck Royce,Steven Cohen, - 10 Positions Mario Gabelli Increased In The Past 2 Quarters
Gabelli Asset Management Company Investors (GAMCO Investors) was founded by Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio). He manages a portfolio with a total value of $16.160 billion. In both the second and third quarters the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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6 Companies Boosting Earnings and Revenue Rayanair, Cirrus Logic, Lazard top the list Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Charles Brandes, John Rog - 6 Companies Boosting Earnings And Revenue
According to GuruFocus' All-In-One Screener, the following companies have boosted their revenues and earnings over the past several years. More...

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6 Undervalued Stocks With Rising Prices Argan, Toyota among companies trading below their Peter Lynch value Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, John Hussman, Chuck R - 6 Undervalued Stocks With Rising Prices
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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Twitter Soars on Earnings Beat, Potential Profit Next Quarter Social network readjusted MAUs due to miscalculation Jim Simons,Steven Cohen,Jeremy Grantham,Paul Tudor - Twitter Soars On Earnings Beat, Potential Profit Next Quarter
Social media platform Twitter Inc. (NYSE:TWTR) reported its third-quarter results before the opening bell on Oct. 26, rising on the chance of a potential fourth-quarter profit. More...

TWITTER, 3Q, EARNINGS, BEAT


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7 High-Yield Stocks With Falling Prices Companies with a high dividend yield but negative momentum Donald Smith, Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Charles Bra - 7 High-Yield Stocks With Falling 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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McDonald’s Promotions Boost Same-Store Sales Growth in US Fast-food chain posts revenue beat, earnings miss Spiros Segalas,Jim Simons,Steven Cohen,Joel Greenb - McDonald’s Promotions Boost Same-Store Sales Growth In US
Restaurant chain McDonald’s Corp. (NYSE:MCD) reported its third-quarter results before the opening bell on Oct. 24. More...

MCDONALDS, 3Q, BEAT, GAIN


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6 Stocks Beating the Market Ansys, Ameriprise among companies that have outperformed the S&P 500 over the past year T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund,Jim Simons,Paul Tu - 6 Stocks Beating The Market
According to GuruFocus' All-In-One Guru Screener, the following stocks have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the past 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter. More...

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Despite Earnings Beat, Hasbro Falls on Holiday Sales Projections Company’s holiday sales expected to be impacted by Toys R Us bankruptcy Tom Gayner,Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt,Manning & Na - Despite Earnings Beat, Hasbro Falls On Holiday Sales Projections
Toymaker Hasbro Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) reported its third-quarter results on Oct. 23 before the opening bell. More...

HASBRO, EARNINGS, 3Q, HOLIDAYS, BEAT, DECLINE, TOYS R US


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T Rowe Price Keeps Adding to Chubb, US Bancorp, Qualcomm The guru purchased these stocks in the last 2 quarters T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund,Jim Simons,Chris D - T Rowe Price Keeps Adding To Chubb, US Bancorp, Qualcomm
T Rowe Price Equity Income Fund was founded in 1985 by Brian Rogers. John Linehan succeeded Rogers as manager in 2015. In both the second and third quarters the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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Risk-Reward With Atlassian The cloud software company looks very expensive Chuck Royce,Jim Simons - Risk-Reward With Atlassian
Software development and collaboration tool provider Atlassian Corp. PLC (NASDAQ:TEAM) is trading at an absurd valuation, yet guru investors Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio), John Paulson (Trades, Portfolio) and Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) continue to add to their positions. More...

CLOUD SOFTWARE, SAAS, ATLASSIAN, JIRA, HIPCHAT, TRELLO,


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6 High-Yield Stocks With Declining Prices Psychemedics, Medley Management top the list Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Kahn Brothers, Arnold Sch - 6 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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6 Stocks Outperforming the Market Aetna, Allstate among companies that have outperformed the S&P 500 over the past year Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Chris Davis, Larry Robbin - 6 Stocks Outperforming The Market
According to GuruFocus' All-In-One Guru Screener, the following stocks have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the past 12 months and were bought by gurus during the last quarter. More...

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6 Stocks Growing Earnings and Revenue Signet Jewelers, Penske among companies increasing their profitability Steven Cohen, Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Lee Ain - 6 Stocks Growing Earnings And Revenue
According to GuruFocus All-In-One Screener, the following companies have boosted their revenues and earnings over the last several years. More...

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Risk-Reward With Hibbett Sports The best retail trade under $300 million Jim Simons, Joel Greenblatt, Chuck Royce, Paul Tud - Risk-Reward With Hibbett Sports
Over the past two decades, Hibbett Sports Inc. (NASDAQ:HIBB)  has steadily grown from a leading regional retailer into a national powerhouse with north of 1,100 stores across 32 states. Since 2008, Hibbett’s revenue has increased from $521 million to just shy of $1 billion. Management has also bought back much of the stock to really boost earnings per share. The company netted $20.78 in EPS over the past 10 years. It is trading under $14 per share. More...

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5 Aerospace and Defense Companies Gurus Are Buying These popular stocks have positions in several gurus' portfolios Jim Simons, Murray Stahl, Joel Greenblatt, Michael - 5 Aerospace And Defense Companies Gurus Are Buying
According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following aerospace and defense companies have positions in gurus' portfolios. More...

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6 Cheap High-Yield Stocks Unique Fabricating, Cypress Energy top the list Jim Simons, Chuck Royce, Jim Simons, Joel Greenbla - 6 Cheap High-Yield 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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Risk-Reward With Shopify The stock is going to get a lot cheaper Frank Sands, Jim Simons, Chuck Royce - Risk-Reward With Shopify
On Wednesday, Citron Research put out a report calling for Shopify Inc.’s (NYSE:SHOP) stock to be cut in half. I do not think it goes far enough considering it is not a totally unique platform and the stock price has been extremely overvalued by the market. More...

SHOPIFY, PAYPAL, STOCK ANALYSIS, INVESTING, PAYMENT PROCESSORS


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6 Stocks With Rising Book Values CGI Group, Wells Fargo among companies that have grown their book values over the past decade Jim Simons, Leon Cooperman, Ray Dalio, Jeremy Gran - 6 Stocks With Rising Book Values
According to GuruFocus’ All-In-One Screener, the following companies have grown their book values per share (BV/S) over the past 10 years. More...

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