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

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21 Questions for Bluegrass Capital's Founder 'I shy away from interacting with management as I am generally afraid the relationship will create bias'
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Building an Equity Portfolio of Jim Simons' and Renaissance Technologies' Highest Quality Stocks You could start by looking at Simons’ High Quality holdings
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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 (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...
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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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Rising Revenue and Earnings Companies with strong 5-year figures Jim Simons,First Pacific Advisors,Joel Greenblatt, - Rising Revenue And Earnings
The following companies have boosted their revenues over the last three years as well as their earnings. This figure can be a good starting point for a profitable investment. More...

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8 Undervalued Stocks With Growing Book Values Companies with a wide margin of safety Bill Gates,Jim Simons - 8 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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Mortality Provides Opportunity for Investors Carriage Services is a great company that is expanding operations Jim Simons - Mortality Provides Opportunity For Investors
Death is a part of life. Everyone dies. More...

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8 Bargain Stocks With Growing Earnings Shares have appealing margins of safety and flourishing EPS Jim Simons,Paul Tudor Jones,Chuck Royce,Steven Coh - 8 Bargain 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 Undervalued Stocks That Are Set to Grow Companies have wide margins of safety and positive performances in the last 12 months Jim Simons,Ken Fisher,Tom Gayner,Donald Smith,Stev - 7 Undervalued Stocks That Are Set To Grow
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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Director Invests in Chemung Financial Insider purchases 2,250 shares Jim Simons - Director Invests In Chemung Financial
Thomas Granter, a director of Chemung Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CHMG), purchased 2,250 shares of the company between Feb. 17 and March 6, according to SEC filings. More...

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Insider Invests in Sunshine Bancorp Director buys 2,550 shares Jim Simons - Insider Invests In Sunshine Bancorp
Kenneth Compton, director of Sunshine Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SBCP), purchased 2,550 shares of the company in six transactions on April 20. The shares were purchased for an average price of $21.1 per share, according to SEC filings. More...

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Insiders Invest in PacWest Bancorp A combined 4,572 shares were purchased Jim Simons, Paul Tudor Jones - Insiders Invest In PacWest Bancorp
PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) insiders invested in a combined 4,572 shares on April 19. More...

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Will These Stocks Continue to Rise? These stocks are outperforming the Standard & Poor's 500 Jim Simons,Joel Greenblatt,Caxton Associates,Steve - Will These Stocks Continue To Rise?
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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9 Stocks Primecap Management Continues to Buy Holdings the firm boosted during last 2 quarters PRIMECAP Management,Jim Simons,Chuck Royce,Paul Tu - 9 Stocks Primecap Management Continues To Buy
PRIMECAP Management (Trades, Portfolio) was founded in September 1983 in Pasadena, California, by Chairman and Chief Investment Officer Howard B. Schow, Vice Chairman Mitchell J. Milias and President Theo A. Kolokotrones. It manages Vanguard’s PRIMECAP Fund, Vanguard Capital Opportunity Fund and Vanguard PRIMECAP Core Fund. In both first-quarter 2017 and fourth-quarter 2016 the guru bought shares in the following stocks: More...

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Peter Kellogg Invests in Mercer International Insider buys 15,000 shares Jim Simons - Peter Kellogg Invests In Mercer International
Mercer International Inc. (NASDAQ:MERC) insider and 10% owner Peter Kellogg purchased 15,000 shares for $11.45 per share on April 13. The purchases were made in three transactions according to SEC filings. More...

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