Acknowledgements ix Introduction xi Part One Why You Need this Book 1 Chapter 1 Learn from the Worst 3 Chapter 2 The Cavalry Arrives 19 Part Two The Value Legends 31 Chapter 3 Benjamin Graham: The Granddaddy of the Gurus 33 Chapter 4 John Neff: The Investor's Investor 55 Chapter 5 David Dreman: The Great Contrarian 73 Chapter 6 Warren Buffett: The Greatest Guru 95 Part Three The Growth Legends (With a Value Twist) 127 Chapter 7 Peter Lynch: The Star "GARP" Manager 129 Chapter 8 Kenneth L. Fisher: The Price-Sales Pioneer 155 Chapter 9 Martin Zweig: The Conservative Growth Investor 175 Part Four The Pure Quants 197 Chapter 10 James O'Shaughnessy: The Quintessential Quant 199 Chapter 11 Joel Greenblatt: The Man with the Magic Formula 219 Chapter 12 Joseph Piotroski: The Undiscovered Academic 233 Part Five From Theory to Practice 247 Chapter 13 Putting It Together: The Principles of Guru Investing 249 Chapter 14 The Missing Piece: Determining When to Sell 269 Conclusion Time To Take The Wheel 279 Appendix A Performance of Guru-Based 10- and 20-Stock Model Portfolios 283 Appendix B Guru Yearly Track Record Comparison (Actual or Back-Tested Returns) 287 References 295 About the Authors 303 Index 305
JOHN P. REESE, MBA, is the founder and CEO of Validea.com and Validea Capital Management. He is also portfolio manager for the Omega American and International Consensus mutual funds offered in the Canadian market. He is a regular columnist for Forbes.com, RealMoney.com, and Israel's Globes newspaper. He holds two patents in the area of automated stock analysis and is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. JACK M. FOREHAND, CFA, is President of Validea.com and cofounder of Validea Capital Management, LLC. Working in conjunction with John Reese, Forehand led the development of Validea's investment models as well as the quantitative testing that led to the creation of Validea Capital Management's consensus portfolios. He graduated from the honors program of the University of Connecticut with a BA in economics and is a CFA charterholder.