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.
Part One: Why You Need this Book.
Chapter 1 Learn from the Worst.
Chapter 2. The Cavalry Arrives.
Part Two: The Value Legends.
Chapter 3: Benjamin Graham: The Granddaddy of the Gurus.
Chapter 4: John Neff: The Investor's Investor.
Chapter 5: David Dreman: The Great Contrarian.
Chapter 6: Warren Buffett: The Greatest Guru.
Part Three: The Growth Legends (With a Value Twist).
Chapter 7: Peter Lynch: The Star "GARP" Manager.
Chapter 8: Kenneth L. Fisher: The Price/Sales Pioneer.
Chapter 9: Martin Zweig: The Conservative Growth Investor.
Part Four: The Pure Quants.
Chapter 10: James O'Shaughnessy: The Quintessential Quant.
Chapter 11: Joel Greenblatt: The Man with the Magic Formula.
Chapter 12: Joseph Piotroski: The Undiscovered Academic.
Part Five: From Theory to Practice.
Chapter 13: Putting It Together: The Principles of Guru Investing.
Chapter 14: The Missing Piece: Knowing When To Sell.
Conclusion: Time To Take The Wheel.
Appendix A: Performance of Guru-Based 10- and 20-Stock Model Portfolios.
Appendix B: Guru Yearly Track Record Comparison (Actual or Back-Tested Returns).
About the Authors.