Guests: John Reese the Guru Investor and Michelle Leder discuss how to be a better investor. We explore the unique characteristics of the guru investor and John shares many time-tested investment strategies. We then get into the nitty-gritty of corporate filings with Michelle to find out the real story about a company.
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John Reese is founder and CEO of Validea.com and Validea Capital Management, LLC . He is also portfolio manager for the Omega American and International Consensus funds offer in Canada. He holds two patents in the area of automated stock analysis. John is a graduate of MIT and Harvard Business School.
Michelle Leder first became interested in S.E.C. filings early in her career, while writing about a small Florida bank that was engaged in aggressive accounting during the last real estate boom.
As a reporter, and later editor, she spent 10 years at daily newspapers in Florida, Connecticut and New York. She started footnoted.org, which looks at the things companies bury in their routine S.E.C. filings in 2003, to coincide with the publication of her first book, “Financial Fineprint: Uncovering a Company’s True Value” (John Wiley & Sons, 2003). She has a degree in economics from Brandeis University and blogs from footnoted.org world headquarters in Peekskill, N.Y.
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