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John Reese

John Reese, founder of, is the author of The Guru Investor: How to Beat the Market Using History’s Best Investment Strategies and a regular columnist for and He is also the founder of Validea Capital Management, a money management firm for high net worth individuals and institutions, and he advises two Canada-based mutual funds (Omega Consensus American & International Equity Funds). John holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Validea Hot List lists winning strategies that had consistently outperformed the market over the long term, and which the average investor could use in a practical way. What the Editor discovered was that a number of history’s greatest investors, including Peter Lynch, Warren Buffett, and Benjamin Graham, had made their...
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