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Where to Find Great Stock Ideas

By: GuruFocus
Posted: 3/13/2014 7:26:00 PM
Referenced Stocks: SPY;QQQ

Bull, bear or sideways market - there are always valuable opportunities in the stock market. But with over 11,000 publicly traded companies, how do you find them?

This was the problem for GuruFocus founder, Dr. Charlie Tian. Then he had an idea...

Why not generate ideas from the portfolios of the best investors? By starting with the stocks that some of the best investors had already researched, wouldn't the risk of being wrong drop dramatically?

And thus, in December 2004, GuruFocus was born.

Only a handful of people in this world quality as investment Gurus. We have carefully identified a number of investment Gurus based on their long-term track record. We track their portfolio, buys, sells, and insights into the market.


This is the backbone of GuruFocus.com and one of our greatest resources available to you. Free Basis members can view this information as it is released on a quarterly basis.

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Premium Members can also access Real Time Picks .

"Real Time Picks" report the stock purchases and sales that Gurus have made within the prior 2 weeks. The report time lag can be as short as 3 days after the date of the transaction. If a guru makes purchases/sales of stocks in which he owns a greater than 5% stake, SEC regulations require him to report that trade within 10 days. Some Gurus report these within 2 days. Real Time Guru Picks keep you more closely informed.

We also track the stock picks and portfolios of a group of other renowned money managers. They are great investors as well, many on the way to making it into our Guru Hall of Fame. These money managers have been suggested by our users.

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About GuruFocus: GuruFocus.com tracks the stocks picks and portfolio holdings of the world's best investors. This value investing site offers stock screeners and valuation tools. And publishes daily articles tracking the latest moves of the world's best investors. GuruFocus also provides promising stock ideas in 3 monthly newsletters sent to Premium Members .

This article first appeared on GuruFocus .