About GuruFocus

Serving Global Value Investors Since 2004

At GuruFocus, our mission is to provide a combination of historical, financial and valuation data, powerful screeners, charts and comparison tools so investors can make smarter long-term decisions.

Our Story

Inspired by the legendary investors like Warren Buffett
Charlie Tian
Charlie Tian, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO at GuruFocus.com
Charlie Tian, Ph.D. is the creator of GuruFocus value screeners, strategies, and research tools, which benefit millions of investors worldwide. Dr. Tian is also the founder, Chief Executive Officer and portfolio manager of GuruFocus Investments, LLC, an SEC-registered investment management firm.
Yesterday
Dr. Charlie Tian was inspired by the wisdom of legendary investors like Warren Buffett, Benjamin Graham and Peter Lynch after the internet bubble burst in 2000. He developed GuruFocus in December of 2004, providing institutional investors’ trading information with the belief that investors would make fewer mistakes if they were to select stocks from the ones that have been researched by the best investors in the world.
Today
Focused on serving global investors, GuruFocus strives to become the most comprehensive value investing website available.
More stock financials and valuation data are provided, along with trading histories of institutional investors and company executives. Investors can make smarter long-term decisions using powerful tools like the All-in-One Screener, interactive charts and comparison tables. Market valuations as well as economic and industry indicators lead to a better understanding of market cycles and overall valuations.
With exhaustive financial data and powerful features, GuruFocus is a one-stop service for millions of value investors.
Tomorrow
Dedicated to helping others achieve investment success, GuruFocus is constantly developing new tools to generate potential value investing ideas for the long term.
GuruFocus is on a fast growth track, expanding our service globally. We now provide Chinese, Japanese and Korean versions of our website. The next step is to open our business to investors in Spain, Portugal and Russia, among other regions, over the next five years as we prepare to go public.
As a new generation of investors eagerly enters the ever-changing market, GuruFocus is ready for the next exciting step in our journey.
2004
Founded in Texas, United States
1M
Users worldwide
100,000
Stocks covered in 100 markets
8,000+
Institutional investors trading histories
15,000+
Mutual funds holdings
Expending Globally

Connect With GuruFocus

GuruFocus is committed to network with the world's best investors and learn about their strategies, market outlooks and stock picks. GuruFocus used to host a two-day value investing conference each year in Omaha, Nebraska. Since the pandemic, we are hosting weekly online Value Investing Live and member engagement meetings, which benefits even more value investors around the world. Speakers for previous events include Jean-Marie Eveillard, Chuck Royce, Chuck Akre, Bruce Greenwald, Mario Gabelli, Tom Russo, Jeff Auxier, Donald Yacktman, David Rolfe, Bill Nygren and Arnold Van Den Berg, among others.
GuruFocus founder Dr. Charlie Tian being interviewed at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting.
Bruce Greenwald speaks at the GuruFocus Value Conference.
Value Conference attendees participate in the Berkshire Hathaway Invest in Yourself 5K race.
Key Contacts
Charlie Tian, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO
Charlie is the author of the value strategies and research tools on GuruFocus.com. He has been featured in numerous books and prestigious financial magazines such as Forbes, Fortune, BusinessWeek, Barron's, etc. He has been an invited speaker at numerous events, including the Value Investing Conference. Prior to GuruFocus, Charlie was a scientist and the inventor of more than 30 U.S. patents.
Sydnee Gatewood
Editorial Director
Sydnee is the editorial director. She writes daily reports on guru investment strategies and portfolio changes. She also manages the freelance team and GuruFocus’ editorial staff, making decisions on content and upholding responsible journalism practices and standards. Sydnee attended Texas Tech University, where she earned a BA in journalism and a MA in mass communications. She can be reached at [email protected] .
Margaret Moran
Editor
Margaret is an editor for GuruFocus. She writes daily articles on various investing-related topics, edits freelance content, provides advice on editorial policies and develops analytical models. Margaret has a BA in English with specializations in linguistics and media analytics. She can be reached at [email protected]

Invest Like A Guru

Dr. Charlie Tian wrote an investing book titled "Invest Like A Guru" (Wiley, 2017, English version). The book was subsequently translated into Chinese and published by Peking University Press in 2018 as "Invest as a Master A Minimalist Value Investment Strategy." It has since been published in Japanese, Korean and Traditional Chinese as well.
(Wiley, 2017, English version)
(Peking University Press, 2018, Chinese version)
(Peking University Press, 2018, Korean version)
(Peking University Press, 2018, Japanese version)
GuruFocus.com is not operated by a broker or a dealer. It has an affiliated registered investment adviser, which serves as the subadviser to an exchange traded fund. This investment adviser does not provide advice to individual investors.
Contact Information
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Plano, TX 75075
469-248-6885