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Author Archive - Andrei Braghis

Wall Street Stocks Market Insider Trading

Distressed Securities-Focused Investor Bought These Five Stocks; Should You Follow?

Contrarian Capital was founded in 1995 by Jon Bauer, Janice Stanton and Gil Tenzer after enjoying great success investing in distressed companies while......(read more)
ETE

Energy Transfer Equity (ETE) Carries Whetstone Capital to Huge Turnaround

Whetstone Capital Advisors is a value oriented long/short hedge funds, focusing on investing in industries that benefit from secular growth. David Atterbury......(read more)
Och-Ziff Capital Management

OZ Management Slashes Fees, Looks for Big Things from ‘Warcraft’ Developer Activision Blizzard (ATVI)

Founded by Daniel S. Och in 1994, OZ Management had developed into one of the largest hedge funds around, boasting more than $39 billion in assets under......(read more)
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Five Small-Cap Stocks That Hedge Funds Were Dumping in Q2

For most of the second quarter, US stock market was rather choppy with the most important indices trading it a tight range. As the stock market took......(read more)
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Hedge Funds Are Betting Big on These Q2 IPOs

The US initial public offering (IPO) market has been rather quiet during the second quarter. Uncertainty related to a potential interest rate increase......(read more)
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5 Stocks That “The World’s Most Bearish Hedge Fund” Actually Likes

Founded in 2001 by John Horseman, Horseman Capital Management is currently managing approximately 2.7 billion worth of assets. Branded “the world......(read more)
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Kinder Morgan, Pioneer, Baker Hughes: Which Energy Stocks Are Garnering the Most Interest Among Billionaires?

After a nightmare two years during which oil prices fell from $100 to as low as $26 per barrel, there is finally some optimism among people in the energy......(read more)
Keith Meister

Activist Keith Meister Unloads Large Pfizer (PFE) Position, Takes Stakes in B/E Aerospace (BEAV), Johnson Controls (JCI)

A protege of billionaire Carl Icahn, Keith Meister founded Corvex Capital in 2011, managing to attract $250 million in seed money from George Soros. The......(read more)
DUQUESNE CAPITAL

Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller Sells Off Consumer Stocks, Loads Up On Materials, Energy

Although Stanley Druckenmiller is not optimistic about the stock market, his family office is still actively managing its equity portfolio. The legendary......(read more)
Crispin Odey

Crispin Odey Returns To Merger Arbitrage and Gold As Struggles Persist

Famous for managing a 55% return by betting against European banks’ stocks at the height of the 2008 credit crunch, Crispin Odey currently manages......(read more)
David Einhorn

David Einhorn Trims Apple (AAPL) Stake, Buys Calpine (CPN), Rite Aid (RAD)

Founded in 1996 by David Einhorn with an initial capital of $900,000, Greenlight Capital has grown into one of the most famous hedge funds around, currently......(read more)
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Billionaire Bill Ackman Trims Stake in Zoetis; Still Bullish on Restaurant Brands International, Mondelez

The last 12 months have proved to be a great challenge for billionaire Bill Ackman, one of the mavericks of the hedge fund world. Once his top equity......(read more)
TRIAN PARTNERS

Billionaire Nelson Peltz Dumps Legg Mason (LM), Tiffany (TIF); Boosts Top Holdings

Founded in 2005 by Nelson Peltz, Peter May and Ed Garden, Trian Partners manages more than $13 billion worth of assets and is one of the most famous......(read more)
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Here’s Why Alibaba Group Holdings, Alphabet, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Are in Spotlight Today

US stocks are in the green on Thursday, as investors react to a wave of strong earnings reports from the retail sector. A small decline in weekly jobless......(read more)
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Yelp Inc (YELP) Swung To Surprising Profit; A Look at Four Other Earnings Reports

No major moves in the US stock market this Wednesday morning, as investors digest retail earnings reports and are keeping an eye on oil prices. Analysts......(read more)
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Fresh Earnings Reports Have Investors Jabbering About These 5 Stocks

U.S. futures are up this morning following the release of the Labor Department’s jobs report, which did not disappoint in the slightest, as the......(read more)
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Here Is Why These Five Stocks Are Among Today’s Biggest Losers

With earnings season in full swing, US stocks have dipped into the red territory this morning, as oil prices have extended recent losses, hitting a three......(read more)
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Latest Earnings Reports Got Investors Talking about These Stocks

The latest round of earnings releases has given a boost to US futures, pointing to a higher open today, with investors also awaiting the release of manufacturing......(read more)
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How Investors Reacted to The Latest Earnings Reports of These Companies

Most investors are smiling today, as the US stock market continues its rally, with the Dow setting a new intraday high. Oil prices are also surging after......(read more)
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Upgrades, Downgrades, & Restructuring, Oh My!: Why Investors Are Buzzing About These 5 Stocks

After three days of advances and new record highs, U.S stocks appear likely to take a breather today. After the short selloff triggered by the British......(read more)
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Why Investors Are Buzzing About These 5 Stocks Today

The U.S stock market seems to have put Brexit fears behind it, with the main indices setting new record highs today. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe......(read more)
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Investors Are Buying Up These 5 Stocks Today

U.S stocks are advancing vigorously today, spurred by stellar jobs data out of the country, which showed the largest monthly gain in the last eight......(read more)
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Gun Stocks Are on the Rise, While 2 Communications Stocks Are Rallying After Cancelled Merger

U.S stocks have opened higher today, spurred on by a better than expected jobs report. After last month’s report brought fear and anxiety to the......(read more)
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Here Is Why Investors Are Talking Netflix, Lloyds Banking Group and Others Today

US stocks are falling again today as a sign that investors are not done with their post-Brexit trading just yet. Positive economic data released earlier......(read more)
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Billionaires Are Betting on These Five Insurers

Whether times are good or bad, insurance is needed most of the time. Yet stocks of insurance companies tend to fluctuate wildly over time. The main reason......(read more)
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Here Is Why Investors Are Talking Auto Stocks, Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) on Friday

US stocks were spurred higher today after better-than-expected manufacturing data. The S&P 500 index topped the 2,100 psychological level, while the......(read more)
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Banking Stocks Are in the Spotlight after Fed’s Stress Tests

The world’s banking giants that also operate in the United States are making headlines today, after the Federal Reserve announced the results of......(read more)
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Five Telecom Services Stocks To Buy Now

U.S stocks started 2016 with a painful correction, with the S&P 500 having fallen by more than 11% during the first six weeks of the year. Telecom......(read more)
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Hedge Funds Are Doubling Down On These Five Stocks

Our analysis of the latest round of 13F filings has shown a number of stocks that saw increased interest from hedge fund managers, that more than doubled......(read more)
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Hedge Funds Love These Five Consumer Non-Durables Stocks

The consumer non-durables industry, a branch of the consumer goods sector, includes companies that produce goods that are immediately used by a consumer......(read more)
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Brian Bares’ Favorite Investment Reads and Favorite Stocks

In a recent interview, Brian Bares shared a list of reading materials he and his team employ in their analysis. Bares said he likes to read business biographies......(read more)
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Hedge Funds Are Overweight Packaging Stocks

One of the industries that saw increased interest from elite hedge funds during the first quarter of 2016 was Packaging & Containers. Analysts at......(read more)
AVENUE CAPITAL

Billionaire Marc Lasry’s Favorite Stock Picks

Marc Lasry co-founded Avenue Capital in 1995 and has enjoyed great success investing in distressed and undervalued debt and equity. The fund’s......(read more)
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The Most Popular Penny Stocks in the Energy Sector Among Elite Hedge Funds

The slump in oil prices put a great deal of pressure on a large number of players in the energy market, pushing the stock price of many of them to multi......(read more)
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Luminus Management Trying to Light the Way to Big Returns With These Utilities Stocks

Luminus Management is a long/short hedge fund that focuses mainly on power and utility stocks. Established in 2002, the fund is currently run by Jonathan......(read more)
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Hedge Funds Hated These Tech Stocks in Q1

Like the broader US stock market, technology stocks fell sharply during the first six weeks of 2016. Compared to the S&P500 index, which fell by......(read more)
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How Hedge Funds Traded Marijuana Stocks in Q1

The legalization of marijuana for recreational use in some regions has not only led to the formation of small companies that grow and sell marijuana,......(read more)
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Are Hedge Funds Losing Interest in Big Auto-Makers?

Although the automotive industry had been dormant for quite a while, recent trends towards efficiency and safety have prompted a wave of innovation that......(read more)
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Five Stocks Capturing a Lot of Attention from Hedge Funds

While the likes of Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE:AGN) and Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL), constantly make the headlines and especially after the release......(read more)
Steven Cohen

Billionaire Steve Cohen’s Big New Bets On Netflix (NFLX), ConocoPhillips (COP) Plus Other Top Holdings

Famous for being an avid art collector, Steven Cohen was crowned the Hedge Fund King by the Wall Street Journal in 2006, only to fall out of grace several......(read more)
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Billionaire Jacob Rothschild’s RIT Capital Three New Picks & Two Stocks It Dumped

RIT Capital Partners was founded as Rothschild Investment Trust in 1961 by Jacob Rothschild to manage investments outside of the Rothschild family......(read more)
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Billionaire John Paulson Boosts Stakes in Endo Pharmaceuticals, Akorn; Plus Top Three New Positions

Famous for his bet against subprime mortgages at the height of the US housing bubble, John Paulson was just another hedge fund manager prior to that.......(read more)
D. E. Shaw

Billionaire David Shaw’s Fund Boosts Exposure to Yahoo, Allergan & Others

D. E. Shaw & Co. was founded in 1988 by David E. Shaw, who was a pioneer in the field of computational finance. The firm makes extensive use of ......(read more)
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Caxton Associates Betting on Gold and Consumer Staples Amid Major Portfolio Overhaul

Caxton Associates was founded in 1983 by Bruce Kovner, undoubtedly one of the legends of the investment world. He built the fund into a financial powerhouse......(read more)
BRIDGEWATER ASSOCIATES

Billionaire Ray Dalio’s Top Stock Picks Include Microsoft, Intel

Founded in 1973 by Ray Dalio, Bridgewater Associates is the largest hedge fund in the world, overseeing more than $212 billion worth of assets. Bridgewater......(read more)
RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES

Renaissance Technologies Bullish on PepsiCo (PEP) and Gold Heading Into Q2

Founded in 1982 by James ‘Jim’ Simons, Renaissance Technologies employs quantitative models based on mathematical and statistical analysis to make......(read more)
TIGER GLOBAL Investor Letter

Billionaire Chase Coleman’s Tiger Global Cuts Exposure to Tech Stocks amid 22% Drop in Q1

Tiger Global Management was founded in 2001 by Chase Coleman, an understudy of the legendary investor Julian Robertson. When the latter closed his fund......(read more)
DUQUESNE CAPITAL

Duquesne Family Office Goes On a Buying Spree

Now that all hedge funds have released their latest 13F filings, Warren Buffett‘s $1 billion bet on Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has been the main......(read more)
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Citigroup (C) Supplanted Atop Diamond Hill Capital’s Portfolio in Q1

Founded in 2000 by Ric Dillon, Diamond Hill Capital employs a value investing approach to stock picking and had approximately $18 billion in assets......(read more)
Sandy Nairn

Edinburgh Partners Likes These Four Tech Stocks, but Dumps Microsoft

One of Scotland’s largest investment houses, Edinburgh Partners was founded in 2003 and is currently run by Sandy Nairn, a co-founder of the firm......(read more)
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