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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)
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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)
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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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Here Is Why These Five Companies Are in Spotlight Today

Although they opened higher today, US stocks did not manage to keep their gains and quickly returned to red territory. Weekly unemployment claims reached......(read more)
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Walt Disney (DIS) Tanks While Electronic Arts (EA) Surges As Latest Earnings Reports Trigger Mixed Reactions

Disappointing earnings have pushed US stocks lower this morning, but the decline did not last long. The EIA’s weekly inventory has shown a reduction......(read more)
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Poor First-Quarter Results Push These Five Stocks Lower Today

US stocks are trending higher today, helped by a modest increase in oil prices and a stronger dollar against the Japanese yen. The Dow is up by triple......(read more)
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Buckingham Capital Betting Big on Apparel Stocks for Q2

Founded in 1985, Buckingham Capital Management is a long/short hedge fund run by David Keidan. The fund employs two main investment strategies: a broader......(read more)
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No Big Performers for Nelson Peltz in Q1

Famed activist investor Nelson Peltz founded Trian Partners in 2005 and has built it into a financial powerhouse that oversees more than $12 billion......(read more)
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Skylands Capital Trims Top Holdings Heading Into Q2

Based in Milwaukee, Skylands Capital was founded in 2004 by Charles Paquelet, who previously served as principal at Strong Capital Management since......(read more)
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What World-Class Hedge Funds Think About 5 Morgan Stanley’s Top Growth Stocks Through 2019

With most investors focused on the development of oil prices and the probability of further interest rate increased by the Federal Reserve this year,......(read more)
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Sprott Asset Management’s 13F Portfolio Posts 10.77% Gain in Q1

Insider Monkey calculates a fund’s long stock picking skill by looking at the weighted average returns of its long positions in companies with a market......(read more)
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How Hedge Funds’ Top Healthcare Bets Performed in Q1

Although the biotechnology sector was the most profitable sector in 2015, biotech stocks suffered the same fate as most others during the first quarter......(read more)
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Billionaire George Soros’ Top Long-Term Holdings

One of the largest hedge funds around, Soros Fund Management is a family office that manages approximately $30 billion of George Soros‘ money.......(read more)
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A Look At Billionaire Ray Dalio’s Top Long-Term Stock Holdings

While investors like Warren Buffett and Carl Icahn make headlines every other day, Ray Dalio shies away from the limelight despite being the manager......(read more)
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Merger Talks and Earnings Are Pushing These 5 Stocks Higher Today

U.S stocks are trading slightly lower this morning, as investors warily eye lower oil prices and a continued strengthening of the dollar. While the broader......(read more)
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Nike Inc (NKE) Down After Earnings Report, Plus 4 Other Tumbling Stocks

With the U.S dollar index up for the fourth consecutive day and oil prices trending lower, U.S stocks are slightly down this morning. The dollar index......(read more)
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Five Beverage Stocks Hedge Funds Like

The merger between Anheuser Busch Inbev SA (ADR) (NYSE:BUD) and SAB Miller has been the main event in the beverage sector, with the deal expected to......(read more)
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Five Fast Food Stocks to Buy Now

The introduction of the breakfast menu has cranked up the competition in the fast food business. Recent trends have shown that customers place great......(read more)
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What Hedge Funds Think About These 5 Solar Stocks

With SolarCity Corp (NASDAQ:SCTY) having ended 2015 down by more than 60% and Sunedison Inc (NYSE:SUNE) declining by more than 90% (and also earning......(read more)
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Five ADRs To Buy Now

American Depositary Receipt (ADR) is a certificate issued by a U.S. bank that represents a specified number of shares of a foreign stock that is traded......(read more)
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Five Uranium Stocks to Buy According to Hedge Funds

With a surge in solar and wind powered energy, one would expect that demand for nuclear reactors to produce electricity. Still wary of everything nuclear......(read more)
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The Investor Who Challenged Warren Buffett And Got It Right

Being one of the most acclaimed investors of all-time means it rarely happens that someone has the courage to challenge your views on one stock or another......(read more)
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Hedge Funds Are Bullish on These Airline Stocks

U.S airline stocks enjoyed strong rallies in 2013 and 2014, but suffered a disappointing 2015, with most airline stocks having ended the year in the......(read more)
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Venrock’s VHCP Management’s Top Picks For 2016

At Insider Monkey, we look at the weighted average returns of the long positions a fund indicates in its 13F filings, in companies with a market cap greater......(read more)
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Peter Kolchinsky Is Betting Big On Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACHN), Wave Life Sciences (WVE) & More Heading Into 2016

Peter Kolchinsky founded RA Capital Management in 2001 and focuses mainly on healthcare stocks. One of the few hedge fund managers who actually holds......(read more)
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Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller’s Top Picks

Billionaire Stanley Druckenmiller is famous for breaking the Bank of England in 1992, when, together with George Soros, he managed to book a $1 billion......(read more)
MOORE GLOBAL INVESTMENTS

Billionaire Louis Bacon’s Revamped Top Picks

Moore Global Investments was founded in 1989 by Louis Bacon, who employs a macro approach to stock picking and has built the firm into one of the largest......(read more)
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The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust’s Top Stocks and the One It Dumped

With endowments exceeding $44 billion at the end of 2014, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust is the largest charitable organization in the......(read more)
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David Einhorn Sells Shares of Apple Inc (AAPL), General Motors (GM) As He Seeks Turnaround

David Einhorn founded Greenlight Capital in 1996 with $900,000, some of which was borrowed from friends and family. Now, his fund is a financial titan......(read more)
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Billionaire Leon Cooperman’s Best Ideas to Turn the Ship Around

A former CEO of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Leon Cooperman left the banking giant in 1991 to start his own investment firm, Omega Advisors. With......(read more)
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Tiger Cub Robert Karr Is Bullish On Cognex Corporation (CGNX) for 2016; Plus Four Other Major Moves

Joho Capital was founded in 1996 by Robert Karr and has managed to generate returns of 20% every year since inception. Prior to starting his own hedge......(read more)
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Napier Park is Betting Big on Media General (MEG) and Allergan (AGN) for 2016; Plus 3 Other Major Moves

Based in New York, Napier Park Global Capital was spun out of Citi Capital Advisors in 2013 and is now overseeing approximately $6.2 billion worth......(read more)
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Five Stocks That Are Deep in the Red After Poor Earnings Reports, Downgrades

Although they opened lower this morning, the U.S stock market’s main indices have risen back up to yesterday’s closing price and are hovering......(read more)
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Five Stocks Getting Battered after Poor Quarterly Results, Guidance

U.S. stocks are tanking again today, as investors continue to use oil prices as a barometer. WTI futures fell by roughly 1.5% by noon, sending the Dow......(read more)
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Five Stocks that Are Surging While the Market is Mired in Red

Investors are nervous today after the jobs report brought forward mixed employment data. Non-farm payrolls were below expectations, raising concerns over......(read more)
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GoPro (GPRO), Ralph Lauren (RL) and 3 Other Companies Join the Growing List of Stocks Battered by Weak Earnings

U.S stocks are slightly higher in early afternoon trading following some choppy morning trading. Oil prices went south again after a strong rally yesterday......(read more)
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Why These 5 Stocks Are Among Today’s Biggest Losers

U.S stocks are trading lower today, after the latest tumble in oil prices has put further pressure on the markets. Weak quarterly results have also conspired......(read more)
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Alphabet (GOOG), Pfizer (PFE) And Three Other Blue Chips Report Earnings: See How Investors Are Playing Them

U.S. investors are still using the oil market as a guide for their trading activities, so it’s little wonder that the main indices plunged together......(read more)
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Why Apple (AAPL), Boeing (BA) and Other Blue Chips Are Dragging the Markets Lower

The U.S stock market is feeling the pain again today, with the latest wave of earnings reports providing some disappointing results. Investors are also......(read more)
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Why These 5 Stocks Are Surging Amid Today’s Gloomy Market

U.S stocks are heading south today, with oil prices putting pressure on the markets again. Major indices are down by more than 0.6% as the price of crude......(read more)
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