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Big Investors Are Buying Aeropostale Inc (ARO), News Corp (NWSA) & More

CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP
The most comprehensive look at the portfolios of hedge funds and other major investors comes in the form of quarterly 13Fs, which we use to help us develop......(read more)

Insider Trading Alert: Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (KORS), Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) & More

insider trading
There are a number of reasons why company insiders might choose to sell some of their stock. Buying additional stock in the company, and therefore increasing......(read more)

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE), Gardner Denver, Inc. (GDI): Can Retail Investors Outperform The 13D Activist Fund On Their Own?

VALUEACT CAPITAL
Earlier this month we reported on the 13D Activist Fund, a long-only fund which invests in stocks targeted by activist investors (as disclosed in 13D......(read more)

Five Small Cap Stocks Insiders Are Crazy About, Including Howard Hughes Corp (HHC) & Halcon Resources Corp (HK)

Howard Hughes Corp (NYSE:HHC)
Our research on insider trading patterns has concluded that stocks bought by insiders tend to outperform the market following these purchases, particularly......(read more)

Even After Dell Inc. (DELL) Stalemate, Icahn Is Still A Success

ICAHN CAPITAL Carl Icahn
On September 9th, billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, who manages Icahn Capital (find Icahn’s favorite stocks), conceded his battle over Dell......(read more)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX), Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI): Is An Activist-Mimicking Mutual Fund A Smart Investment?

Can hedge funds beat the market
At Insider Monkey, we use a number of techniques to track investment activity by hedge funds and other notable investors. Our research has shown that......(read more)

Most Popular ETFs Hedge Funds Are Crazy About

best gold ETF
What are the most popular ETFs? Exchange-traded funds provide liquid ways for investors, including billionaire hedge fund managers, to take large positions......(read more)

Apple Inc. (AAPL), China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (CHL): Billionaire David Einhorn Had A Good August. How?

David Einhorn Greenlight Capital
The S&P 500 index fell 3% during the month of August, but billionaire David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital managed a 1% gain for the month according......(read more)

We Know David Einhorn & George Soros Love Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Value. What Else?

George Soros, David Einhorn
In August, billionaire David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital and billionaire George Soros’s Soros Fund Management filed their 13Fs for the second quarter......(read more)

Corporate Execs Are Bulking Up On Duke Energy Corp (DUK), Apache Corporation (APA) & More

Raj Rajaratnam thinking
It’s sometimes said that company insiders have many reasons to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy: they are confident enough in the business’......(read more)

Warren Buffett & His Billionaire Buddies Going Bonkers On General Motors Company (GM), Visa Inc (V)

hedge funds vs. mutual funds
Our research shows that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds (as determined by quarterly 13F filings) outperform the S&P 500 by 18......(read more)

How Much Can China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (CHL) Help Apple Inc. (AAPL)?

Jony Ive, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)
China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL)’s massive subscriber base- of about 700 million users, just over 60% of Chinese wireless market share- has been a......(read more)

Renaissance Technologies Is Behind Apple Inc. (AAPL) All The Way. What About Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)?

RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES
We track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors, including Renaissance Technologies, the large and highly successful......(read more)

Hedge Funds Are Buying J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) And More

Steven Cohen
There are a number of methods for tracking investment activity from hedge funds and other major investors. These market players file 13Fs on a quarterly......(read more)

Will A Post-Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (VOD) Be A Buy?

Verizon Vodafone
Billionaire David Einhorn’s dream came true- partially. In his 2012 end of the year letter, the head of Greenlight Capital had identified a potential......(read more)

Billionaire Ken Griffin Thinks Apple Inc. (AAPL) Is Cheap. What About His Other Picks?

CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP
Many investors and market watchers claim that quarterly 13Fs from hedge funds are of limited use to mom-and-pop traders. However, we have done extensive......(read more)

Insider Buying Alert: Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR), TASER International, Inc. (TASR)

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR)
Our research on insider trading activity has highlighted the fact that studies generally show a small outperformance effect for stocks bought by insiders......(read more)

Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI), BP plc (ADR) (BP): Hedge Funds’ Favorite Dividend Energy Stock Picks

Carl Icahn - Icahn Capital Lp
At Insider Monkey, we track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors for a variety of purposes. For one, we’ve......(read more)

General Motors Company (GM), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH): 3 Stocks Billionaires David Einhorn and David Tepper Love

David Einhorn Greenlight Capital
Billionaire David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management has been one of the top performers out of large hedge funds in 2013, helping the billionaire swell his......(read more)

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) & Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) In Billionaire David Shaw’s Top Dividend Picks

David Shaw
Many market watchers believe that quarterly 13F filings from hedge funds are of no use to most investors, but we have shown that this is false in at least......(read more)

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), Lorillard Inc. (LO): Five Consumer Dividend Stocks With Sustainable Payouts

Ken Fisher FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT
Some common concerns for income investors include building a portfolio which is diversified in a number of ways- including investments in dividend stocks......(read more)

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): Buffett & Soros Are Bullish Here

hedge funds vs. mutual funds
Billionaire George Soros is best known for his success as a global macro investor, particularly in currency instruments, but his hedge fund Soros Fund......(read more)

Citigroup Inc. (C), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) Among Billionaire David Tepper’s Long Term Stock Picks

David Tepper
Quarterly 13F filings from hedge funds and other major investors disclose many of these investment managers’ long equity positions as of the end of......(read more)

Equinix Inc (EQIX), J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)–Hedge Fund Battleground Stocks: What Should You Do?

Andreas Halvorsen
A popular misconception among investors is that the rounds of 13F filings released by hedge funds and other notable investors several weeks after the......(read more)

Newmont Mining Corp (NEM), Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO): Hedge Funds Love These Dividend Stocks–And They’re On Sale Now

David Shaw
You might know it, but you have hundreds of unpaid interns pitching you investment ideas. And these aren’t a bunch of college kids- they’re hedge......(read more)
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