Interview with Insider Monkey Cofounder and Editor Meena Krishnamsetty about the Importance of 13Fs and Our Small-Cap Strategy

In a recent interview with BNN‘s Frances Horodelski, the cofounder and editor of Insider Monkey, Meena Krishnamsetty, has provided some aspects of our investment strategy and discussed about the insights that retail investors can get by following the activity of hedge funds through 13F filings. The discussion is particularly important now, since we have just closed the latest round of 13F filings, during which institutional investors revealed their equity portfolios for the end of the second quarter of the year.

Meena pointed out that 13Fs present a great value for individual investors mainly because in a way, these filings allow individual investors to benefit from the huge resources that hedge funds have. Hedge funds can conduct a deep analysis of securities they invest in, and this is one of the main reasons why individual investors should follow what hedge funds are doing.

“We look at everything, small cap and large,” Meena said. She went on to present a list of the top five most popular holdings that we spotted from the latest round of 13F filings. On the first spot is, obviously, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), which is held by over 150 hedge funds tracked by us, the total value of the holdings amounting to $27 billion. It is followed by Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), with 130 and 129 hedge funds invested in them, with values of $12.6 billion and $21 billion respectively.

Meena also pointed out some of the most ‘reliable’ hedge fund managers, which have an excellent track record over the years: Warren Buffett and David Tepper, both of which are shareholders of General Motors Company (NYSE:GM), another top stock among hedge funds.

Insider Monkey’s strategy, however, tends to focus on small-cap stocks, as Meena pointed out during her interview. This is mainly because these small-cap stocks are not so popular and are often undervalued because of that. One of our picks was United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI), which managed to return an impressive 110% over the past year. More details about our performance can be accessed on this page.

To see more insights presented by the editor and cofounder of Insider Monkey, Meena Krishnamsetty, watch the full interview here:

Insider Monkey Newsletter Review

Meena was also interviewed on BNN a couple of months ago, when she also discussed about the Insider Monkey strategy and the importance of 13F filings. Her interview from May can be accessed here.

Comments
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy
Insider Monkey Small Cap Strategy

Insider Monkey beat the market by 52 percentage points in 24 months. Our beta is only 1.2 (don't click this link if beating the market isn't important to you).

Lists

Foods That Stain Your Teeth

Richest Doctors in the World

The Best Movie Sountracks Ever

The Highest Grossing Musicals on Broadway

The Most Successful Reality TV Stars

Cheapest Cities to Visit in the US

Most Expensive Summer Camps

Most Expensive Animals in the World

Most Expensive Specialty Crops in the World

Movies That Took Ages to Make

The Longest Hollywood Films Ever Made

Most Expensive Concert Stages

The Richest Bands of all Time

10 Most Corrupt Countries 2013 List

10 Countries with the Highest Quality of Life Index

Most Expensive Mattresses in the World

5 Smallest Countries by Land Area

The Ultimate Heartbreak Songs

Richest Teenagers in the World

10 Most Haunted Places in America

10 Best Places to Retire in Florida East Coast

Top 10 Places to See Before You Die

Top 8 Countries in the World Where Justice Prevails

10 Richest States in America

15 Wealthiest Countries in the World

Richest Singers in the World

Most Expensive Tasting Menu in New York City

Most Expensive Baby Items in the World

Most Expensive Hotel Suites in Vegas

Most Expensive Brunch in New York City

Most Expensive Beef Cuts in the World

25 Best Colleges to Get a Job

Top 10 US Supermarkets

The 25 Most Dangerous Cities in the World to Visit

Most Expensive Xbox Games

Top 11 Cities Where Billionaires Live

Top 10 Most Charitable Companies in America

Most Expensive Seafood in the World

The 10 Wildest Conspiracy Theories

The 10 Best Job Markets in the US

Top 10 Accounting Scandals of All Time

The 25 Biggest Cities in the World

Top 10 Best Paying Virtual Jobs

Most Expensive Leather Shoes in the World

Top 6 Things to Buy in March

The 10 Most Stressful Jobs in America – 2014 List

Top 10 Jobs for Introverted People

Top 10 Honeymoon Destinations in the World

Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the World

Most Expensive Day-Care in New York City

Subscribe

Enter your email:

Delivered by FeedBurner

X

Thanks! An email with instructions is sent to !

Your email already exists in our database. Click here to go to your subscriptions

Insider Monkey returned 47.6% in its first year! Wondering How?

Download a complete edition of our newsletter for free!