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Is Central Fund of Canada Limited (USA) (CEF) A Good Stock To Buy?

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With the third-quarter round of 13F filings behind us it is time to take a look at the stocks in which some of the best money managers in the world preferred to invest or sell heading into the fourth quarter. One of these stocks was Central Fund of Canada Limited (USA) (NYSEAMEX:CEF).

Is Central Fund of Canada Limited an attractive investment now? Money managers are in an optimistic mood. The number of long hedge fund positions inched up by 1 recently. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as Verint Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:VRNT), PBF Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF), and AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to analyze the new action regarding Central Fund of Canada Limited (USA) (NYSEAMEX:CEF).

What does the smart money think about Central Fund of Canada Limited (USA) (NYSEAMEX:CEF)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 4 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 33% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Mariner Investment Group, managed by William Michaelcheck, holds the largest position in Central Fund of Canada Limited (USA) (NYSEAMEX:CEF). Mariner Investment Group has a $7.6 million position in the stock, comprising 1.5% of its 13F portfolio. On Mariner Investment Group’s heels is Millennium Management, led by Israel Englander, holding a $3.2 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other members of the smart money that are bullish comprise Eric Sprott’s Sprott Asset Management, and Gavin Saitowitz and Cisco J. del Valle’s Springbok Capital.

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