GDS Investments on Zillow Group (ZG): “A Market Disruptor Enjoying Secular Growth”

GDS Investments, an investment management firm, published its year-end investor letter – a copy of which can be seen here. In the letter, the fund talked about the negative impact brought about by the pandemic and how it affected the market as a whole. GDS mentioned that their focus will be on companies that can positively absorb the effects of the rising inflation and reduced monetary policy. You can view the fund’s top 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.op 5 holdings to have a peek at their top bets for 2021.

GDS Investments, in their Q4 2020 investor letter, mentioned Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) and emphasized their views on the company. Zillow Group, Inc. is a Seattle, Washington-based online real estate marketplace company. It currently has a $35 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, Zillow delivered a 9.26% return, massively extending its 12-month gains to 324.08%. As of March 10, 2021, the stock closed at $149.02 per share.

Here is what GDS Investments has to say about Zillow Group, Inc. in their Q4 2020 investor letter:

“Another great example of a market disruptor enjoying secular growth is Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG). During last summer, Chief Executive Officer Richard Barton observed the “great reshuffling” in the real estate market where people are “spending an average of nine hours or more per day at home.”  The pandemic only made clearer what most people already recognized: a traditional real estate broker is, in many instances, not necessary for buying and selling residential real estate. Rather, buyers and sellers are using digital platforms and, recently, two-thirds of home purchases on Zillow Offers closed in that manner.”


Our calculations show that Zillow Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZG) does not belong in our list of the 30 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds. As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, Zillow Group, Inc. was in 83 hedge fund portfolios, compared to 69 funds in the third quarter. ZG delivered a 20.52% return in the past 3 months.

The top 10 stocks among hedge funds returned 231.2% between 2015 and 2020, and outperformed the S&P 500 Index ETFs by more than 126 percentage points. We know it sounds unbelievable. You have been dismissing our articles about top hedge fund stocks mostly because you were fed biased information by other media outlets about hedge funds’ poor performance. You could have doubled the size of your nest egg by investing in the top hedge fund stocks instead of dumb S&P 500 ETFs. Here you can watch our video about the top 5 hedge fund stocks right now. All of these stocks had positive returns in 2020.

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