Here’s Why GDS Investments Still Holds its QUALCOMM (QCOM) Position

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 QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) and emphasized their views on the company. QUALCOMM Incorporated is a California-based semiconductor company. It currently has a $145.2 billion market capitalization. Since the beginning of the year, QCOM delivered a -16.06% return, but its 12-month gains are still up by 90.79%. As of March 10, 2021, the stock closed at $127.87 per share.

Here is what GDS Investments has to say about QUALCOMM Incorporated in their Q4 2020 investor letter:

“As noted in our 2020 Mid-Year Letter (where we focused on competitive moats and companies which can thrive in a changing economy), we also continue to hold QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ: QCOM). The chip set maker enjoyed a great fourth quarter and is very well poised for a big year in 2021 where the growth in 5G is set to accelerate and every major handset manufacturer pays licensing fees to QUALCOMM, Inc.”

Our calculations show that QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) 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, QUALCOMM Incorporated was in 85 hedge fund portfolios, compared to 87 funds in the third quarter. QCOM delivered a -17.90% 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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