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Nio Inc (NIO) Stock Might Be Expensive, Stay Cautious

McLain Capital recently released its Q2 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of -15.4% for the quarter (net of fees), underperforming its benchmark, the S&P 500 Index which returned 20.5% in the same quarter. However, you should check out McLain Capital’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of the stock market crash.

In the said letter, McLain Capital highlighted a few stocks and Nio Inc. (NYSE:NIO) is one of them. Nio Inc. (NYSE:NIO) designs, manufactures, and sells electric vehicles. Year-to-date, Nio Inc. (NYSE:NIO) stock gained 205.2% and on July 28th it had a closing price of $12.27. Here is what McLain Capital said:

“Nio, Inc. (NIO): It’s stock up 360% since the beginning of June on no news, and one of our more troublesome short positions, the Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer is valued at a whopping $17bln on trailing revenue of only $1.1bln. In 2019, the business ran a -17% gross margin, a -140% EBITDA margin & burned ~$1.5bln in cash in 2019. The stock has become one of the most popular stocks among retail traders with approximately 250,000 accounts holding the name just on the popular Robinhood trading platform.”

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In Q1 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Nio Inc. (NYSE:NIO)  stock remained from the previous quarter (see the chart here). Our calculations showed that Nio Inc. (NYSE:NIO)  isn’t ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

The top 10 stocks among hedge funds returned 185% since the end of 2014 and outperformed the S&P 500 Index ETFs by more than 109 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. Below 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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