Baron Opportunity Fund recently published its third-quarter commentary – a copy of which can be downloaded here. During the third quarter of 2020, the Baron Opportunity Fund returned 17.92% (institutional shares). In comparison, the benchmark S&P 500 Index was up 8.93%, while the Russell 3000 Growth Index was up 12.86%. You should check out Baron’s top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.
In the Q3 2020 Investor Letter, Baron Opportunity Fund highlighted a few stocks and Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) is one of them. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) is a China-based e-commerce company. Year-to-date, Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) stock gained 24.9% and on December 10th it had a closing price of $264.87. Here is what Baron Opportunity Fund said:
“Alibaba Group Holdings Limited is the largest retailer and e-commerce company in China. Alibaba operates shopping platforms Taobao and Tmall and owns 33% of soon-to-be publicly traded Ant Financial, which operates Alipay, China’s largest third-party online payment provider. Shares of Alibaba were up on sustained core commerce recovery benefiting from improved purchase frequency and spending per order. We believe Alibaba’s core business remains highly profitable, complemented by rapid growth in the cloud business and inflection in the Cainiao logistics and New Retail segments.”
In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) stock increased by about 8% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers believe in Alibaba’s growth potential. Our calculations showed that Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA) is ranked #4 among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
The top 10 stocks among hedge funds returned 216% since the end of 2014 and outperformed the S&P 500 Index ETFs by more than 121 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.
Video: Top 5 Stocks Among Hedge Funds
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