George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 02-14-2017

Number of Stocks: 190
Number of New Stocks: 94

Total Value: $3,052 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 17%

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  • 3 'Positive Sentiment' Stocks for Your 2017 Portfolio

    No matter which asset classes you invest in, no matter what the state of the economy, it is always worthwhile to keep track of what the world’s top investors and largest investment companies are doing. Very frequently, given their substantial buying and selling power, their actions determine how markets move in the short term. As such, it pays to keep up with their decisions, behaviors and opinions.

    The investment practice by which one buys the same securities as institutional investors, market gurus or market insiders is a positive sentiment strategy otherwise known as “following the smart money.” The belief is these investments perform better than others because institutional investors, gurus and market insiders are thought to be better informed and have more significant pricing power than most investors.


  • George Soros’ 'The Way Ahead' Lecture

    With my TV broken for the last several months and a useless repairman backed by a company going out of business, I have had a lot of time to devote to learning and thinking. Recently, I realized I needed to dig into fundamentals and decided George Soros was the best place to start. Thankfully, there are plenty of his speeches and lectures online.

    Soros’ “The Way Ahead” lecture series from 2010 is very interesting. It covers his theory of reflexivity and how it applies to financial markets. The lecture contains some interesting ideas that have yet to happen, but seem to apply to the near future. You can watch the lecture below. 


  • Insiders Invest in Airgain

    Francis Egan and James Sims, directors of Airgain Inc. (NASDAQ:AIRG), purchased a combined total of 10,562 shares of the company, according to SEC filings.

    Sims purchased 5,990 shares of the company for $12.53 per share on March 7. Egan purchased 4,572 shares of the company for $12.48 per share on March 6.


  • Billionaire Investor Is Concentrating on Small-Caps and Pharma

    Stanley Druckenmiller (Trades, Portfolio) is one of the world’s most famous hedge fund managers. His moves are scrutinized by the market for any signs of overly bullish or bearish activity thanks to his history and past performance.

    Druckenmiller is the former chairman and president of Duquesne Capital, which he founded in 1981. From 1988 to 2000, he managed money for George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) as the lead portfolio manager of the Quantum Fund. This education from arguably the world’s best trader is highly valuable and means Druckenmiller’s view of the markets is thought of as being more influential than others.


  • The Key to Successful Investing Is Understanding Your Weaknesses

    I have something to tell you. You are not Warren Buffett (TradesPortfolio). No matter how carefully you follow his trades, how often you read his advice or how much of a Buffett scholar you think you are, you are not the "Oracle of Omaha." You are not even close.

    This is a bit of a generalization. What I am trying to say is that no matter how much research you do into a particular investor or investing style, you are not an expert on the topic. And you certainly should not invest unless you understand this caveat.


  • European Fund Managers Like These 5 Stocks

    There has been plenty of action in the stock market, particularly in the United States. In Europe, however, market sentiment has not been as strong so it is interesting to see how European fund managers are positioned. Here are five stocks traders in Europe are looking at.

    Intesa Sanpaolo (MIL:ISP)


  • Comparing Snap, Twitter and Facebook

    Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP) went public Thursday morning, soaring 46.8% above its IPO price of $17 to hit $25.95 per share in intraday trading. The much-anticipated debut of the creator of the social media platform with a forward-thinking user interface that lures millions of primarily younger people but offers little in the way of profit has drawn comparison to Facebook (NASDAQ:FB), a long-term success, and Twitter (NYSE:TWTR), a lingering question mark. The three started from three different places at their IPOs.

    Facebook began trading in 2012, after having 185 million daily active users in 2009, 327 million in 2010 and 438 million daily active users in 2011. Twitter listed only monthly active users when it began trading in 2013, which averaged over 30 days were roughly 1.8 million daily active users in 2010, 3.9 million in 2011 and 6.17 million in 2012. Snap grew from 74 million daily active users in 2014, to 110 million in 2015, to 161 million in 2016.


  • Insider Michael Dell Buys 24,807 Shares of Dell Technologies

    Michael Dell (Trades, Portfolio), the founder, CEO and chairman of the board for Dell Technologies (NYSE:DVMT), purchased 24,807 shares for $28.84 per share on Feb. 13, according to a Form 4 filing by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Dell is an American multinational information technology corporation that designs, develops, manufactures, markets, sells and supports products and services through its four business groups: Client Solutions, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell Software Group and Dell Services.


  • Some of the Most Undervalued Stocks With Rising Prices

    According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair values are far above the current price. The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety and have positive performances over the past 12 months.

    Goldfield Corp. (GV) is trading around $6.7 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $10.61 so the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 40%. Twelve weeks ago the stock started its positive upward trend; it now registers a positive performance of 129%.


  • George Soros Bets Big on Key Energy Services

    Hungarian-American fund manager George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) established the prestigious Quantum Fund, one of the top-performing funds in the world over its 26-year history. Soros invests in companies with the theory that prices of equities and fixed-income securities depend on the actions of traders, who usually act out on highly emotional reactions. Investors can find good opportunities by studying the market value of assets. The fund manager also focuses on the theory of “reflexivity,” which is based on the premise that investor biases can affect market transactions.

    During fourth-quarter 2016, George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) gained a position in Key Energy Services Inc. (NYSE:KEG), an energy company that has a positive 2017 outlook despite weak financial strength and profitability. Soros invested in 1,850,790 shares of Key Energy Services for an average price of $15.64 per share. As the energy company currently trades near $33.84 per share, Soros has a potential gain of approximately 116% on the stock.


  • Achieve Market Mastery Through Fallibilism and Perspectivism

    Macro Ops is dedicated to one thing: mastering the markets.

    But the path towards mastery is not linear. It is a messy one that requires constant iteration, observation, backtracking and improvement. Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) has a good visual for it:


  • 2016 MaziValue Portfolio Performance and Brexit-Onomics

    The portfolio returned 3.34% and 24.76% in the fourth quarter and calendar year 2016 and underperformed the comparable indices. The screenshot below comes from Interactive Broker's portfolio analyst and represents the portfolio's performance since its inception on Dec. 10, 2015. Both the Russel and the Dow had tremendous runs in the fourth quarter following the election of President Donald Trump.


  • 7 Undervalued Stocks With Rising Prices

    According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair values are far above the current price. The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety and have a positive performance over the past 12 months.

    Flexible Solutions International Inc. (FSI) is trading around $1.52 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $3.57, so the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 67%. Twelve weeks ago, the stock started its positive upward trend and it now registers a positive performance of 9.3%.


  • 6 Low P/E Stocks Gurus Are Buying

    Here are six stocks gurus are buying that are trading with low price-earnings (P/E) ratios. Some of them are great investments; others need a double check, according to the DCF calculator.

    Toyota Motor Corp. ADR (NYSE:TM) with a market cap of $193.19 billion is trading with a P/E ratio of 9.99 and a price-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.73. According to the DCF calculator, the stock has a fair value of $124.7 while trading around $115.12. Its margin of safety is 8%. The price has risen 5% over the last 12 months and is now 6.54% below its 52-week high and 17.71% above its 52-week low.


  • China’s Mundell-Fleming Trilemma

    (The following is an excerpt from our weekly Market Brief. If you’re interested in learning more about Market Briefs and the Macro Ops Hub, click here.)

    You’re probably familiar with the story of how George Soros and Stanley Druckenmiller “broke the Bank of England” in '92.


  • The Misconception of Market Prediction

    Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead only try to realize the truth.


  • Abbott Launches Neuropathic Pain Treatment System

    Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) announced through PR Newswire Jan. 18 that it has put on the market its Proclaim DRG Neurostimulation System, which has been created to stimulate the spinal ganglion in patients chronically affected by neuropathic pain.

    The dorsal root ganglion is where the cell bodies of the first neuron of the sensory pathways are, from which a fiber originates. This fiber splits into two branches, one heading to the peripheral system and the other to the spinal cord. The ganglion is an important objective in neurostimulation.


  • Diversification: An Investor's Best Friend

    Per the SEC's beginners' guide to investing, diversification is defined as:


  • Why All the Macro Gurus Are Betting on Emerging Markets

    I frequently go over recent Guru trades to see what some of the savviest investors on the planet are buying. Usually, there is an idea or two I want to check out more carefully. Worst case scenario, there's a lot to learn from how these men and women think, best case scenario, you find an idea that fits very well with your style.

    This time I couldn't help but notice Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio), George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), Louis Moore Bacon, Stanley Druckenmiller, Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) and Ray Dalio (Trades, Portfolio) all are buying the iShares MSCI Emerging Index. Five out of six are the most prolific macro traders you can find, but Brandes, who's more of a traditional value guy, is somewhat of a surprise.


  • Philip Morris Downgraded by Bank of America Merrill Lynch

    On Jan. 4, Bank of America Merrill Lynch downgraded Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM) from Buy to Neutral, and the average target price set by analysts is now $100.69.


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