George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 11-14-2016

Number of Stocks: 207
Number of New Stocks: 116

Total Value: $2,743 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 30%

Countries: USA
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George Soros' s Profile & Performance

Profile

George Soros is known for the unmatched success of his Quantum Fund. A hedge fund guru, he is recognized for having the best performance record of any investment fund in the world over its 26-year history. A mere $1000 invested in 1969 when Soros established the Quantum Fund would have been worth $4 million by the year 2000. During that time he achieved a cumulative 32% annual return.

Web Page:http://georgesoros.com/

Investing Philosophy

His basic theory of investing is that financial markets are chaotic. The prices of stocks, bonds and currencies depend on the human beings who buy and sell them, and those traders often act out of highly emotional reactions rather than coolly logical calculations. Opportunities can be found by carefully studying the value and the market prices of assets. He focuses on a theory of "reflexivity," which is based on the premise that individual investor biases affect market transactions and the economy.

Total Holding History

Top Ranked Articles

George Soros Makes Giant Bet on Barrick Gold Corp Soros makes world's largest gold miner his second largest position
In a “golden” quarter for gold miners, George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) put his money on Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX). Read more...
Soros: China Will Be Root Cause of Another 2008 China's economic woes could lead to financial crisis
Investors’ concerns over the economic situation in China may not be overblown, as the country is now the root cause that will lead to another 2008, George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) said while speaking with Bloomberg on Jan. 21 from Davos, where he was attending the World Economic Forum. Read more...
George Soros’ Theory of Reflexivity The theory of reflexivity is very useful in any investing process
The Intuition in Trading and Investing Should you trust your intuition? Or is it just another feeling the market will abuse?
Do you ever get that feeling that a certain trade will be huge? That you should size up on it and go for the jugular? You can’t exactly describe why this trade is the one, but you can definitely feel it. Read more...
Jim Rogers Is 1 of the World's Best Investors His fund made 4,200% while the S&P 500 returned 47%
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George Soros is a Hungarian-American financier, businessman, and notable philanthropist who have contributed $7 billion to various causes since 1979. He became known as "the Man Who Broke the Bank of England" after he made a reported $1 billion during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crises. Soros returned an average of 30.5% per year between 1969 and 2000. Now, he is very active in supporting various political causes through organizations, the press, and supporting politicians. Currently Soros Fund Management has 727 stocks worth $6.42 billion as of 5/20 2011. In 2010, Forbes lists Soros as the Forbes list of billionaires 35th richest person in the world, and the 14th richest person in America, with a net worth estimated at US$14.2 billion.

Soros focuses on supporting liberal ideals and causes and developed a philosophy of reflexivity based on the ideas of Karl Popper. Reflexivity, as used by Soros, is the belief that the action of beholding the valuation of any market, by its participants, affects said valuation of the market in a "virtuous or vicious" circle. Soros began to apply his ideas on reflexivity to investing, using it to predict, among other things, the emergence of financial bubbles. His philosophies as he put them in his books have included, "My approach works not by making valid predictions but by allowing me to correct false ones… The secret to my success is that I know that I will be wrong. I consider it a strength to admit my mistakes. That allows me to stay in the game and fight another day."

In 1967, Soros helped establish an offshore investment fund. In 1973, he set up a private investment firm that eventually evolved into the Quantum Fund, one of the first hedge funds. He is a strong supporter of the Democratic Party and has funded many politicians including Barack Obama and John Kerry and media outlets over the years.

One of Soros’ long-time goals has been to subvert the national anti-drug policy of the U.S. Government, to move away from the use of national and global law enforcement resources against the drug trade, he calls this “harm reduction.” In 2010, he donated $1 million in support of Proposition 19, which would have legalized marijuana in the state of California. Soros has also been reportedly purchased a major stake in one of Colombia’s biggest banks, at a time when the Drug Enforcement Administration, in its study, “Colombian Economic Reform: The Impact on Drug Money Laundering within the Colombian Economy,” was documenting how major drug kingpins were taking advantage of the liberalization of the economy to put illicit drug revenue into legitimate businesses. The report stated: “U.S. and Colombian Government authorities have evidence of drug proceeds being deposited in every major bank in Colombia… A Colombian source indicated that many banks and businesses are owned covertly by principal members of the Cali cartel.”

In late 2009, Soros assembled 25 economists, financiers, and journalists in Bedford, New York to brainstorm the idea. This Summit resulted in a “unanimous agreement that our economic paradigm must change,” and a “recognition of the importance of empowering the young generation of economists to rethink” the field of economics. In the end, the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET) was created as a nonprofit foundation in October 2009; its initial funding came from a $50 million pledge by Soros's Open Society Institute.

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The Misconception of Market Prediction Since you can never know how large the deficit is, prediction is impossible and assigning probabilities is useless George Soros, Jim Simons - The Misconception Of Market Prediction
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Abbott Launches Neuropathic Pain Treatment System Company says system is superior to spinal cord stimulation First Eagle Investment,George Soros,Richard Pzena, - 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. More...

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Diversification: An Investor's Best Friend Most guru investors hate diversification and prefer to run concentrated portfolios. But without it, you are likely to lose everything George Soros,Charlie Munger - Diversification: An Investor's Best Friend
Per the SEC's beginners' guide to investing, diversification is defined as: More...

GURUS, INVESTING, VALUE INVESTING, DIVERSIFICATION


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Why All the Macro Gurus Are Betting on Emerging Markets Gurus are investing in iShares MSCI Emerging Index Paul Tudor Jones, George Soros, Louis Moore Bacon, - 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. More...

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Smart Money Acquires 30% of Key Energy Services Here is who is buying Key Energy, and why this is important against a backdrop of the company's last few months George Soros - Smart Money Acquires 30% Of Key Energy Services
There is nothing quite like a flurry of smart money and guru entries into a company to catch market interest, and if there is one company that is capturing attention right now for that reason, it is Key Energy Services Inc. (NYSE:KEG). More...

KEY ENERGY, GURUS, LONG


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Abbott Closes St. Jude Medical Deal Wednesday The purchase will add to company's EPS in 2017 First Eagle Investment,George Soros,Richard Pzena, - Abbott Closes St. Jude Medical Deal Wednesday
Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) communicated through the PRNewswire on Dec. 30 that the closure of the purchase of St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) for $25 billion is expected on Wednesday. More...

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Abbott Labs to Buy St. Jude Medical for $25 Billion Company agreed on US FTC conditions for the closing of the deal First Eagle Investment,George Soros,Richard Pzena, - Abbott Labs To Buy St. Jude Medical For $25 Billion
Abbott Labs (NYSE:ABT) agreed Dec. 27 to the conditions imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for the closing of the deal that will see Abbott purchase St. Jude Medical (NYSE:STJ) for a total consideration of $25 billion. More...

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How to Invest in Gold in 2017 Examining how gold stocks performed in the past year George Soros,Joel Greenblatt - How To Invest In Gold In 2017
With gold trending down, many investors interested in the industry are wondering which step to take. When the time comes, one of the ways to decide which gold mining stocks to invest in is analysing the characteristics of the gold industry and learning from the gurus’ moves. More...

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The Intuition in Trading and Investing Should you trust your intuition? Or is it just another feeling the market will abuse? George Soros - The Intuition In Trading And Investing
Do you ever get that feeling that a certain trade will be huge? That you should size up on it and go for the jugular? You can’t exactly describe why this trade is the one, but you can definitely feel it. More...

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Gurus Shop in Robust Consumer Cyclical and Technology Sectors Part 1: A deeper analysis of the Aggregated Portfolio Carl Icahn,George Soros - Gurus Shop In Robust Consumer Cyclical And Technology Sectors
During the third quarter, gurus invested primarily in consumer cyclical and technology companies. Such companies have strong financial strength and high profitability. Several of these companies, including Alphabet Inc. (GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA), The Priceline Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PCLN), Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and The Walt Disney Co. (NYSE:DIS), have a predictability rank of at least three stars. High guru ownership and number of guru buys suggest good value potential in the consumer cyclical and technology sectors. More...

WARREN BUFFETT, SARAH KETTERER, STANLEY DRUCKENMILLER, CARL ICAHN, DAVID TEPPER, GEORGE SOROS, LOUIS MOORE BACON


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Abbott Laboratories Announces Quarterly Dividend Health care company increased dividend by 1.9% First Eagle Investment,George Soros,Richard Pzena, - Abbott Laboratories Announces Quarterly Dividend
The board of Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) declared through PR Newswire Friday a dividend increase for the last quarter of the year. More...

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Interim CEO Invests in IT Company Insider purchases 5,850 shares Paul Tudor Jones,George Soros - Interim CEO Invests In IT Company
Syntel Inc. (SYNT) interim CEO and President Rakesh Khanna (Insider Trades) acquired 5,850 shares of the company in two transactions on Dec. 5. The price per share was $20 for a total transaction of $117,000. More...

RAKESH KHANNA, SYNTEL INC, INSIDER TRADES


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23 Questions With Brazilian Value Investor Gustavo Saiani 'Most important is management integrity and ability. Those traits can sometimes be verified in many different ways, the most obvious of which seems to be their reluctance to take on debt' Warren Buffett,George Soros - 23 Questions With Brazilian Value Investor Gustavo Saiani
1. How and why did you get started investing? What is your background? More...

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George Soros Adds to Barrick Gold Miner reported multiple positive figures in the 3rd quarter and is trading well below its intrinsic value George Soros - George Soros Adds To Barrick Gold
During the third quarter, guru George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) added 1,781,226 shares of Barrick Gold to his portfolio at an average price of $19.94 per share. Since the trade, Barrick Gold's market price has declined by an estimated 23%. More...

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Stan Druckenmiller Axes Halliburton, Gains 5 New Positions Billionaire investor reports 3rd-quarter portfolio Stanley Druckenmiller,George Soros,Glenn Greenberg - Stan Druckenmiller Axes Halliburton, Gains 5 New Positions
Stanley Druckenmiller (Trades, Portfolio), manager of Duquesne Capital Management LLC, managed George Soros (Trades, Portfolio)’s Quantum Fund in the late 1980s. In 1981, Druckenmiller founded Duquesne Capital, which has over $10 billion in assets according to reports. More...

STANLEY DRUCKENMILLER, GEORGE SOROS, DAVID TEPPER, GLENN GREENBURG, CHASE COLEMAN, STEVEN MANDEL, DANIEL LOEB, HOWARD MARKS,


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George Soros Buys Oil, Emerging Markets and ‘Old Tech’ in 3rd Quarter Macro investor reverses holding of gold George Soros - George Soros Buys Oil, Emerging Markets And ‘Old Tech’ In 3rd Quarter
Global macro investor George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) turned over a third of his portfolio in the September quarter as he dissolved some previous investments and went in new directions. More...

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Trading Lessons From George Soros At the height of his game Soros was so in tune with markets he seemed to effortlessly pull out profits George Soros,Stanley Druckenmiller - Trading Lessons From George Soros
Remember the scene from the '90s classic, "The Sandlot," where Smalls loses his father’s Babe Ruth-autographed baseball to “The Beast” and the other kids question him in disbelief, saying: More...

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George Soros on How Markets Really Work Guru made insightful remarks to Committee for Monetary Research and Education in the early '90s George Soros - George Soros On How Markets Really Work
George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) was quoted in a speech he gave to the Committee for Monetary Research and Education back in the early '90s as follows: More...

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Semiconductor Industry Showing High Growth Potential Strong current and Sloan ratios increase opportunities for growth investments Caxton Associates,George Soros - Semiconductor Industry Showing High Growth Potential
Among companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq, information technology companies offer high growth potential. Two technology companies, NXP Semiconductors NV (NASDAQ:NXPI) and NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA), have strong current and Sloan ratios. As these companies have high profitability, several gurus poured capital into tech companies during the past quarter. More...

SPIROS SEGALAS, STANLEY DRUCKENMILLER, GEORGE SOROS, KEN FISHER


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Gurus Trim Positions in Alcoa and Netflix High debt burden decreases growth potential Chase Coleman,George Soros - Gurus Trim Positions In Alcoa And Netflix
On the sell side, gurus reduced positions in Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) and Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), two companies that have high debt burden. As these companies have declining financial strength, these companies have downside potential and possible bankruptcy risk. More...

RICHARD SNOW, MANNING & NAPIER ADVISORS, INC., CHASE COLEMAN, JULIAN ROBERTSON, GEORGE SOROS


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