George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 09-27-2017

Number of Stocks: 186
Number of New Stocks: 82

Total Value: $4,499 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 15%

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

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George Soros Doubles Stake in Sigma Designs Soros became its biggest shareholder
Shares of Sigma Designs (NASDAQ:SIGM) leapt 7.14% by mid-afternoon Monday, the first trading day since billionaire investor George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) announced he more than doubled his stake in the company to almost 11%, making him its biggest shareholder. Read more...
The Intuition in Trading and Investing Should you trust your intuition? Or is it just another feeling the market will abuse?
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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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Monsanto Achieves Record Seed and Genomics Revenues in Fiscal 2017 Company reports strong earnings momentum for upcoming quarters Warren Buffett, George Soros - Monsanto Achieves Record Seed And Genomics Revenues In Fiscal 2017
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Andreas Halvorsen Scoops Up Abeona Therapeutics Guru invests in biopharmaceutical company Andreas Halvorsen,George Soros,Chuck Royce,Louis M - Andreas Halvorsen Scoops Up Abeona Therapeutics
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5 Tech Companies Gurus Are Buying These popular stocks have positions in several gurus' portfolios Joel Greenblatt, George Soros, Ken Fisher, David D - 5 Tech Companies Gurus Are Buying
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China Won’t Roll Over Until Liquidity Tightens Liquidity injection is the reason why China A shares have caught a nice rally over the last 3 months George Soros,Stanley Druckenmiller,Paul Tudor Jone - China Won’t Roll Over Until Liquidity Tightens
The Communist Party of China will kick off its 19th National Congress on Oct. 18 and set the leadership for the next five years. More...

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General Mills Slides on Disappointing Earnings Weak yogurt sales continue to weigh the company down Mairs and Power,George Soros,Ray Dalio - General Mills Slides On Disappointing Earnings
Cereal and yogurt manufacturer General Mills Inc. (NYSE:GIS) reported disappointing results for the first quarter of fiscal 2018 before the opening bell on Sept. 20. More...

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Archimedes' Dollar Smile If you can figure out the path of the dollar then you’re starting from an advantaged point in assessing where other major macro trades are headed George Soros - Archimedes' Dollar Smile
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George Soros Boosts Exa Corp 15% Guru keeps adding to technology positions George Soros - George Soros Boosts Exa Corp 15%
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Risk-Reward With Bed Bath & Beyond Based on its current price, shareholders could be in for a triple on their investment Jim Simons, George Soros, Joel Greenblatt, Ray Dal - Risk-Reward With Bed Bath & Beyond
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Long-Term Investing and the Benefits of Boredom Arbitrage Boredom arbitrage can help you outperform the market George Soros - Long-Term Investing And The Benefits Of Boredom Arbitrage
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VALUE, VALUE INVESTING, INVESTING


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Stocks George Soros and Warren Buffett Agreed On in 2nd Quarter The great minds do not think much alike but chose some of the same companies George Soros,Warren Buffett - Stocks George Soros And Warren Buffett Agreed On In 2nd Quarter
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Soros Buys Guidance Software Following Merger Agreement Soros may make slim profit if deal goes through George Soros - Soros Buys Guidance Software Following Merger Agreement
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Dollar Cost Average in Foot Locker Another good company's stock takes a big hit, but don't panic just yet George Soros,Joel Greenblatt,Jeremy Grantham,Paul  - Dollar Cost Average In Foot Locker
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7 Undervalued Stocks With Rising Earnings Stocks with wide margins of safety George Soros,Jim Simons,Julian Robertson,Chuck Roy - 7 Undervalued Stocks With Rising Earnings
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George Soros Keeps Buying Company That Wants to Put Your Home on the Internet Soros adds to stake in Sigma Designs George Soros - George Soros Keeps Buying Company That Wants To Put Your Home On The Internet
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NVIDIA’s Promising Future Growth Some reasons why fund managers are betting on the company George Soros,Paul Tudor Jones,Caxton Associates,Je - NVIDIA’s Promising Future Growth
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Foot Locker Is the Hidden Gem of Retail Company continues to drive revenue up while increasing gross margins George Soros,David Dreman,Leon Cooperman,Joel Gree - Foot Locker Is The Hidden Gem Of Retail
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Investors on Bubbles and How to Deal With Them Some tips on dealing with market bubbles Warren Buffett, George Soros, Jeremy Grantham - Investors On Bubbles And How To Deal With Them
The problem with market bubbles is they are hard to spot. Even for those investors who have experienced market booms and busts in the past, market bubbles can creep up on them as there is really no definitive way of predicting them. Ever since the end of the financial crisis, market commentators and Wall Street analysts have said on a regular basis we are in the midst of a market bubble and it is only a matter of time before the market collapses. So far, no crash has materialized, but one could always be just around the corner. More...

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George Soros Using Greece as a Trojan Horse Against Europe Guru pressed Greece to support Ukraine George Soros - George Soros Using Greece As A Trojan Horse Against Europe
George Soros (Trades, Portfolio)’ hardline stand against corruption, tax evasion, money laundering and other unethical business activities is well known. He is known for donating millions of dollars worldwide to NGOs (nongovernmental organizations) that dance to his tune such as the Open Society Foundation and Global Witness. Many know him as a strong crusader against corrupt dictators and oligarchs, but what few realize is that the billionaire is as guilty of scandalous financial dealings as those he perpetually accuses. More...

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