George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 05-15-2017

Number of Stocks: 242
Number of New Stocks: 151

Total Value: $3,567 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 23%

Countries: USA
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George Soros Watch

  • 8 Stocks George Soros Continues to Buy

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is known for the unmatched success of his Quantum Fund. As 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. In both fourth-quarter 2016 and first-quarter 2017 the guru bought shares in the following stocks:

    Bazaarvoice Inc. (BV)


  • The Man Behind Quantum

    (The following is from Operator Kean, a member of the Macro Ops Hub. To contact Kean, visit his Web site here.)

    The Quantum Group of Funds is one of the most successful hedge funds in history. Built by uber-investor George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), it was only recently overtaken by Bridgewater to become No. 2 on the list of the most profitable hedge funds of all time. Given Quantum’s success, there’s much we can learn studying the investment philosophy and mindset of the man who ran it.


  • George Soros Divests Amazon, Gets on Snap in 1st Quarter

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), known for the unmatched success of his Quantum Fund, focuses on the theory of “reflexivity,” which is based on the premise that individual investor biases affect market transactions and the economy. The Hungarian hedge-fund investor added two technology positions during the first quarter: Lam Research Corp. (NASDAQ:LRCX) and Snap Inc. (NYSE:SNAP). Soros also eliminated his stakes in Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS).

    Lam Research


  • Gundlach Trading Emerging Market

    The Ira Sohn conference passed and high profile gurus presented their ideas. One that really stood out to me was bond-fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach's trade of short S&P 500 (SPY) and long Emerging Markets ETF (EEM), a variant of a trade I noticed gurus putting on in volume back in January:


  • Director Invests in RLI Corp

    Director Robert Restrepo purchased 2,325 shares of RLI Corp. (NYSE:RLI) in five transactions on April 24. The shares were purchased for an average price of $56.02 per share.

    He now owns 4,125 total shares of the company.


  • George Soros Doubles Stake in Sigma Designs

    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.

    Sigma Designs is a semiconductor company with a $226.9 million market capitalization. Its media platforms power smart TVs and Internet-connected home devices like lighting and security systems. Soros’ New York-based Soros Fund Management, which manages around $30 billion for his family, bought 2.06 million shares of the company on April 12, increasing his position by 102.8%. According to the portfolio history, the fund has been growing its position in Sigma Designs in each quarter since the second of 2016 and last bought shares on Jan. 12.


  • Markets as a Range of Reasonable Opinions

    The following is from Steven Drobny’s classic, "The Invisible Hands" (emphasis mine):


  • 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%.


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