George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 09-21-2017

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 Watch

  • 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.

    It’s an extremely fragile time for incumbents. During this Congress a group of party representatives will review a report from President Xi Jinping on what has been achieved in the past five years as well as what he believes the party should work on going forward.


  • 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.

    The Minnesota-based company posted earnings per share of 71 cents, which narrowly missed expectations of 76 cents. Quarterly revenue of $3.77 billion was just shy of estimates of $3.79 billion and decreased 3.5% from the year-ago quarter.


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    Give me a place to stand,

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  • George Soros Boosts Exa Corp 15%

    Quantum Fund manager George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) increased his Exa Corp. (NASDAQ:EXA) position 15% on Sept. 11, according to GuruFocus real-time picks.



  • Risk-Reward With Bed Bath & Beyond

    Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY) has more than 1,500 stores across its retail lineup, which includes its flagship Bed Bath & Beyond stores, 276 Cost Plus World Market stores and 113 Buy Buy Baby stores. The stock has been cut in half since the end of 2015, but the underlying business is still producing cash as the company adjusts to new industry trends.

    The company generates over $12 billion a year in sales ($83 per share) and netted $637 million in the last 12 months. If you have been waiting for a bear market to start buying, just look at the retail sector where traders continue to push valuations lower. Sellers have built a pretty sizable position with 15.7 million shares (11%) of the stock sold short.


  • Long-Term Investing and the Benefits of Boredom Arbitrage

    “If investing is entertaining, if you’re having fun, you’re probably not making any money. Good investing is boring.” George Soros (Trades, Portfolio)


  • Stocks George Soros and Warren Buffett Agreed On in 2nd Quarter

    As noted in part one, legendary investors Warren Buffett (Trades, Portfolio) and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) have opposing views on how to approach investing. Buffett primarily takes big stakes in quality companies he expects to do well over at least five years’ time and holds them “forever.” Soros instead will speculate on companies based on short-term events and bet on trends.

    But sometimes the twain meet. In the first quarter, they held a number of stocks in common, like Goldman Sachs, IBM and MasterCard. In a second-quarter twist, Soros sold out of many of these stocks, keeping a like mind with Buffett on only eight.


  • Soros Buys Guidance Software Following Merger Agreement

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) has purchased shares of Guidance Software (NASDAQ:GUID), a forensic security company set to be acquired by enterprise information management company OpenText (NASDAQ:OTEX).

    Soros made the deal on Aug. 7, buying 1.78 million shares, which increased his holding by 620.93%. Previously, he bought 286,666 in the second quarter.  

  • Dollar Cost Average in Foot Locker

    Foot Locker (NYSE:FL) stock was down 27% Friday on reports that, while total store count rose to 3,359, comparable-store sales fell 6% in the second quarter, sales decreased 4.3% for the quarter, gross margins fell 340 basis points to 29.6%, and SG&A expenses increased to 19.9%.

    Top money managers George Soros, Joel Greenblatt, Jeremy Grantham, Paul Tudor Jones and Ray Dalio have tiptoed into the stock, but will any of them see this move down as a big buying opportunity? If you bought in at $48 and still believe in the long-term growth and value the company brings to the table, then buying at a 26% discount should be an easy decision.


  • 7 Undervalued Stocks With Rising Earnings

    Companies with growing earnings per share (EPS) are often good investments as they can return a solid profit to investors. According to the discount cash flow (DCF) calculator, the following are undervalued companies that have grown EPS over a five-year period.

    The EPS of Telecom Argentina SA ADR (NYSE:TEO) has grown 10% over the last five years.


  • How George Soros Finds His Trades

    (The following is straight from Operator Kean, a member of the Macro Ops Collective. To contact Kean, visit his website here.)

    One of the traits that makes George Soros (TradesPortfolio) a market legend is his uncanny ability to identify lucrative trading opportunities.


  • George Soros Keeps Buying Company That Wants to Put Your Home on the Internet

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), a currency and macro investor who wrote a book called “The Alchemy of Finance,” has dialed up his investment in Sigma Designs Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM), a smart home company, throughout the month of June and July, most recently adding to the stake on July 11.

    Sigma Designs engages in a range of businesses that enable a so-called smart home. Its chips and technologies allow the internet to flow through normal power outlets and phone lines and for remote control of operation of a growing list of products from PC or smartphones, known as the Internet of Things.


  • NVIDIA’s Promising Future Growth

    The semiconductor industry is characterized by its technological advancements. More than 5,000 companies operate in it with approximately $150 billion in annual revenue.

    The major players are Intel (NASDAQ:INTC), Texas Instruments (NASDAQ:TXN), Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM), MicronTechnology (NASDAQ:MU) and Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD). Let´s take a look at NVIDIA Corp. (NASDAQ:NVDA), which operates as a visual computing company worldwide. It operates in two segments, GPU and Tegra Processor. The company is well-known in computer graphics chips.


  • Foot Locker Is the Hidden Gem of Retail

    While the retail industry as a whole is going through major adjustments, one bright spot is Foot Locker (NYSE:FL).

    The company’s price doesn’t reflect the great job it has done navigating the market conditions for its segment. For one, Foot Locker has always had small very focused stores. People go in and know what they are buying very little window shopping. Second, the shoe business has continued to garner higher price points thanks to consumers wanting to wear the sneakers professional athletes do. Foot Locker is the Luxottica (LUX) of shoes in the mall.


  • 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.

    This collection of quotes from some of history’s greatest investors, policymakers and economists discusses market bubbles and how to prepare for them.


  • What Traders Can Learn From Professional Horse Betting, a horse racing blog, discusses the “seven deadly sins” losing horse bettors commit. Repeat these sins in your trading, and you’ll suffer the same fate as the losers at the track.

    Here are the four most important sins to avoid:


  • 9 Stocks Joel Greenblatt Continues to Buy

    Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) is founder and managing partner of Gotham Asset Management LLC . In both first-quarter 2017 and fourth-quarter 2016 the guru bought shares in the following stocks:

    Quantum Corp. (QTM)


  • 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.

    With the help of an army of activists and NGOs that he funds, Soros has built the image of a financial seer but on closer inspection, his predictions are often wrong and sometimes financially rewarding. For instance, Soros earned $1 billion in 1992 by betting against the British pound and continuously predicting doom for the British economy. Well, the sky didn’t fall, and Soros made money.


  • Exploit Errors to Find Your Edge

    Market speculation is a zero-sum game. In order for someone to win, someone else needs to lose.

    You can think of the market as a collection of players  some weak, some average and some strong. Your goal is to take action against the weak players and relentlessly separate them from their money.


  • 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)


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