George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 04-04-2018

Number of Stocks: 183
Number of New Stocks: 89

Total Value: $3,606 Mil
Q/Q Turnover: 46%

Countries: USA
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  • Facebook's News Feed Change Spooks Digital World

    After decades in advertising, Ryan Goff has seen a lot.

    Goff, chief marketing officer at a leading Baltimore agency, saw Craigslist scoop up millions of dollars in classified ads that once appeared in U.S. newspapers. Then he saw Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) lure advertisers in record numbers.


  • George Soros Bets Big on Caesars in 4th Quarter

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), manager of Soros Fund Management, disclosed Feb. 14 that he nearly went all-in on Caesars Entertainment Corp. (NASDAQ:CZR) during fourth-quarter 2017. The hedge fund guru also started 89 new positions: The top three buys based on portfolio impact are Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK), Kennedy-Wilson Holdings Inc. (NYSE:KW) and Alerian MLP (AMLP).



  • The Confounding US Dollar


    Markets work to surprise the majority of people, the majority of the time. This is because the average of everybody’s expectations is already embedded in price.


  • George Soros From Davos: Bitcoin Is a 'Typical Bubble'

    Legendary investor George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) joined a chorus of well-known investors calling bitcoin a bubble this week, making his remarks in a speech at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland Thursday.

    “Cryptocurrency is a misnomer and is a typical bubble, which is always based on some kind of misunderstanding,” the financier and founder of the $26 billion Soros Fund Management said.


  • George Soros Raises Bet on ServiceSource Near All-Time Low Price

    Influential financier George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) increased his holding of ServiceSource International Inc. (NASDAQ:SREV) by 654.3% on Dec. 3, as the price hovered near its lowest price since its 2011 initial public offering, according to GuruFocus data.

    Soros’ buy boosts his stake to 7,593,209 shares, from his previous position of 1,006,666 shares. His average purchase price was $2.87 per share. The stock price of ServiceSource dived 41% over the past year on lower sales at the company and traded Thursday around $3.33 per share.


  • George Soros: Betting Big on Human Behavior

    “Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistakes.” --George Soros


  • 9 Positions George Soros Increased in the Past 2 Quarters

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is the chairman of Soros Fund Management LLC. In both the second and third quarters, the firm invested in the following stocks:

    Nordstrom Inc. (JWN)


  • George Soros' Top 5 Buys of 3rd Quarter

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), one of the world’s foremost investors, ceased managing investment funds in 2011 after earning about 20% average annual returns since founding Soros Fund Management in 1969. As the chairman of the firm’s second iteration managing family and foundation money, Soros and managers purchased 105 stocks in the third quarter and sold out of 70.

    Soros’ long portfolio contains 219 common stock positions valued around $3.34 billion of the firm’s total $26 billion asset under management. The portfolio’s top sector weighting is in communications services, at 27.2% of the portfolio positions. Technology follows as the second biggest, composing 19.1%.


  • George Soros Plunges Into

    Soros Fund manager George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) made a big bet on Inc. (NASDAQ:OSTK) on Nov. 8, according to GuruFocus real-time picks.’s share price climbed approximately $10 per share Nov. 9, the first trading day after Soros invested in 2,472,188 shares for $40.10 per share.


  • The Distribution of Returns and the Randomness Embedded in Them

    As traders, one of the most important traits we can adopt is humility. We have to embrace our fallibility.

    Markets are complex systems. We cannot know all the relevant variables and causal relationships. Therefore, when we make a market prediction or place a trade, we cannot truly know if the subsequent outcome occurred for the reasons we believed, for reasons we are unaware of or if it was all just random noise.


  • Archimedes' Dollar Smile

    Give me a place to stand,

    and a dollar that’s trending,

  • 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.



  • 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)


  • 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.  

  • 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.


  • 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:


  • 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.


  • 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


  • 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):


  • 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. 


  • 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)


  • 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.


  • 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).

    Over the last week, the company has announced three major institutional positions, each of which should be enough as a single holding to inject some positive sentiment. Here is who is buying shares and why we think they are picking up exposure.


  • 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.

    This feeling is what we call intuition.


  • 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%.

    Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX) is a Canadian mining company that was founded in 1983 by entrepreneur and philanthropist Peter Munk. Barrick Gold has the industry’s largest gold reserves and resources as well as a high-quality project pipeline.


  • 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.

    Soros returned to investing at his family firm, $30 billion Soros Fund Management, in the second quarter to make a series of bold and bearish moves, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. Following his pattern of betting on directions of markets, Soros’ activity included buying large sums of gold in anticipation of market tremors. But in the third quarter, he exited his position in the SPDR Gold Trust (GLD), which has declined less than a percent since the end of the second quarter.  

  • 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:


  • George Soros Buys Rovi Corp

    During the second quarter, George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) purchased a 4,066,666 stake in Rovi Corp. (NASDAQ:ROVI) at an average price of $16.86. The trade has a 1.97% impact on Soros's portfolio. Since the trade, Rovi Corp.’s stock price has gained an estimated 33% in market value.

    Rovi Corp. has a market cap of $1.87 billion, an enterprise value of $2.48 billion, a P/B ratio of 1.83 and a P/S ratio of 1.83.


  • George Soros More Than Triples GigPeak Stake

    During the second quarter guru George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) more than tripled his stake in GigPeak (NYSE:GIG) at an average price of $2.49 per share. The trade had a 0.09% impact on Soros' portfolio.

    Soros now owns 1,923,366 shares of the company. Since the addition GigPeak’s market price has tumbled by an estimated -21%.


  • How the Market Is Always Wrong

    “The generally accepted view is that markets are always right — that is, market prices tend to discount future developments accurately even when it is unclear what those developments are. I start with the opposite view. I believe the market prices are always wrong in the sense that they present a biased view of the future.” George Soros (Trades, Portfolio)


  • Soros Is Bearish on the S&P 500

    On Aug. 15, regulatory filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission showed that during the second quarter of 2016, the Soros Fund Management LLC sharply cut its shares in gold, when the price of gold rose by almost 7% in the London Bullion market.

    Soros’s fund slashed its stake in SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (ARCA:GLD) by 25%, to 240,000 shares worth $30.4 million, from 1.05 million shares worth $123.5 million in the first quarter of 2016 and almost liquidating his position in Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX) to 1.07 million shares worth $22.9 million, from 19.4 million shares in the first quarter of 2016.


  • Roger Penske Buys Penske Automotive

    Roger Penske (Insider Trades), CEO, Chairman and 10% Owner of Penske Automotive Group Inc. (PAG), acquired 710,121 shares of the company on August 2. The average price per share was $39.10, for a total transaction of $27,765,730. Penske is an international transportation services company with a market cap of $3.3 billion.

    Penske and Penske Corp. conducted the two insider buys to date. Both buys were of 710,121 shares at an average per share price of $39.10. Two months prior to Penske’s insider buy, Penske sold 71,874 shares at an average per share price of $50.19. Penske sold 501,326 shares in three transactions from 2010 to date. From 2013 to 2015, the number of PAG insider sells remained the same each year, however, the volume decreased each year starting from 244,861 shares in 2013 to 97,362 shares in 2015. The number and volume of PAG insider buys is indirectly related to month end price. 1470243178354.png 1470243186460.png For more information about insider trades with PAG, click here.


  • Paul Jacobson Buys Delta

    Paul Jacobson (Insider Trades), Executive Vice President and CFO of Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL), bought 25,000 shares of the company on July 25. The average price per share was $38.91, for a total transaction amount of $972,750. Delta Air Lines is a global airline company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. The company has a market cap of $28.87 billion.

    The number and volume of insider buys decreased from five transactions of 29,000 shares in 2013, to three transactions totaling 5,000 shares in 2014. There were four insider buys totaling 18,415 shares in the following year. Jacobson’s aforementioned transaction is his sole insider buy with DAL since 2013 to date. Jacobson sold 107,000 shares of the company in 13 transactions during the same time frame. His earliest insider sell in November 2013 increased in value by about 40% since then. Another DAL insider, Executive Chairman of the Board, Richard Anderson (Insider Trades), sold 758,000 shares of the company on July 15. The average price per share price was $40.07. Month end price and the number of insider sells were directly related from 2013 to 2015. 1469642537828.png 1469642545417.png For more information about insider trades with DAL, click here.


  • George Soros: The Promise of Regrexit

    LONDON – Until the people of the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the refugee crisis was the greatest problem Europe faced. Indeed, that crisis played a critical role in bringing about the greater calamity of Brexit.

    The vote for Brexit was a great shock; the morning after the vote, the disintegration of the European Union seemed practically inevitable. Brewing crises in other EU countries, especially Italy, deepened the dark forecast for the EU’s survival.


  • George Soros on Brexit

    The average investor may not understand why markets are reacting so unfavorably to Brexit.

    For those readers unfamiliar with the background of the European Union (EU), I’m posting a video below. The video doesn’t discuss Brexit, but it’s probably the best use of 12 minutes for someone trying to get up to speed on why the EU exists. It does an especially good job of explaining monetary, fiscal policy, and the friction between creditor and debtor countries.


  • George Soros Doubles Down on Equinix

    During the first quarter George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) doubled his stake in Equinix (NASDAQ:EQIX).

    Equinix offers its services to enterprises, financial services companies and content and network service providers. It connects companies directly to customers and partners inside the world's networked data centers. The company's network and cloud-neutral business model also contributes to its success in the market. It offers customers direct interconnection to an aggregation of bandwidth providers rather than focusing on selling a particular network. The providers in the company's sites include the Internet service providers (ISPs), broadband access networks (DSL/cable) and international carriers. Its customers include carriers, mobile and other bandwidth providers, cloud and IT services providers, content providers, financial companies and global enterprises.


  • George Soros’ Theory of Reflexivity

    "My conceptual framework enabled me both to anticipate the crisis and to deal with it when it finally struck. It has also enabled me to explain and predict events better than most others. This has changed my own evaluation and that of many others. My philosophy is no longer a personal matter; it deserves to be taken seriously as a possible contribution to our understanding of reality." ~ George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) (via FT)


  • Bullish Trend to Sustain for Barrick Gold

    With gold trending higher year to date, gold mining stocks have surged and Barrick Gold (NYSE:ABX) has provided stellar returns of 156%. Even after the big rally from depressed levels, Barrick Gold has more upside in the coming months.

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) bought 19,419,309 shares of Barrick Gold, according to the latest filings, and this is an indication of hedge fund managers' bullish view on gold.


  • George Soros Makes Giant Bet on Barrick Gold Corp

    In a “golden” quarter for gold miners, George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) put his money on Barrick Gold Corp. (NYSE:ABX).

    Soros bought 19,419,309 shares of Barrick at a cost around $263.7 million as of the end of March, enough to make it 7.4% of his portfolio and his second top position.


  • George Soros Sells Allergan, Facebook, eBay

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) 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.

    The following are its largest sales during the fourth quarter 2015.


  • Many of George Soros' Largest 4th-Quarter Transactions Involve Energy Stocks

    In investing circles these days, there is a noticeable difference of opinion concerning if and when oil and gas will rebound from their depressed prices and, if so, how great the recovery will be.

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), the world’s 24th-wealthiest person, according to Bloomberg, has not been immune to conflicting impulses about energy holdings. Last year he made headlines with his investments in coal companies; in the fourth quarter, he bought more than 3.7 million shares in a natural gas pipeline group, but he also sold all or part of several stakes in energy companies.


  • An Interview With an Icon: Soros Believes EU on Verge of Collapse

    Gregor Peter Schmitz: When Time put German Chancellor Angela Merkel on its cover, it called her the “Chancellor of the Free World.” Do you think that is justified?

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio): Yes. As you know, I have been critical of the chancellor in the past and I remain very critical of her austerity policy. But after Russian President Vladimir Putin attacked Ukraine, she became the leader of the European Union and therefore, indirectly, of the Free World. Until then, she was a gifted politician who could read the mood of the public and cater to it. But in resisting Russian aggression, she became a leader who stuck her neck out in opposition to prevailing opinion.


  • Soros: China Will Be Root Cause of Another 2008

    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.

    In fact, Soros said, the market is already headed toward repeating 2008. The main problem is deflation and over indebtness of the Chinese economy, coupled with the fact that China’s problems have a tendency to affect other parts of the world. In addition, China has long ignored the problem, making “a hard landing practically unavoidable,” Soros said.  

  • George Soros' Interview With Bloomberg

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) discussed the global economy and his view that Europe is about to collapse in an interview with Bloomberg live from Davos, Switzerland, Thursday.

    Soros spoke about what is happening in China and how a hard landing there is unavoidable. He also explained that he is shorting the Standard & Poor's 500 index and said the Fed should cut rates.


  • Soros Reaps Returns From Herbalife, Pioneer Natural Resources

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is known for the unmatched success of his Quantum Fund. During the third quarter, he closed his positions in many stocks, and some brought him gains. His largest gains were from NICE-Systems Ltd. (NICE), ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. (CKSW) and Pioneer Natural Resources Co. (PXD).

    Soros is also the founder and chair of Soros Fund Management and the Open Society Foundations.


  • Adecoagro Has More Upside

    Adecoagro (NYSE:AGRO), which has surged by 36% in YTD15, is one of the top stock picks for George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) with the legendary investor holding 25.92 million share of the agricultural company. There are strong reasons to be bullish on Adecoagro for the long term.

    Adecoagro is in the business of farming with 122,000 hectares of owned land and a diversified farming business (corn, soy, wheat, sunflower and cotton). Adecoagro also has 10.2 million tons of sugarcane-crushing capacity and is a fully integrated producer of sugar, ethanol and energy.


  • George Soros' 5 Largest Positions Started During Quarter

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) released his updated portfolio Monday, reflecting his latest trades for the third quarter. The widely followed guru investor chairs Soros Fund Management, a former hedge fund where he primarily invests family assets.

    Soros initiated 75 positions during the quarter, bringing his total number held to 222, with 24% quarter-over-quarter turnover. One of his most notable portfolio moves was to boost Allergan PLC (NYSE:AGN) by 386% to make it his top position, as he cut his positions in calls and puts on the S&P 500 (SPY), which were more than a quarter of his entire portfolio last quarter.


  • George Soros Reduces Position in Quantum Corporation

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is the world’s 24th-richest man, according to Bloomberg’s most recent rankings, with a net worth of $27.8 billion.

    In 1970, after working as a traveling salesman and a clerk early in his career – what Soros has called "the low point of my life" – before moving on to more substantial financial work, he founded New York-based Soros Fund Management and became its chairman.


  • George Soros Ups Stake in PMC-Sierra by 76%

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) increased his stake in PMC-Sierra Inc. (NASDAQ:PMCS) on Aug. 26 by 76%, according to data reported by GuruFocus Real Time Picks.

    Soros purchased 4,625,000 shares for $6.05 per share, increasing his holding to a total of 10,691,666 shares. He now holds a 5.53% stake in the company.  

  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: CC, OPK, PX, PSG, JOY

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEO buys is illustrated in the chart below:

    The Chemours Co. (NYSE:CC): President and CEO Mark P Vergnano Bought 72,600 Shares


  • George Soros Likes This Website Builder: Should You Buy?

    The Internet has greatly changed the way we do business, which has prompted several companies to add online platforms to their operations. However, the biggest change brought by the Internet may yet be the ability to start a business, which as of now is far easier than it was a couple of decades ago. (NASDAQ:WIX) is an Internet-based company that develops and markets Internet services, which allows users to create web content. It offers web development, design and management solutions and apps through an online platform that enables its user base of businesses, organizations, professionals and individuals to create digital presence.


  • George Soros Reverses Bets on Alibaba and Facebook, Both Expensive Stocks

    The surprise of George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) buying coal stocks in the second quarter has largely overshadowed another significant development for the investor – the purchase of his largest Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) stake to date and the sale of Alibaba (NYSE:BABA), a relatively quick change from when he did almost the opposite with the companies just a few quarters ago. Though Soros has vacillated on the two online giants, both appear overvalued.

    Facebook and Alibaba


  • Tocqueville Asset Management: Three Steps to "Good Enough", in Praise of Simplicity, Common Sense and Stubbornness

    When we discuss stock investments, we usually talk about companies’ sales, earnings, and growth trends. Yet perhaps the main factor moving stock prices in bull and bear markets is not the fluctuation of earnings per se, but the rise or decline in price/earnings (P/E) ratios.

    P/E ratios are not an impartial measure of value; they really reflect the investing crowd’s opinion of a price worth paying for current and future earnings. The influence of P/E ratios on stock prices is clearly illustrated by the following chart from Crestmont Research, which uses a 10-year smoothed P/E ratio to reduce the impact of earnings cycles. As can be seen in the lower part of the chart, bull and bear markets (as defined by Crestmont) correspond to periods of expansion or contraction of the S&P 500 index’s P/E ratio.


  • George Soros Increases His Stake in Cypress Semiconductor Corp.

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) recently increased his position in Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (NASDAQ:CY). Soros is the chairman and lead investment manager of Soros Fund Management, currently structured as a family office with approximately $9.0 billion in equity assets under management. The firm is primarily responsible for managing the wealth of the Soros family.

    In the first quarter of 2014, Soros rebought shares of Cypress after selling out in the second quarter of 2011. Since the first quarter of 2014 Soros has upped his stake in Cypress to a total of 17,666,666 shares. In his most recent purchase on June 29, he added 4,450,000 shares to bring the total share of Cypress in his portfolio to 2.26%. Following the buy, his position in technology increased to 12.04% in the sector overall.


  • Axalta Coating Systems Insider Sells Shares

    Charles Shaver (Insider Trades), CEO of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (AXTA), sold 250,000 shares of the company on July 2. The average price per share was $32.78, for a total transaction cost of $8,195,000. Axalta is a global manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of coating systems mainly for auto body repairs. This company has a market cap of $7.53 billion and P/S ratio of 1.74.

    Shaver sold 350,000 shares total in three transactions since May 11. Axalta Senior Vice President, Michael Finn (Insider Trades), sold 48,678 shares of the company at an average price of $32.81 per share on July 2. On the same day, Axalta Director, Orlando Bustos (Insider Trades), sold 40,000 shares of the company at an average price of $32.69 per share. There have not been any insider buys for this company. There were no insider sells during the months of December 2014 to March 2015 while the per share price increased. Insider sells resumed after this period of time, with at least one transaction each month since then. 


  • Homebuilding Stocks Guru Investors Are Buying

    The homebuilding sector has long been out of favor following the housing market crisis of 2008 and 2009. In recent quarters some value investors began to see some attractiveness in the sector once again as signs of life reemerge.

    In June U.S. homebuilder sentiment rose to its highest level since September. The National Association of Homebuilders and Wells Fargo Housing Market index rose to 59 from 54 in May. U.S. future home construction permits also rose 11.8% to an eight-year high in May, while housing starts declined after a gain in April.


  • Billionaire George Soros Ups Two Stakes in First Quarter

    Soros Fund Management, an investment management firm currently structured as a family office, but was formerly a hedge fund is managed by billionaire and philanthropist George Soros (Trades, Portfolio). Soros is a guru who needs no introduction, but let´s analyze his recently filed portfolio.

    Hedge funds have been filing their form 13-F, which is a quarterly report of equity holdings filed by institutional investment managers with at least $100 million in equity assets under management, as required by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


  • George Soros Makes Major Increase to MaxLinear Holding

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) made a significant share purchase of his holding MaxLinear Inc. (NYSE:MXL) on May 26, according to a filing released June 5 on GuruFocus Real Time Picks.

    Soros’ acquisition of 1,919,273 shares represents a 250.34% increase over his previous holding of 766,666 shares purchased in the first quarter this year. After the transaction he held 2,685,939 shares in total, or 5.19% of the company.


  • George Soros Discusses The Rise Of The Chinese Currency And The Potential For A Third World War

    The influence of China on the global stage is rising. George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) thinks that the United States should accomodate China and make room for it rather than put up roadblocks.

    Soros believes that being accomodative to China is going to be a key to avoiding eventual conflict between the United States and China.


  • George Soros Initiates Position in Lowe’s

    Last quarter, legendary investor George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) initiated a position in Lowe’s Companies, Inc (NYSE:LOW) by buying 106,681 shares of the company.


  • Soros Buys Homebuilders, Oil Companies as Top New Positions

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) in the first quarter had 23% turnover in his stock portfolio with 81 new stocks added. But the top five all came from the same two sectors: oil and gas, and homebuilding and construction.

    Stocks uppermost in Soros’ portfolio are from the consumer cyclical sector at 18.4%, technology at 16.8%. The portfolio is valued at $8.98 billion with 212 positions reported.


  • Soros Fund Eyes Potential In Noble Energy; Bridgewater Boosts Stake In Cerner Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL)

    Soros Fund Management LLC, the family office of billionaire investment guru George Soros, disclosed in a regulatory filing ( Form 13F-HR ) with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that it added 2,412,422 shares of Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL) to its investment portfolio during the first quarter 2015.


  • George Soros Initiates Position In United Technologies

    Last quarter, legendary investor George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) initiated a position in United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) by buying 32,350 shares of the company.


  • George Soros Buys Stake in Cancer Treatment Company

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) has taken a 5.17% stake in Dallas-based PlasmaTech Biopharmaceuticals (PTBI), GuruFocus data show.

    The company develops plasma-derived therapeutics for cancer patients, with six products in its pipeline, four of which may represent more than billion-dollar market opportunities. Two of its products aimed at side effects of cancer treatments received FDA clearance in July 2014.


  • Bond Billionaire Bill Gross Has Identified The Short of The Century

    What is more important...making headlines, or making sense?

    To get viewers the financial networks are much more focused on making headlines.


  • A Special Conversation With George Soros On The Future of Europe

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) was "breaking" the Bank of England while most of today's generation of hotshot investors were still in diapers.

    He is not actively involved in managing his hedge funds these days, but he is still a keen observer of markets and especially what is happening in Europe.


  • George Soros Takes Stake in Software Company with Activist Shareholder

    Legendary investor George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) took a stake in Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA) on March 9, GuruFocus Real Time Picks reported Thursday.

    Soros’ filing reveals that he purchased 1,266,666 shares, or 9.15%, of the company. Exa shares closed the day of the transaction at $10.10 per share, down from a historic high reached in February 2014 of $15.75. Year to date, the share price has fallen 14% to close at $10.45 per share on Thursday.


  • George Soros Google Talk 2006

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) in 2006 did a Google (NASDAQ:GOOGtalk with Eric Schmidt where his discuss his early life, and his investment philosophy.


  • George Soros Warns That Leaders Are Not Aware Of Russia Danger

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) believes that most of the risks to investors going forward are political and not economic.

    He is talking about the threat posed by a resurgent Russia. Soros doesn't believe that world leaders are sufficiently aware of the danger Russia presents, particularly European leaders.


  • Oil Exploration and Development Insiders Invest in Companies While Stock Prices Are Low

    The sharp drop in oil prices in the last six or seven months has been a boon for consumers – not so much, though, for those in the oil and gas industry, who have grown accustomed to the higher revenue the product has brought, although some have been taking the opportunity to invest in their companies while the stock price is down.

    While consumers are happy to be spending less to fill up their vehicles, there is considerable anxiety in the oil industry. Jobs are being lost because of the lower prices. Houston-based Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE:SLB), the world’s largest oilfield services provider, announced last week that it is cutting 9,000 jobs – about 7% of its workforce – due to expectations of lower commodity prices and anticipated lower spending on exploration and production this year. More job losses may be on the horizon.


  • Who Called The Swiss Bank Move To Break The Euro Ceiling? – Jim Grant, That's Who

    Jim Grant just posted the following to his LinkedIn Account. It is what he wrote in Grant's Interest Rate Observer back in September where he predicted that the Swiss National Bank would have to permit appreciation of the franc and that holders of three-year call options on the Swiss/Euro exchange would be wildly rewarded.

    (Grant's, September 19, 2014) Like a celebrity in flight from the paparazzi, the Swiss Confederation demands protection from its pesky admirers. To beat back the unwanted appreciation of the Swissie, the Swiss National Bank is – once again – vowing to move heaven and earth. Now under way is a speculation. Prompted by a friend (that's you, Harlan Batrus), we venture that the SNB will sooner or later be forced to permit the franc to appreciate and thus to enrich the holders of low-priced, three-year call options on the Swiss/euro exchange rate. It's a long shot, to be sure – the options are cheap for a reason but we judge that the prospective reward is worth the obvious risk.

  • George Soros' Top 5 Stock Buys of Q3

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), a famed investor whose Quantum Fund achieved an annual growth rate of 20 percent over its lifespan, still invests family money at Soros Fund Management, which he downsized in 2011 to avoid Dodd-Frank reform act reporting requirements.

    The guru’s largest stock buys of the third quarter were dominated by Internet stocks. He bought: Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. (NYSE:BABA), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), Travelport Worldwide Ltd. (NYSE:TVPT), Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX) and Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE:BBY).


  • Wake Up Europe - An Essay From George Soros

    Europe is facing a challenge from Russia to its very existence. Neither the European leaders nor their citizens are fully aware of this challenge or know how best to deal with it. I attribute this mainly to the fact that the European Union in general and the eurozone in particular lost their way after the financial crisis of 2008.

    The fiscal rules that currently prevail in Europe have aroused a lot of popular resentment. Anti-Europe parties captured nearly 30 percent of the seats in the latest elections for the European Parliament but they had no realistic alternative to the EU to point to until recently. Now Russia is presenting an alternative that poses a fundamental challenge to the values and principles on which the European Union was originally founded. It is based on the use of force that manifests itself in repression at home and aggression abroad, as opposed to the rule of law. What is shocking is that Vladimir Putin’s Russia has proved to be in some ways superior to the European Union — more flexible and constantly springing surprises. That has given it a tactical advantage, at least in the near term.


  • George Soros Had A Mixed Day On The Market

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) had a mixed day in the market where some of his positions surged upwards while others plummeted downwards. The positions which fell today were relatively new position in his portfolio and they were Dive International Inc. (DVR), InvenSense Inc. (NYSE:INVN) and American Realty Capital Properties Inc. (ARCP). While OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OGXI), MCG Capital Corp (MCGC) and Doral Financial Corp. (DRL) all surged today.


  • Prospect Capital: Massive Insider Buying in this High-Yielding BDC

    A high dividend yield, large-scale buying by company insiders, and recent buying by funds controlled by Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio).

    Sound interesting? Then I suggest you take a look at shares of Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC), a business development company (“BDC”) traded on the Nasdaq.  

  • Medical Technology Company Offers Investment Opportunity

    In this article, let's take a look at Stryker Corporation (NYSE:SYK), a $31.07 billion market cap company that makes specialty surgical and medical products such as orthopedic implants, endoscopic items, and hospital beds.

    Innovation in Key Markets


  • 5 Geopolitical Risks to Watch

    The world is on fire. It would seem that every inhabited continent sans Australia is facing some degree of crisis, whether it be armed insurgency, foreign invasion, civil unrest or the death of a promising politician.

    Yet from the stock market’s recent moves, you could be forgiven for believing that all was well in the world. The S&P 500 is hovering near new all-time highs, and after a brief pause in July and early August, the bull market remains very much intact. The selloffs have been slightly more severe in some foreign markets, but overall stock investors are surprisingly complacent given the state of world affairs.


  • Time to Buy Tenet Healthcare?

    In this article, let's take a look at Tenet Healthcare Corp. (NYSE:THC), a $5.88 billion market cap company, which is one of the largest U.S. for-profit hospital managers, in an extremely fragmented industry.

    Promising Markets


  • George Soros Increases Bet Against S&P, Buys New Stocks

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), famous for accurately predicting the directions of markets, has made an attention-grabbing move – increasing his short position in the S&P 500 in the second quarter.  

  • Top Insider Buys Highlight: Opko Health Inc.

    CEO, Chairman, and 10% Owner of OPKO Health Inc (NASDAQ:OPK) Phillip Frost bought 46,000 shares at an average price of $8.73. The total transaction amount was $402,180.

    OPKO Health Inc. was originally incorporated in Delaware in October 1991 under the name Cytoclonal Pharmaceutics, Inc. OPKO Health Inc has a market cap of $3.57 billion; its shares were traded at around $8.63 with and P/S ratio of 37.60. OPKO Health Inc had an annual average earnings growth of 4.40% over the past 10 years. 


  • George Soros Keeps Buying TEVA, EQT, YPF, EGN, CZR And Keeps Selling GOOGL, BA, MSFT, HAR

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) Keeps Buying TEVA, EQT, YPF, EGN, CZR And Keeps Selling GOOGL, BA, MSFT, HAR  

  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, GBIM, RICK

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:


  • Against the Tide: Why Some Family Offices are Deciding to Become Hedge Funds

    In the past, hedge funds provided investors with a way to invest large amounts of money without much government regulation. In the past few years, government scrutiny into hedge funds has increased enormously. As a result, some of America’s largest hedge funds have opted to shrink away from the powers that be by becoming “family offices.” But, even in the face of increased federal oversight, there are some entities that are doing just the opposite. Indeed, some family offices are bucking the trend by becoming hedge funds that can seek out new clientele and invest with a wide range of investor capital.

    The more common move to shift from hedge fund to closed family office was popularized by large hedge funds and hedge fund managers like George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio), and Steve Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors (now Point72 Asset Management). Some estimates suggest that there are over 1,000 different family offices throughout the nation. The Dodd-Frank Act went into full effect in 2010, causing many hedge fund managers to rethink their positions.  

  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, FELP, FULL, ENBL, TLYS

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:

    Opko Health Inc (NASDAQ:OPK): CEO & Chairman, 10% Owner Phillip Md Et Al Frost Bought 235,000 Shares


  • George Soros Wants to Make a Lot of Money in European Banks

    In this article let's take a look at George Soros (Trades, Portfolio), who is recognized for having the best performance record of any investment fund in the world over its 26-year history. Since 1969, when Soros established the Quantum Fund, he achieved a cumulative 32% annual return.

    Soros has decided to raise the bet on Spain, to gain 0.5% Liberbank S.A. (LBK.MC) in an operation valued at 5 million euros. Liberbank, which took rescue funds during Spain's financial crisis, in June completed a 475 million euro ($645 million) capital hike, so it can repay debt and bolster its finances. "There were about 20 anglo-saxon funds who bought into (the operation), and Soros was among those," a spokesman of the company said, adding that the U.S. investor's holding represented between 0.5 percent and 1 percent of Liberbank's capital. Spain received 41,300 million euros in 2012 from its European partners to assist weaker financial sector entities, including Liberbank, who needed 124 million euros in the form of convertible bonds into equity.


  • George Soros Buys 5.1% of Memory Company Spansion Inc.

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) has purchased 5.11% of a new company, Spansion Inc. (CODE), according to GuruFocus Real Time Picks. The April 25 transaction consisted of 3,066,666 shares, which had a closing price of $17.76 each that day. Spanion’s share price has increased 4.4% since 2010, to almost a two-year high of around $17.56 on Tuesday.



  • George Soros Chooses Refining for Profits

    U.S. economic activity continues on the uptrend, making oil and gas supplies all the more important and crucial. With rising political instability in North Africa and Middle East, changing legislation in the North Sea, North America appears as one of the safest regions for the exploration and production of fossil fuels. Supported by a boom in the gas industry, supported by new techniques for the extraction of unconventional reserves, in addition to new safety rules and technology for deepwater production, shale exploitation and unreachable reserves have turned productive.

    The advances have been possible only thanks to the high price at which crude oil and gas currently sales. Companies not only had enough cash to invest on new equipment, and take on expensive development projects, but also saw profits rise dramatically. All that production, however, before reaching the consumer had to be refined. At that point, Western Refining (NYSE:WNR) began to absorb market synergies pushing forward with an impressive performance.


  • Will Manulife Recover from Its Rough Patch and Yield Profits?

    Manulife Financial Corporation (NYSE:MFC) is the largest Canadian life insurer by market capitalization, offering asset management, wealth management and financial services to customers in Asia, Canada and the U.S. However, the company’s annuity and segregated fund business has suffered over the past two years, due to the low interest rate environment, leading to a decline in earnings and operating results. Nonetheless, the firm has been undergoing some changes throughout 2013 and management expects profitability to increase for fiscal 2014, despite its underperformance during fourth quarter fiscal 2013. Thus, many investment gurus like George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) and Jim Simons' (Trades, Portfolio) hedge fund remain bullish about Manulife’s future outlook, evidenced by their shares purchased in the past quarter.

    Of Hedging and Repricing


  • George Soros' Top Growth Stocks

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) is a billionaire who primarily invests according to macro events or his view of the markets. He believes that investors’ biases highly influence the direction of stocks and markets. Last year, for instance, he made a substantial sum betting against fellow investor Bill Ackman (Trades, Portfolio)’s public short of Herbalife (NYSE:HLF). Though Soros has closed his $29 billion Soros Fund Management to outside investors, he still participates in the management of family funds.

    Soros’ long stock portfolio contains 237 positions, after turning over by 30% in the fourth quarter. These are his top growth stock selections: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), Monster Beverage Corp. (MNST) and Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG).  

  • Weekly CEO Buys Highlight: OPK, AMRC, ENBL, ALLY, NEON

    According to GuruFocus Insider Data, these are the largest CEO buys during the past week. The overall trend of CEOs is illustrated in the chart below:


  • Morning Coffee: Insider Buys

    This morning we are going to take a look at recent insider buys of more than $100,000:

    Oiltanking Partners LP (OILT)


  • Interview with Hedge Fund Pioneer George Soros

    Gregor Peter Schmitz: Every time Der Spiegel publishes an interview with you, the standard comment of many readers is: “Why should anyone listen to the thoughts of an aggressive speculator on the global financial system who repeatedly undermined the stability of that system?”

    George Soros (Trades, Portfolio): Given the attitude to hedge funds in Germany, I am not surprised, but I should like to convince them that I understand the financial system better than some of the regulators who are in charge. I have been successful within the capitalist system. Who is better qualified to criticize the system than somebody who flourished within it?


  • Dish Network: Certainly Not Standing Still

    That the pay TV industry is getting tougher every day is nothing new, but cable operators and satellite TV providers’ profits have been decreasing slowly, calling for a change in the traditional operating scheme. They year 2012 was an especially difficult one for DISH Network Corp. (NASDAQ:DISH), as it reported declines on several aspects of its balance sheet. However, management is fixed on making fiscal 2014 a different story and has initiated several moves to boost profits and expand the company’s reach. And many investment gurus seem convinced about the upside potential, as George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) and Stanley Druckenmiller (Trades, Portfolio) recently bought large amounts of Dish shares. Let’s see what this firm has in store for the future.

    A Shifting Landscape


  • Lions Gate: Will the Odds Be Ever in Its Favor?

    As one of the largest film studios in the entertainment industry, Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation (LGF) produces and distributes motion pictures for theatrical and video releases, most times with a production budget under $35 million per film. The firm also produces television programming for cable and broadcast networks, and over the years has created a library of over 15,000 titles, which are distributed directly to retailers, video rental stores, and TV networks in the U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and other international markets via its subsidiaries. Third quarter 2013’s record results led several investment gurus, like Steven Cohen (Trades, Portfolio) and George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) to buy the company’s stock recently, so let’s see if this growth will be sustainable in the long run.

    Blockbuster Releases and Strategic Acquisitions


  • Delta Air Lines: Improvements Go a Long way

    Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL) is the second largest U.S. airline and the largest transatlantic carrier in the world. Its route network operates around the hub system, including airports in Atlanta, Detroit, New York (JFK International Airport), Paris – Charles de Gaulle, and Tokyo – Narita, among others. After enjoying a solid fiscal year in 2013, the company’s strategy is set to focus on improving operational efficiency, enhancing customer experience and balancing capital deployment, so as to increase shareholder returns. Thus, several investment gurus like George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) and Whitney Tilson (Trades, Portfolio) are placing their bets on Delta’s profitability, having bought the company’s stock this past quarter.

    Consistent Improvement as the Key Growth Driver


  • Sanofi's Getting Back in the Game

    Located in Paris, France, Sanofi (NYSE:SNY) is a company focused on the development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products, primarily for sale in the prescription drug market. It concentrates on different therapeutic areas, such as cardiovascular disease, central nervous system disorders, diabetes, and vaccines. Sanofi has a global presence as it manufactures and markets prescription drugs in Europe, the U.S. and other countries. About 25 percent of total revenue comes from North America and another 25 percent from Europe, while fast-growing emerging markets represent the majority of the remainder of sales. In the last couple of years, Sanofi has faced significant loss of revenues as several of its key products went off patent -including its blockbuster drug, Plavix. In 2013, total sales decreased 0.5 percent (CER) to €33.0 billion as generic competition hampered revenues by €1.3 billion. Now that the company is past its patents cliff, new products are yet to make up for the lost revenues caused by genericization and pipeline failures. Will the company be able to conduct a full recovery throughout this year? Let's take a look and see what we can find out.



  • Amazon: a Few Downturns Don’t Affect Tremendous Growth Potential Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is a U.S. e-commerce retailer, and the largest online retailer in the world. Based on Seattle, it first came online under the name in 1995. It started selling only books but soon diversified into every-day products from home appliances to video games, and any product that can be sold online, having resellers, direct brand selling and their own products on the site.

    In the past years it entered in the consumer electronics market, most notably with its electronic reader Kindle, while selling ebooks for the reader amongst other kinds of data such as high quality audio and video. And also with Amazon Studios, the company started to produce content of their own such as comic books, movies and television series. It has retail sites in nearly every continent of the map, and planning to expand to more countries in Northern Europe. And, for the countries it hasn’t a specific site, it has shipping services.


  • Video Presentation - George Soros London School of Economics

    An event with hedge fund legend George Soros (Trades, Portfolio) - Tragedy of the European Union: Disintegration Or Revival?: How Europe Must Now Choose Between Economic And Political Revival Or Disintegration.

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