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' 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...
George Soros’ Theory of Reflexivity The theory of reflexivity is very useful in any investing process
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Soros Is Bearish on the S&P 500 Future impact on gold prices due to guru being more bearish on equity markets
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. Read more...
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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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8 Stocks George Soros Continues to Buy Guru increased these holdings in the last 2 quarters George Soros,Warren Buffett,Jim Simons,Chuck Royce - 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: More...

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The Man Behind Quantum Given company's success, there’s much we can learn from studying George Soros' investment philosophy and mindset George Soros,Stanley Druckenmiller - The Man Behind Quantum
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George Soros Divests Amazon, Gets on Snap in 1st Quarter Hungarian guru adds 2 technology positions and eliminates 2 retail positions George Soros - 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 Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Kohl’s Corp. (NYSE:KSS). More...

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Director Invests in RLI Corp Insider buys 2,325 shares George Soros - 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. More...

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George Soros Doubles Stake in Sigma Designs Soros became its biggest shareholder George Soros - 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. More...

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Markets as a Range of Reasonable Opinions A market is an interaction between human beings where expectations, beliefs, hopes and fears shape overall market prices George Soros - Markets As A Range Of Reasonable Opinions
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George Soros’ 'The Way Ahead' Lecture Soros’ lecture covers the theory of reflexivity and how it applies to financial markets George Soros - George Soros’ 'The Way Ahead' Lecture
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Insiders Invest in Airgain Directors purchase a combined 10,562 shares Chuck Royce, George Soros, Paul Tudor Jones - 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. More...

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Billionaire Investor Is Concentrating on Small-Caps and Pharma Druckenmiller is searching for value in unloved sectors of the market Stanley Druckenmiller,George Soros, Warren Buffett - Billionaire Investor Is Concentrating On Small-Caps And Pharma
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European Fund Managers Like These 5 Stocks Several European fund managers are looking toward the financial sector in early 2017 George Soros - European Fund Managers Like These 5 Stocks
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Comparing Snap, Twitter and Facebook A look at the IPOs of three oft-compared companies Chase Coleman,George Soros - 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. More...

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George Soros Bets Big on Key Energy Services Energy company expects a rebound for early 2017 George Soros, Stanley Druckenmiller, Steven Cohen, - 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. More...

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Achieve Market Mastery Through Fallibilism and Perspectivism Don't be late to the game Ray Dalio, George Soros - Achieve Market Mastery Through Fallibilism And Perspectivism
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2016 MaziValue Portfolio Performance and Brexit-Onomics The portfolio returned 25% for the calendar year George Soros - 2016 MaziValue Portfolio Performance And Brexit-Onomics
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6 Low P/E Stocks Gurus Are Buying DCF calculator reveals top prospects Jim Simons, George Soros, Chuck Royce, Joel Greenb - 6 Low P/E Stocks Gurus Are Buying
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China’s Mundell-Fleming Trilemma A country must choose between free capital mobility, exchange-rate management and monetary autonomy George Soros,Stanley Druckenmiller,Kyle Bass - China’s Mundell-Fleming Trilemma
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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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