George Soros

George Soros

Last Update: 08-17-2017

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 Keeps Buying Company That Wants to Put Your Home on the Internet Soros adds to stake in Sigma Designs
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. Read more...
The Man Behind Quantum Given company's success, there’s much we can learn from studying George Soros' investment philosophy and mindset
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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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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
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%. More...

FOOT LOCKER, APPAREL, RETAIL


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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
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. More...

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How George Soros Finds His Trades The guru's uncanny ability to identify lucrative trading opportunities has made him a market legend George Soros, Stanley Druckenmiller, Bill Ackman,  - How George Soros Finds His Trades
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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
The semiconductor industry is characterized by its technological advancements. More than 5,000 companies operate in it with approximately $150 billion in annual revenue. More...

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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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RETAIL, COSTCO, WALMART, FOOT LOCKER, SHOES, SNEAKERS, SNEAKER HEADS


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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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What Traders Can Learn From Professional Horse Betting 4 of gamblers' deadliest sins identified by horse racing blog that investors need to avoid George Soros - What Traders Can Learn From Professional Horse Betting
Thegreek.com, 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. 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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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
The following is from Steven Drobny’s classic, "The Invisible Hands" (emphasis mine): More...

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3 'Positive Sentiment' Stocks for Your 2017 Portfolio Follow the smart money with these 3 stocks George Soros, Stanley Druckenmiller, Joel Greenbla - 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. More...

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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
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. More...

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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
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. More...

STANLEY DRUCKENMILLER, VALUE, VALUE INVESTING, SMALL CAPS


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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
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. More...

EUROPE, LONG


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