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As I've written about previously, small hedge funds tend to outperform large hedge funds. The famous managers typically gained their reputations when their funds were small and they were more aggressive. But as a fund's managed assets swell, it's forced to focus on more liquid, less profitable stocks. The manager also tends to be more intent...
RC Ventures reported a 12.9% GameStop (GME) stake on Monday. Ryan Cohen, co-founder of e-commerce firm Chewy (CHWY), disclosed in SEC filings that his firm bought 9 million additional shares of the gaming company. RC Ventures had previously disclosed a 9.98% position on Sept. 21. Ryan Cohen's fund had this to say in yesterday's...
Let's create a portfolio that holds the top stock ideas of the smartest, best informed, best performing hedge fund managers in the world. We won't pay hedge fund fees, nor will our money be "locked up." We'll rebalance this portfolio quarterly, so it always owns the highest conviction ideas of the most elite funds. Is this possible?...
As I've written about before, there is an inverse relationship between hedge fund AUM and performance. Below we look at the top ten small hedge funds posting big returns over the last year. Academic studies have shown that small hedge funds tend to outperform large funds. Why are smaller funds returns...
It's been a challenging investing landscape over the last year, to say the least. From Sept. 30, 2019 through Feb. 19, 2020, the S&P 500 gained 14%. Then the Coronavirus pandemic swept in like a giant Black Swan. The market swooned 34% over the next month, bottoming on March 23. Despite the pandemic, stocks then marched 50%...
Famed money manager Michael Burry, main character in the book and movie "The Big Short," began reporting his Scion Asset Management holdings in Q4 of 2018 after a two year hiatus. Since then, Scion has averaged about 12 positions in its quarterly 13F portfolio. But Scion's Q3 2020 13F reveals Burry holding 33 positions, including 13 new...
Hanesbrands (HBI) Chairman of the Board Ronald Nelson bought 50,000 shares of the apparel company at $12.73 on Nov. 9. The long-time Hanesbrands insider disclosed in a Nov. 10 Form 4 buying $636,600 of HBI. It was Nelson's largest insider purchase of HBI since he became a director in 2008. The buying came after...
Jeff Bezos sold $3B of Amazon stock on Nov. 2 - Nov. 3. The world's richest person unloaded 1 million shares of his company at an average price of $3022.84. Amazon(AMZN) closed today at $3143.74, down 4.57%. The sales reduced the founder's stake in the giant online retailer by 0.46% to 53.8M shares. That's about 10.72%...
San Francisco-based HMI Capital filed a 13G this morning disclosing a 6.11% position in SailPoint Technologies Holdings (SAIL). The software company was HMI's #12 holding as of the second quarter's close. But after HMI Capital increased its SailPoint stake by 162%, purchasing 3.4 million additional shares as of October 22, SAIL becomes HMI's top position.
It's typically bullish when a corporate insider buys shares of his or her company. Insiders have knowledge about their companies that outsiders don't. But when multiple corporate insiders purchase their own stock at the same time, it's typically an even stronger buy signal. Such "cluster buying" implies agreement among the company's insiders that the stock is...