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Michael Burry as activist investor? It doesn't seem likely that the famously media-shy hedge fund manager would take a page from Carl Icahn's playbook, but that's just what appears to be happening. Burry told Barron's in an article published Wednesday that Scion Asset Management owns 3 million shares, or 3.3% of GameStop Corp....
Sun Valley Gold led all hedge funds in Q2 of 2019 with a 56% 13F-based return. But the eye-popping performance by the Ketchum, Idaho-based fund comes with an asterisk, as explained below. Ketchum-based Sun Valley is a materials-focused hedge fund managed by Peter F. Palmedo, who founded the firm in 1999. According to Sun...
Arlington Value's Allan Mecham increased his position in Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway(BRK.B) by 8% during the second quarter of 2019. Including Berkshire A and B shares, Berkshire was 29.93% of Arlington's portfolio at Q2 end. The Salt Lake City-based fund's 13F also showed increases in its Alliance Data (ADS) and Cimpress N.V. (CMPR) holdings. Mecham reduced other...
GE is another Enron, only worse. That's according to forensic accountant Harry Markopolos, famous for raising red flags about Bernie Madoff ’s Ponzi scheme before most anyone else had a clue. Markipolos released a report on Thursday claiming General Electric (GE) has been practicing Enron-like fraud for "decades." Enron reached a $40 billion...
Michael Burry, profiled in The Big Short
Scion Management's Q2 holdings are out, revealing extensive turnover orchestrated by manager Michael Burry. The renowned value investor added four new stocks to his portfolio, but closed-out eight positions, cutting the total number of long holdings in his hedge fund to just 10. Maybe most notably, the renowned value investor added a new stake...
Donald Trump's insider buying history is short, but interesting, given the fact that the former corporate insider is now the 45th President of the United States. It was Monday, Sept. 15, 2008 at 3:08 PM when Donald J. Trump filed a Form 4 with the SEC. But few noticed. There were more important...
Starboard Value cut its Cars.com stake aggressively after the online auto retailer's strategic search failed and the company announced disappointing Q2 results. In a 13D/A filing submitted Wednesday afternoon, the hedge fund disclosed selling 4.47 million shares of the online automobile retailer on August 5-6 at prices ranging from $11.71 to $10.04. Starboard...
Insiders buy market crashes, backing up the truck if their shares get cheap enough. The smartest fund managers can make their year -- even careers -- acquiring great companies at phenomenal bargains during market crashes. True market crashes are rare--black swans. But garden variety "panics" occur fairly often. Whatever volatility the market has in store,...
Activist Cannell Capital raised its stake in Lee Enterprises (LEE) to 7.37%. The hedge fund filed a 13D/A on July 30 disclosing a 1.7 million additional share purchase of the newspaper publisher. Cannell is now LEE's largest shareholder. Lee Enterprises owns 49 daily newspapers and a joint interest in four others, nearly...
Solid Biosciences' private placement featured investments by an all star list of top biotech institutional investors. Cambridge-based Solid Biosciences (SLDB) trades at 1/3 of its January 2018 IPO value. But based on the A-list biotech investors buying shares in the company's July 26 $60 million private placement, the biotech company's stock may have found...