Whether they’re called penny stocks, micro-caps, OTC stocks or “lottery tickets,” low-priced, illiquid stocks of small companies have a bad reputation with many investors. Unquestionably micro-cap stocks can be illiquid, risky and highly speculative. Nonetheless, Hedge Funds can and do hold lots of micro-caps.
The dubious distinction of worst hedge fund performance in the 2nd quarter -- based on equal weightings of 13F positions -- goes to Tiger Pacific Capital LP. An equal weighting of the fund’s 14 positions returned -21.69% in the quarter, according to WhaleWisdom.com
Marijuana stocks may finally be getting some respect from professional investors. Funds holding stock in Ontario-based marijuana producer Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) increased their holdings massively in the 2nd quarter.  In Q1 2018, CGC comprised a total of 1.69% of all 13F portfolios holding the stock. In the 2nd quarter that number jumped to 31.30%
Is Bill Oberndorf the best stock picker in the U.S.? According to a recent report by WhaleWisdom.com, two professional fund managers shared the top ranking for risk-adjusted performance of their stock picks. One of the top ranked funds was Abdiel Capital Advisers, L.P. with a WhaleScore ranking...
Due to to years of lagging performance, investors have largely abandoned energy stocks. But with the recent explosion of U.S - Iran tensions, oil stocks are suddenly in the spotlight again. Investors must now consider the possibility that a Mid East war could cause a "super spike"...
The top Q1 2019 hedge fund was S Squared Tech, beating the other 979 hedge funds in the WhaleWisdom.com universe. S Squared's 19.8% return is based on 13F filings. For comparison, the S&P 500's total return was 3.2%. Below are the top five...
Stadium Capital's Q3 return of 33.01% was best among all hedge funds in the WhaleWisdom universe*. Tiger Legatus ranked #2 with a 31.81% return for the third quarter. *Performance was measured based on a "manager weighted" portfolio of all hedge funds' top 10 holdings...
Hedge fund managers with hundreds of millions of dollars rarely buy the illiquid shares of a micro-cap company -- but when they do it's often a prelude to much higher prices for that stock. Below I discuss the 13F "secret" to uncovering micro-cap winners as the "Whales"...
Cloning Carl Icahn is a good idea. Now I'm of course not talking about a laboratory experiment whereby we create an army of little corporate activists that will grow into so many billionaires. Rather, I'm referring to following the renowned...
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...