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....
Lottery ticket stocks are equities perceived by investors to provide a small chance of a huge payoff. Like playing the lottery, many investors find these stocks -- usually low-priced, thinly traded with little or no earnings -- very alluring. However, studies show that -- like the...
What do Abdiel Capital, Citadel Advisers, Dragoneer Investment Group, Melvin Capital, Point 72 Asset Management, Tiger Global and Whale Rock Capital have in common? Aside from being among the world's leading hedge funds, Bill.com 13F holdings reveal all the above bought shares of Bill.Com (BILL) in Q4...
Perceptive Advisors' Neptune Wellness Solutions (NEPT) position increased by 50% during the 3rd quarter of 2019, to 4.5 million shares. The stake represents 14.53% of the Cannabis extraction company's outstanding shares. NEPT was Perceptive Advisors' #20 position at Q3 close. The increase in Perceptive'...
In 1991 the first (and only) edition of Seth Klarman's book Margin of Safety: Risk-Averse Value Investing Strategies for the Thoughtful Investor was published. Just 5000 copies were printed, and initial sales were slow. You could have bought it for $25. Today, it might be worth $3000.
At the Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference last year, Gil Simon of SoMa Equity Partners presented his best idea: SailPoint Technologies (SAIL). The Sohn conference is renowned as an annual event where hedge fund managers make market-moving presentations. Indeed, after Simon -- a rising star in the...
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 Lottery Ticket Stocks Q2 2019 portfolio was down 6.72% for the quarter, tracking the Russell 2000 Index lower. However, the portfolio of top hedge funds' most speculative holdings, rebalanced quarterly based on 13F filings, was up 35.65% year-to date as of August 15.
Obscure stocks -- publicly traded, unknown, hidden companies with little or even no analyst coverage -- may not seem like good investments. Seriously, who wants to invest in a stock no one has ever heard of? Some of the top hedge fund managers in the world, that's...
For investment manager Pat Dorsey, moats are the key to value investing. The head of Dorsey Asset Management, LLC has used his understanding of competitive advantages -- otherwise known as business or economic moats -- to compile an impressive track record. Chicago-based Dorsey Asset...