Dr. Michael Burry's Scion Asset Management disclosed holdings on Feb. 15 for the first time in over two years. The investing legend was one of the first people to recognize the massive risk in the pre-2007 sub-prime real estate market -- the then unknown money manager bet...
Warren Buffett is generally regarded as the greatest investor of our time. That’s why every quarter, when Buffett’s fund Berkshire Hathaway updates portfolio holdings, Buffett followers scrutinize the reports, hoping to profit from the moves of the world’s 3rd richest person
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.
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%
Acuta Capital Partners, LLC rode a surge in health care stock prices to the top spot in 2nd quarter hedge fund performance.
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
when 13F filings were published in mid-May of 2018, it showed that for the first time since its IPO, more funds reduced FB holdings over a quarter than added shares. In Q1, 192 more funds had pared-down FB positions than had increased FB shares (left). While not a huge shift in institutional sponsorship, this indicator was possibly the canary in the coal mine, signaling that FB’s relentless institutional buying momentum had stalled.
Turns out Warren Buffett and Jimmy Buffett are not related. For years the world’s third richest man and the “Margaritaville” singer-songwriter thought they might share ancestors. But DNA testing has apparently ruled that out.