Abdiel Capital Advisors has never held more than 9 long positions since the 4th quarter of 2015. Over that period, the $1.4 billion hedge fund has averaged a 55.1% annual return (based on 13F filings). Abdiel's portfolio concentration is anathema to Modern Portfolio Theory, which preaches diversification...
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...
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...
The Sharpe ratio is a popular way to measure the return of an investment compared to the amount of risk taken. Risk is measured as volatility or standard deviation. So, the equity managers with the highest Sharpe ratios in the WhaleWisdom database have demonstrated skill picking stocks...
U.S. Hedge Funds are buying cannabis stocks. Despite regulatory issues and limited investment choices, the "smart money" is increasingly eager to gain exposure to the booming marijuana sector. But you won't see Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger jumping on the pot stock...
BlueLinx insiders bought after their company's stock price was cut in half after a surprise revenue decline. On Nov. 5, BXC closed at $31. Then came an earnings report showing a significant revenue decline. On Thursday morning BlueLinx (BXC) traded as low as $13.47...
Starboard Value 13Ds are worth paying attention to. The hedge fund, led by manager Jeff Smith, is one of the most prolific -- and successful -- activist funds. Since 2011, Starboard has filed 305 activist reports: 47 initial 13Ds and 258 13D/A SEC...
Whale Rock Capital's returns have been hard to beat. An equal-weighted portfolio of Whale Rock's top ten long 13F positions, rebalanced quarterly, has averaged a 17.30% annual return since the fund's inception in 2006. The fund's 10-year annualized performance of 25.57% is #2 among all fund's in...
Acuta Capital Partners, LLC rode a surge in health care stock prices to the top spot in 2nd quarter hedge fund performance.
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....