The best performing hedge funds are often ones you haven't heard of. You're not doubt familiar with Berkshire Hathaway and Bridgewater Associates. But you probably don't know Casdin Capital or King Street Management. While investors fawned over Bridgewater's 14.6% gain...
James Simons' Renaissance Technologies is possibly the most successful hedge fund in history. Renaissance's Medallion fund, available only to the firm's employees, has reportedly generated returns of almost 80% a year before fees since inception in 1988. After a 5% management fee and 44% performance fee, that's...
Last week, three insiders from Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (MHLD) filed Form 4s disclosing the purchase of 380,000 shares at an average price of $0.78 per share. An interesting cluster of buying. But here's what's astonishing -- just seven months earlier the stock traded at $8.75.
After regular market hours on Wednesday, the Head of Alternative Investments for B. Riley Capital filed Form 4s disclosing personal purchases of Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ) shares in addition to purchases for the fund he manages. Also after market hours, Paul Gabos, a HIIQ...
In recent days, four Enstar Group Limited (ESGR) insiders -- the COO, CEO, CFO and President -- purchased a total of $7 million of their own stock on the open market. After the close on Wed. March 13, Dominic F. Silvester, the...
On February 28 , Martha Stewart's Sequential Brands (SQBG) announced that the lifestyle celebrity has teamed up with Canopy Brands (CGC) to develop and promote a line of hemp-based CBD products. SQBG stock spiked higher on the news, nearly doubling at one point before settling at $2.00...
On Friday, Engaged Capital LLC, a big holder of Hain Celestial Group, announced it bought $19 million more of HAIN, even though the stock had popped 10% over the previous couple days. Often, corporate insiders buy into share weakness...
Paul Singer’s Elliott Management is the largest and arguably the most successful activist hedge fund. So when Singer first buys a stake in a stock, that company’s management shudders, and the share price jumps. Singer’s 13D filing usually means higher prices in the target stock in the...
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"...
Investors who mimicked Hite Hedge Asset Management's long portfolio on Nov. 15 would have been up 29.49% through Feb 15., making Hite the top hedge fund for Q4. Established in 2012, Quincy, MA-based Hite Hedge is focused on MLPs in the energy sector.  The...