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.
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"...
Twenty-two minutes after regular market hours closed on July 2, an Orbimed Advisors Form 4 relating to Corvus Pharmaceuticals Inc (CRVS) was posted on the SEC's website. The hedge fund, a 10%+ holder and insider in CRVS, disclosed that between June 27 and July 1 it...
Replicating Baker Brothers holdings, using 13F filings submitted quarterly by the life sciences hedge fund, has been an awesome strategy over the years. But by focusing on the smaller stocks owned by the fund, returns were even better. Baker Bros Advisors LP, with $17.33...
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.
The January Effect and insider trading anomaly can combine for unusually profitable opportunities. As year-end approaches, it's a great time to scan the universe of equities for oversold, cheap stocks being accumulated by insiders. The January Effect refers to the tendency for stock prices -- especially...
A three day (dead cat?) bounce propelled the S&P 500 over 13% higher last week, rescuing stocks, at least temporarily, from the worst stretch of performance since the dark days of 1929. During the Coronavirus crash over the last several weeks, stocks were liquidated indiscriminately, as investors...
In a 13D filed Friday after market hours, Ault Global disclosed a 9.96% position in NTN Buzztime (NTN), a provider of interactive entertainment to sports bars and other venues across North America. Ault called NTN "undervalued and represented an attractive investment opportunity." On Jan....
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.
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...