We are still in an overall bull market and many stocks that smart money investors were piling into surged through the end of November. Among them, Facebook and Microsoft ranked among the top 3 picks and these stocks gained 54% and 51% respectively. Hedge funds' top 3 stock picks returned 41.7% this year and beat the S&P 500 ETFs by 14 percentage points. Investing in index funds guarantees you average returns, not superior returns. We are looking to generate superior returns for our readers.
The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey is again at the forefront when it comes to making use of this gold mine of data. We at Insider Monkey have plowed through 752 13F filings that hedge funds and well-known value investors are required to file by the SEC. The 13F filings show the funds' and investors' portfolio positions as of September 30th. In this article we look at what those investors think of Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE:ATGE). Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE:ATGE) was in 22 hedge funds' portfolios at the end of September.
It seems that the masses and most of the financial media hate hedge funds and what they do, but why is this hatred of hedge funds so prominent? At the end of the day, these asset management firms do not gamble the hard-earned money of the people who are on the edge of poverty. Truth be told, most hedge fund managers and other smaller players within this industry are very smart and skilled investors.
Looking for stocks with high upside potential? Just follow the big players within the hedge fund industry. Why should you do so? Let's take a brief look at what statistics have to say about hedge funds' stock picking abilities to illustrate. The Standard and Poor's 500 Index returned approximately 26% in 2019 (through November 22nd). Conversely, hedge funds' 20 preferred S&P 500 stocks generated a return of nearly 35% during the same period, with the majority of these stock picks outperforming the broader market benchmark. Coincidence? It might happen to be so, but it is unlikely.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge fund White Elm Capital is returning money to outside clients at the end of the year, ending a 12-year run of picking stocks for pensions, endowments and wealthy families, its founder, Matthew Iorio, wrote in a letter on Friday. Iorio, whose fund is having one of its best years ever with a nearly 30% gain after fees, said it was the right time to end. He called the decision "very difficult" but said he was "happy to be returning capital when we are performing at the top of our game."
Before we spend countless hours researching a company, we like to analyze what insiders, hedge funds and billionaire investors think of the stock first. This is a necessary first step in our investment process because our research has shown that the elite investors' consensus returns have been exceptional. In the following paragraphs, we find out what the billionaire investors and hedge funds think of The Liberty Braves Group (NASDAQ:BATRK). Is The Liberty Braves Group (NASDAQ:BATRK) the right pick for your portfolio? Hedge funds are in a bearish mood.
Insider Monkey has processed numerous 13F filings of hedge funds and successful value investors to create an extensive database of hedge fund holdings. The 13F filings show the hedge funds' and successful investors' positions as of the end of the third quarter. You can find articles about an individual hedge fund's trades on numerous financial news websites. However, in this article we will take a look at their collective moves over the last 4 years and analyze what the smart money thinks of Mettler-Toledo International Inc. (NYSE:MTD) based on that data.
Aramco's journey from private to public company was an unwieldy and at times fractious deal-making process. : Early on October 15, a group of international investment bankers delivered some unwelcome news to top executives of Saudi Arabia's giant oil company, Saudi Aramco. The bankers, gathered at Aramco's headquarters in Dhahran, reported that global investors weren't as bullish on the company's initial public offering (IPO) of stock as the officials had expected, said two people who were in the room and three who were briefed on the meeting.
Stop the music! Call me a party pooper, but this Steve Cohen-to-the-rescue angle comes stuck to a familiar, familial stench, the kind the Mets' ownership regularly emits. Is Steve Cohen a hedge fund boss or a hedgehog? I don't know. But having never paid a record $1.8 billion in fines for insider trading -- I...
TOKYO -- Japan's public pension fund, one of the largest institutional investors in the world, has stirred a international debate with its decision to stop lending shares for negative bets on stocks. The Government Pension Investment Fund, which had 161 trillion yen ($1.48 trillion) in assets under management as of September, said last Tuesday that share lending risks "creating a de facto vacuum in the fund's holdings." The fund expressed concern that this practice "lacks consistency with our stewardship responsibility."