We can assume that the 50 best performing hedge funds over the last few years have been doing something right. The managers of the top 50 funds exploited an edge the other 930 hedge funds in WhaleWisdom universe didn't have. No doubt there is...
The top Q1 2019 hedge fund was S Squared Tech, beating the other 979 hedge funds in the WhaleWisdom.com universe. S Squared's 19.8% return is based on 13F filings. For comparison, the S&P 500's total return was 3.2%. Below are the top five...
For investment manager Pat Dorsey, moats are the key to value investing. The head of Dorsey Asset Management, LLC has used his understanding of competitive advantages -- otherwise known as business or economic moats -- to compile an impressive track record. Chicago-based Dorsey Asset...
Dr. Michael Burry's Scion Asset Management disclosed its first quarter 2019 holdings, and in a surprise, China online retailer JD.com (JD) was the hedge fund's top position. Altaba Inc. (AABA), owner of 15% of China e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA),was Scion's #2 position. Burry, featured...
Its 13F filings season again -- when hedge fund managers show their hands. Forty-five days after the end of every quarter, every U.S. institutional investor with assets over $100 million is required to report its holdings to the SEC via 13F filings. Last quarter...
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...
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...
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...
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...