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  • Tracking Ole Andreas Halvorsen's Viking Global Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Sat, Aug. 23 AAL, AAPL, ACAD 10 Comments

    Summary

    • Halvorsen's 13F portfolio decreased 4% this quarter from $23.84B to $22.91B. The number of positions increased from 60 to 62.
    • Viking Global significantly increased Pioneer Natural Resources & Regeneron Pharmaceuticals stakes this quarter while reducing Time Warner and Twenty-First Century Fox.
    • The top-three positions are Walgreen Company (6.52%), Valeant Pharmaceuticals (6.51%), and Illumina Inc. (6.23%) which together is at almost 20% of the portfolio.
  • Tracking Dan Loeb's Third Point Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Fri, Aug. 22 ACT, AIG, ALLY 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Loeb's 13F portfolio increased 19% this quarter from $6.8B to $8.1B. The number of positions decreased from 47 to 41.
    • Third Point established a huge new 13.39% of the US long portfolio position in Ally Financial as a result of their IPO in April.
    • The top-three positions are Dow Chemical (13.92%), Ally Financial (13.39%), and Actavis plc (6.86%) which together are at just over one-third of the portfolio.
  • Tracking George Soros' Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Thu, Aug. 21 AAL, AAPL, ABX 16 Comments

    Summary

    • Soros's 13F portfolio increased this quarter from $10.12B to $13.27B. The number of positions increased from 305 to 363.
    • The SPY PUTS were increased by six times this quarter, and the short bet is at 16.65% of the 13F portfolio.
    • YPF SA is the largest equity long position, at 3.39%. The large 5.38% Teva position as of last quarter was reduced by 30% this quarter.
  • Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Wed, Aug. 20 AAL, AAPL, AIG 8 Comments

    Summary

    • David Tepper's US long equity portfolio decreased 21%, from $9.06B to $7.15B, this quarter.
    • The huge 36% combined position in SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF and PowerShares QQQ ETF was reduced to just 7.85% of the portfolio.
    • Appaloosa significantly increased positions in American Airlines, CBS Corporation, Facebook Inc., General Motors, Masco Corporation, and Priceline Group.
  • Tracking Carl Icahn's Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Tue, Aug. 19 AAPL, ACT, ARII 11 Comments

    Summary

    • Carl Icahn’s US long portfolio decreased marginally from $32.93B to $32.53B this quarter.
    • Icahn’s eBay stake increased to 30.8M shares (~2.5% of business) this quarter. Also, a significant stake (6.6% of the business) in Gannett was established as well.
    • Carl Icahn is continuing to harvest long-term gains from Netflix.
  • Tracking John Paulson's Paulson & Company Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Mon, Aug. 18 AAL, ABBV, ACT 6 Comments

    Summary

    • John Paulson’s U.S. long portfolio increased from $20.43B to $23.08B this quarter.
    • Paulson & Company's largest three positions are SPDR Gold ETF, Extended Stay America, and Allergan.
    • Paulson & Co. added Covidien plc and increased Cobalt International Energy & Shire plc stakes this quarter. The fund also eliminated American Airlines.
  • Tracking Bruce Berkowitz's Fairholme Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Mon, Aug. 18 AIG, BAC, BRK.A 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Bruce Berkowitz’s US stock portfolio increased marginally this quarter from around $9.90B to $9.94B.
    • Fairholme's largest three positions continue to be American International Group, Bank of America, and Sears Holdings. They together account for 67.26% of the portfolio.
    • The combined position size in Fannie & Freddie (and preferreds) remained almost steady this quarter at 15.88% of the entire portfolio.
  • Tracking David Winters' Wintergreen Advisers Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Sun, Aug. 17 BEN, BRK.B, CNQ 6 Comments

    Summary

    • David Winters’ US long portfolio decreased around 9% from $855M to $779M this quarter.
    • Wintergreen Fund's largest three positions are Jardine Matheson Holdings, Swatch Group, and Canadian Natural Resources.
    • Berkshire Hathaway, the largest US allocation as of last quarter was eliminated this quarter.
  • Tracking Glenn Greenberg's Brave Warrior Advisors Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Sun, Aug. 17 BAC, CMCSA, EPB 5 Comments

    Summary

    • Glenn Greenberg’s US long portfolio increased marginally from $2.47B to $2.48B this quarter.
    • Brave Warrior Advisors increased positions in Express Scripts & Charles Schwab, while almost eliminating Halliburton.
    • Valeant Pharmaceuticals continues to be their largest holding by far at 30.78% of the US long portfolio.
  • Tracking Lou Simpson's SQ Advisors Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Sun, Aug. 17 BAM, BRK.A, BRK.B 4 Comments

    Summary

    • Lou Simpson’s US long portfolio increased around 6.5% from $2.30B to $2.45B this quarter.
    • SQ Advisors portfolio remained remarkably steady this quarter, although very minor changes were made to every position.
    • SQ Advisors has just twelve positions. The top-three holdings are Wells Fargo, Berkshire Hathaway, and Oracle Corporation, and they together account for over one-third of the entire portfolio.
  • Tracking David Einhorn's Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Sun, Aug. 17 AAPL, AER, AET 10 Comments

    Summary

    • David Einhorn's US long portfolio stood at $7.18B this quarter, up 5% compared to $6.83B as of last quarter.
    • Greenlight's long/short ratio remained almost steady at 115% long and 71% short.
    • Greenlight substantially increased positions in SunEdison Inc. and Lam Research, while reducing Apple and Cigna.
  • Tracking Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Sat, Aug. 16 AXP, BK, BRK.B 24 Comments

    Summary

    • Warren Buffett's US long stock portfolio increased marginally from $105.77B to $107.58B this quarter.
    • Berkshire Hathaway's largest three holdings are at over half the entire portfolio.
    • Berkshire Hathaway almost eliminated ConocoPhillips and Graham Holdings this quarter.
  • Tracking Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Fri, Aug. 15 AGN, AIV, APD 1 Comment

    Summary

    • Ackman’s US long portfolio increased from $8.38B to $12.6B this quarter.
    • Pershing Square’s largest stake is Allergan which was increased to a whopping ~39% of the US long portfolio position this quarter.
    • Pershing Square sold out of Beam Suntory and substantially decreased Canadian Pacific Railway.
  • Tracking Seth Klarman's Baupost Group Holdings - Q2 2014 Update
    Fri, Aug. 15 AIG, ALDW, AOI 6 Comments

    Summary

    • Seth Klarman’s US long portfolio increased a whopping ~48% from $4.14B to $6.14B this quarter as Idenix Pharmaceuticals and Micron Technology posted outsized returns.
    • Baupost Group added eBay Inc. this quarter while dropping BP plc.
    • The US long equity holdings continue to be heavily concentrated with the top-three positions accounting for 58% of the entire US long portfolio.
  • Tracking Tweedy Browne Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Fri, Aug. 15 ANAT, AXP, BAX 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Tweedy Browne’s US long portfolio increased marginally from $4.34B to $4.68B this quarter.
    • The largest five individual stock positions are Johnson & Johnson, Banco Santander Brasil, Halliburton, Devon Energy, & Wells Fargo and they account for around 40% of the US long portfolio.
    • The vast majority of the positions were adjusted this quarter but they were all minor.
  • Tracking Prem Watsa's Fairfax Financial Holdings Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Thu, Aug. 14 BBRY, BCE, BWINB 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Prem Watsa's US long portfolio increased marginally from $1.43B to $1.46B this quarter.
    • Fairfax Financial's largest five positions are BlackBerry, Resolute Forest Products, SandRidge Energy, EXCO Resources, and Overstock. They together account for 92% of the US long assets.
    • Watsa is negative on equities overall, and the portfolio is hedged.
  • Tracking Mohnish Pabrai's Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Thu, Aug. 14 BAC, BRK.B, C 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Mohnish Pabrai’s US long portfolio increased marginally from $464M to $480M this quarter.
    • His largest three positions are Horsehead Holding, GM Warrants, and Bank of America and they together account for close to two-thirds of the entire portfolio.
    • Pabrai Funds had a large stake reduction in Chesapeake Energy and a correspondingly large new position in POSCO this quarter.
  • Tracking William Von Mueffling's Cantillon Capital Management Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Fri, Aug. 8 ABEV, ADI, ALTR 1 Comment

    Summary

    • William Von Mueffling's U.S. long portfolio decreased marginally this quarter from $4.32B to $4.31B.
    • Mueffling substantially increased positions in Fidelity National Information Svcs, Google, Harley Davidson, Sirona Dental, Solera, & Willis Group while reducing Colgate Palmolive & Priceline.
    • The portfolio became more concentrated this quarter with the top-five positions now accounting for ~52% of the US long portfolio compared to ~45% last quarter.
  • Tracking Kahn Brothers' Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Thu, Aug. 7 BBRY, BP, C 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Kahn Brothers Group's US long portfolio decreased marginally this quarter.
    • Kahn substantially increased stakes in Citigroup and Blackberry while reducing Old Republic International and Patterson-UTI Energy.
    • The portfolio continues to be very concentrated with the top-five positions accounting for over 45% of the 13F holdings.
  • Tracking Yacktman Asset Management Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Tue, Aug. 5 APOL, AVP, BCR Comment!

    Summary

    • Yacktman's US long equity portfolio increased from $24B to $24.59B this quarter.
    • Yacktman Asset Management substantially increased Avon Products and PepsiCo while reducing Corning Inc., Hewlett-Packard, Stryker Corporation, and Wells Fargo.
    • Yacktman’s largest five positions are at around 43% of the US long portfolio.
  • Tracking Ken Fisher's Fisher Asset Management Portfolio - Q2 2014 Update
    Mon, Jul. 28 AAPL, AMZN, AXP 10 Comments

    Summary

    • Fisher’s US long portfolio value increased from $44.34B to $47.56B in Q2 2014.
    • American Express, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, United Technologies, and Wells Fargo continue to be the largest five individual stock positions.
    • Fisher substantially increased stakes in Lloyds Banking Group, Taiwan Semiconductor, & UBS AG while almost eliminating International Business Machines and McDonald’s Corporation.
  • Tracking David Tepper's Appaloosa Management Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Thu, May. 22 AAL, AAPL, AIG 12 Comments

    Summary

    • David Tepper’s US long equity portfolio increased 13.55% from $7.98B to $9.06B this quarter.
    • The largest two positions continue to be SPDR S&P 500 Index ETF and PowerShares QQQ ETF. Combined, they account for just over 36% of the entire portfolio.
    • Appaloosa built significant positions in Halliburton and Priceline while harvesting large gains from United Continental, MGM Resorts, and Prudential Financial.
  • Tracking George Soros's Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Wed, May. 21 AA, AAPL, ABBV 7 Comments

    Summary

    • Soros' 13F portfolio decreased this quarter from $11.77B to $10.12B. The number of positions increased from 237 to 305.
    • The large SPY PUTS were reduced by 77% this quarter signifying a shift away from the short side.
    • Teva Pharmaceuticals is Soros' largest position at 5.38% of the US long portfolio. Very small positions (less than 0.5% each) are at almost 40% of the 13F portfolio.
  • Tracking Carl Icahn's Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Tue, May. 20 AAPL, ACT, ARII 13 Comments

    Summary

    • Carl Icahn’s US long portfolio went up 8% from $30.46B to $32.93B this quarter.
    • Carl Icahn established a large 4.66% of the portfolio stake in eBay (2.2% of business) this quarter.
    • Carl Icahn purchased 2.8M shares of Apple this quarter. He is continuing to harvest long-term gains from Netflix.
  • Tracking Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Mon, May. 19 AXP, BK, BRK.A 33 Comments

    Summary

    • Warren Buffett's US long stock portfolio increased marginally from $104.84B to $105.77B this quarter.
    • Berkshire Hathaway's largest three holdings are at almost half the entire portfolio.
    • Berkshire Hathaway is bullish on Wal-Mart Stores. They are bearish on General Motors.
  • Tracking David Einhorn's Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Mon, May. 19 AAPL, AET, AGNC 10 Comments

    Summary

    • David Einhorn's US long portfolio stood at $6.68B this quarter, down 8% form $7.29B last quarter.
    • Greenlight's long/short ratio remained almost steady at 120% long and 71% short.
    • Greenlight is bullish on Sunedison Inc. and Conn's Inc. They are bearish on General Motors.
  • Tracking John Paulson's Paulson & Company Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Sun, May. 18 MTB, SNTS, VZ 1 Comment

    Summary

    • John Paulson’s U.S. long portfolio increased marginally from $20.30B to $20.43B this quarter.
    • Paulson & Company's largest three positions are Extended Stay America, SPDR Gold ETF, and Vodafone Group PLC.
    • Paulson & Co. is bullish on Cobalt International Energy and CBS Corporation. The fund is bearish on Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold and Hess Corporation.
  • Tracking David Winters' Wintergreen Advisers Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Sun, May. 18 BEN, BRK.B, CNQ 1 Comment

    Summary

    • David Winters’ US long portfolio decreased around 5.5% from $905M to $855M this quarter.
    • Wintergreen Fund's largest three positions are Jardine Matheson Holdings, Swatch Group, and Berkshire Hathaway.
    • Wintergreen Fund's US allocation has dropped from 39% to 36% this quarter.
  • Tracking Glenn Greenberg's Brave Warrior Advisors Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Sun, May. 18 BAC, CMCSA, CMCSK 3 Comments

    Summary

    • Glenn Greenberg’s US long portfolio increased marginally from $2.44B to $2.47B this quarter.
    • Brave Warrior Advisors is bullish on Oracle Corporation & Kinder Morgan Management. They are bearish on Higher One Holdings.
    • Valeant Pharmaceuticals continues to be their largest position at 29.80% of the US long portfolio.
  • Tracking Lou Simpson's SQ Advisors Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Sun, May. 18 BAM, BRK.A, BRK.B Comment!

    Summary

    • Lou Simpson’s US long portfolio increased just over 9% from $2.10B to $2.30B this quarter.
    • SQ Advisors is bullish on Berkshire Hathaway, Oracle Corporation, and Wells Fargo.
    • SQ Advisors is bearish on Charles Schwab and TE Connectivity.
  • Tracking Bruce Berkowitz's Fairholme Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Fri, May. 16 AIG, BAC, BRK.A 14 Comments

    Summary

    • Bruce Berkowitz’s US stock portfolio increased marginally this quarter from around $9.71B to $9.90B.
    • Fairholme's largest three positions continue to be American International Group, Bank of America, and Sears Holdings. They together account for 67.26% of the portfolio.
    • The combined position size in Fannie & Freddie (and preferreds) remained steady this quarter.
  • Tracking Bill Ackman's Pershing Square Portfolio - Q1 2014 Update
    Fri, May. 16 AGN, AIV, APD 2 Comments

    Summary

    • Ackman’s US long portfolio increased marginally from $8.23B to $8.38B this quarter.
    • Pershing Square has large new positions in Platform Specialty Products & Allergan Inc.
    • Pershing Square is harvesting large gains from Beam Suntory Inc.