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Tracking George Soros' Portfolio - Q4 2020 Update

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John Vincent


  • Soros' 13F portfolio value increased from $4.08B to $5.30B this quarter. The number of positions increased from 132 to 146.
  • Soros added Clarivate plc and Elanco Animal Health while dropping DraftKings and E-TRADE Financial.
  • Liberty Broadband at ~16% of the portfolio is by far the largest position.

This article is part of a series that provides an ongoing analysis of the changes made to George Soros’ 13F stock portfolio on a quarterly basis. It is based on George Soros’ regulatory 13F Form filed on 2/16/2021. Please visit our Tracking Soros Fund Management Holdings article for an idea on his investment philosophy and our previous update for the fund’s moves during Q3 2020.

Soros Fund Management invests globally and the long positions in the US market reported in the 13F filings represent ~20% of the overall portfolio. The 13F portfolio value increased ~30% this quarter from $4.08B to $5.30B. The number of positions increased from 132 to 146. Very small stock positions and large debt holdings together account for ~25% of the 13F holdings. The investments are diversified with a large number of very small equity positions, a small number of large equity positions, and a few large debt holdings. The focus of this article is on the larger equity positions. The top three individual stocks held are Liberty Broadband, Palantir Technologies, and QuantumScape. To learn about Soros’ distinct trading style and philosophy, check out his “The Alchemy of Finance” and other works.

New stakes:

QuantumScape (QS), Clarivate plc (CLVT), and Elanco Animal Health (ELAN): These three stakes were purchased this quarter. QS is a large (top five) 5.29% of the portfolio stake established as the shares traded between ~$12 and ~$132 and the stock currently trades at $57.69. The 1.18% CLVT position was purchased at prices between $26.50 and $33.50 and it is now below that range at $23.53. ELAN is a 0.87% of the portfolio stake established at prices between $27.50 and $33.80 and it currently goes for $33.65.

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Comments (32)

The portfolio looks like a dog's breakfast...
And you want me to take notice?
Well I'm taking notice. I'll pass and buy the qqq's just like he did!!!
What a waste...
Soros made a single bet against the boe and he has been milking it ever since...
Please dont delete my comment this time about George Soros posing as a Christian , turning in his Jewish neighbors and then helping himself to what was in their houses. Yes, he did this, and I heard him say it on 60 minutes He is a discusting sub human being and it is stunnning that anyone would follow him. He should be tried for war crimes just like the holocost workers.
PLTR looks ready to go again
papita profile picture
why should we care?
jamiemacph profile picture
@papita why do people get bent out of shape over Soros updates every time? Politics is not investing. Very interesting to follow
costreduction profile picture
@jamiemacph ...

Perhaps because what Soros is doing with his money is globally destructive. It's not just politics.
jamiemacph profile picture
@costreduction Hmm, just went through the 13F again, which is all this is tracking, and I see nothing destructive... so again that stuff you're referring to is irrelevant to the article.
Alter-X profile picture
I thought he couldn't stand PLTR?
"Tracking George Soros'...." I wouldn't go there, it smell to brimstone
@Benitez I heard Georgey boy had his horns sawed off with his first million.
@John Vincent

What about Bridgewater Associates 13F?
John Vincent profile picture
@katmandu100 , Thank you for your question. I am yet to start tracking them. They are the largest but as they are global macro, it is tough to see a complete picture by looking at just the 13F reports - only ~$11B (500+ positions) of the ~$150B+ AUM are in the 13Fs.

Gaining insights is also hard with Soros - sometimes, you can see Soros entering positions to play the trend but unless you catch that early on, he usually would have exited by the time you are able to get in, due to the minimum 45-day reporting delay.

All the best,
Out_on_a_limb profile picture
@John Vincent, I agree Soros is essentially a trader. He can go big. Not a name that can be followed by self-investors.
SuperPac profile picture
@John Vincent Yes, the guy is a trader...some curious moves tho'....XLE...moving out of Peloton plus...the huge build up in PLTR. I find his PLTR stake very interesting. Very revelatory.
I thought he was supposedly selling all his Palantir? Interesting it stayed steady.
verbalsensei profile picture
Follow the Soros $ around the world interesting what trends you will see, thanks for sharing same.
cdgingrich profile picture
Thank you, John
I thought they hate PLTR?
cdgingrich profile picture
@Aloha Snackbar LOL. Exactly!
@Aloha Snackbar Would guess here the thought of making money over rides the hate.
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