We analyzed sixteen portfolios of the best hedge fund managers to find their top fifteen favorite hedge fund stocks. Check out our list of the 15 stocks billionaire hedge fund managers love right now below.

THe Hedge Fund Stocks

  • The stocks the best hedge fund managers agree on
  • And in which they have the most money invested 
  • The 15 stocks chosen by at least 25% of the best hedge fund managers as one of their top investments
  • The industries: Technology, BioTech, Healthcare, Finance, & Food 

our calculation method

  • One, we gave the most weight to stocks that most hedge fund managers agree on, and those in which they have the most combined conviction
    • If a manager held more than 5% in one stock, we capped it for our calculation purposes, so that it doesn’t show up as a favorite stock if one hedge fund manager’s portfolio has 10%, but the rest have <1% in that stock
  • Two, after determining which stocks at least 4 managers (25% of the 16) agreed on, we looked at those which had a capped total portfolio weight greater than 10%.

The portfolio weights shown below are totals based on each manager’s actual allocation, uncapped.

The Latest favorites

the top 15 hedge fund stocks as of June 30, 2018:

  • Facebook (FB)

    10 billionaires are invested. Facebook is a combined 32.16% of their portfolios.

  • Microsoft (MSFT)

    8 billionaires / 25.48%

  • Alibaba (BABA)

    6 billionaires / 22.63%

  • Amazon (AMZN)

    6 billionaires / 16.25%

  • Bank of America (BAC)

    5 billionaires / 17.44%

  • NXP Semiconductors (NXP)

    5 billionaires / 17.01%

  • Adobe (ADBE)

    5 billionaires / 15.31%

  • IQVia Holdings (IQV)

    5 billionaires / 15.29%

  • Thermo Fisher (TMO)

    5 billionaires / 10.47%

  • Shire PLC (SHPG)

    4 billionaires / 21.33%

  • Mondelez International (MDLZ)

    4 billionaires / 19.60%

  • Allergan (AGN)

    4 billionaires / 16.49%

  • Altaba (AABA)

    4 billionaires / 15.59%

  • PayPal (PYPL)

    4 billionaires / 14.64%

  • Google (GOOGL)

    4 billionaires / 11.92%

The Best Hedge Fund Managers 

we track & Analyze these 16 billionaire managers

  • Carl Icahn

  • David Tepper

  • Chase Coleman

  • Daniel Loeb

  • Steve Mandel

  • David Einhorn

  • Leon Cooperman

  • Ray Dalio

  • Larry Robbins

  • Bill Ackman

  • Nelson Peltz

  • George Soros

  • John Paulson

  • Stanley Druckenmiller

The stocks Most Hedge Fund Managers believe in

Here is how we determine the stocks in which hedge fund managers believe the most. First, hedge fund holdings are revealed every quarter in government filings required by the Securities and Exchange Commission. That’s where our information comes from. Second, we equal weight the size of each manager’s portfolio. Therefore, the largest hedge funds (like Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater) do not skew the results. Third, we add up the percentages of each stock to determine those that are the biggest proportion of the 15 hedge fund manager portfolios.

Why do we equal weight instead of dollar weight? Because it’s easy to skew the results when you’re managing billions of dollars. Plus, some managers have highly diversified stock portfolios, while others concentrate on a few key positions. That’s why we also capped the allocation percent at 5% to determine the favorites.

We believe that determining the stocks that make up the greatest percentage of each hedge fund manager portfolio and those that many agree on is the best way to find out which investments are favored most by those hedge fund managers. As a result, these investments should end up being those in which hedge fund managers have the greatest conviction.

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