George Soros is Investing in Oil and Gas
Where is George Soros investing? The SEC filings will tell you (as of March 31, 2010).
The fund holds over $600 million of Petrobas (Brazil Oil and Gas) (the fund bought about 1.4 million shares of the ADR in the quarter), $300 million of Hess (sold about 900,000 shares), $280 in Suncor Engery (bought over 1.5 million shares), $220 million of Monsanto (sold almost 700,00 shares), $190 of Interoil (bought over 150,000 shares), $175 million of Direct TV (bought 1,000,000 shares), $175 million of Verizon (bought 800,000 shares), $150 million of Plains Exploration and Production (sold 1.7 million shares), $140 million of Best Buy (bought 300,00 shares), $130 million of Novagold (bought 15 million shares, bringing to the total to almost 19 million), $120 million of Emdeon (selling over 1 million), $110 million of JP Morgan Chase (nearly all bought in this quarter) and $90 million of Pfizer (sold over 600,000 shares – over half the position). The fund owns a good deal of gold shares including over $600 million in SPDR gold trust shares (all bought this quarter). The total value of the fund was $8.75 billion. The fund own numerous convertible bond issues in excess of $100 million.
During the quarter the fund sold essentially all of Citigroup – over $300 million at the beginning of the quarter and nearly all of Ace Limited $75 million at the beginning of the quarter, and Lowes ($55 million). It sold 80% of Dana Holding ($60 million at the beginning of the quarter). It sold all of Bunge Limited – $66 million, and Terra Industries $100 million.
I am also overweight in Oil and Gas (the last 2 years is the first time I ever have been). The fund owns $20 million of ATP Oil and Gas, a speculative pick that I also own (the fund added 150,000 shares during the quarter). It also owns over $20 million of Brigham Exploration (fund sold 550,000 shares) another small oil and gas stock that I bought this year. And it has a bit over $40 million in Apple, $60 million in Yahoo $5 million in Amazon.
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