Tracking Hedge Fund Activists Ackman, Icahn, Starboard And ValueAct

With the turbulence in Europe and questions of US economic growth, markets seem particularly susceptible to headline risk, subjecting investors to massive volatility and major political risk. One of the appeals of activist investing is the possibility of a situation-specific catalyst, which allows results to de-couple from the broader market. Of course, activist investing requires [...]

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Tracking Activist Hedge Funds

Got spreadsheets up for some noted activist investors. Keep eyes peeled on Seeking Alpha for more analysis. Pershing Square (Bill Ackman) Q3 2011 13F Holdings Spreadsheet Carl Icahn Q3 2011 13F Holdings Spreadsheet ValueAct Q3 2011 13F Holdings Spreadsheet Starboard Value Q3 2011 13F Holdings Spreadsheet

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Q3 2011 Hedge Fund Holdings

If you have a strong case for other managers I should include, send me an email or post in the comments below. Also, keep in mind that I use a perl script to parse these filings into the spreadsheet format and some information may be misrepresented. As always, YMMV. Seth Klarman Q3 2011 13F Holdings [...]

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Holding My Nose & Buying GE

General Electric (GE) has been one of the biggest stinkers in my portfolio for some time now — completely my fault for not demanding more margin of safety and buying at too high a price. But a couple years removed from the 2008 crisis, GE looks too cheap @ $16 so I’m adding to my [...]

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Closing AEO and TEF Option Trades

And here I thought we were just going to coast into year-end … As mentioned in my portfolio review, I was looking to close out a few naked put positions which had minimal value left. I closed out my TEF and AEO naked puts on 10/31 and good timing too in the wake of the [...]

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