One of the most successful investors of the last 50+ years has always had an eye for value. The big headlines on Friday showed that the “Sage of Omaha” was unloading his long-time holdings in U.S.
bank stocks and buying gold stocks. At the mid-point of each quarter (August 15 in this case), hedge fund managers are required to release their holdings to the SEC. We have usually reported any unusual moves in the gold market by these hedge fund managers. This time around, there have been more “first time” gold buyers than usual. For instance, Mason Capital Partners, Sandell Asset Management and Caxton Associates all initiated new positions in the SPDR Gold Trust, which has followed the price of gold by rising about 30% year to date. But there’s no question that the most outstanding rookie buyer in the gold market is Warren Buffett.
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