Whale Watching: George Soros Edition

It is always interesting to see what the top hedge fund managers are doing with their money. Here are Soros' top stock positions as of 10-15-2010.

1. SPDR Gold Trust (GLD)-------$600,794,000 common stock + $90.1 million in call options

2. Monsanto (MON)-------$312,638,000 common stock   

3. InterOil (IOC)------$275,295,000 common stock + $17.1 million in call options

4. Linear Technology (LLTC) SR CV 3.125%27------$219,800,000

5. Lawson Software Inc (LWSN) SR NT CV 2.5%12 ------218,071,000 + 49.7 million in common stock

6. Plains Exploration and Production (PXP)------$180,858,000 common stock

7. Epicor Software Inc (EPIC) SR NT CV2.375%27------ $141,179,000    

8. Teva Pharmaceutucal (TEVA)------$128,942,000 common stock

9. Weatherford International (WFT)------$122,701,000 common stock

10.JDS Uniphase Corp (JDSU) SR NT CV 1%26------$118,529,000    

We can see that while Soros talks bad about gold, he certainly thinks it is a good investment as it is his top holding. Obviosuly he thinks the gold bull market has more room to run despite what the bubble callers are saying. One of the more bizarre holdings is Interoil, which has to be one of the more controversial stocks. The pumpers say it is sitting on a goldmine of natural gas and the bears say it is nothing more than a fraud. It seems Soros believes in the company's prospects despite the criticism.

Overall, it looks like Soros likes commodities and energy stocks, along with select tech stocks.

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