At Billionairesportfolio.com we run an actively managed online portfolio of the “best ideas” from the world’s best billionaire investors and hedge funds. With that, we pay close attention anytime one of these great investors is making the case for one of their positions, particularly when feel confident enough to call it one of their best ideas. That’s precisely what we got a glimpse of these past two days at an annual fund raising event, the Robin Hood Investment Conference, hosted by billionaire hedge funder Paul Tudor Jones.
Here is a quick recap of their best ideas:
1) David Tepper- Billionaire David Tepper called the Chinese currency extremely overvalued. This view is in line with one he expressed in the past few weeks, arguing for the potential for China’s central bank to ease monetary policy more aggressively than most have thought. An aggressively easing PBOC and weakening of the yuan would be needed fuel for the sluggish Chinese economy, which would bode well for the outlook for Chinese stocks.
2) T. Boone Pickens – Self-made billionaire Boone Pickens told the Robin Hood audience to expect $70 oil by June of next year, which would be almost a double from oil’s price today. Pickens also said he liked the oil stock Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD). To trade Boone Pickens oil call you can buy the oil ETF (USO) or the oil and gas producers ETF (XOP).
3) Bill Ackman- Ackman reiterated his belief that Valeant (VRX) was extremely undervalued and that it should merge with Allergan (AGN) ,because Ackman does not believe the Allergan-Pfizer merger would be approved. Ackman also reiterated his view that Herbalife (HLF) was still a compelling short, with news from the DOJ to possibly come out today on nutritional supplements.
4) Larry Robbins – Billionaire Larry Robbins founder of the hedge fund Glenview Capital, pitched FMC, HCA and MON. Monsanto is Robbin’s second biggest position in his fund at almost $1.2 billion.
5) Dan Loeb – Billionaire Dan Loeb of Third Point said he thought Amgen (AMGN) and Allergan (AGN) should merge. Amgen is Loeb’s second biggest position in his hedge fund, at almost 13% or $1.4 billion.
6) John Paulson – Billionaire John Paulson’s top associate Samantha Greenberg pitched Charter Communications (CHTR). Greenberg said that Charter could be worth as much as $294 over the next year or almost a 60% return
from its share price today.
7) David Einhorn – Billionaire David Einhorn pitched Consol Energy (CNX). Einhorn first took a position in Consol at around $37 last year, today it sells for $7.80. That means if Consol just went back to the price Billionaire David Einhorn paid that would be more than a 350% return.
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