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Fundville » How to Make Better Use of Fundville.com - VPStock


Goldman Sachs’ “Hedge Fund VIP 50 Stocks” has become a very popular strategy among institutional investors. Bloomberg even lists it as a tradable basket. VIP means “Very Important Positions” in Goldman Sachs’ report, basically it’s a list of the most popular stocks among top 10 holdings of hedge fund managers. Goldman Sachs chose 627 managers and derived its VIP 50 stock list based on their Q4 2009 SEC 13F filings in its most recent report.

Fundville provides you a powerful tool called VPStock. VPStock means “Very Popular Stock”, and is more close to the true meaning of original VIP 50 list. Instead of being limited to the managers chosen by Goldman Sachs, you can choose you own group of managers, choose your own number of top holdings and build up your customized VIP 50 list.

This tool is very similar to our “Masters” tool, but a little simpler. Please read our blog on how to use the “Master” tool first.

Let’s still use the hedge fund blog Market Folly’s favorite three hedge fund managers to show how to use the VPStock tool. The three managers are Seth Klarman of The Baupost Group, Eric Mindich of Eton Park Capital, and Chris Shumway of Shumway Capital Partners. All three managers are highly recognized, extremely successful managers with a long term track record.

First, let’s find the “fund ID” of each manager. Search “Baupost” on fundville and will lead you to Baupost Group’s page.  Note that in web browser, the URL for the page is http://fundville.com/fund/271/BAUPOST-GROUP-LLC-MA, and the number 271 is the fund ID that represents Baupost Group in our database.

Similarly, we find that the fund ID for Eton Park Capital is 925, and fund ID for Shumway Capital Partners is 2480. Our job is 95% done.

Now we come to the easy and final part. “INPUT:” is the number of top stocks to choose from manager’s portfolio, “OUTPUT:” is the number of top stocks to show from the resulted list.

Let’s find out what are the most popular 20 stocks among the three managers, in their top 10 holdings:

FUND: 271|925|2480
INPUT:10
OUTPUT:20

and the result is:

20 Most Popular Stocks (Choose from top 10 stocks of each fund)

Popularity Company Stock # Funds Own % Funds Own (of 3 Funds)
1.) BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION BAC-PS 2 66.67%
2.) NEWS CORPORATION NWSA 1 33.33%
3.) DOMTAR CORP UFS 1 33.33%
4.) VIASAT, INC. VSAT 1 33.33%
5.) THERAVANCE, INC. THRX 1 33.33%
6.) BREITBURN ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P. - COMMON UNITS REP BBEP 1 33.33%
7.) ENZON PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. ENZN 1 33.33%
8.) CAPITALSOURCE INC CSE 1 33.33%
9.) APPLE INC. AAPL 1 33.33%
10.) WELLS FARGO & CO. WFC 1 33.33%
11.) CIT GROUP INC NEWCOM NEW CIT 1 33.33%
12.) JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJ 1 33.33%
13.) TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD ADR TEVA 1 33.33%
14.) EQUINIX, INC. EQIX 1 33.33%
15.) FACET BIOTECH CORPORATION FACT 1 33.33%
16.) PEPSICO INC. PEP 1 33.33%
17.) PFIZER INC PFE 1 33.33%
18.) DIRECTV COM CL A DTV 1 33.33%
19.) DISNEY (WALT) CO. (THE) DIS 1 33.33%
20.) TIME WARNER INC TWX 1 33.33%

If the sample size (number of managers) is too small, the result may not be meaningful. We used the VPStock to run against all the 2720 managers who filed 13F to SEC in Q4, 2009 and came up our own FVP100 list (Fundville Very Popular 100). The list shows the top 100 most popular stocks among top 10 holdings of all institutional investors.

Popularity Company Stock # Funds Own % Funds Own (of 2720 Funds)
1.) EXXON MOBIL CORP. XOM 705 25.92%
2.) MICROSOFT CORPORATION MSFT 660 24.26%
3.) JOHNSON & JOHNSON JNJ 625 22.98%
4.) PROCTER & GAMBLE CO. PG 466 17.13%
5.) INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP. IBM 456 16.76%
6.) APPLE INC. AAPL 436 16.03%
7.) CHEVRON CORPORATION CVX 330 12.13%
8.) JPMORGAN CHASE & CO. JPM 323 11.88%
9.) GOOGLE INC. GOOG 320 11.76%
10.) CISCO SYSTEMS, INC. CSCO 311 11.43%
11.) GENERAL ELECTRIC CO GE 282 10.37%
12.) PFIZER INC PFE 255 9.38%
13.) PEPSICO INC. PEP 251 9.23%
14.) AT&T INC T 220 8.09%
15.) HEWLETT-PACKARD CO HPQ 211 7.76%
16.) SPDR S&P 500 ETF SPY 197 7.24%
17.) INTEL CORPORATION INTC 182 6.69%
18.) ISHARES TRUST MSCI EAFE INDEX FUND EFA 178 6.54%
19.) SPDR GOLD TRUST GS GLD 157 5.77%
20.) COCA-COLA CO (THE) KO 154 5.66%
21.) WAL-MART STORES, INC. WMT 150 5.51%
22.) ABBOTT LABORATORIES ABT 150 5.51%
23.) WELLS FARGO & CO. WFC 139 5.11%
24.) ISHARES TRUST MSCI EMERGING MARKETS INDEX EEM 137 5.04%
25.) ORACLE CORPORATION ORCL 129 4.74%
26.) BANK OF AMERICA CORP. BAC 126 4.63%
27.) BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC DELCL B NEW BRK-B 124 4.56%
28.) 3M CO MMM 121 4.45%
29.) UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP. UTX 114 4.19%
30.) TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUSTRIES LTD ADR TEVA 111 4.08%
31.) QUALCOMM INCORPORATED QCOM 109 4.01%
32.) MCDONALD CORP MCD 98 3.60%
33.) MERCK & CO INC NEWCOM MRK 97 3.57%
34.) SCHLUMBERGER LTD. (NETHERLANDS ANTILLES) SLB 96 3.53%
35.) CONOCOPHILLIPS COP 93 3.42%
36.) GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP, INC. GS 89 3.27%
37.) VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC VZ 89 3.27%
38.) ISHARES TRUST BARCLAYS TREAS NFLTN PRTCT TIP 77 2.83%
39.) CVS CAREMARK CORPORATION CVS 76 2.79%
40.) VANGRD EMRG MKT ETF VWO 75 2.76%
41.) MASTERCARD INC MA 75 2.76%
42.) PHILIP MORRIS INTL PM 71 2.61%
43.) OCCIDENTAL PETROLEUM CORP OXY 69 2.54%
44.) APACHE CORP. APA 69 2.54%
45.) COLGATE-PALMOLIVE CO. CL 68 2.50%
46.) BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC. CL A BRK-A 66 2.43%
47.) AMAZON.COM, INC. AMZN 66 2.43%
48.) BP P.L.C. BP 66 2.43%
49.) BURLINGTN N SANTE FE BNI 65 2.39%
50.) ISHARES TRUST RUSSELL 2000 INDEX FUND IWM 65 2.39%
51.) BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATION BAC-PS 62 2.28%
52.) MEDTRONIC, INC. MDT 62 2.28%
53.) EMERSON ELECTRIC CO. EMR 62 2.28%
54.) BARRICK GOLD CORP. ABX 61 2.24%
55.) CITIGROUP INC C 60 2.21%
56.) VISA INC. V 60 2.21%
57.) MONSANTO CO. MON 59 2.17%
58.) ISHARES TRUST S&P 500 INDEX FUND IVV 58 2.13%
59.) WALGREEN CO. WAG 58 2.13%
60.) XTO ENERGY, INC. XTO 55 2.02%
61.) POWERSHARES EXCHANGE-TRADED FUND TRUST - POWERSHAR QQQQ 54 1.99%
62.) SUNCOR ENERGY INC. SU 54 1.99%
63.) DISNEY (WALT) CO. (THE) DIS 54 1.99%
64.) EMC CORP. (MA) EMC 54 1.99%
65.) COGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORPORATION CTSH 52 1.91%
66.) DIRECTV COM CL A DTV 51 1.88%
67.) THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC TMO 51 1.88%
68.) ISHARES GS $ INVESTO LQD 50 1.84%
69.) EXPRESS SCRIPTS, INC. ESRX 50 1.84%
70.) TRANSOCEAN LTD RIG 49 1.80%
71.) ISHARE RUS 1000 GROW IWF 47 1.73%
72.) DEVON ENERGY CORP. DVN 47 1.73%
73.) CIT GROUP INC NEWCOM NEW CIT 46 1.69%
74.) ANADARKO PETROLEUM CORP APC 46 1.69%
75.) SPDR S&P MIDCAP 400 ETF TR UNIT SER 1 STANDARD MDY 45 1.65%
76.) BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO. BMY 45 1.65%
77.) FREEPORT-MCMORAN COPPER & GOLD INC. FCX 45 1.65%
78.) ACCENTURE PLC ACN 45 1.65%
79.) AMERICAN EXPRESS CO. AXP 44 1.62%
80.) U.S. BANCORP (DE) USB 43 1.58%
81.) ISHARES TR FTSE INDX FXI 43 1.58%
82.) CANADIAN NATURAL RESOURCES LTD. CNQ 43 1.58%
83.) SIMON PROPERTY GROUP, INC. SPG 42 1.54%
84.) ISHARES BARCLAYS AGGREGATE BOND FUND AGG 42 1.54%
85.) RESEARCH IN MOTION LIMITED RIMM 42 1.54%
86.) HOME DEPOT INC HD 40 1.47%
87.) EBAY INC. EBAY 40 1.47%
88.) PETROLEO BRASILEIRO S.A. PBR 40 1.47%
89.) COVIDIEN PLC COV 40 1.47%
90.) GILEAD SCIENCES, INC. GILD 39 1.43%
91.) AUTOMATIC DATA PROCESSING, INC. ADP 39 1.43%
92.) BECTON, DICKINSON AND CO. BDX 39 1.43%
93.) STRYKER CORP. SYK 37 1.36%
94.) AMGEN INC. AMGN 37 1.36%
95.) AFLAC INC. AFL 37 1.36%
96.) ISHARES TRUST REG. SHS S&P MIDCAP 400 IDX ON IJH 36 1.32%
97.) GOLDCORP INC GG 36 1.32%
98.) CELGENE CORPORATION CELG 36 1.32%
99.) ENTERPRISE PRODUCTS PARTNERS L.P. EPD 36 1.32%
100.) AMERICAN TOWER CORP. AMT 35 1.29%

The tool needs to do some complicated calculations so it takes a while to show the result. Please be patient.

Simple, isn’t it? Now try it yourself.

Fundville Analytics Team

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