Who doesn’t dream of becoming an iconic investor like Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, Daniel Loeb, David Tepper or David Einhorn? Keeping investors’ aspirations in mind, we have profiled a few stock and ETF picks below that billionaire investors are betting on currently.
Follow Warren Buffett by Investing in Homebuilders
Warren Buffett's reputation as an investment achiever is known to all. No wonder, his recent 13F filing is in the spotlight. In the second quarter, Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway established positions in three new stocks, namely
NVR ( NVR Quick Quote NVR - Free Report) , Lennar ( LEN Quick Quote LEN - Free Report) and D.R. Horton Inc. ( DHI Quick Quote DHI - Free Report) .
Notably, these three stocks have positions in
iShares U.S. Home Construction ETF ( ITB Quick Quote ITB - Free Report) and SPDR S&P Homebuilders ETF (XHB). Buffett is a fan of value investing. Berkshire’s acquisition of three stocks despite a great rally this year is a tell-tale sign of the remaining value quotient in the homebuilding space (read: Is It Time to Buy Homebuilding ETFs Following Warren Buffett?).
Agreed, steep home prices and higher rates are concerns. But investors should not forget that demand resumed after the initial surge in mortgage rates, as buyers became used to a new normal interest rate environment.
Take a Bite Out of Apple With Warren Buffett
Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has invested 51% of its stake in Apple. Apple shares have been performing better than the industry year to date. It is benefiting from steady demand for iPhone 14 and 14 Plus as well as its expanding footprint in emerging markets. Growing services subscriber base and improving customer engagement are tailwinds for the services business.
Apple’s focus on autonomous vehicles and augmented reality/virtual reality technologies presents a growth opportunity for the long haul. Notably, while Apple lacks on value currently, it is still a good growth stock. Also note that Apple-heavy
iShares U.S. Technology ETF ( IYW Quick Quote IYW - Free Report) has a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) (read: 4 Sectors Warren Buffett Binges On: ETFs in Focus). Follow Bill Ackman by Investing in AI
Bill Ackman increased his exposure to artificial intelligence (AI) in the second quarter. His Pershing Square fund loaded up about 1.3 million of Alphabet's (GOOG) Class C shares in the period, lifting the value of its position to $1.1 billion at the end of June. It also held about $262 million worth of Alphabet's Class A shares.
Alphabet’s the search giant’s AI research group – Google DeepMind – is reportedly developing at
least 21 new generative AI features. Alphabet shares have a moderate Value score of C and a good Growth score of B. Alphabet has solid exposure to ETFs like Communication Services Select Sector SPDR Fund ( XLC Quick Quote XLC - Free Report) and Fidelity MSCI Communication Services Index ETF ( FCOM Quick Quote FCOM - Free Report) .
Moreover, Ackman and his team added to their
Hilton Worldwide (HLT) stakes. The hotelier has considerable exposure to Kelly Hotel & Lodging Sector ETF HOTL and Defiance Hotel Airline and Cruise ETF ( CRUZ Quick Quote CRUZ - Free Report) . Nvidia Continues to Get Billionaire’s Love
Several of the world's leading investors and funds bet big on
Nvidia ( NVDA Quick Quote NVDA - Free Report) stock — another AI pick — last quarter. The AI-boom would continue to spur demand for graphics chips. Dan Loeb's Third Point, Soros Fund Management, and Jeremy Grantham's GMO all established stakes in Nvidia last quarter, per the source.
Not only the trio, David Tepper's Appaloosa Management, Jim Simons' Renaissance Technologies, Paul Tudor Jones' Tudor Investment Corporation, Steve Cohen's Point72 Asset Management, Stanley Druckenmiller's Duquesne Family Office, and the investment arm of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all raised their Nvidia positions in the period.
Nvidia has a double-digit focus on
VanEck Semiconductor ETF ( SMH Quick Quote SMH - Free Report) , AXS Esoterica NextG Economy ETF ( WUGI Quick Quote WUGI - Free Report) , Simplify Volt RoboCar Disruption and Tech ETF (VCAR) and Global X Robotics & Artificial Intelligence ETF ( BOTZ Quick Quote BOTZ - Free Report) .