Michael Burry and David Tepper snapped up Alibaba in the course of the fourth quarter

High-profile buyers Michael Burry and David Tepper have been shopping for Alibaba in the course of the fourth quarter, doubtlessly placing them able to revenue from the reopening of the Chinese economic system.

Scion Asset Management’s Michael Burry, whose actions shorting the U.S. mortgage market have been chronicled in “The Big Short,” purchased 50,000 ADR shares of Alibaba
and 75,000 shares in Chinese retailer JD.com
as of Dec. 31, his newest 13-F submitting confirmed.

According to newest filings, David Tepper’s Appaloosa elevated its stake in Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. from 90,000 shares to 100,000.

Alibaba shares have gained 18% this yr. However, Chinese shares have been dragged down within the final week attributable to escalating tensions between the U.S. and China over suspected Chinese spy balloons.

Meanwhile, Viking Global Investors purchased over 9 million shares in Chinese electrical car maker Li Auto
price $185 million, a brand new holding for the practically $20 billion hedge fund, although it minimize its stake in biopharmaceutical firm Zai Lab

It is unclear whether or not Burry has bought these shares by now. He cryptically tweeted the phrase “sell” on Jan. 31. Investors must wait until the subsequent quarterly submitting to see what he bought.

Chinese shares appear to have been in vogue with different hedge fund managers final quarter. It may very well be as a result of worldwide equities, together with Chinese shares, “offer better risk-reward than U.S. equities,” JPMorgan’s high strategist Marko Kolanovic mused on Tuesday.

On the opposite hand, some fund managers diminished their Chinese fairness holdings within the fourth quarter.

This contains Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, which final week bought one other 4.235 million Hong Kong-listed shares of BYD
Buffett has been trimming its stake within the electrical car maker since August. Though the corporate stays a big shareholder, it has bought nearly 95 million of its 225 million shares.

Elsewhere, Fairholme Capital’s $1.1 billion portfolio, managed by Bruce Berkowitz, halved its stake in Alibaba. It now owns 7,610 shares within the Chinese e-commerce firm.

Tiger Global Management’s Chase Coleman minimize his stakes in most of his Chinese inventory holdings. Firstly, in JD.com by over one quarter to 21.8 million shares, a 22% discount in its shares in Hong-Kong-listen recruitment firm Kanzhun Ltd
to 13.8 million shares and a 20% discount in Shanghai-headquartered AiHuiShou International Co. Ltd
He nonetheless owns 4,000 shares in Pinduoduo Inc

Source web site: www.marketwatch.com

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