At Insider Monkey we follow around 700 of the best-performing investors and even though many of them lost money in the last couple of months (70% of hedge funds lost money in October whereas S&P 500 ETF lost about 7%), the history teaches us that over the long-run they still manage to beat the market, which is why it can be profitable for us to imitate their activity. Of course, even the best money managers can sometimes get it wrong, but following some of their picks gives us a better chance to outperform the crowd than picking a random stock and this is where our research comes in.
AgroFresh Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:AGFS) has seen a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. AGFS was in 8 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2018. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with AGFS positions at the end of the previous quarter. AgroFresh wasn’t one of the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.
To most shareholders, hedge funds are assumed to be unimportant, outdated financial vehicles of the past. While there are greater than 8000 funds trading today, Our researchers hone in on the masters of this club, approximately 700 funds. These investment experts direct the majority of all hedge funds’ total capital, and by paying attention to their finest investments, Insider Monkey has deciphered a few investment strategies that have historically outstripped the S&P 500 index. Insider Monkey’s flagship hedge fund strategy surpassed the S&P 500 index by 6 percentage points a year since its inception in May 2014 through early November 2018. We were able to generate large returns even by identifying short candidates. Our portfolio of short stocks lost 26.1% since February 2017 even though the market was up nearly 19% during the