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What Are Big Money Managers Doing?

After the headline crossed that John Paulson bought a major stake in Bank of America last quarter, the stock shot up immediately on the news. If these big money managers can instill confidence in individual stocks, you may be able to profit off their moves.

Karen Finerman breaks down the holdings of the major money managers as the markets can expect two more days of SEC filings. These holdings are as of 3/31/09 and may not be current.

Her favorite investor to look at is David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital, who has had notable positions in the past. His top holdings include stakes in Gold , URS Corp, EMC Corp and MEMC Electronic Materials.

Another big investor to follow is Carl Ichan, whose top holdings include Yahoo, Biogen Idec, Motorola and Amylin.

Finerman also likes Leon Cooperman of Omega Advisors, whose top holdings are AES Corp , Atlas America , Atlas Energy, eBay and Exelon.

Seth Klarman of Baupost group is another whale to watch. His top holdings include News Corp, PDL Biopharma , Theravance and Liberty Media .

But what to do with this information? Finerman points out that many of these investors are not quick to trade in and out of big positions, so she finds this information to still be useful. For more of Finerman's insight, check out the video!


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Trader disclosure: On Aug. 13th, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders:
Najarian Owns (FCX), Owns (FCX) Puts, Is Short (FCX) Calls, Owns (MS) And Is Short (MS) Calls, Owns (MSFT), Is Short (MSFT) Calls, Owns (MSFT) Puts, Owns (WFC) Put Spread, Owns (YHOO) Call Spread, Is Long (AMGN) September, Is Short (AMGN) August; Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IJR), (MDY), (IWM), (SPY), Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (BAC) Preferred Shares, Finerman Owns (BAC), Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), Finerman's Firm Is Short (USO), Finerman's Firm Owns (WFC) Preferred Shares And Is Short (WFC), Finerman Owns (WFC) Preferred Shares, Finerman's Firm Owns (WMT); Terranova Owns (KBH) Puts, Terranova Owns (MSFT), (AMZN), (CAT) Puts, (FCX) Puts, Terranova Is Short (AVB), Terranova Works For (VRTS)

Terranova Is Chief Market Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.
Terranova Is Co-Portfolio Manager Of The Virtus Diversifier PHOLIO

Virtus Diversifier PHOLIO Owns (IGE)
Virtus Diversifier PHOLIO Owns (DBC)
Virtus Diversifier PHOLIO Owns (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (ABD)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CAL)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DLR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (EXR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBC)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (SKT)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (TNB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (UA)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (CLB)

STACEY GILBERT Susquehanna Capital Group Is A Market Maker In (PCLN)
Susquehanna Capital Group And/Or Affiliates Owns 1% Or More Of (PLCN)

DENNIS GARTMAN CIBC Gartman Index Owns (AAPL)

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