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Ear To The Wall: Hedge Fund Hot Picks

Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 6:03 PM ET

Over the last 12 month picking winners was a little like stealing candy from a baby. Just 25 stocks in the S&P 500 fell in the period.

But the tide is turning.

If Tuesday’s s drop is any indication trading this market is about to get a lot more difficult.

In fact, some would say, it’s largely a job for the professionals.

Behind the Hedge Fund Conference
A look at what big money is buying now, with Whitney Tilson, T2 Partners, from the Value Investing Congress in Pasadena, CA. .

And in that spirit we turned to Fast Money friend Whitney Tilson of T2 Partners amid his value investing congress in California.

How's Tilson gaming this market?

He’s playing defense by getting long big cap blue chips, which he says “are probably the only stocks in the market that are under-valued.”

Tilson is bullish on Berskhire , Microsoft , Kraft, and Pfizer .

And his latest hot stock is BUD . “We think the stock is a double in the next couple years without any big tailwinds from the recovery.”

If you’re looking for some short ideas Tilson says look at companies with terrible fundamentals and very high valuations such as home builders.



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For Joe Terranova
Terranova Works For (VRTS)
Terranova Is Chief Market Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DRYS)

For Whitney Tilson
Funds Managed By Whitney Tilson Own (BUD)
Funds Managed By Whitney Tilson Own (BRK.A)
Funds Managed By Whitney Tilson Own (BRK.B)
Funds Managed By Whitney Tilson Own (MSFT)
Goldman Sachs Is A Prime Broker For Funds Managed By Whitney Tilson

For Anthony Scaramucci
Scaramucci Owns (WMT), Skybridge Owns (WMT)
Scaramucci Owns (PFE), Skybridge Owns (PFE)
Scaramucci Owns (MRK), Skybridge Owns (MRK)
Scaramucci Owns (GS), Skybridge Owns (GS)
Scaramucci Owns (MS), Skybridge Owns (MS)
Scaramucci Owns (JPM), Skybridge Owns (JPM)

For Patty Edwards
Edwards Owns (SPY) For Clients
Edwards Owns (QQQQ) For Clients
Edwards Owns (WMT) For Clients
Edwards Owns (PFE) For Clients
Edwards Owns (MRK) For Clients
Edwards Owns (BMY) For Clients
Edwards Owns (AAPL) For Clients
Edwards Owns (MS) For Clients
Edwards Owns (JPM) For Clients
Edwards Owns (BAC) For Clients
Edwards Owns (C) For Clients
Edwards Owns (WFC) For Clients
Edwards Owns (EEM) For Clients
Edwards Owns (GLD) For Clients
Edwards Owns (PGM) For Clients

For Brian Kelly
Kanudrum Capital Is Long U.S. Dollar
Kanudrum Capital Owns (TLT)
Kanudrum Capital Owns (GLD)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (GFI)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (AUY)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (DE)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (NUE)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (FDX)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (XOM)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (HES)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (IBM)
Kanudrum Capital Is Short Euro
Kanudrum Capital Is Short British Pound
Kanudrum Capital Is Short Yen
Kanudrum Capital Is Short Swiss Franc

Late Additions:
Kanundrum Capital Is Short Yen
Kanundrum Capital Is Short Euro
Kanundrum Capital Is Short Pound
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (RSX)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (NUE)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (DE)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (CLF)
Kelly Owns (FXE) Puts
Kelly Owns (FXB) Puts
Funds Managed By Whitney Tilson Own (KFT)
Funds Managed By Whitney Tilson Own (PFE)
Funds Managed By Whitney Tilson Are Short (PALM)



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