BALTIMORE ( Stockpickr) -- You may already be acquainted with Ken Fisher.
He's the author of "Portfolio Strategy," a long-running column in
, and he's well-known as the biggest wealth manager in the U.S.: His firm, Fisher Investments, has more than $41 billion under management. He's also got a lot of wealth in his own right;
estimates his worth at $1.7 billion.
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In the investment world, Fisher has also made a number of contributions -- namely to behavioral finance, where he's published research with academics on a slew of investing topics. Today, we'll peek into this billionaire money manger's portfolio by taking a look at his 13F to see what new stocks Fisher Investments has bought in the last quarter.
Institutional investors with more than $100 million in assets are required to file a 13F -- a form that breaks down their stock positions for public consumption. From hedge funds to mutual funds to insurance companies, any professional investors who manage more than that $100 million watermark are required to file a 13F. That includes Fisher Investments.
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By comparing one quarter's filing to another, we can see how any the firm manager is moving their portfolio around -- and what investments are faring the best for them. More importantly, we can figure out what new names are being bought up in the near-term - after all, they're likely to be fund managers' favorite stocks.
Today, we'll focus on
Fisher Investments' five favorite stocks
for the first quarter of 2012.