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These Funds Love Big-Volume Stocks

The Berkshire Focus Fund is among those that have a big stake in a much-traded security.
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Some funds tend to hoard the big-volume stocks -- those that traded in much larger volumes than other companies' shares.

Every stock mentioned in this article averaged a trading volume of more than $1.3 billion of market activity over a recent five day period.


(AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report

generated the highest dollar volume at $3.79 billion per day. At 13.11% of assets, no other holding of the

Berkshire Focus Fund

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had more sway on fund performance at the end of the second quarter.

Another high-tech player,


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totaled up a daily average of $1.64 billion in trades. This stock is the top holding of the

Biotechnology UltraSector ProFund

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, at 20.19% of assets.

Six of the $1.3 billion-plus stocks represent financial sector giants. The first three,

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JPMorgan Chase

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Bank of America

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, and


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, are the top three holdings of the

Banks UltraSector ProFund

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. Together these three holdings account for almost half, or 48.34%, of this fund's invested assets.

The next two,

Wells Fargo

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at 15.07% and


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at 9.09%, lead off the portfolio list of the

Fidelity Select Banking Portfolio

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By stacking up a daily average of $1.38 billion in trades,


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, the top holding of

Fidelity Select Brokerage and Investment Management Portfolio

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, is among the most active stocks.

Along with the holding listed above from the banking ProFund, the last three behemoths are index member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average. They also rank as the largest holding in their respective funds.


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tops the

ProFunds-Technology UltraSector ProFund

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at 11.81% of assets as of June 30.

General Electric

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leads the portfolio at

Vanguard Industrials Index Fund Adm

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. And,

Exxon Mobil

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is the dominant stock position of the

Oil & Gas UltraSector ProFund

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Important disclaimer: These stocks are so liquid that any of the above funds may have already liquidated their position in these companies by the time you read this article.

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Kevin Baker became the senior financial analyst for TSC Ratings upon the August 2006 acquisition of Weiss Ratings by, covering mutual funds. He joined the Weiss Group in 1997 as a banking and brokerage analyst. In 1999, he created the Weiss Group's first ratings to gauge the level of risk in U.S. equities. Baker received a B.S. degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. with a finance specialization from Nova Southeastern University.