NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- George Soros, founder and chairman of Soros Fund Management, shook up his portfolio in the fourth quarter.

The famed investor dropped his U.S. stock and options positions to $9.2 billion in the quarter, down from $13.4 billion in the previous quarter, according to recent 13-F fillings with the Securities and Exchange Commission

According to the filing, Soros reduced his U.S. exposure and upped his exposure to Europe and Asia.


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Specifically, Soros sold his positions in Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. (AAPL) Report and Intel (INTC) - Get Intel Corporation (INTC) Report , stakes which previously stood at $114.8 million and $135.4 million, respectively. 

The investing guru maintained his position of Alibaba (BABA) - Get Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. Sponsored ADR Report , which stands at 4.4 million shares, equaling a stake currently worth $378.5 million. 

Soros increased his position in Actavis (ACT) - Get AdvisorShares Vice ETF Report to $82.6 million from $36.1 million and initiated a new position in LyondellBassell Industries (LYB) - Get LyondellBasell Industries NV (LYB) Report by purchasing 224,935 shares. 

The fund also started new positions in Endo International (ENDP) - Get Endo International Plc Report with a $126.1 million stake, as well as a new $47.7 million stake in Travelport (TVPT) - Get Travelport Worldwide Ltd. Report .

-- Written by Bret Kenwell 

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