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Soros Still Bullish on Gold

Billionaire investor George Soros remains bullish on gold and adds to positions in the materials and tech sectors, according to latest disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



) -- Billionaire investor George Soros remained bullish on gold during the second quarter and added to positions in the materials and tech sectors, according to his latest disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The 80-year old legend's top investment continues to be

SPDR Gold Trust

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, although he offloaded a marginal stake in the fund during the quarter. Still, the ETF that tracks gold prices accounted for 18.5% of his portfolio and he continued to add to his holdings in gold mining stocks such as

Kinross Gold

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Barrick Gold


. He also took a fresh exposure to

Newmont Mining

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during the quarter.

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New stocks in the portfolio included tech stocks such as

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, online movie retailer


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Prominent among his sold positions was


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. Soros also cut his exposure to

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Investors managing over $100 million assets are required to report their holdings every quarter within 45 days from the end of the quarter in a 13F filing with the SEC. The managers do not need to disclose short positions or investments in non-U.S. listed securities, so the disclosure is only a partial view of holdings.

Markets follow the moves and portfolio disclosures of big investors to get cues on sectors and stocks worth looking at. However, information in these portfolios are often dated and the portfolio manager may have changed tack since the end of the last quarter.

-- Reported by Shanthi Venkataraman in New York.

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