BALTIMORE (Stockpickr) -- It isn't shocking that investors on and off Wall Street put such a big emphasis on what the world's most successful fund managers are doing with their portfolios. After all, these are people who've proven their market prescience time and again. All too often, though, investors only focus on what the big-name investors are buying. When markets get tough, it makes sense to look at stocks they hate too.This week, we'll take a look at the names that billionaire investor George Soros and his team sold off from the estimated $27 billion funds at Soros Fund Management. Soros, if you're not familiar, made a major impact on the financial world back in the 1970s when he launched the famed Quantum Fund, popularizing international investing with phenomenal returns. Today, Forbes estimates that Soros is worth $14.2 billion, making him one of the 20 richest Americans. Related: 5 Stocks John Paulson Is Betting On I'll admit, "hate" may be a bit of a strong word for the companies on this list. Even so, Soros' portfolio management team felt strongly enough about these five stocks that it opted to completely close out its positions. That's why we're going to take a closer look at what's going on in these names.
Plains Exploration & Production Company
iShares Gold Trust
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