There's nothing boring about George Soros' investing -- at least not for those who follow his stock picks each quarter.
The Hungarian-born investor and philanthropist has amassed a more than $20 billion fortune. Over the years, he has made enormous plays in bonds, stocks and currencies. A 1992 short sale on the British pound earned him the title of "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England."
As exciting as Soros' investing career may sound, he believes it should be just the opposite. "If investing is entertaining, if you're having fun, you're probably not making any money," he once said. "Good investing is boring."
Soros may not be amused by his investment moves, but there are many people out there who are.
Although he stepped back from managing clients' money in 2011 -- and declared his retirement again in 2015, saying "this time it is final" -- Soros Fund Management is still alive and kicking. And Soros, who is still listed as the firm's investment manager in public filings, is very likely still involved.
His latest 13F filing, corresponding to June 30, reflects $4.7 billion invested across 173 holdings.
A number of the positions listed are recently initiated ones. Here are 10 of Soros' biggest new buys from the second quarter of 2016.
Liberty Broadband (LBRDK) is Soros' biggest new buy of the second quarter and is his firm's biggest U.S.-listed holding. As of June 30, he owns 8.9 million shares valued at $533.5 million.
Liberty Broadband is a provider of cable services in the U.S., offering a variety of entertainment, information and communications solutions to residential and commercial customers. It has a $12.4 billion market cap.
Soros acquired 4.1 million shares of Rovi (ROVI) valued at $63.3 million as of the end of the second quarter.
Rovi is engaged in the discovery, delivery, display and monetization of digital entertainment by providing a broad set of integrated solutions. It has a $1.8 billion market cap.
SPDR Gold Trust ETF
Soros picked up 240,000 shares of the SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) valued at $30.4 million.
The SPDR Gold Trust ETF is an investment trust that invests in gold. It has a $40.1 billion market cap.
Communications Sales & Leasing
Communications Sales & Leasing (CSAL) is another new buy for Soros. The billionaire acquired 730,898 shares worth $21.1 million.
Communications Sales & Leasing is a real estate investment trust. The company is engaged in ownership, acquisition and leasing of communication distribution systems to communications infrastructure industry. It has a $4.6 billion market cap.
Soros acquired 1.4 million shares of Grupo Supervielle (SUPV) . The stake is valued at $17.5 as of June 30.
Banco Supervielle is an Argentina-based holding company primarily engaged in the financial sector. Class B shares of the company, which has a $621.7 million market cap, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in May.
Soros picked up 378,981 shares of Activision Blizzard (ATVI) . The stake is valued at $15 million as of June 30.
Activision Blizzard is a developer and publisher of online, personal computer, video game console, handheld, mobile and tablet games. Its business segments are Activision Publishing and Blizzard Entertainment It has a $30.1 billion market cap.
Soros acquired an $11.2 million position in Nucor (NUE) with the purchase of 227,291 shares.
Nucor and its affiliates are engaged in the manufacturing of steel and steel products. The company also produces direct reduced iron for use in steel mills. It has a $15.9 billion market cap.
Soros purchased 162,000 shares of Comcast (CMCSA) valued at $10.6 million as of the end of the second quarter.
Comcast is a media and technology company. The company has two operations: Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. It has a $158.4 billion market cap.
Comcast is a holding in Jim Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS charitable portfolio.
Last quarter, Soros acquired 197,334 shares of CyberArk Software (CYBR) worth $9.6 million as of the end of the period.
CyberArk Software offers IT security solutions to protect organizations from cyber-attacks. It has a $1.9 billion market cap.
Soros' tenth-largest new acquisition of the second quarter is Applied Materials (AMAT) . He picked up 373,596 shares valued at $9 million as of the end of the period.
Applied Materials provides manufacturing equipment, services and software to the semiconductor, flat panel display, solar photovoltaic and related industries. It has a $32.6 billion market cap.