Stanley Druckenmiller Portfolio Analysis

Stanley Druckenmiller Portfolio Analysis (October 2021)

Last Updated on October 9, 2021

  • Stanley Druckenmiller’s 13F portfolio value decreased from $3.89B to $3.48B this quarter.
  • Stanley added more shares of Amazon and Alphabet while selling stocks of Microsoft.
  • The top five positions are at 40,66% of the portfolio.

Stanley Freeman Druckenmiller Is an American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist.

He is the former president of Duquesne Capital, which he founded in 1981. Duquesne Capital had over $12 billion in assets when Stanley decided to close the fund in 2010.

Duquesne Family Office is an investment management firm, founded in 2011. As of June 2021, the firm reported $3,5B in managed securities.

Some say that Druckenmiller may be the greatest moneymaking machine in history. He has Jim Roger’s analytical ability, George Soros’s trading ability.

Not to lengthen, let’s start with a Stanley Druckenmiller portfolio analysis in which we will analyze Stan’s top 5 holdings and recent changes in those holdings.

The largest five stakes are Microsoft, Amazon, Starbucks, Alphabet, Freeport-McMoRan. They add up to 40.66% of the portfolio. Alphabet found its way on the top five while T-Mobile US went out in the last quarter.

The Largest Holding is Still Microsoft

This company holds almost 16% of the entire Stanley Druckenmiller portfolio. The company has 2.6 million shares and is worth $587 million. The position in Microsoft was built mainly in 2018 and 2019 – when he bought shares almost every quarter. After those years, Stan mostly started reducing stake size. Additionally, in the last quarter, he further decreased his position selling 621.000 shares at price between ~$239 and ~$271.

Increased Stake in Amazon

Amazon currently holds the second-largest position at 9,32% of the portfolio. In Q2 2021, Druckenmiller increased his number of shares by 18,8 thousand which is an increase of 24.8%. Stanley bought these shares at price between ~$3152 and ~$3505. The initial stake was built in 2017 at prices between ~$750 and ~$1600. In Q2 2020 Stanley reduced his shares by 95 thousand at prices between ~$1906 and ~$2764. The last few quarters have seen only minor adjustments until the last quarter when he again increased stake.

Starbucks is on Third Place

Starbucks Corp is a large third position that makes 7.2% of the whole portfolio. Stanley currently holds 2.31 million shares with a value of $257 million as of June 30, 2021. The stake was built in over the last five quarters at price between ~$63 and ~$118. There is not much more to say. Look like Stan is building this stake up.

Huge Alphabet New Stake

Although this stock was always on Druckenmiller’s watchlist, there have been no major purchases and sales until the last quarter. The brief history of this share was that Stanley sold most of the stake he had in Alphabet during 2020 to renew his position in the last quarter by buying ~60 thousand shares at price between ~$2130 and ~$2450.

Freeport-McMoran

Freeport-McMoran had interesting movements in Stanley’s portfolio. Stanley purchased 5 million shares in Q4 2019 at the prices between ~$8,50 and ~$13 and sold a quarter later 3 million shares at the prices between ~$5.30 and ~$13.50. Furthermore, a quarter later, in Q2 2021, Stanley bought 5 million more shares at prices between ~$6.31 and ~$11.57. While in the last 4 quarters, Druckenmiller sold 997,000 shares at prices between $11.49 and $ 44.80.

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