It’s always arresting to follow famed hedge fund managers, so for today we have brought up with billionaire Ray Dalio’s top 5 stock picks for 2021. Bridgewater Associates was established by billionaire Raymond Thomas Dalio. Although Bridgewater saw fairly large losses in 2020, it is still the leader of hedge fund industry as it can boast with net $46.5 billion of net gains. Dalio has a strong trust in the future projecting bridgewater will be able to gain back its losses. Consequently, the quant hedge fund has executed several changes “in its portfolio to benefit from changing market trends.”
And now without a further ado let’s see what you are here for – stock pick by Ray Dalio. The Procter & Gamble Company stands on the fifth spot on the list. The Procter & Gamble Company remains one of Dalio’s favorite and he still believes in its strong future, despite its share have underperformed for the past year. The underperformance was a great opportunity for purchasing stocks for Bridgewater Associates. Bridgewater raised the amount of its shares by 119% in Procter & Gamble Company during the fourth quarter to 3.25% of the overall portfolio. Walmart Inc. is on the fourth spot and is an evergreen favourite of billionaire Ray Dalio. Bridgewater has risen its position in the company by 120% during the last quarter of 2020 to 3.84% of the overall portfolio. Walmart shares showed underperformance in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the self-isolation and social-distancing. Its dividend yield is 1.5% at present. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF stands on the second spot among Ray Dalio’s favorites. Bridgewater started to purchase stocks in Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (VWO) in 2009 and by the end of 2020 it increased its position in Vanguard by 1%. This stock holding accounts for 5.71% of the overall portfolio. The price has risen 26% for the past year, and in the last five it increased to 76%. Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets ETF was established in 1994 and is involved in investing in public equity markets of the global emerging region. It invests in stocks of companies operating across diversified sectors. If you want to follow Ray Dalio’s top 5 stock picks for 2021, please click and jump to see the entire article.