Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft (MSFT), is the wealthiest man in the world, although Amazon’s (AMZN) Jeff Bezos, has been gaining on him recently. You may or may not be aware, but Bill Gates has his own hedge fund, called Cascade Investments.
By looking at some of the recent trades of this billionaire, you may get some ideas for your own portfolio.
Gates recently bought the following stocks during the last quarter of 2016:
Williams Sonoma (WSM)
Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI)
Zebra Technologies (ZBRA)
Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL)
Apple Hospitality REIT (APLE)
Ryder System (R)
Super Micro Computer (SMCI)
Digital Realty Trust (DLR)
You will notice that many of these stocks are not well-known companies. For example, Zebra Technologies makes and markets various types of tech products including mobile computers, barcode scanners, and RFID readers. The stock trades at 13 times forward earnings and earnings per share for the latest reported quarter jumped from a loss of 54 cents per share to a profit of 34 cents per share, year-over-year.
Super Micro Computer is a provider of high performance server technology. The forward price to earnings ratio is a favorable 11.7. For the latest quarter, revenues rose but earnings dropped.
Hopefully, some of these stocks can help turn you into a billionaire.