See Which Of The Latest 13F Filers Holds QQQ Trust

At Holdings Channel, we have reviewed the latest batch of the 29 most recent 13F filings for the 03/31/2024 reporting period, and noticed that Invesco QQQ Trust (Symbol: QQQ) was held by 14 of these funds. When hedge fund managers appear to be thinking alike, we find it is a good idea to take a closer look.

Before we proceed, it is important to point out that 13F filings do not tell the whole story, because these funds are only required to disclose their long positions with the SEC, but are not required to disclose their short positions. A fund making a bearish bet against a stock by shorting calls, for example, might also be long some amount of stock as they trade around their overall bearish position. This long component could show up in a 13F filing and everyone might assume the fund is bullish, but this tells only part of the story because the bearish/short side of the position is not seen.

Having given that caveat, we believe that looking at groups of 13F filings can be revealing, especially when comparing one holding period to another. Below, let's take a look at the change in QQQ positions, for this latest batch of 13F filers:

FundNew Position?Change In Share CountChange In Market Value ($ in 1000's)
Aft Forsyth & Sober LLC Existing -795+$1,944
Foundations Investment Advisors LLC Existing +16,557+$10,464
Goodwin Investment Advisory NEW +41+$18
Annis Gardner Whiting Capital Advisors LLC Existing UNCH+$7
EWA LLC Existing +4+$21
Executive Wealth Management LLC Existing -316+$810
Rench Wealth Management Inc. NEW +454+$202
Rockport Wealth LLC NEW +141,414+$62,789
PAX Financial Group LLC Existing UNCH+$22
Ellevest Inc. NEW +858+$381
Jefferies Financial Group Inc. Existing -219,317-$99,219
WCG Wealth Advisors LLC Existing -9,678-$3,299
360 Financial Inc. Existing +565+$1,148
Theory Financial LLC NEW +474+$210
Aggregate Change: -69,739-$24,502

In terms of shares owned, we count 3 of the above funds having increased existing QQQ positions from 12/31/2023 to 03/31/2024, with 4 having decreased their positions and 5 new positions. Worth noting is that Cibc World Markets Corp, included in this recent batch of 13F filers, exited QQQ common stock as of 03/31/2024.

Looking beyond these particular funds in this one batch of most recent filers, we tallied up the QQQ share count in the aggregate among all of the funds which held QQQ at the 03/31/2024 reporting period (out of the 4,272 we looked at in total). We then compared that number to the sum total of QQQ shares those same funds held back at the 12/31/2023 period, to see how the aggregate share count held by hedge funds has moved for QQQ. We found that between these two periods, funds reduced their holdings by 20,019,569 shares in the aggregate, from 128,517,739 down to 108,498,170 for a share count decline of approximately -15.58%. The overall top three funds holding QQQ on 03/31/2024 were:

»FundShares of QQQ Held
1.LPL Financial LLC 8,487,601
2.Wells Fargo & Company MN 8,407,614
3.Susquehanna International Group LLP 5,280,543
4-10Find out the full Top 10 Hedge Funds Holding QQQ»

We'll keep following the latest 13F filings by hedge fund managers and bring you interesting stories derived from a look at the aggregate information across groups of managers between filing periods. While looking at individual 13F filings can sometimes be misleading due to the long-only nature of the information, the sum total across groups of funds from one reporting period to another can be a lot more revealing and relevant, providing interesting stock ideas that merit further research, like Invesco QQQ Trust (Symbol: QQQ).

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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