Billionaire Portfolios: They’re Just Like Ours!

Had some fun playing with the Bloomberg Billionaire tool this morning, located here.

Some of the data I was able to pull about YTD dollar and percentage gains in billionaire net worth tells an interesting story about what’s worked this year (tech and activism) and what has not (emerging markets and commodities). It’s amazing how this mirrors what’s worked and not worked in a typical investor’s portfolio.

Some tidbits:

Tech has been great in 2013, especially old tech like Microsoft:

Emerging markets like Latin America, not so much:

And don’t even get me started on metals and other commodities:

And the year’s big Wall Street winner was Carl Icahn – everything this guy touched turned to gold:

 

Have some fun with the data on your own, click below:

Bloomberg Billionaires Ranking

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