By: Meena Krishnamsetty, Insider Monkey

Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) is the most popular stock among hedge funds and billionaires, and it is performing spectacularly. Despite Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s successful performance hedge funds are underperforming the market third year in a row. The reason is simple. Equity hedge funds usually hedge around 50% of their long exposure. It just doesn’t make sense to compare them to the S&P 500 index which is 100% long. So we came up with a better way of illustrating hedge funds’ true stock picking ability and constructed an index that is 100% long. Read more about 5 Stocks Billionaires Are Crazy About

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By Robert Baillieul

Severe drought and record heat is wreaking havoc on the mid-west food harvest. Lower farm yields and dwindling inventories have resulted in a 50% surge in corn prices over the past month with little relief in sight. But record food prices have created a boom for agricultural chemical companies. The sector is up 13% in the last month with traders are betting that higher food prices will boost demand for fertilizers. Read more about Hedge Funds Are Bullish About These Agriculture Plays

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By Brian Tracz, Insider Monkey 

Founded in 2002, Peter Kolchinsky’s RACapital Management invests in a number of small-cap biotech start ups, priding itself in its “evidence-based” approach to capital allocation. His hedge fund portfolio includes ArthroCare (ARTC), Sequenom (SQNM), and XOMA (NASDAQ: XOMA) (His entire portfolio is shown here). Read more about 3 New Bets by A Biotech Hedge Fund

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By Meena Krishnamsetty (Insider Monkey Editor)

Hedge funds will disclose their end of first quarter holdings next week. However, we can still track hedge funds’ transactions through Form 4, 13D, and 13G filings. We don’t get to see their entire portfolio in these filings but we get to see their recent transactions in their large positions. Here are the stocks hedge funds bought recently: Read more about Hedge Funds Bought These Stocks Recently

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