Melvin Capital Management is a hedge fund with over $13 billion dollars in assets under management. 

Melvin Capital became very popular in the trading world in early January 2021 as their GameStop short position combined with other short sellers resulted in more than 139% of Gamestop (GME) shares to be short at one time. This made GameStop stock the most shorted equity in the world.[24]

This high short interest in GME stock lead to a short squeeze made popular by the Wall Streets Bets Reddit group and covered in major media that ran the GME stock chart up to $483 a share at its peak and forced Melvin Capital to cover for a huge loss. 

Melvin Capital Lost 53% in January due to its short selling of GameStop stock and other trades that did not work out at the beginning of 2021 the Wall Street journal reported. 

Below are the current Melvin Capital Holdings going into 2021 based on the most current 13F filing as of 12/31/20.

Top 50 holdings by percentage of portfolio .

Stock ticker/ Total % of portfolio[1]

EXPE 6.98%

FB 5.62%

MA 4.90%

FISV 4.37%

GOOGL 3.61%

V 3.48%

BKNG 3.46%

MA calls 3.37%

LB 3.23%

LVS 2.78%

V calls 2.54%

PINS 2.52%

FICO 2.20%

NKE 2.10%

TEAM 2.09% 

NUAN 1.94%

AAP 1.92%

HLT 1.77%

COUP 1.72%

NOW 1.59%

AMD 1.51%

ADBE 1.51%

MELI 1.48%

JD 1.40%

IAA 1.38%

TXRH 1.28%

MSFT calls 1.23%

AMZN 1.22%

MSFT 1.22%

IT 1.20%

AZO 1.18%

H 1.16%

NFLX 0.96%

BABA 0.93%

MSCI 0.89%

ALGN 0.89%

PAGS 0.88%

EXPE calls 0.88%

PINS calls 0.87%

AAP calls 0.87%

AEO 0.80%

LH 0.78%

MTCH 0.75%

CRWD 0.70%

WYNN 0.70%

DRI 0.67%

SPGI 0.65%

GWW 0.65%

LYV 0.58%

SE 0.57%


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