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Volatility Spurs Buying Among the Ultimate Stock-Pickers

Top money managers found more places to invest in the first-quarter as market movements opened opportunities in high-quality names.

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By Eric Compton | Associate Stock Analyst

For the past seven-plus years, our primary goal with the Ultimate Stock-Pickers concept has been to uncover investment ideas that not only reflect the most recent transactions of a select group of top investment managers but are timely enough for investors to get some value from them. By cross-checking the most current valuation work and opinions of Morningstar's cadre of stock analysts against the actions of some of the best equity managers in the industry, we hope to uncover a few good ideas each quarter. With three fourths of our Ultimate Stock-Pickers having reported their holdings for the first quarter of 2016, we have a fairly good sense of what stocks they've been buying and selling since the start of the year. Given the market volatility at the start of this year, we expected to see a pickup in both the buying and selling activity of our top managers, which is what ended up being the case.

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