Because big money is more often than not, smart money.

We've all watched Billions and Wall Street with visions of being like Bobby Axelrod or Gordon Gecko, making big deals and even bigger dollars. But who are their non-fictional peers, and what are these real life financial big dogs trading right now? 

We teamed up with the guys at Stake, a Sydney startup making it easy for Aussies to trade US stocks (but more on that at the bottom of the page), to dive into GuruFocus and pull the latest moves three of Wall Street's biggest dogs are making right now.

Carl Icahn (net worth: $20 billion)

Famous for:

His live CNBC spat with fellow hedge-fund titan Bill Ackman over Herbalife.

What he’s buying

  1. Diamondback Energy
  2. Tenneco
  3. Caesars Entertainment

What he’s selling

  1. VMware
  2. The Manitowoc Company

George Soros (net worth: $8.3 billion)

Famous for: 

Breaking the bank of England and making $1b on it in a single day.

What he’s buying:

  1. Verizon
  2. Phillip Morris
  3. Red Hat

What he’s selling:

  1. Spotify
  2. Intelstat

John Paulson (net worth: $4.17 billion)

Famous for: 

Making $15 billion for his investors on the collapse of the housing market during the GFC.

What he’s buying:

  1. Red Hat
  2. Travelport Worldwide
  3. Twenty-First Century Fox

What he’s selling:

  1. AT&T
  2. Neilsen Holdings

How to get in on the action yourself:

If you want to stop just reading about rich people and give it a crack yourself, check out Stake, Australia's best option for the US market. $0 commission on trades (so you can stuff it up all you want without getting eaten up in fees) and access to 3,000+ stocks. Including all the ones George, John and Carl are trading.

Download the app on iTunes or Google Play. Make sure to use the code “BOSS2019” and if you fund more than $2500 AUD into your US trading account, they’ll send you some swag to show off your new ‘Wall Street Trader’ status.

This article has been supported by Stakeshop Pty Ltd, trading as Stake (ACN 610105505). Stake is an authorised representative of Sanlam Private Wealth Pty Ltd (AFSL 337927). Stake is focused on giving you a better investing experience but doesn't take into account your personal objectives, circumstances or financial needs. Any advice is of a general nature only. As investments carry risk, before making any investment decision, please consider if it's right for you and seek appropriate taxation and legal advice. Please view our Financial Services Guide before deciding to invest on Stake.