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Cassie Randolph granted restraining order against Colton Underwood




Cassie Randolph and Colton Underwood publicly announced their breakup in May 2020. She claims he has been threatening and harassing her since the split.

Cassie Randolph has been granted a temporary restraining order against Colton Underwood. The Bachelor star, 28, is accused of “stalking and harassing” Randolph since their breakup in mid-April, according to court documents obtained by Yahoo Entertainment. He must stay at least 100 yards away from his ex-girlfriend — including her home, workplace and car — at all times.

Randolph, who won Underwood’s heart while competing on the dating show in 2018, claims he’s sent her “unsettling text messages, repeatedly called her and placed a tracking device on her vehicle to track her whereabouts.” Included in the 25-page filing are screenshots of the purported text messages and images of a tracking device that was found taped to the bottom of the back bumper of Randolph’s car. The 25-year-old California native claims she’s fearful of Underwood’s escalating behavior.

In one instance, Underwood — who is accused of “watching” Randolph’s apartment in Los Angeles — supposedly yelled at her for hanging out with former flame, Caelan Tiongson. Randolph claims Underwood threatened her by saying, “I am going to keep you accountable.” According to the filing, he “continued to repeatedly call and send text messages on the subject in the subsequent days.” 

Underwood allegedly showed up at Randolph’s parents home in Huntington Beach, Calif. in June when she was there for a visit. Randolph’s brother and two friends say they saw Underwood in the alley outside her bedroom window at 2 a.m. Underwood seemingly admits to it and apologizes in a text exchange with Randolph’s younger brother. The screenshot is one of many included in Randolph’s filing. Underwood has allegedly been spotted near the family home on other occasions.

Underwood is accused of using alias phone numbers to anonymously send harassing text messages to Randolph, her friends and family at all hours of the day. The former NFL player allegedly sent himself messages pretending to also be a victim of the anonymous stalker.

“You like playing games huh? Let’s play some games then,” one text to Randolph read.

“Have your good time,” read another from the unknown phone number. “You’ll have nothing but regrets later with how you treat people.”

After Randolph found a tracking device on her car, she contacted the police and informed Underwood she was hiring a private investigator to find her stalker. Underwood allegedly “admitted that he was the one who put the tracker on her car and had been the one sending text messages to her, her friends and himself, under the alias phone numbers described above.” Underwood said he was going to spend time with his family in Denver, but was returning to Los Angeles in a few weeks. 

“Because of the history of his behavior which escalated from harassing and obsessive calls and messages, to obsessive walks to her apartment complex, to loitering outside her window at her parents home at [2 a.m.], to placing a tracking device, and the escalation in his conduct just before leaving for Denver, Ms. Randolph fears for her safety and the safety of her family and friends and wants to ensure that the harassment and stalking behavior cease when he returns to Los Angeles in the coming days,” the document states.

The order is in place until October 6, when Randolph and Underwood are expected to appear at a court hearing.

Reps for Underwood have not responded to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment.

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President Donald Trump and Joe Biden brace for vicious matchup in first presidential debate in Cleveland




President Donald Trump and Joe Biden brace for vicious matchup in first presidential debate in Cleveland

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden will meet face-to-face for the first time in the 2020 campaign Tuesday in what analysts expect will be a bruising presidential debate hinged on personal attacks.

The 90-minute contest in Cleveland, the first debate of the general election, will be stripped of typical debate standards. There will be no handshake because of coronavirus concerns and no opening statements, fitting for an unconventional race that has been eclipsed by the coronavirus pandemic, social upheaval and a heated Supreme Court battle over the vacancy left by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg’s death.

A little over a month from Election Day, Trump will seek to close his nearly 7-point deficit in national polls while Biden will present his case for why he’s a better alternative, strategists and historians say. Achieving these aims, they say, may mean that touchy subjects, such as attacks on the candidates’ children, will be on display for a national audience in prime time.

“I think every aspect of this thing is going to be just a barroom brawl from the very beginning,” said Terry Sullivan, a Republican strategist who managed Sen. Marco Rubio’s 2016 presidential run. “That machismo is going to really come across when they’re face-to-face, and Trump is going to try to do some things to needle him.”

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Biden will be forced to balance standing up to Trump’s no-holds-barred approach without losing his cool while also portraying himself as a steady-hand alternative, said Nick Everhart, a Republican media consultant. 

“He’s running a campaign built on the idea that he’s this competent, tempered and even-keeled leader who would handle the challenges of the moment more calmly,” Everhart said. “In being tough and fighting back, they don’t want to undermine his macro message that he’s more of a steady alternative compared to President Trump.”

Biden has insisted he can meet the challenge, telling supporters at a virtual fundraiser on Sept. 10 that he knows “how to handle bullies.” 

“I hope I don’t get baited into getting into a brawl with this guy,” Biden said. “It’s going to be hard because I predict he’s going to be shouting” and trying to interrupt throughout the debates.

Trump has leveled harsh criticism on his opponent, accusing Biden of taking performance-enhancing drugs, questioning his mental acuity and repeatedly attacking his son Hunter Biden. 

The former vice president, for his part, delivered an impassioned speech calling Trump “unfit” for office after a report from The Atlantic alleged the president disparaged members of the U.S. military who have been captured and killed, a claim Trump denies. Biden also declared Trump a threat to the safety of Americans for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic that has left more than 200,000 Americans dead, and he has accused him of fanning the flames of racially motivated violence. Biden may have more fodder after The New York Times published a story Sunday showing Trump paid $750 in personal income tax in 2016 and 2017 and paid none in other years because of tax write-offs and business losses. 

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Though the race has tightened, Trump remains behind in several battleground states, according to recent polls. A Washington Post-ABC News last week found Biden and his running mate, Sen. Kamala Harris, lead Trump and Vice President Mike Pence 53%-43% among registered voters, virtually unmoved from over the summer.  

“He needs to do something to shake up and move the narrative because right now the status quo isn’t going to get him to a win,” Everhart added.

Tensions could build from the outset: There will be no handshake between Trump and Biden over COVID-19 concerns, according to Peter Ayre, senior adviser to the Commission on Presidential Debates. There will also be no opening statements from the candidates or the moderator, Chris Wallace, who will pose the first question to Trump. 

Neither the candidates nor Wallace will wear masks once they take the stage at Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic.

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The Trump-Biden cage match is likely to be even more contentious than the president’s first run against Hillary Clinton four years ago – in part because none of the contestants are women.

“Clinton had to worry about debating as a woman and her ‘likability,’ whereas Biden doesn’t,” said Jennifer Mercieca, a Texas A&M University professor who teaches classes on presidential communication, argumentation and debate, and propaganda.

In the meantime, she said, “Biden has shown that he’s willing to be aggressive when he needs to, and I think we’ll see him match Trump’s aggressiveness.”

Trump, who like this year was trailing in the polls as the debates approached in 2016, was criticized for his aggressive attacks on Clinton and is likely to employ the same strategy this time around. Trump aides have said for months, privately, that they need to chip away at Biden’s support to have a chance.

“Trump’s style is to go in for the personal attack,” said debate historian Alan Schroeder. “He certainly did that with Hillary Clinton, and I expect he will do that with Biden as well.”

Trump’s attacks on Biden have been so pervasive they are central to his core message, cropping up at both campaign and official White House events. He has used the term “Sleepy Joe” at least 72 times in September at rallies and official White House events, according to a USA TODAY analysis of transcripts.

Then-candidate Donald Trump debates Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in St. Louis on Oct. 9, 2016.

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Few areas have been out of bounds for Trump, who has leveled baseless accusations in interviews that Biden is taking performance enhancing drugs and repeatedly mocked the former vice president for wearing a mask, among other attacks.

Trump has traditionally been far more likely to level ad hominem attacks while standing alone at a podium or during an interview than while sharing a stage with the subject of his barbs. But in his 2016 debates with Clinton, Trump described his Democratic opponent as “angry” and a “liar,” and he called her campaign “crooked.”

Despite the vitriol, Clinton and Trump largely left their families out of the race. When asked to say something positive about each other during a debate on Oct. 9, 2016, Clinton said she respected his children, whom she described as “incredibly able and devoted, and I think that says a lot about Donald.” 

This time Trump has targeted his Democratic challenger’s son Hunter, who has become a sore spot for both the former vice president and the president.

Hunter Biden’s role on the board of a Ukrainian gas company while his father led an international anti-corruption push in Kyiv under the Obama administration sparked a GOP Senate-led investigation that found no evidence of wrongdoing. Trump was impeached for pressing Ukraine’s president to investigate the Bidens but was acquitted by the Senate. 

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“Where is Hunter?” Trump asked supporters at a recent rally in Fayetteville, N.C., repeating a phrase that has become a battle cry on his campaign. “I think it will be brought up in the debate.”

Sullivan noted that Trump has more to lose this time around. 

“Nobody thought he was going to win, and he didn’t think he was going to win,” he said. “Now it’s ridiculously personal because he’ll be embarrassed if he loses, so he’s much more defensive than he was last time.” 

But the president faces a historic challenge as well. Incumbent presidents seeking reelection tend to struggle in their first debate, analysts point out. 

President Barack Obama faltered in his first debate against challenger Mitt Romney in 2012, as did President George W. Bush against John Kerry in 2004. President George H.W. Bush struggled to gain his footing in his first debate in 1992, squeezed between challengers Bill Clinton and Ross Perot. The examples go back decades: Ronald Reagan doddered his way through a 1984 clash with Walter Mondale; four years before that, Jimmy Carter stumbled through his one and only debate with Reagan.

Trump has not had to debate anyone during his presidency, Schroeder pointed out, while Biden sharpened his skills during the Democratic presidential primary race. 

“Four years as an incumbent means four years in which you’ve been deferred and people are telling you what you want to hear,” said Schroeder, author of “Presidential Debates: Risky Business on the Campaign Trail.” “On a debate stage, your opponent is going to do the opposite.”

The Trump campaign spent majority of the summer excoriating Biden as incoherent and unable to string sentences together without a teleprompter. The campaign has accused the former vice president – who has campaigned largely virtually because of coronavirus concerns – of using the pandemic to get out of traditional campaigning and even the debates. 

“There’s this idea or thesis that Biden is going to slip up or isn’t sharp enough to handle the moment, but I think if you look at it historically, he’s performed pretty well in most debates,” Everhart said, with the exception of the early Democratic primary debates in which a gaffe-prone Biden was dragged for dated cultural references and cutting himself off early. 

“But the 10-candidate vs head-to-head debates are night and day,” he said.

In recent weeks, Trump and his campaign aides have insisted Biden is likely to do well in the first round, given his decades of experience and more recent match-ups during the Democratic primary race.

“He’s been doing it for 47 years. I’ve been doing it for 3½ years, so he should be able to beat me. He’s much more experienced,” Trump told supporters at a rally in Ohio last week. 

There will be a “small number of ticketed guests” instead of a traditionally packed audience, according to the commission. The lack of crowd may undercut Trump, though it won’t make him any less aggressive, said Mercieca, author of “Demagogue For President: The Rhetorical Genius of Donald Trump.”

“Trump, in particular, feeds off of audience reaction,” Mercieca said. “He’s like a child who acts out in class. It works well when he is performing for his classmates, but it doesn’t work so well in the principal’s office.”

Robert Barnett, a veteran Washington attorney who has advised Democratic presidential candidates on debate preparation since 1976, argued that Trump and Biden are likely to approach Tuesday very differently, with Trump leaning heavily on his law-and-order message and his attempt to frame Democrats as “socialists.” Biden, on the other hand, will almost certainly focus on the pandemic, the economic turmoil it has caused and Trump’s response to both problems.

The coronavirus, he said, is likely to change the landscape of the debate, just as it has for election.

“This time what’s going to be more important than the funny line or the personal attack is going to be ‘What’s your life like the next day?’ when you have to remotely school your child, search for a job if you’re unemployed and, God forbid, battle a terrible pandemic,” Barnett said.

Aaron Kall, debate coach at the University of Michigan, said he expects a lower-key set of debates, in part because it would be in Biden’s best interest.

While Trump would likely want a loud contest, he said, Biden would be better off to refuse the bait and draw methodical contrasts on issues like the COVID-19 pandemic and the Supreme Court.

“A contentious exchange would be magnified and create its own media cycles,” Kall said. 

The circumstances are also different this election, Kall noted.

Trump performed poorly in his first debate in 2016, and felt he had to be more aggressive in the second – especially after the revelation of the “Access Hollywood” tape in which he was heard speaking about groping women.

Amid that furor, Trump packed the gallery with women who claimed improper sexual advances by President Bill Clinton and went on the attack against Hillary Clinton during the debate.

The Trump-Biden showdown lacks that kind of melodrama, Everhart said. 

“The problem or challenge in facing off against Joe Biden is you are talking about someone with a far greater degree of goodwill and higher favorability, who in showing empathy has really created an emotional connection with people, and you risk real blowback if you go over the top,” he said.

An expected surge in early voting and vote-by-mail this year over COVID-19 concerns may raise the stakes for the first match-up. Twenty-nine states begin mailing absentee ballots to voters in September, and an additional nine states open up in-person voting this month.

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“With so many states allowing more than just Election Day voting options, every day becomes a mini Election Day, so the importance of winning along the way each and every day and not just cresting and peaking in that final stretch to Election Day is crucial to winning in a way it hasn’t been in so many states before,” Everhart said.

Trump, Barnett said, often goes back to what has worked for him in the past – and in the case of debates, his performance in the 2016 primary debates is a familiar balm. 

“Diminishing, dominating and dissing,” Barnett said. “I think he will revert to that. But I’m not sure that that would be a wise move because I think people are serious right now because they’re facing challenges like none of us have ever faced in our lifetime.”

If Trump does bring his campaign trail insults onto the debate stage, Barnett’s advice for Biden is straightforward: “Avoid taking the bait. I think the more the vice president can stay on the substantive issues, the better he’ll do.”

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Trump-Biden presidential debate: Analysts expect ‘brawl’ in Cleveland


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Dax Shepard Says He’s “Grateful” for the Support After Sharing Relapse




Dax Shepherd

Dax Shepard is thanking fans for their support. 

Days after the 45-year-old actor told podcast listeners he’d relapsed, the Parenthood star returned to Armchair Expert and expressed his gratitude for their kind words.

“Just quickly, I want to say thanks to all the people that have been so unbelievably lovely to us in response to ‘Day 7,'” Shepard said during the Sept. 28 episode.

His co-host Monica Padman noted she hoped Shepard “felt loved and supported” after sharing the news and that his fears were “abated.”

“My fears were the opposite of what the result was, yeah,” he replied. “But yeah, struggling with some fraudulent feelings of receiving love based on a f–kup. But, at any rate, I am really, really grateful, and there’s so many beautiful, nice people.”

Shepard also made it clear that he wasn’t high when he shaved his head earlier this month and that he was on day two of his sobriety journey at that point. 

“A lot of people said, ‘I could see you were high as a kite,'” he recalled. “I actually was not. I was having a metamorphosis, transitional—I wanted to make a physical statement that I was shedding something.”

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Shepard shared his relapse on the Sept. 25 episode of Armchair Expert. “It would be unfair to say this all started with my recent surgeries,” he said, “which is really hard to say.”

He then looked back at his experience with prescription pain medicine over the past eight years. He recalled taking Percocet with his dad in 2012 and taking twice of what his prescription was. He also spoke about how he took Vicodin for several injuries over the years.

“I go ride a lot,” he said at one point during the episode. “After I ride sometimes on the track, I feel I’m entitled to take two Vicodin at the end of the day because I am in pain. That again doesn’t feel that crazy.” 

After he suffered his most recent round of injuries, starting about six months ago, Shepard noticed he began “getting shadier and shadier.”

“And I’ve not ever yet bought them,” he said. “And then I do…For the last eight weeks maybe, I don’t really know…I’m on them all day. I’m allowed to be on them at some dosage because I have a prescription. And then I’m also augmenting that. And then all the prescriptions run out and I’m now just taking 30 mil Oxys that I’ve bought whenever I decide I can do [it].”

Because Shepard was still managing all of his day-to-day responsibilities, he felt like he had everything under control. Then, Padman confronted him and he started lying to her.

“And I hate it,” he said. “And I’m lying to other people. And I know I have to quit. But my tolerance is going up so quickly that I’m now in a situation where I’m taking, you know, eight 30s a day, and I know that’s an amount that’s going to result in a pretty bad withdrawal. And I start getting really scared, and I’m starting to feel really lonely. And I just have this enormous secret.” 

Shepard knew he had to tell her the truth. So, he brought Padman and his wife Kristen Bell together a few weeks ago and told them everything. He proceeded to attend meetings, get support from friends, and experience withdrawal symptoms.

“I’m sweating bullets; I’m jerky; my back kills. It’s terrible,” he said. “I’ve never detoxed from opiates, and I have so much compassion for these junkies who have, like, f–king cycled through this 20-30 times.” 

Shepard had celebrated 16 years of sobriety at the beginning of September. During the “Day 7” episode, he recalled being high at the meeting where everyone was congratulating him on the major milestone. He called it the “worst hour” of his life.

The episode was titled “Day 7” because he was on day seven of his new sobriety journey when he recorded the podcast on Sept. 21. Shepard gave his followers an update after the podcast aired on Sept. 25.

“An episode I hoped I’d never have to record, but one I felt I owed to all the beautiful Armcheries who have been on this ride with me for the last couple years,” he wrote on Instagram at the time. “This was Monday, say today is 11.”


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Hedge Funds Are Dumping BP plc (BP)




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The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey is again at the forefront when it comes to making use of this gold mine of data. We at Insider Monkey have plowed through 823 13F filings that hedge funds and well-known value investors are required to file by the SEC. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of June 30th, when the S&P 500 Index was trading around the 3100 level. Stocks kept going up since then. In this article we look at how hedge funds traded BP plc (NYSE:BP) and determine whether the smart money was really smart about this stock.

BP plc (NYSE:BP) investors should be aware of a decrease in hedge fund interest in recent months. BP plc (NYSE:BP) was in 27 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of June. The all time high for this statistics is 40. Our calculations also showed that BP isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds (click for Q2 rankings and see the video for a quick look at the top 5 stocks). Video: Watch our video about the top 5 most popular hedge fund stocks.

Hedge funds’ reputation as shrewd investors has been tarnished in the last decade as their hedged returns couldn’t keep up with the unhedged returns of the market indices. Our research was able to identify in advance a select group of hedge fund holdings that outperformed the S&P 500 ETFs by more than 56 percentage points since March 2017 (see the details here). We were also able to identify in advance a select group of hedge fund holdings that’ll significantly underperform the market. We have been tracking and sharing the list of these stocks since February 2017 and they lost 34% through August 17th. That’s why we believe hedge fund sentiment is an extremely useful indicator that investors should pay attention to.


Jeffrey Ubben of ValueAct Capital

At Insider Monkey we scour multiple sources to uncover the next great investment idea. For example, legal marijuana is one of the fastest growing industries right now, so we are checking out stock pitches like “the Starbucks of cannabis” to identify the next tenbagger. We go through lists like the 10 most profitable companies in the world to pick the best large-cap stocks to buy. Even though we recommend positions in only a tiny fraction of the companies we analyze, we check out as many stocks as we can. We read hedge fund investor letters and listen to stock pitches at hedge fund conferences. You can subscribe to our free daily newsletter on our website to get excerpts of these letters in your inbox. With all of this in mind we’re going to take a glance at the fresh hedge fund action encompassing BP plc (NYSE:BP).

How are hedge funds trading BP plc (NYSE:BP)?

At the end of June, a total of 27 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -13% from the previous quarter. By comparison, 29 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in BP a year ago. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management has the most valuable position in BP plc (NYSE:BP), worth close to $232.6 million, amounting to 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Renaissance Technologies, with a $193.7 million position; 0.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish comprise Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, William B. Gray’s Orbis Investment Management and Jeffrey Ubben’s ValueAct Capital. In terms of the portfolio weights assigned to each position Kahn Brothers allocated the biggest weight to BP plc (NYSE:BP), around 7.52% of its 13F portfolio. Hourglass Capital is also relatively very bullish on the stock, designating 2.14 percent of its 13F equity portfolio to BP.

Because BP plc (NYSE:BP) has faced a decline in interest from the aggregate hedge fund industry, we can see that there was a specific group of funds that slashed their positions entirely heading into Q3. At the top of the heap, Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management sold off the largest position of the 750 funds followed by Insider Monkey, worth close to $14.6 million in stock. John Brennan’s fund, Sirios Capital Management, also dumped its stock, about $9.1 million worth. These moves are interesting, as aggregate hedge fund interest dropped by 4 funds heading into Q3.

Let’s now review hedge fund activity in other stocks similar to BP plc (NYSE:BP). These stocks are Diageo plc (NYSE:DEO), Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU), ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW), American Express Company (NYSE:AXP), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated (NASDAQ:VRTX), and Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:KOF). All of these stocks’ market caps are closest to BP’s market cap.

[table] Ticker, No of HFs with positions, Total Value of HF Positions (x1000), Change in HF Position DEO,20,653839,3 INTU,53,1735265,-1 NOW,86,4949673,1 AXP,54,17635296,-3 MS,61,4357171,-9 VRTX,54,3477688,-2 KOF,5,358015,-2 Average,47.6,4738135,-1.9 [/table]

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As you can see these stocks had an average of 47.6 hedge funds with bullish positions and the average amount invested in these stocks was $4738 million. That figure was $737 million in BP’s case. ServiceNow Inc (NYSE:NOW) is the most popular stock in this table. On the other hand Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. (NYSE:KOF) is the least popular one with only 5 bullish hedge fund positions. BP plc (NYSE:BP) is not the least popular stock in this group but hedge fund interest is still below average. Our overall hedge fund sentiment score for BP is 34.8. Stocks with higher number of hedge fund positions relative to other stocks as well as relative to their historical range receive a higher sentiment score. This is a slightly negative signal and we’d rather spend our time researching stocks that hedge funds are piling on. Our calculations showed that top 10 most popular stocks among hedge funds returned 41.4% in 2019 and outperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 10.1 percentage points. These stocks gained 21.3% in 2020 through September 25th and surpassed the market by 17.7 percentage points. Unfortunately BP wasn’t nearly as popular as these 10 stocks (hedge fund sentiment was quite bearish); BP investors were disappointed as the stock returned -22.4% since Q2 and underperformed the market. If you are interested in investing in large cap stocks with huge upside potential, you should check out the top 10 most popular stocks among hedge funds as most of these stocks already outperformed the market in 2020.

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