$122 Billion Fund’s Largest Q3 Financial Stock Holdings

Following is information regarding Bridgewater Associates’ top holdings in the Financial sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011:

  • Vanguard Emerging Markets Stock ETF (NYSE:VWO): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 19,047,222 shares with a market value of $926,075,913. This comprised 13.09% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 27,723,922 shares with a market value of $993,348,176. This comprised 14.82% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 8,676,700. About the company: Vanguard Emerging Markets ETF is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks to track the performance of the MSCI Daily TR Net Emerging Markets USD Index. The Fund invests its assets in the stocks that make up the Index, holding each stock in the same proportion as its weighting.
  • iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index (NYSE:EEM): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 13,437,800 shares with a market value of $639,639,259. This comprised 9.04% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 19,776,300 shares with a market value of $694,148,100. This comprised 10.35% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 6,338,500. About the company: iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Index is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance of the MSCI TR Emerging Markets Index. The Fund will concentrate its investments in a particular industry or geographic region to approximately the same extent the Index is so concentrated.
  • OShares IBOXX Investment Grade Corporate Bond (NYSE:LQD): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 308,119 shares with a market value of $0. This comprised 0.00% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 308,131 shares with a market value of $34,606,192. This comprised 0.52% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,012. About the company: iShares iBoxx $ Investment Grade Corporate Bond Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks results that correspond to the price and yield performance of a segment of the US investment grade corporate bond market as defined by the iBoxx $ Liquid Investment Grade Index. The Index measures the performance of a fixed number of investment grade corporate bonds.
  • MetLife, Inc. (NYSE:MET): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 360,407 shares with a market value of $15,811,055. This comprised 0.22% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 715,871 shares with a market value of $20,051,547. This comprised 0.30% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 355,464. About the company: MetLife, Inc. provides individual insurance, employee benefits and financial services with operations throughout the United States and the regions of Latin America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The Company’s products include life insurance, annuities, automobile and homeowners insurance, retail banking and other financial services to individuals as well as group insurance.
  • iShares S&P 500 Index (NYSE:IVV): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 175,000 shares with a market value of $23,173,500. This comprised 0.33% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 175,000 shares with a market value of $19,895,750. This comprised 0.30% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 0,000. About the company: iShares S&P 500 Index Fund is an exchange-traded fund incorporated in the USA. The Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the S&P 500 Index. The Fund uses a Replication strategy to obtain its objective. The Index measures the performance of the large-capitalization sector of the U.S. equity market.
  • Dun & Bradstreet Corp. (NYSE:DNB): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 178,658 shares with a market value of $13,495,825. This comprised 0.19% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 275,390 shares with a market value of $16,870,391. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 96,732. About the company: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation provides business information and technology solutions. The Company’s customers use these solutions in order to reduce credit risk, find profitable business partners, manage business relationships and collect cash and receivables. Dun & Bradstreet’s database contains information on public and private companies around the world.
  • Aflac, Inc. (NYSE:AFL): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 369,964 shares with a market value of $17,269,920. This comprised 0.24% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 476,807 shares with a market value of $16,664,405. This comprised 0.25% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 106,843. About the company: Aflac, Inc. is a general business holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides supplemental insurance to individuals in the United States and Japan. Aflac’s products include accident/disability plans, cancer expense plans, short-term disability plans, sickness and hospital indemnity plans, hospital intensive care plans, and fixed-benefit dental plans.
  • American Express Company (NYSE:AXP): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 734,557 shares with a market value of $37,976,597. This comprised 0.54% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 342,857 shares with a market value of $15,394,280. This comprised 0.23% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -391,700. About the company: American Express Company is a global payment and travel company. The Company’s principal products and services are charge and credit payment card products and travel-related services offered to consumers and businesses around the world.
  • Lincoln National Corp. (NYSE:LNC): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 107,532 shares with a market value of $3,063,587. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 908,649 shares with a market value of $14,202,184. This comprised 0.21% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 801,117. About the company: Lincoln National Corporation owns and operates wealth accumulation and protection businesses. The Company sells a wide range of products including institutional and/or retail fixed and indexed annuities, variable annuities, universal life insurance, variable universal life insurance, term life insurance, mutual funds, and managed accounts.
  • SPDR S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY): On 6/30/11 Bridgewater Associates reported holding 20,556,400 shares with a market value of $2,712,828,133. This comprised 38.34% of the total portfolio. On 9/30/11, Bridgewater Associates held 20,785,600 shares with a market value of $2,351,890,672. This comprised 35.08% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 229,200. About the company: SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust is a unit investment trust incorporated in the United States. The Trust consists of a portfolio representing all 500 stocks in the S&P 500 Index.

(N0te: Data regarding Bridgewater Associates’ stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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