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Should You Invest Like Carl Icahn and Other Activist Investors?

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Many investors would like to be able to get a piece of the success that activist investors like Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman enjoy.

Over the past decade, activist-run funds have returned nearly 267% - more than double that of the Standard & Poor's 500 index.

In the following video, Money Morning Capital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani explains how activist investors like Carl Icahn operate -- and whether investors should piggyback on their moves...

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Why Carl Icahn Just Invested in Cheniere (NYSE: LNG) Stock

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Billionaire investor Carl Icahn reported late Thursday that he has amassed an 8.18% activist stake in Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT: LNG) stock. Icahn maintains that LNG stock is undervalued

Icahn plans to speak to the company's board about operations, capital expenditures, financings, and executive compensations.

But Icahn's interest isn't just about cost cutting. Keep reading to see what has Icahn so interested in the natural gas company....

Best Investments: How These Investors Got 20% Annual Gains for a Decade

When billionaire and corporate raider Carl Icahn gets involved in a stock, the share price often skyrockets - known as the "Icahn Effect," or "Icahn Lift."

The activist investor's recent involvement in Dell Inc. (Nasdaq: DELL), Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE: HLF) and Transocean Ltd (NYSE: RIG) have propelled shares higher.

That's why investors often follow his lead into these stocks, hoping to get a piece of the resulting gains.

But there's another way to profit from Icahn's investing prowess. Investors who took this route have scored 20% annual gains for a decade.

We're talking about investing in Icahn's $6 billion master limited partnership, Icahn Enterprises LP (NYSE: IEP).

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