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Ready to invest in a bitcoin hedge fund?

May 13, 2014

More than seven times as volatile as the S&P 500, bitcoin has minted numerous millionaires but also lost about half its value in the past five months. Are you up for what could be a wild ride? If so, a hedge fund launched Tuesday may offer an...

The magic range for alternatives allocations

May 13, 2014

The magic range for allocation to alternative strategies in a client's portfolio is somewhere between 10% to about 20%, according to a panel of experts at the InvestmentNews Retirement Income Summit. A session at the conference in Chicago on...

Next on Janet Yellen's to-do list: Winding down a $4.5T balance sheet

May 9, 2014

As the Fed winds down its bond-buying program, Janet Yellen confronts the awkward issue of overseeing a $4.5 trillion balance sheet, which was at $800 billion before the financial crisis. It's on her to-do list. Waiting for the policy-normalizing...

When searching for investment advice, consumers are drawn to the alphabet soup of credentials

May 8, 2014

The alphabet soup of credentials in the financial advice industry is pretty much what consumers look for when hiring a financial adviser. Who woulda thunk? Recommendations also play a key role Barclays Plc plans to cut 7,000 jobs from its investment...

Hedge funds short small caps most since 2004

April 28, 2014

Money managers are turning on stocks that have delivered the best returns during the bull market: small caps. Large speculators such as hedge funds are betting $2.8 billion this month that the Russell 2000 Index will fall. That's the most since...

Volatility chiller

April 28, 2014

Investors could (finally) get some clarity on when the Federal Reserve might start to tweak interest rates higher. And that could settle financial markets. Fed may offer clues on rate timing conundrum Guess who doesn't like small caps? Hedge...

No longer able to blame winter weather, economists see real weakness in housing

April 21, 2014

As the winter weather melts away, economists are starting to see another problem behind a slowing housing market. The short answer is lackluster demand. Early-spring sales season “decidedly tepid” U.S. markets will hit the decks running...

Stocks search for direction on a data-rich day

April 15, 2014

The equity market searches for direction this morning ahead of an event-filled trading day. Tuesday's outlook is muddied by Monday's broad move. Inflation data, big earnings, and more Fed chatter Shooting down the upside of low interest rates....

Markets are bracing for a rough start to the week

April 7, 2014

The doomsayers are out in force this morning, calling for a dismal start to earnings season and a general stock market slide. Looks like a rough Monday, folks. Beyond the momentum-stock selloff The SEC is finally getting serious about its oversight...

When women-run retirement funds beat the boys

April 1, 2014

There aren't a lot of women-run retirement funds, but based on the average track records, maybe there should be a lot more. Gaining 118% when the S&P was contracting from 2000 to 2005 Today's big economic data points to keep an eye on: Light...

Net exposure: The long and short of it

April 1, 2014

Investors and their advisers are nervous. Stocks are hovering near record highs while bond yields have moved slightly above record lows. One response from investors, both institutions and individuals, has been to reduce their risks by increasing...

Advisers worry about high-speed trading backlash from clients after Michael Lewis contention that markets are 'rigged'

March 31, 2014

Financial advisers are concerned that their clients, like all investors in the U.S. stock market, are victims of high-frequency trading, a practice that financial author Michael Lewis highlighted on “60 Minutes” Sunday night and researched...

As liquid-alt mutual funds proliferate, some question their value

March 25, 2014

When the news broke this month that $24 billion hedge fund firm Grosvenor Capital Management was breaking out of its otherwise secretive shell with plans to launch a registered alternative strategy mutual fund, it was generally interpreted as...

Checks and balances at the top

March 16, 2014

In an era of heightened scrutiny for alternatives fund managers, investors are demanding more accountability. One area on which they are particularly focused is fund governance, specifically the role of the board. Long a staple for publicly...

Alternative investing program targets advisers looking to diversify

March 13, 2014

Tapping into the growing popularity of alternative investment strategies, two industry associations have joined forces to offer an online educational program and certificate that demonstrates continuing education in alternative portfolio strategies....

Say what? Most Americans feel like they've missed the market's historic bull run

March 12, 2014

Even after a five-year bull market, most Americans feel the stock market's 176% rise has had little effect on their financial well-being. Of course, they have also set aside less than $30,000 for retirement. Poll exposes a generally gloomy mood...

Asian investors spooked by China, Ukraine

March 10, 2014

Today's guest chef: Mason Braswell Asian stocks slide after weaker-than-expected Chinese exports and the continued turmoil in Ukraine spooked investors. Disappointing China exports halt world stocks, hammer commodities China wasn't the online...

Musk's next move; brokers fail to report trouble

March 6, 2014

Today's guest chef: Mason Braswell The next frontier? Tesla's chief executive Elon Musk, who also serves as chief executive of rocket market Space X, is making a push to get into the business of launching military satellites. Billionaire Musk...

The IPO market continues to sizzle and the latest is a doozy

February 18, 2014

The IPO market continues to hum along, the latest filer being another mobile game maker. King Digital Entertainment, creator of the popular Candy Crush Saga. Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal calls the company's growth numbers "insane." The...

Could hedge fund net inflows triple this year?

February 18, 2014

Investors may almost triple the amount of capital they put into hedge funds this year, boosting industry assets to a record, an annual survey by Deutsche Bank AG showed. Hedge funds may attract $171 billion of net inflows and generate $191 billion...

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