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Hedge fund investors see the downside of relative performance

January 14, 2014

In a year that saw the S&P 500 gain more than 32%, no one should be surprised that noncorrelated strategies would lose some investor appeal. But when hedge fund investors start fleeing because they don't like the relative performance comparison,...

Goldman calls stock market lofty by most measures

January 13, 2014

Goldman finally calls the stock market expensive. Bulls should take heed Global markets jump, dollar skids as Fed policy gets a closer look. Weakest jobs data in three years Bank lobby pushing back on the Volcker rule with legal mumbo jumbo....

Be smart about "smart money"

January 12, 2014

They don't label the “smart money” as such for nothing. As a group, that class of investor includes institutions such as pension funds, sovereign-wealth funds, endowments and even some ultrahigh-net-worth family offices. Why is that money...

BlackRock puts the brakes on market-moving analyst sentiment reports

January 9, 2014

BlackRock pulls the plug on analyst surveys, settles with N.Y. attorney general. No more market-moving sentiment U.S. stock futures are rising ahead of the U.K. interest rate decision. Signs of a positive start for the markets Activist hedge...

Nice gain for hedge funds in '13 but they still fell way short

January 8, 2014

Hedge funds trailed the S&P 500 for the fifth straight year in 2013 as U.S. markets rallied to record levels. Hedge funds returned an average of 7.4% for the year, after a gain of less than 0.1% in December. The Bloomberg Hedge Funds Aggregate...

It's time to rethink bond allocations

January 6, 2014

With bond yields near historic lows and poised for a cycle of rising interest rates now that tapering is set to begin, financial advisers might do themselves a favor by looking once again to institutional investors for guidance. In typical institutional...

Troubled SAC Capital hedge fund becomes a family office

January 2, 2014

SAC Capital Advisors hedge fund is transforming into a family office after gaining 20% last year. Two decades of impressive returns Gold and silver prices jump as new buyers start looking for bargains. In the wake of a lousy year for the precious...

Gold hits the skids and miners dig deep

December 30, 2013

Gold miners see growth reversing on falling gold prices. Bracing for asset writedowns Regulators are finessing the Volcker rule to appease banks. Certain hedging strategies will be allowed Nasdaq will shell out $41.6 million on New Year's Eve...

Beyond black box investing: Fund uses database four times the size of Wikipedia

December 26, 2013

The BlackRock Global Long/Short Equity Fund is a computer nerd's dream and, with its ability to zig when the rest of the market zags, a potentially valuable addition to a portfolio. The $370 million fund (BDMAX), which turned one-year old Dec....

The sleigh is loaded up for a Santa rally

December 23, 2013

Stock futures are merrily riding on a Santa rally. Potential 1% spike at the opening bell Hedge funds were ahead of the curve on gold's decline and are still cutting exposure to the precious metal. Short positions rise The bond market sees the...

Hedge funds cut gold bets amid record outflows

December 23, 2013

Hedge funds got less bullish on gold before prices dropped to the lowest level since 2010, leaving the metal poised for the worst annual loss in 32 years as investors dump bullion at a record pace. Money managers reduced their net-long position...

Big banks feel the heat from religious investor groups

December 20, 2013

Religious investor groups are pressuring the big banks for more transparent reports. JPMorgan, Bank of America and Wells Fargo in the hot seat A handful of undervalued stocks that should appeal to socially-responsible investors. High marks for...

Hedge funds' secret may lie in luck

December 20, 2013

The best hedge fund managers tend to find profits in short-term, contrarian bets. That's the finding of a study published this year by Russell Jame of the University of Kentucky and set to be presented next month at the American Economic Association's...

Gold drops like a rock in latest signal of economic recovery

December 19, 2013

Gold drops below $1,200 an ounce for the first time since June, which could be more evidence of an improving economy. First annual drop in 13 years Taper is here, but Fed won't be hiking interest rates until 2015. Futures traders place their...

Adviser gets sacked after ripping off her NFL linebacker client

December 18, 2013

A financial adviser who ripped off her lone client, an NFL linebacker, gets sacked with six months in prison and a $2.2 million penalty. "Sophisticated criminal fraudster" Meanwhile, in Cincinnati, a fake hedge fund manager pleads guilty to...

SAC fund manager Steinberg guilty in insider trading case

December 18, 2013

SAC Capital Advisors' Michael Steinberg became the fund's longest-serving manager to be convicted of insider trading in a government victory that may increase pressure on his former colleague, Mathew Martoma, to cooperate in the U.S. investigation...

Markets fixate on Fed's final meeting of 2013

December 17, 2013

Investors are said to be sitting on their hands as they await direction from the Federal Reserve's last meeting of the year. Monthly CPI data also coming this morning If and when the Fed starts tapering there are a few stocks that might find...

Do your clients really need long-term care insurance?

December 5, 2013

Do your clients really need long-term care insurance, or is it just an easy and profitable sale? A skeptic's view More than 450 hedge funds bought shares of GM during the third quarter. Stock price expected to jump 40% in 12 to 18 months Digging...

Look out below: T. Rowe Price warns of correction in the New Year

December 4, 2013

T. Rowe Price is waving a big caution flag in calling for a market correction in 2014. Bracing for a decline of between 5% and 20% Deutsche Bank put the kibosh on fixed-income chat rooms as the rate-rigging probe continues. JPMorgan is weighing...

Getting into the market on the cheap

December 3, 2013

Cheap access to the broad equity market that goes well beyond the S&P 500. Annual fees of just 0.05% Goldman Sachs is calling for a strong 2014 for China's Hang Seng Index. Best year since the 62% surge in 2009 It is time to face the reality...

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