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A hedge fund manager's view of liquid alternative funds

July 1, 2016

Liquid alternative strategies are growing up, and that means some growing pains. There's asset allocation and there's chasing returns. It's finally good to be an investor in commodities. A turnaround for the asset class. With history as a guide,...

Brexit vote whipsaws markets, tests financial advisers' resolve

June 24, 2016

The global stock market selloff Friday following the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union proved that the financial markets largely believed Britain was going to vote for the status quo. While many financial advisers and market...

Wall Street figuring out how to hedge against a Donald Trump presidency

June 16, 2016

Wall Street investors are working on how to position their portfolios for a potential Donald Trump presidency. And, equal time: they're also doing the same thing for Hillary Clinton. Focusing on the Mexican peso, pharmaceutical and bank stocks....

Steven Cohen wants a minor league system for portfolio managers

May 25, 2016

Hedge funder Steven Cohen is building a minor league of portfolio managers by recruiting college sophomores. Reducing the time it takes a college grad to become a portfolio manager. If you make less money, do you have to take more risks with...

George Soros bets against the S&P

May 18, 2016

George Soros is betting big on an S&P implosion. The billionaire hedge funder is shorting stocks and buying gold. The sudden spike in the price of oil has fallen right in line with what veteran oilman T. Boone Pickens believes: That the price...

Hillary Clinton's hedge fund ties get trimmed by one

May 12, 2016

More proof that times are tough all over. Hillary Clinton's son-in-law is shutting down one of his hedge funds after losing 48% last year in a Greece-focused strategy. Whatever remains of the $25 million raised will be returned to investors....

First rule of Fight Club: Don't talk about Zero Hedge

April 29, 2016

It's only been a few hours since the celebrated unveiling of the brain trusts behind Zero Hedge, and regular followers of the edgy finance blog are probably already longing for the olden days. The dust is still being kicked up over this morning's...

George Soros can't stop hating on the Chinese economy

April 25, 2016

George Soros digs in on his call for a hard landing for China. The push back follows a line of thinking about the Chinese economy being different. We're talking about a country that is very good at denying or ignoring the obvious. Never underestimate...

Hedge funder sues his lawyer from jail over a 'rushed' home sale

April 22, 2016

For convicted hedge fund fraudster, Michael Balboa, the ultimate salt in the wound was having to sell his home under pressure to pay his legal fees. Now he's suing his lawyer from jail. Maybe Mr. Balboa will think twice the next time he gets...

West Oak Capital takes another big bite of Charles Schwab's stock

April 18, 2016

Hedge fund shop West Oak Capital added another $1.3 million worth of Charles Schwab Corp. stock, upping its total stake to more than 46,000 shares. Raising the price target for Schwab stock. Ted Cruz visits New York and decides to take on the...

Steven Cohen gets back to managing money

April 15, 2016

The dust around SAC Capital has apparently settled enough to allow Steven Cohen a new entry point into the asset management business. “To see him getting active again, that is what the deal was.” JPMorgan Chase's asset management arm is...

DOJ's suit against activist investor could affect entire mutual fund industry

April 13, 2016

The $16 trillion U.S. mutual fund industry should be biting its nails over the Department of Justice lawsuit against activist investor ValueAct. Restricting shareholders from addressing important issues with corporate executives. President Obama's...

ValueLine joins other asset managers by embracing liquid alternatives

April 8, 2016

ValueLine Funds is looking to be among the latest asset management shops to jump into liquid alternatives arena with a proposed acquisition of the Alpha Defensive Alternatives Fund (ACDEX) from Alpha Capital Management. If the acquisition is...

Liquid alt funds are beating hedge funds

March 24, 2016

When liquid alternative mutual funds start beating the hedge funds they're designed to mimic, it begs the question of why we even need hedge funds anymore? The retail-oriented funds are also cheaper than hedge funds. Using the tricky math of...

Wall Street money flows toward Marco Rubio, Hillary Clinton

February 4, 2016

Wall Street money is showing big support for Marco Rubio and Hillary Clinton. Time will tell if that's a blessing or a curse. The field is thinning. The $1 billion hedge fund that cited market liquidity among the reasons for shutting its doors...

Short sellers are licking their chops in this market

January 29, 2016

Short sellers are staking their claims on the downside of the stock market. Short interest in the S&P 1500 has reached its highest level in three years. “The basket of the most heavily shorted stocks is down 38% since the start of 2014.”...

Charles Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders sticks to her bullish tone

January 28, 2016

Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders can always find a reason to be bullish. The economy is not as bad as many believe. The Fed dials back the rhetoric about four rate hikes this year. No worries. Billionaire hedge funder Bill Ackman took it on the chin...

Twitter and Snapchat shape up as potential robo-advice players

January 15, 2016

Are Snapchat and Twitter the next players to enter the robo-advice game? Way to go after those techy millennial investors. With 100 million daily users to tap into, Snapchat leads the way among tech firms developing robo-advice offerings. Ted...

Hillary Clinton ups the ante with new plans to tax the rich

January 12, 2016

Hillary Clinton ups the ante on rival Bernie Sanders with a new “Fair Share Surcharge” to tax the wealthiest Americans. The 4% surcharge would raise $150 billion over 10 years. Pinning the plight of cheap oil not on a worldwide glut of the...

Amidst the market carnage, liquid alt funds lived up to their promise

January 11, 2016

While most investors and financial advisers might still be trying to shake off the shock of the stock market's historically-bad opening week, the true-believers in alternative investments are almost gloating. “We've been using managed futures...

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