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Gold loses its luster on the global stage

February 23, 2015

Gold has been losing its luster among investors. Stronger dollar and record valuation for global stocks have kicked the precious metal to the curb. Diminishing appeal as a store of wealth Janet Yellen will be in the hot seat starting on Tuesday...

ETF outdoes hedge funds in the M&A game

February 21, 2015

In trying to capitalize on the news of mergers and acquisitions, hedge funds are being outdone by an exchange-traded fund clone. Thanks to stockpiles of cash and low borrowing costs, the dollar volume of global M&A deals rose 45%, to $3.3 trillion,...

The Fed's first interest rate hike hits another speed bump

February 19, 2015

The Fed continues to hem and haw on raising interest rates. The debate this time centers on the risk of harming the recovery versus the risk of high inflation. Differing opinions about the economic conditions that would be appropriate for the...

The bottom for oil prices isn't even in sight yet

February 18, 2015

A case is being made for why the forces of supply and demand could push the price of a barrel of oil to only a little more than double the price of a gallon of gas a few years ago. With the demand for OPEC's oil at a 14-year low, the bottom...

Longer life expectancies are killing pension funds

February 17, 2015

Pension fund strategies never factored in that people would live as long as they're living. It is a real and growing problem. Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be pension fund managers Stories of investors being ripped off by advisers...

Ray Dalio's Bridgewater picks up chunk of Microsoft, ditches UPS

February 12, 2015

Bridgewater Associates LP added shares of Microsoft Corp. last quarter, sold stock in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust and exited United Parcel Service Inc. The hedge fund added 586,400 shares of Microsoft and the value of its stake increased by $27.2...

Salient Partners buys Forward Funds with liquid alts expansion in mind

February 11, 2015

Salient Partners is buying Forward Management in an effort to build scale in the rapidly growing liquid alternatives space. The deal, announced Wednesday and scheduled to close by July, creates a $27 billion asset management firm, including...

Alternatives are earning their keep in 2015

February 10, 2015

The U.S. equity markets have calmed down since the rocky start to 2015, but as hedge fund indexes start rolling out January performance data, the numbers are showing how using alternatives to diversify makes sense. In a month that saw the S&P...

Warren Buffett pushes Obama to build the Keystone pipeline

February 5, 2015

Warren Buffett says Obama should ignore his radical base and approve the Keystone pipeline. 'By and large, Keystone should be done' Colorado took in so much tax revenue from marijuana sales that it might have to send out reefer refunds. When...

Russia is starting to look like an investment opportunity

January 27, 2015

The case for investing in Russia looks great, on paper. Just hold your nose and take a big bite. Banking on a business-friendly and reform-minded history If the hedge funders have it right, oil prices will continue to slide. Crude oil short...

The next thing to worry about: Investor overconfidence

January 23, 2015

The down side of a multi-year bull market in stocks is that investors stop worrying so much about financial security. Sometimes, a little fear is a good thing. A credit card is not a long-term backup plan With crude oil at around $46 a barrel,...

Good looks aren't everything, but it might help you attract more assets

January 22, 2015

Better-looking money managers attract more clients, but they also tend to underperform. So, there's that. Looks aren't everything The winning bidder in an IRS auction for $2 million worth of annuity payments from a 1985 contract between the...

Hedge fund managers testing the social media waters

January 22, 2015

Hedge funds, long known for restricting investor access to complex and secretive strategies, are ever so slowly coming out of the shadows and embracing social media. It's still a far cry from your favorite celebrities tweeting out what they...

Gold shines amid growing economic stress in Europe

January 21, 2015

Gold starts to shine as the safe haven play against the backdrop of growing economic stress in Europe. The precious metal jumped more than 1% on Tuesday to its highest level since September The same president who wants to provide 'free' community...

Swiss franc fallout hits some liquid alt funds harder than others

January 20, 2015

Financial advisers who have been watching from a distance the fallout from Switzerland's surprise move last week to remove its currency ceiling against the euro might want to take a closer look at some of the mutual funds in their clients' portfolios....

Falling oil prices are now officially costing jobs

January 16, 2015

Oilfield job cuts are coming hard and fast as the U.S. oil boom sinks along with oil prices. Schlumberger cuts 9,000 workers An Ohio-based financial adviser has been indicted for a $5.5 million hedge fund Ponzi scheme involving 19 investors....

iShares says not so fast on passive investing winning the day

January 13, 2015

The success of exchange-traded funds is incorrectly being interpreted as a victory for passive investing, according to executives at BlackRock Inc.'s iShares, which won a third of the U.S. ETF industry's record $242 billion haul last year. Instead,...

Meredith Whitney's hedge fund and how it sputtered in its debut year

January 13, 2015

It took less than a year for Meredith Whitney's hedge fund to begin unraveling. Her American Revival Fund started investing in heartland stocks in November 2013, after the Wall Street star predicted on TV and in a book that the center of the...

As hot as liquid alts are, most can't compete against the bull market

December 31, 2014

Another strong year for stocks and another round of head scratching for investors in liquid alternative strategies that are mostly designed to hedge the risks associated with market downturns. While there are always exceptions when it comes...

Cheap oil is drawing bargain hunters to energy ETFs

December 30, 2014

Bargain hunters pour into energy sectors, betting big that oil prices will bounce back up. 'The picture is not as bleak as it may seem.' Hedge funds might be closing in on a sixth straight year of lagging the S&P 500, but that doesn't mean they...

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