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Hedge funds take the 'short' out of long-short strategy

January 12, 2017

What happens when you take the “short” out of a long-short trading strategy? Some hedge funds are about to find out. Equity long-short fund managers, the biggest category in hedge funds, hold the fewest bearish stock bets on record, data...

Volatility in stocks expected to climb amid anxiety over oil, global growth, rates

January 6, 2015

It's the consensus view of options analysts that day-to-day turbulence in the U.S. stock market will increase this year after falling since 2011. So far, nothing's happened to prove them wrong. Deutsche Bank AG became at least the third major...

Economic recovery optimism boosts stock index futures

November 25, 2014

U.S. stock index futures on small caps advanced, indicating the Russell 2000 Index will rise a fourth day, after benchmark indexes extended records amid optimism over the economic recovery. Futures on the Russell 2000 expiring in December rose...

The incredible shrinking hedge fund fees

May 16, 2014

Coming soon to a hedge fund near you: No more performance fees. That's right, the industry that made high fees and expenses fashionable is starting to drift back down to Earth. In typical hedge fund industry style, this trend is difficult to...

You, too, can play hedge fund manager with new credit swap ETFs

May 14, 2014

If you (or your grandmother) want to bet your savings on a bundle of credit derivatives, it'll be easy to do so through a new swath of exchange-traded funds. The ETFs may not have been created with her in mind, but she'll be able to buy their...

Derivatives to face transaction fees under Obama proposal

September 13, 2013

Derivatives would face new transaction fees to pay for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission budget under a proposal President Barack Obama’s administration submitted to Congress. The CFTC, starting in the 2014 fiscal year, would set...

Nasdaq focus on resiliency, "robustness" in wake of outage

August 23, 2013

Nasdaq OMX Group Inc. halted trading for three hours yesterday to protect the integrity of markets as a technology malfunction left some investors without stock quotes, Chief Executive Officer Robert Greifeld said in his first public remarks...

Finra arbitrators award couple $16.6 million from BNP Paribas

June 30, 2015

BNP Paribas Securities Corp. must pay a retired London couple $16.6 million for selling them an unsuitable investment in the longest-running Finra arbitration hearing in 20 years, a three-member panel has ruled. The award in the five-year-old...

IntercontinentalExchange to acquire NYSE Euronext

December 20, 2012

IntercontinentalExchange Inc., the 12-year-old energy and commodity futures bourse, agreed to acquire NYSE Euronext (NYX) for cash and stock worth $8.2 billion, moving to take control of the world's biggest equities market. Proposing to combine...

Bill Gross has a winning strategy to profit from range-bound Treasuries

April 14, 2015

Bill Gross says he has a strategy to build on gains this year, betting the Treasury market will spend the rest of the second quarter in the doldrums. Even if the Federal Reserve raises interest rates for the first time since 2006, the head of...

Stocks still 'best game in town' as energy prices decline

December 2, 2014

European stocks rose, as energy shares rebounded from six days of losses, and optimism grew over stimulus prospects before the European Central Bank meets later this week. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index added 0.4% to 347.07 at 11:06 a.m. in London,...

After November gains, stocks expected to slip as oil prices extend decline

December 1, 2014

U.S. stock-index futures declined, indicating equities will fall for a second day, as oil prices extended losses, and data showed Chinese manufacturing slowed last month. Schlumberger (SLB) Ltd. slipped 2.6% in early New York trading as West...

Stocks edge up as focus turns to jobless claims, new home sales

November 26, 2014

European stocks extended a two-month high, with German equities posting their longest winning streak since 2013, while travel and energy companies fell. Investors are also watching U.S. data. Reports Wednesday may show jobless claims in the...

Options market action suggests investor fear has peaked

October 18, 2014

Bulls looking for signs that Friday's rally in stocks is the start of something bigger are taking signals from options and Standard & Poor's 500 Index charts. One way of gauging market sentiment is to compare how much it costs to buy options...

Use of options by financial advisers is now commonplace

May 22, 2011

As financial advisers' use of options becomes more routine, the unsurprising results of a survey showed that advisers managing the most assets are “significantly” more likely to use the derivatives than peers with smaller amounts. Ninety-four...

CFAs worry about derivatives

March 13, 2011

The disclosure and use of financial derivatives by financial firms is the biggest concern of the nation's leading financial analysts. In a survey of its members conducted in January, the CFA Institute found that 23% of more than 5,700 respondents...

Time is ripe for unconstrained bond funds

July 10, 2014

With equities hovering near all-time highs and baby boomers fueling demand for income solutions, bond investing — yield, capital preservation and risk reduction — is as important as ever. However, given persistent low interest rates, building...

Treasury unveils bill to reform derivatives on OTC

August 16, 2009

The Department of the Treasury last Tuesday sent to Capitol Hill the final piece of its financial regulatory reform legislation, a 115-page bill aimed at reforming regulation of over-the-counter derivatives. “These markets have largely gone...

Frank: Congress to clamp down on derivatives

July 10, 2009

The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says that Congress will substantially increase the power of government regulators to monitor derivatives, a type of financial instrument that contributed to the U.S. economic turmoil. Rep....

Join the crowd and sell stocks?

March 3, 2014

Equities around the globe are selling off on the Ukraine crisis. What should you do? The Oracle of Omaha has a suggestion. Buffett: Wouldn't sell shares on Ukraine news Speaking of stocks, here comes volatility. VIX traders bet on rising volatility...

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