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Markets Rebuff Moody’s Downgrades, Sailing Strong in Afternoon Trade

A day after Moody’s downgrade of 15 large investment banks all over the world, markets today seem to care less about ratings and downgrades. The Dow......(read more)
Bank Downgrades

Moody’s Downgrades 15 Major Banks

What other Credit Rating Agencies have been doing one step at a time, Moody’s did that and much more in a single stroke. After markets all over the......(read more)

Initial Unemployment Claims fall, 4-week average at 6 month high.

Seasonally adjusted initial claims for unemployment stood at 387,000 in the week ended June 16, according to the data released by the Department of Labor......(read more)
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JOBS Act Accidentally Relaxes Hedge Fund Rules

President Obama recently enacted into law the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, or more commonly known as the JOBS Act. Its main aim is to create more......(read more)
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Is Gold Overpriced Relative to Other Commodities?

Gold stocks are quite popular among hedge funds these days, and with good reason. John Paulson, who is very bullish about gold, made $5 billion by betting......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Bill Ackman, David Einhorn, John Kinnucan, Ray Dalio…

Ackman Says He Will Be Patient on J.C. Penney Turnaround (Bloomberg) Pershing Square Capital Management LP’s William Ackman, the activist hedge fund......(read more)

Solar Storm Threatens the Stock Market?

Reports from NASA indicate a huge solar storm coming from the Sun. Apparently these geomagnatic flares can affect telecommunication lines, satellites,......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Klarman, Buffett, Rogers, Lampert, Ackman…

Seth Klarman’s Margin of Safety (Frank Voisin) Seth Klarman’s classic Margin of Safety is the most concise introductory value investing book you can......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Brevan Howard, Jim Rogers, Bridgewater…

Brevan Overtakes Paulson As World’s Top Hedge Fund (HFM Week) Brevan Howard is now the world’s top hedge fund manager by annualised net gains,......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Peter Schiff, Jim Rogers, Marc Faber, John Paulson…

Peter Schiff: Why Warren Buffett Is Wrong About Gold (Investment News) The gold doomsayers have found their champion in the media’s favorite financial......(read more)
Warren Buffett

Hedge Fund News: Buffett & State Street, George Soros, Marc Faber’s Outlook…

Movers & Shakers: Buffett’s Insurance Cash Stalling (Bloomberg) Bloomberg’s Betty Liu and Dominic Chu report that Warren Buffett, the......(read more)
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Hedge Fund News: Buffett, Klarman, D.E. Shaw, Lampert…

Bumpy Road for Buffett as Insurance Funds Dry Up (Bloomberg) Bloomberg’s Dominic Chu reports that Warren Buffett, the former hedge fund manager......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Feds Taped Cohen, Dalio Made $3 B In 2011, Insider Trading Cases…

Feds Taped Cohen’s Calls In Insider Probe (FINalternatives) Federal authorities recorded several of SAC Capital Advisors founder Steven Cohen’......(read more)

Hedge Fund News, Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater, China Welcomes Foreign Hedge Funds, Jim Rogers and Commodities…

Dalio Delivers Billions for Hedge Fund Investors (Bloomberg) Bloomberg’s Dominic Chu reports that Ray Dalio’s Pure Alpha hedge fund made $13.8......(read more)
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Hedge Fund News, Jim Rogers, Warren Buffett, John Paulson…

Hedge Fund Assets May Hit $2.1 Trln In 2012-Survey (Reuters) Hedge fund assets under management could reach $2.13 trillion at the end of the year, as......(read more)
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Hedge Fund News: Warren Buffett, John Paulson, Leon Cooperman…

Hedge Fund Investor Base Has Changed, Nemes Says (Bloomberg) Anita Nemes, Deutsche Bank AG’s London-based global head of capital introduction, talks......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Buffett, Lampert, Klarman, Soros…

Buffett Reveals Warts as He Prepares Annual Letter (Bloomberg) Warren Buffett bought oil stocks near the peak of an energy boom, declined to spend $35......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Asia Hedge Funds, Rogers, Cohen, Kinnucan…

Ex-Kingdon Exec Readies Samena-Backed Asia Hedge Fund (Reuters) Wuzhu Asia Partners, founded by former director of Asia research at New York-based multi......(read more)
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Hedge Fund News: Jim Chanos, Rogers, Baupost, Paulson…

Chanos, Zimmerman on Hedge Fund History (Bloomberg) Jim Chanos, founder of Kynikos Associates Ltd., Jamie Zimmerman, chief executive officer of Litespeed......(read more)
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Hedge Fund News: Ted Weschler, Travelodge, Hedge Fund February Redemptions

Berkshire Adds DirectTV, Liberty Media (Bloomberg) Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK/A) boosted its stake in DirecTV and added holdings of Liberty Media Corp......(read more)
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Hedge Fund News: John Paulson, Jim Rogers, Marc Faber…

Gold Bulls Expand as Paulson Says Buy (Bloomberg) Gold traders are getting more bullish after billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson told investors......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Falcone & LightSquared, Hedge Funds Buy Banks, Insider Trading Cases…

Billionaire Falcone: No Lightsquared Bankruptcy (Reuters) Hedge fund manager Philip Falcone is ruling out a bankruptcy filing for his telecom startup......(read more)

Hedge Funds Q4 Moves And Hedge Fund News: Paulson, Soros, Cohen, Einhorn…

Paulson Files to Approach Hartford Holders About Breakup (Bloomberg) Billionaire John Paulson, who controls an 8.4 percent stake in Hartford Financial......(read more)
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Hedge Fund News, January Performance, George Soros, Bruce Berkowitz…

Hedge Funds Hike Commodity Wagers as Growth Outlook Improves (Bloomberg) Hedge funds increased bets on rising commodity prices to the highest since September......(read more)
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Hedge Fund News, Doug Whitman Insider Case, Soros, Rogers…

Whitman Capital Founder Accused of Using Tips From Rajaratnam Insider (Bloomberg) Whitman Capital LLC’s president was charged with taking part in two......(read more)
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Hedge Fund News, Insider Trading Cases, Buffett & Gold, Ken Fisher, and Soros…

Falcone-Backed Ferrous Resources Said to Name Nicolato Correa as Next CEO (Bloomberg) Ferrous Resources Ltd., the iron-ore miner backed by billionaire......(read more)

Hedge Fund News, Buffett, Falcone, Owl Creek, Paulson…

Buffett: Bonds Among Most Dangerous Assets (Bloomberg) Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said low interest rates and......(read more)
George Soros

Hedge Fund January Performance, Insider Trading Cases, Soros, Ackman…

Mark Jurish on Hedge Fund Performance, Strategy (Bloomberg) Mark Jurish, chief executive officer of Larch Lane Advisors, talks about hedge fund industry......(read more)
Bill Ackman

Hedge Fund News: Ackman & CP, LightSquared, Asia Hedge Funds…

Ackman Faults Canadian Pacific Chief for ‘Worst Railroad’ (Bloomberg) Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd.’s (CP) support for Chief Executive Officer Fred......(read more)
Warren Buffett

Hedge Fund News: Buffett, Soros, Michael Hintze, Paulson…

Buffett Railroad Boosts Capital Plan to $3.9 Billion in Coal Bet (Businessweek) Burlington Northern Santa Fe, the railroad controlled by Warren Buffett......(read more)
Kyle Bass

Hedge Fund News, John Taylor, Kyle Bass, Insider Trading Case, Etc…

FX Concepts’ Taylor Shorter on Dollar Than Euro on Fed’s Low-Rate Pledge (Bloomberg) John Taylor, founder of currency- hedge fund FX Concepts LLC,......(read more)
Paul Ruddock

Lansdowne, Marc Faber, LightSquared, Fairholme, TPG & GlobeOp, Cohen & LA Dodgers…

Lansdowne Flagship UK Hedge Fund Up 5.7 Pct In Jan (Reuters) Lansdowne Partners, one of Europe’s biggest hedge fund managers, saw its flagship UK......(read more)
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Hedge Fund News, TPG Buys GlobeOp, Warren Buffett, George Soros, Super PAC, Etc…

TPG Capital Agrees to Acquire GlobeOp Financial Services for $800 Million (Bloomberg) TPG Capital LLP agreeed to buy GlobeOp Financial Services SA, a......(read more)
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Hedge Fund Lawsuits, Gottex Cuts Costs, Buffett, Soros, Citadel…

Hedge Fund Gottex to Cut Costs As Assets Shrink (Reuters) Swiss fund of hedge funds manager Gottex GFMS.S said it would slash running costs by 15 percent......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Bluecrest, Japan’s Debt, Jim Rogers, Stock Picks…

Hedge-Fund Liquidity Turned Corner, Says Gayeski (Bloomberg) Troy Gayeski, senior portfolio manager at SkyBridge Capital LLC, discusses liquidity conditions......(read more)

Bridgewater Returns 23%, David Einhorn Insider Trading Case

Texas Fund ‘Eaten Alive’ by Hedge Fees May Curb Costs by Hiring In-House (Bloomberg) Texas’s Permanent School Fund may hire in-house money managers......(read more)

David Einhorn, George Soros At Davos, Warren Buffett’s Secretary

Greenlight’s David Einhorn Ordered Insider Trades ‘Within Minutes’ of Tip (Bloomberg) The following day, a corporate broker from Firm X and Punch......(read more)
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George Soros At Davos World Economic Forum, On Europe And China

Legendary hedge fund billionaire George Soros is attending the World Economic Forum in Davos on Wednesday....(read more)
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Mudd Steps Down From Fortress, Soros’ Warning, Hedge Funds And Greece…

Hedgies Braving Battered Markets to Go It Alone (Reuters) Several high-profile hedge fund managers are preparing to strike out on their own this year,......(read more)

Bill Ackman, Phil Falcone’s LightSquared, Hedge Funds and Greece

Pershing Names Nominees To Canadian Pacific Board (Reuters) Canadian Pacific Railway Ltd (CP) said William Ackman‘s hedge fund Pershing Square Capital......(read more)
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Hedge Fund Redemption Falls, Top Stocks Picked By Investment Banks, Buffett Blames For Romney’s Tax Rate, Etc…

Hedge Fund Exit Requests At Record Low –Globeop (Reuters) Redemption requests by hedge fund clients have fallen to the lowest monthly level on record......(read more)

Nouriel Roubini And Ian Bremmer Talk About The Europe And China

Nouriel Roubini, the New York University professor who predicted the 2008 financial crisis, and Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, talk about the......(read more)

Marc Faber: It’s Not a Good Investment to Choose Treasuries in America or in Germany

Marc Faber, publisher of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report, talks about the outlook for stocks versus bonds and his investment strategy on Bloomberg today......(read more)
Hedge Fund Strategies

Icahn Said to Buy LightSquared Debt, Seth Klarman Invests In Europe, Greece Nears Debt Deal, Etc…

Icahn Said To Buy Lightsquared Debt In Bet On Falcone Venture’s Collapse (Bloomberg) Billionaire Carl Icahn has purchased debt from Philip Falcone’......(read more)
Andrew Feldstein and Stephen Siderow

Andrew Feldstein: “Credit Derivatives Are Incredible Valuable Tools”

Andrew Feldstein, founder of Blue Mountain Capital, talks about the role of credit derivatives in financial markets on Bloomberg. Andrew Feldstein said......(read more)

Craig Effron: CDS Market Is Viable

Craig Effron, co-founder of New York-based Scoggin Capital Management LP, was on Bloomberg today talking with Adam Johnson. Effron is bullish about asset......(read more)

Insider-Trading Probe News, Kodak Filed Bankruptcy, Hedge Fund May Sue Greece, etc.

Days of Easy Money Over for Fund Managers: Alice Schroeder (Bloomberg) As a profit-making endeavor, managing other people’s money is hard to beat. The......(read more)

Marc Faber: Downgrades Were Already Discounted In Europe

As the European markets open high after France and Australia and seven other Eurozone nations downgraded by S&P on Friday, Marc Faber, the legendary......(read more)
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HF Employees Arrested For Insider Trading, Founder Resigned From Yahoo, Stock Market Legends Hammered In China

Two Hedge Fund Employees Said In Custody In Insider Probe (Bloomberg) Level Global Investors LP co-founder Anthony Chiasson and two other people were......(read more)
Top 4 Strengths a Successful Entrepreneur Needs

Stock Market Legends Were Hammered In China; Buffett Lost $ 1.7 billion In Asia-Pacific

The stock market performance in China can be described as “tragic” in 2011. Shanghai Composite Index was down 21.68, while Shenzhen Component......(read more)

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