Are Women Better Investors then Men? (InvestorPlace)
There has been a “battle of the sexes” going on in the investing world for years, and I’m not about to turn it into a war by taking sides. With hedge funds, it’s all about performance, and I can say that as a woman who has run hedge funds, I’m proud of the job I’ve done and the performance we’ve turned in. This is why I found a Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO) Daily Ticker article called, “Female Hedge Fund Managers Ruled the Markets in 2012? very interesting. Apparently a study found that female managers outperformed males last year, as well as the global hedge fund index for the last five years. The article stated that women were better at this type of investment for two reasons: Women are more equipped to handle market volatility, and they also run smaller hedge funds, which allows them to better navigate the market.
Jim Rogers Still Likes Silver and Gold (LiveTradingNews)
Jim Rogers Still Likes Silver and Gold Silver prices have slumped to their lowest level since September 2010 and Gold prices are down 18% YTD leading many market observers to declare that the super-rally in commodities is finished. Jim Rogers, the investor and Chairman of Rogers Holdings, says the commodities Bull Market continues. He calls the latest slump in prices a correction. “I still do not see massive new supply coming into the market which will keep prices down,” he said Monday.
Carl Icahn Is Going to Lose a Lot of Money on This One (Fool)
In a recent filing with the SEC, Carl Icahn revealed that he has increased his stake in speech-to-text software maker Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) to nearly 11%. He did this after Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) reported disappointing earnings and deeply disappointing Q3 guidance, and the stock plunged to new levels of cheapness. But is Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN) stock cheap for a reason? Fool contributor Rich Smith thinks Icahn is making a big mistake in buying into this company — maybe even as big as his mistake when he bought into Blockbuster. Listen in, and find out why.
Jim Rogers, Bernanke to Leave Fed to Avoid Hangover From His Policies (LiveTradingNews)
Jim Rogers, Bernanke to Leave Fed to Avoid Hangover From His Policies The Federal Reserve is pumping up the economy and financial markets with its massive easing tactics, and central bank Chairman Ben Bernanke might not seek another term because he does not want to deal with the “hangover” aftermath of his policies, says investor Jim Rogers, Chairman of Rogers Holdings. “Right now we have a very artificial situation. You have the central bank in America printing staggering amounts of money,” he said in a TV interview Sunday.
Herbalife’s Stock Is Ripping (BusinessInsider)
Shares of Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) are ripping today with the nutrition supplement seller’s stock last trading up more than 8% at $48 per share. We haven’t seen any news on the stock, yet. Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is one of the most controversial stocks and it has generated a great deal of dicussion on both the long and short side. Back in December, hedge fund manager Bill Ackman, who runs $12 billion Pershing Square Capital Management, publicly announced that he’s shorting more than 20 million shares of the stock. Ackman believes the company is a “pyramid scheme” and has a price target of $0.
Laffont’s Coatue Management Launches Long-Only Fund (InstitutionalInvestorsAlpha)
Philippe Laffont, the founder of New York-based hedge fund firm Coatue Management, is the latest so-called Tiger Cub to launch a long-only fund. Laffont’s firm recently raised $45.5 million for the Coatue Long Only Partners fund in its first sale, which closed May 1, according to a regulatory filing. Tiger Cubs were employed by Julian Robertson Jr. at his Tiger Management Corp. hedge fund firm. This is the second new fund Laffont has launched this year. On February 1 he raised $270 million in the Coatue Hybrid Fund I and an offshore feeder fund. Laffont, who managed $6 billion at year-end, ranked No. 17 on the most recent Institutional Investor’s Alpha Rich List after earning $280 million in 2012. He earned $110 million in 2011, his first year on the annual ranking of the highest-earning hedge fund managers. Last year his long-short hedge fund rose 17 percent.