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Some Hedge Funds Strong Start in 2017 Nice Contrast to 2016

(Valuewalk) With the 2016 HSBC Hedge Weekly performance rankings in the books – a year in which the same leader-board entries pretty much dominated unchallenged throughout the year – comes a new leader board that is a hard-scrabble mix of […]

Oil Prices Stall as Hedge Funds Stop Adding to Longs

(Reuters) Hedge fund bullishness towards the price of crude oil appears to have peaked for the time being, with fund managers booking some profits after the strong rally in the final seven weeks of 2016. Few managers are willing to […]

Expect Hedge-Fund Returns to be More Honda than Rolls Royce, Point72 Says

(Bloomberg) Hedge funds will have to adapt to a more challenging market as investors respond to disappointing returns by demanding their fees back or pulling out altogether, according to Matthew Granade, chief market intelligence officer of Point72 Asset Management.No matter […]

This Hedge Fund Says China’s Next Big Short is Stocks

(Bloomberg) When Kevin Smith realized late last year that China was getting serious about defending its currency, his first move was to dial back bearish bets on the yuan. His second move: double down on wagers against Chinese stocks. Smith, […]

High-Speed Traders Are Taking Over Bitcoin

(Bloomberg) Zhou Shuoji is not a bitcoin believer. He says the cryptocurrency will never replace its traditional forebears, and he calls most of its proponents fanatics. But for Zhou, a 35-year-old high-speed trader in Beijing, bitcoin is also too good […]

5 Big Things to Know About The Bond Market in 2017

(Harvest) Welcome to 2017! It is time to take a look into the crystal ball and try to figure out what the bond market has in store for us this year. Here are the five big things you should keep […]

Where Will Markets Close When Trump Takes Office?

(Harvest) Wall Street has rallied throughout the end of last year edging closer to the 20,000 mark but not quite breaking through. Since the surprise win by President-elect Trump, investors are betting his economic proposals, which include massive corporate tax […]

The Case for Currency-Hedged Japanese Stocks

(Harvest) We see a strong case for Japanese stocks on a currency-hedged basis, as this week’s chart helps explain. We believe they should disproportionately benefit from global reflation, as well as a potential pickup in Japanese growth ahead. A weak […]

Investors Say no to GMOs?

(Harvest) The Wall Street Journal recapped the huge outflow in assets under management at Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo & Co (GMO) which probably best known for Co-Founder and CIO Jeremy Grantham and to a lesser extent commentaries by Ben Inker. […]

Macro and CTAs outperform as the Dollar climbs higher, says Lyxor

(HedgeWeek) The last month of 2016 saw risk assets climbing higher, as part of expectations that the new US administration will remove barriers to growth and investment. To read this article:

An industry in crisis’: Hedge funds bleed $100 billion in 2016

(CNBC) Hedge funds saw their biggest loss of investor cash since the bull market in stocks began, even though the industry turned in its strongest performance in three years. In all, hedge fund clients pulled $106 billion, the biggest exodus […]

Oil Rig Count Slips, Hedge Funds Maintain Long Positions

(Yahoo Finance) In the week ended January 13, 2017, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 522, down by seven compared with the prior week and up seven compared with a total of 515 a […]

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