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US Fund Investors Hesitant on Domestic Stocks

(Reuters) International stocks and taxable bonds raked in cash for the 40th week in a row as investors tiptoed away from the domestic equity market, Investment Company Institute (ICI) data for U.S.-based funds showed on Wednesday. Taxable bond mutual funds […]

JPMorgan Pledges $40m to Chicago for Economic Growth in Under-Served Areas

(CNBC) JPMorgan Chase has pledged $40 million over three years to Chicago to fund projects in under-served communities in the city’s South and West sides. Jamie Dimon, the bank’s chairman and chief executive, said in a recent interview with CNBC […]

Judge Sends Martin Shkreli to Jail for Facebook Post Offering Bounty for Hillary Clinton’s Hair

(CNBC) An angry federal judge revoked the $5 million bond of convicted fraudster Martin Shkreli on Wednesday and ordered him jailed after ruling the notorious “pharma bro” was a danger to the public because of his offer on Facebook of […]

Bitcoin Should Be Valued at Half of What It’s Worth Today: Mohamed El-Erian

(CNBC) Bitcoin, which has surged roughly 300 percent in 2017, is certainly a “disruptive” technology but won’t see widespread use, economist Mohamed El-Erian said Wednesday. “The current pricing assume massive adoption, and I don’t think governments will allow the amount […]

Harvey Will Reflect in Economic Data as Growth—That Might Mislead the Fed into Another Policy Error

(Harvest) Hurricane Harvey wreaked havoc on South Texas and Louisiana. As a lifelong Texan, I have many friends in that region. They’ve lived through many storms and normally take what nature throws at them in stride. Not this time. I […]

What’s Wrong With Low Volatility?

(Harvest) Overall volatility of financial markets recently has been very low. The problem with that, argues Jeff Knight, is that this environment could tempt investors to position portfolios too aggressively. To read this article:

As Perceived Risks Rise, Limited-Term US Government Funds Offer Shelter

(Harvest) Most U.S. risk asset prices have enjoyed a long ride higher amid slow-but-steady economic growth, scant inflation and still ample central bank monetary support. But if fund flows are any indication of where portfolio managers expect markets to go, […]

BarclayHedge BTOP50 Index Returns 1.87% in August

(Opalesque) Managed futures traders showed solid gains of 1.87% in August according to a flash estimate of the BarclayHedge BTOP50. For the year to date period, the index is down 2.39%.”Managed futures had its best month of the year and […]

Tiger Management’s Robertson Says ‘We Are Creating a Bubble’ in Stocks

(CNBC) Hedge fund legend Julian Robertson Jr. sees stock market valuations as “very high” and worries about a bubble forming. The Tiger Management founder made the comment Tuesday at the Delivering Alpha conference presented by CNBC and Institutional Investor. Central […]

Jamie Dimon Slams Bitcoin as a ‘Fraud’

(Bloomberg) JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said he would fire any employee trading bitcoin for being “stupid.” The cryptocurrency “won’t end well,” he told an investor conference in New York on Tuesday, predicting it will eventually […]

Survey: 45% Of Managers Have Lost Money Or Missed Trades Because Of Bad Event Data

(FINalternatives) Nearly half of institutional investors have lost money or missed a trade because of incorrect or incomplete corporate event information, according to a new survey from alternative data provider Wall Street Horizon, with 40% experiencing five-figure losses on single […]

Kynikos’ Chanos Says he is Shorting Continental Resources

(Reuters) Kynikos Associates LP founder James Chanos on Tuesday said he is betting against Continental Resources Inc and other oil and gas exploration and production companies. Chanos, a closely-watched investor, said the company struggles to generate cash even in favorable […]

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