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Einhorn’s Greenlight Hedge Fund Purchases Ford Debt

Bloomberg – Greenlight Capital Inc., the hedge- fund firm run by David Einhorn, added to its holdings of Ford Motor Co. debt in the first quarter and invested in EMC Corp., Harman International Industries Inc. and Pfizer Inc. The hedge […]

Dummys View of the Global Crisis

Given the string of problems created by hedge funds, derivatives, investment funds, insurance companies, pension funds, mortgage securities and hairy bank loans over these few years, it is becoming increasingly apparent that high flying investment managers and financial whiz kids […]

Government provides record aid package to AIG

The Times and Democrat – In a record bailout of a private company, the government on Monday provided a new $150 billion financial-rescue package to troubled insurance giant American International Group, including $40 billion for partial ownership. The action, announced […]

The Risks and Rewards of Investing in a Bear Market

Time – Benjamin Graham was well prepared for the Crash of 1929. The now legendary investor had hedged his bets: he would buy preferred stock in a company and sell short common stock in the same company. When stocks crashed […]

Paulson To Hedge Funds “No Soup For You”

In an interview on Bloomberg TV, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, when asked whether hedge funds might be eligible for the U.S. plan injecting capital into financial companies he said, "the program right now is for banks and thrifts." On Monday, […]

Treasury Said to Invest $125 Billion in US Banks

Bloomberg – The Bush administration will invest about $125 billion in nine of the biggest U.S. banks, including Citigroup Inc. and Goldman Sachs Group Inc., in the government’s latest attempt to shore up confidence in the financial system. The proposed […]

Morgan Stanley and MUFG renegotiating pact: source

Reuters – Japan’s Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, which has watched Morgan Stanley’s share price plunge 58 percent last week, is seeking more favorable terms to its $9 billion deal, a person briefed on the matter said. The Japanese lender will […]

Hedge Funds Weary to Invest in Freddie, Fannie: Government Bailout May be Inevitable

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – While the U.S. Treasury has done all it can to stave off rumors of a government bailout of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac , some say the inevitable rescue is bound to take place after attempts […]

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