Tag Archives: downside


Commodities ravaged as traders flee risk

Times Online – Surging fears of Armageddon in the global financial system ravaged a wide selection of commodities across Asia as groups ranging from hedge funds to day traders spent the day in a headlong flight from risk. The shock […]

Hedge Funds Raise Cash To Repay, Not Reinvest

Seeking Alpha – Some analysts say a big-picture trend presently unfolding involves hedge funds and other players unwinding bets on commodities/foreign currencies and plowing the proceeds into U.S. financial and other stocks. They are doing this for valuation reasons and […]

Hedge Funds Gone Wild

CNBC – Hedge funds have more control over stock prices than market and business fundamentals, Cramer said yesterday during Wednesday’s show, but now it looks like at least two companies are fighting back. Yesterday Cramer explained how massive hedge fund […]

Hedge fund’s Chanos-financials have seen the worst

Reuters – Hedge fund manager Jim Chanos, who makes money betting that companies’ stock prices will fall, said financial stocks have probably seen the worst and his fund has fewer short positions now than it did in the past. "We […]

Commodities bubble burns big investment funds

Miami Herald – The deflating commodities bubble is claiming its first casualties as large investment funds absorb staggering losses from bad bets that prices for oil, precious metals and grains would keep going up. Hedge fund operator Ospraie Management LLC […]

Hedge funds caught out as Hurricane Gustav fails to lift oil price

Times Online – Several hedge funds face big financial losses after wrongly predicting that oil and gas prices would rise as a result of Hurricane Gustav slamming into the Gulf coast of the US earlier this week. As Gustav swept […]

Big funds take dive as prices plummet

Myrtle Beach Online – The deflating commodities bubble is claiming its first casualties as large investment funds absorb staggering losses from bad bets that prices for oil, precious metals and grains would keep going up. Hedge fund operator Ospraie Management […]

New Gottex Fund Emulates University Endowments

HedgeFund.Net – Swiss funds-of-funds firm Gottex Fund Management is launching a fund that will emulate the investment principles of U.S. “super endowments.” The new fund will emulate the investment principles of successful U.S. university endowment funds, such as Harvard and […]

More to play for in hedge funds

Reuters UK – The hedge fund industry’s trade-of-the-moment — betting on falling financial stocks and rising commodities — is set to offer further profits, despite July’s setback, but managers may have to alter their tactics. Hedge funds may well profit […]

Citadel Investment Seeks $1 Billion for Global Macro Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Citadel Investment Group LLC, the Chicago-based asset-management firm founded by Kenneth Griffin, is seeking about $1 billion for a new global macro hedge fund, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The fund is set to […]

Nordic Commodity, ECM Post Top Power Hedge-Fund Gains

Bloomberg – Energy Capital Management and Nordic Commodity Funds AB’s hedge funds are outperforming the competition in European energy markets, where power prices fell as much as 17 percent last month from a record. Energy Capital’s MMT fund returned 19.2 […]

Andor Hedge Fund to Liquidate

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Greenwich-based Andor Capital Management will liquidate its $2 billion hedge fund after posting losses due to unfavorable market conditions, following in the footsteps of many failed hedge funds this year.    Co-founder Daniel Benton announced the […]

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