Tag Archives: downturn


‘Gold is a hedge against US dollar decline’

Commodity Online – Agoracom market analyst Peter Grandich, who isn’t among those who expect the world at large to emerge from “this absolutely horrific downturn” by year-end, instead sees good opportunities on the horizon for investors who want to “buy […]

Investing in Lawsuits, for a Share of the Awards

Sarasota Herald-Tribune – Richard W. Fields says he has come up with a win-win financial strategy for the downturn. He is investing in lawsuits. Not in trip-and-fall cases, mind you, but in disputes that are far larger, more costly and […]

Hedge fund manager Singer wants limits on leverage

Alibaba News Channel – Aggressive government action can hurt the market, but regulators should clamp down on leverage among banks and investors to prevent another credit crisis, veteran hedge fund manager Paul Singer said at a conference. Singer said the […]

Hedge Fund Insurance Costs Rise as Lehman, Madoff Spur Scrutiny

Bloomberg – The cost of insuring hedge funds against negligence has risen as much as 20 percent in the past six months after Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc.’s bankruptcy and Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme increased the threat of lawsuits. A fund […]

Inside the world’s biggest hedge funds

Fortune Magazine – Is the current downturn merely a severe slump, or are we facing a second coming of the Great Depression? That’s the question everyone is asking these days. But Ray Dalio, founder of Bridgewater Associates and manager of what […]

Smart money sees Brink’s Home Security as a “rock”

Reuters – It would be hard for many to imagine hedge funds buying stock in a U.S. company with the word "home" in its name in the worst housing downturn since the Great Depression — let alone speak admiringly of […]

Mexican Hedge Fund Takes Over Canadian Mining Company

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Canadian mining, development and exploration company, Frontera Copper Corporation, has agreed, due to the recent downturn in the copper market, to Mexican hedge fund Invecture’s hostile take over bid. After determining that the hedge fund, […]

Delivery on ‘absolute’ promise is relative

Lexington Herald-Leader – When does "absolute" imply something that in reality is far less than certain? When it comes to "absolute return funds." That’s the label mutual fund companies have put on hedge fund-style products that they’ve been rolling out […]

Main Citadel Hedge Funds Dropped Estimated 53% In ’08

CNN Money – Citadel Investment Group’s main hedge fund lost 53% for 2008, according to a person familiar with Citadel’s preliminary estimates. The $10 billion Kensington and Wellington funds lost about 9% during the first 24 days of December, punctuating […]

Hedge funds return to roots as alpha claim refuted

Reuters – Hedge funds are set to return to their roots as niche products for the happy few as they have been unable to deliver the gleaming returns they were promising ever since the start of the credit crisis. Hedge […]

What 2009 holds for smaller resource stocks

Investors Chronicle – 2008 witnessed a boom and bust of monumental proportions in the junior mining and oil and gas sectors. From being among the London market’s strongest performers, driven by record commodity prices, resources stocks plummeted out of favour […]

Obama appointees bring experience

Toledo Blade – President-elect Barack Obama is forming a White House leadership team that combines experienced Washington insiders who can help build a bridge with Congress and trusted associates who share his Chicago roots.   The West Wing appointments that […]

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