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Dreier Gets $20 Million Bond, Claims He Can’t Pay

Bloomberg – Marc Dreier, the New York lawyer jailed since his arrest for allegedly cheating hedge funds, won’t be able to post the $20 million bond that would free him, his lawyer told a federal judge. U.S. Magistrate Judge Douglas Eaton in […]

Bear market swipes at more than just stocks

USA Today – Technically, a bear market is when stocks fall 20% or more from their highs. But there’s a saying that a bear’s true signature is making a fool out of everyone. Based on that, we’re all laughingstocks, because […]

Gold Prices Decline After US Funds Banks With $250 Billion

Bloomberg – Gold fell for the fourth straight session after the U.S. agreed to spend $250 billion to rescue ailing banks. Silver climbed. Stocks in Europe and Asia rose for a second day after Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson announced plans […]

Another horrible day for the major markets

The Times of Trenton – Stocks prices fell sharply again yesterday, ending the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index below 1,000 for the first time since 2003 on speculation banks and real-estate companies are running short of money as the credit […]

Marcial: How Four Pros Played the Stock Meltdown

BusinessWeek – What did investors do when the Dow Jones industrial average plunged 777.68 points, or 7%, on Sept. 29, to 10,365.45? Head for the nearest bar for a double? Or rush to double up, or down, on their stocks? […]

Stocks rally as Bush pushes revived bailout

KTAK – U.S. lawmakers and President George W. Bush eased pressure on financial markets on Tuesday by starting work to revive a $700 billion bailout plan to stem a credit crisis that has spread beyond Wall Street to claim more […]

Fortress Focuses on Middle East, North Africa for New Hedge Fund

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Fortress Investment Group, who oversees more than $18 billion in assets, is starting a new hedge fund that will invest in markets throughout the Middle East and North Africa.  The new fund, Fortress MENA, is set […]

Hedge Funds Lower Bets on Rising Stocks, Goldman Report Finds

Hedge funds reduced their bets in the past year that U.S. stocks would gain as the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index declined and credit conditions tightened, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said. Such wagers accounted for 32 percent of funds’ equity […]

Hedge Funds Fell 0.75%, Worst First-Half Performance

Bloomberg – Hedge funds turned in their worst first-half performance in almost two decades as the collapse of subprime-mortgage bonds and rising commodity prices pushed stocks to the brink of a bear market. Hedge funds declined by an average 0.7 […]

Buffett bets on the S&P 500 to beat a fund-of-hedge-funds

Los Angeles Times – The hedge fund industry can only exist because investors believe their fund managers will deliver above-average returns over time, despite the portfolios’ hefty fees. Master investor Warren Buffett, who has long derided those fees, now has […]

Long-short funds flopped during slump

Chicago Tribune- Maybe plain-vanilla stock and bond mutual funds will do the job after all. Long-short funds — the newfangled mutual funds designed to give common investors a hedge fund experience and protection during downturns — recently went through one […]

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