Tag Archives: index-funds


The fallacies of institutional investors

Stuff – As the collectivisation of middle class capital accelerated, a multiplicity of managed fund choices emerged to confuse the investor. There are active funds, passive funds, index funds, hedge funds, specialist funds trading in commodities, shares, junk debt, securitised […]

Paulson Not on Board with Redemption Restrictions

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – John Paulson, head of hedge fund firm Paulson & Co., recently spoke his mind on the wave of redemption freezes that many managers have chosen to impose.  “We think it’s a mistake for our managers to […]

Misunderstood hedge funds suffered in mid-match rule change

Times Online – Hedge fund managers are spivs and speculators, directly responsible for creating carnage in the world’s financial markets and threatening the future of high street banks. At least, that’s what some argue. But it is, emphatically, not true, […]

Interview With George Soros: ‘The Economy Fell Off The Cliff’

Free Internet Press – George Soros, 78, has made billions as a hedge-fund manager and investor. Germany’s Spiegel magazine spoke with him about the current financial crisis, how he expect President-elect Barack Obama to respond to the economic disaster and […]

Commodities R.I.P. as Leverage Vanishes, Growth Slows

Bloomberg – Commodities markets are heading for the biggest annual decline since 2001 as investors exit leveraged bets and slowing economic growth erodes demand for raw materials. The value of the 19 commodities in the Reuters-Jefferies CRB Index fell $280.6 […]

Britain and US crack down on hedge funds blamed for crisis -

Independent – An unprecedented crackdown on speculators preying on falling share prices began on both sides of the Atlantic yesterday, as Gordon Brown promised to "clean up the financial system" after days of turmoil. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) banned […]

Investors cheer shorting ban

Interactive Investor – Investors are cheering the temporary ban on shorting financial stocks which came into play on Friday morning. The Financial Services Authority introduced the four-month freeze on profiteering from falling share prices after the markets closed last night […]

Traders, Hudge-Fund Mgrs Whistle Past Wall Street Graveyard

CNNMoney.com – Wall Street equity traders usually thrive on volatility, but the latest arrival of carnage on their doorstep has distracted and confounded them. This habitually brusque bunch is even more harried than usual, worrying about their livelihoods and the […]

Oil loses appeal as hedge against risk

Globe and Mail – Once viewed as a safe haven, crude oil has lost its lustre as investors bet that the crisis in financial markets will hurt an already weakened global economy and drive down petroleum demand. At the same […]

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 […]

Resource rout claims hedge fund

Globe and Mail – A year ago, Dwight Anderson was being hailed as the "king of commodities," a precocious 40-year-old hedge fund manager who made a prescient – and highly profitable – bet that global food prices would spike in […]

Oil speculators held great sway over prices, data suggest

Los Angeles Times – Regulators had long classified a private Swiss energy conglomerate called Vitol as a trader that primarily helped industrial firms that needed oil to run their businesses. But when the Commodity Futures Trading Commission examined Vitol’s books […]

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