Tag Archives: stock market


Composite Models Strong In A Choppy Week

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – The S&P managed to snap its two-week losing streak last week, but it was by the smallest of margins. The index gained a whopping total of 0.06% on the week. Trade was choppy with Monday and […]

K2 Asset Management to Start Its Fourth Equities Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – K2 Asset Management Ltd., a listed Australian hedge-fund firm managing about $650 million in assets, is planning to start a global equities fund that seeks to profit as the worldwide stock market rally spreads to smaller companies. The […]

Hedge fund hiring starts to pick up again

Cape Cod Times – Hedge funds — southwest Connecticut’s native industry — are beginning to hire again as the economy and the stock market show glimpses of recovery, according to Sandy Gross, founder and managing partner of Pinetum Partners LLC. […]

Many investors too scared to take wing

The Modesto Bee – The tantalizing climb in the stock market has made hedge fund and mutual fund managers increasingly courageous, but millions of investors with 401(k) accounts remain reluctant to trust what burned them. That could hurt them, and […]

How A Hedge Fund Finesses Returns

Forbes – PetroAlgae, a Melbourne, Fla., company, is a renewable energy miracle–at least in the stock market. The company, which aims to harvest oil from algae, started trading on the OTC Bulletin Board in December 2008 at under $1 through […]

Stock futures flat ahead of retail, jobless data

Reuters – Wall Street was set to open flat on Thursday, with investors eyeing retail sales and weekly jobless data for fresh insight into the state of the recession-hit economy. * Investors will watch a 30-year treasury note auction for […]

Schultheis Says Leave Money in Index Funds, Ignore Wall Street

Bloomberg – Bill Schultheis, amateur mountaineer and investment adviser, says there’s more to life than staring at stock market screens. His new book, “The New Coffehouse Investor,” says the path to success consists of the following: Get a game plan […]

Geithner’s Toxic Asset Plan: Wall Street Finally Cheers

Time.com – To stop the economy’s deflationary spiral, President Obama and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner need to get toxic assets off banks’ balance sheets so the banks can start lending again. With much fanfare and after much delay, Geithner on […]

What If Washington Bailed Out of Bailouts?

Business week – The idea certainly seemed all right to throngs of Americans who were outraged by news that American International Group (AIG) paid out millions of dollars in executive bonuses after it was rescued with taxpayer cash. But would […]

Hedge Fund Assets Plunged to $1.8 Trillion in 2008

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Hedge fund assets, which were once estimated to reach almost $3 trillion, finished the year at around $1.8 trillion, according to research conducted by London-based HedgeFund Intelligence. The report contends the fall in assets happened almost […]

$4bn Withdrawn from Nigeria Stock Market

Daily Guide – Foreign investors in the Nigerian capital market withdrew some $4 billion from the Nigeria Stock Exchange and precipitated its steep decline, the Exchange’s Director General, Professor Ndidi Okereke-Onyiuke has said. Appearing  before the joint Senate Committees on […]

Worries over hedge funds send LSE to four-year low

Times Online – Shares in the London Stock Exchange dropped nearly 10 per cent or 50½p to a four-year low of 463½p amid fears that its trading update tomorrow will show another dramatic slump in the value of equities traded […]

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