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Japan July retail trust funds value hits 10-mth high

Reuters – The value of Japanese retail-targeted mutual funds rose to a 10-month high of 58.8 trillion yen ($613 billion) in July, lifted by inflows into international equities funds and strength in share prices, an industry body said on Thursday. […]

Long-only turmoil pushes investors to hedge funds –

Financial Standard – As the GFC batters confidence in long-only equities, sentiment is turning to hedge funds, provided you partner with groups that are reputable and well run, said Spencer Young, chief executive officer of HFA Holdings. The result is […]

Growth in Alternative Investments Among Institutions and Financial Advisors Expected to Continue

West Palm Beach (HedgeCo.net) – Morningstar and Barron’s today released highlights of a recent national survey examining the perception and usage of alternative investments among institutions and financial advisors. “Our survey found that both institutions and advisors want alternative investments […]

Cook starts to cut the mustard

Proactive Investors Australia – Why have investors been selling UK-listed coal miners – even the big boys like Xstrata, Rio and BHP Billiton – as if they were going out of fashion?   Lack of understanding of the global market […]

US dollar makes comeback, ‘bucking’ world downturn

North County Times – The stock market is retreating, credit markets are squeezed and many corporate earnings are diving. But one piece of the mangled U.S. economy is making an improbable comeback: the dollar. As the financial meltdown clobbers world […]

Hedge funds batten down the hatches in turbulence

Reuters – Hedge funds are keeping borrowings and risk low and seeking sanctuary in safe-haven assets during the current market turbulence, but some are beginning to see opportunities to make attractive investments. The events of the past few days — […]

Hedge funds batten down the hatches in turbulence

Reuters – Hedge funds are keeping borrowings and risk low and seeking sanctuary in safe-haven assets during the current market turbulence, but some are beginning to see opportunities to make attractive investments. The events of the past few days — […]

JGBs jump on safe-haven bids after Lehman collapse

Reuters Tokyo – Japanese government bond futures soared by their daily limit of 3 full points on Tuesday and 10-year yields hit a five-month low on safe-haven buying in the wake of the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Global stock markets […]

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 […]

Fund managers most negative on equities in 10 years

Reuters- Fund managers are gloomier about equities than at any time in at least the last 10 years and aversion to risk is close to what it was during the Bear Stearns crisis in March, a Merrill Lynch poll showed […]

Gold funds draw investment from big miners

Reuters UK- Major gold firms grappling with declining output and surging costs are being cold-shouldered by investors opting for exposure to bullion through exchange traded funds (ETFs) or high-growth junior firms. A wave of money flowing into gold ETFs, which […]

Negative bond returns test Asia investors

HONG KONG (Reuters)- As risk appetite for equities and property wanes, investors are willing to endure negative real returns for bonds from China, Singapore and Hong Kong because their economies are seen better equipped to tackle inflation. Conventionally, bond yields […]

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