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Bitcoin plunges 30% to $30,000 at one point in wild session, recovers somewhat to $38,000

(CNBC) The flagship cryptocurrency fell to more than three-month lows on Wednesday, dropping to about $30,000 at one point for a pullback of more than 30% and continuing a week of selling in the crypto space. Ether, the main coin […]

Bitcoin’s march towards the mainstream

(Reuters) Bitcoin hit a record high just shy of $65,000 last month, the latest landmark on its march to wider acceptance. A growing embrace by major companies and financial firms, particularly in the United States, have fuelled its gains. To […]

Stock futures inch higher as investors eye pipeline cyberattack

(CNBC) Futures contracts inched higher in the overnight session Sunday evening, suggesting that the major U.S. equity indexes could trade at or near records when regular trading opens in New York. Dow futures gained 98 points, while those linked to […]

IMF increases global growth forecast and says a way out of the crisis is ‘increasingly visible’

(CNBC) The International Monetary Fund is expecting a stronger economic recovery in 2021 as Covid-19 vaccine rollouts get underway, but it warns of “daunting challenges” given the different rates of administering shots across the globe.  On Tuesday the organization said […]

Bond king Bill Gross says he made $10 million shorting GameStop

(Marketwatch) The phrase “don’t try this at home” was possibly made for moments like this. Bond king and Pacific Investment Management Co-founder Bill Gross said he made $10 million shorting videogames retailer GameStop’s GME, +0.79% stock during the retail frenzy […]

Bond market sitting on a ‘powder keg,’ says ING strategist

(Marketwatch) Investors looking to recover from last week’s U.S. bond-market selloff may not get much rest. “The bond market has been sitting on a powder keg since last week. Attitude towards duration among fixed income investors has grown cautious, to […]

Equities and macro names drive Brummer multi-strategy hedge fund’s February rebound

(Hedgeweek) Brummer & Partners’ flagship multi-strategy fund has made a strong start to February, with its equities- and macro-focused managers generating strong gains that have helped the Stockholm-based outfit reverse January’s losses. To read this article:

Dow futures fall more than 200 points after Wall Street closed at record highs to end last week

(CNBC) Stock futures fell in early morning trading Monday as investors assessed the outlook for more Covid-19 relief stimulus. Futures on the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 203 points. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq 100 futures both traded in negative […]

ETFs start 2021 with record assets of $7.6tn

(Opalesque) Data from TrackInsight, the world’s first global Exchange-Traded Funds analysis platform, shows the global ETF market finished 2020 at a record high of $7.6 Trillion, across 6,518 ETFs. A combination of strong equity market performance coupled with accelerating investor […]

Carl Icahn sells over half his Herbalife stake for $600 million

(Reuters) Activist investor Carl Icahn has sold more than half his stake in Herbalife Nutrition back to the company for $600 million at $48.05 a share and has given up the five seats on the firm’s board held by his […]

SEC Charges Equialt Managing Director of Investments for Unlawful Sales of Securities to Elderly Retail Investors

(HedgeCo.Net) The Securities and Exchange Commission has announced charges against DeAndre P. Sears and MASears LLC d/b/a Picasso Group, an entity he controlled and operated, with registration violations for unlawfully selling securities of Florida-based real estate firm EquiAlt LLC to […]

Hedge funds reverse course in October with USD5.2bn in inflows

(Hedgeweek) The hedge fund industry returned to positive monthly inflows in October, bringing in USD5.2 billion in new assets for the month, having seen USD2.8 billion in redemptions in September. To read this article: