Tag Archives: game

With the economic outlook still gloomy, investors cautiously hedge their bets

Memphis Commercial Appeal – It was only a few years ago, but to William Kenley, those were the good old days. "That was a time when you could throw a dart at what you were going to invest in and […]

As prime brokerage firms pull services to hedge funds, the argument for exploring equity finance options grows

Opalesque – In the newly released research report by Massachusetts-based firm Finadium "Trends in US Equity Finance Costs for Hedge Funds and Other Borrowers" author Josh Galper notes that the current cost of securities borrowing has many funds looking at […]

Economist Nouriel Roubini lashes out at CNBC host

AP – CNBC’s Jim Cramer has another feud on his hands. Just weeks after "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart took Cramer to task for trying to turn finance reporting into a "game," famous bear economist Nouriel Roubini criticized Cramer on Tuesday for […]

Should Jon Stewart Be The Financial Journalist Who Exposes TheStreet.com’s Jim Cramer?

Market Rap – On his program, Jon Stewart played a Jim Cramer video from "Wall Street Confidential" done for the internet in 2006, where Cramer admitted to spreading rumors and manipulating markets as part of the "game". It was a […]

Risk Watch: The Continuing Danger of the Young Money Manager

Seekingalpha.com – First, the veteran can lose money just as easily as the rookie. Second, and more perniciously, just because a young money manager has been humbled does not mean he now shares your thinking about risk. And in a […]

Hedge Funds County Once Championed Now Prove Too Risky

Voiceof San Diego – San Diego County’s pension fund is slashing its $1 billion hedge-fund portfolio and acknowledging that the investments it once championed have become too risky and no longer make sense. The board of the San Diego County […]

Fortis gets $630 mln capital from Russian billionaire

U.S. Daily- Belgian-Dutch financial services group Fortis received $630 million in capital from Russian billionaire Suleiman Kerimov as part of its recent share issue, the Wall Street Journal said, citing people familiar with the matter. Fortis, which last week raised […]