SALT Conference SALT Conference 2012

  • Boone Pickens

    Worried about the collapsing price of natural gas, Boone Pickens recently sold his entire stake in Chesapeake Energy, he told CNBC during an exclusive interview at the SALT alternative-asset conference in Las Vegas.

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    By: Jeff Cox

    Dead may be an exaggeration, but it's difficult not to worry about the health of an entity that has seen the life sapped of it since the onset of the financial crisis.

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    Many of the hedge fund traders gathered at the Skybridge Alternatives investor summit in Las Vegas are enthusiastically seeking out the once "toxic" mortgage bonds for their portfolios.

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    One of the more unexpected ideas to emerge from the Skybridge Alternatives investor summit has been investing in bonds issued by the government of Portugal.

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    By: Jeff Cox

    T. Boone Pickens says his effort to convert the government trucking fleet to natural gas is his last go-round with Washington politicians, whom he insists don't care about the country's energy independence

  • Bass Kyle
    By: Jeff Cox

    Japan is about to join Europe in the debt crisis ranks, with the two regions offering the best opportunities for investors to bet against, hedge fund manager Kyle Bass said.

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    Joel Greenblatt of Gotham Asset Management literally wrote the book on value investing. And on Halftime he revealed 5 stocks he considers undervalued.

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    By: Jeff Cox

    LAS VEGAS — Put a room full of hedge fund pros together to talk politics and chances are pretty good that it's going to be more fun to be Karl Rove than Robert Gibbs.

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    By: Jeff Cox

    Investors pouring their money into long-term government bonds are deluding themselves into thinking they're getting safety against economic turmoil, hedge fund titan Paul Singer said.

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    The Volcker Rule is driving talented traders to leave large, well-known Wall Street investment banks for hedge funds, Reservoir Capital founder Daniel Stern said at the Skybridge Alternatives (aka SALT) investor summit Wednesday.

  • Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.
    By: Jeff Cox

    A "global perfect storm" looms for 2013 in which the U.S. economy could fall back into recession and the euro zone will begin to break up, according to the latest gloomy forecast from economist Nouriel Roubini.

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    By: Mark Okada|CIO, Highland Capital

    As investors look to navigate this complex landscape in search of higher yields, we have identified three opportunities that we believe offer a combination of attractive returns and downside protection: Bank Loans, Long/Short Strategies and Distressed for Control.

  • Yahoo!'s headquarters in California.

    In rare public comments, Third Point Founder and activist investor Dan Loeb called Yahoo "bloated" and "not focused" but added that the tech giant is a “great business” capable of being turned around.

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    With worrisome headlines surfacing out of Europe, Fast Money jetted to the SALT Investor Summit in Last Vegas to bring you insights from the absolute best.

  • Philip Falcone

    Harbinger hedge fund manager Phil Falcone says his view of Europe isn’t entirely dire. He's also concerned about China.

  • China

    The overwhelming majority opinion is that a communist government can accomplish what no other country has ever done, namely engineer a soft landing from the bursting of an immense, speculative, credit bubble. I have a different view.

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    By: Scott Wapner|CNBC Reporter

    Noted market bear Nouriel Roubini has called the ongoing political turmoil in Europe a "slow motion train wreck." Speaking to CNBC in Las Vegas, Roubini said he expects Greece to leave the euro zone by next year.

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    More than three dozen panels, speeches and break-out sessions will offer up key insights from some of the investing world’s most respected names.

  • Anthony Scaramucci
    By: Jeff Cox

    As Anthony Scaramucci kicks off the fourth SALT conference this week, he does say the hedge fund industry is in considerably better shape than it was during the initial event four years ago.

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  • Japan: From Crisis to Renewal

    Breaking down how Japan's debt compares to the U.S market, and where value exists, with Steven Tananbaum, GoldenTree Asset Management; Kyle Bass, Hayman Capital Management; and CNBC's Gary Kaminsky.

  • Can Scott Thompson Fix Yahoo?

    Sharing perspective on the drama over Yahoo CEO's resume and whether Facebook is overvalued, with Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray; Dan Niles, AlphaOne Capital Partners; Pete Najarian,; Anthony Scaramucci, SkyBridge Capital; and CNBC's Scott Wapner.