SALT Conference SALT Conference 2012

  • Pickens Sells Stake in Chesapeake Energy Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 9:36 PM ET
    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.

  • A trader takes a break outside of the NYSE.

    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.

  • Subprime Bonds Come Roaring Back Friday, 11 May 2012 | 7:31 AM ET

    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.

  • Long Portugal, Short Ireland Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 2:41 PM ET

    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.

  • Pickens: 'I Am Through With Washington'
    By: Jeff Cox
    Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 7:54 PM ET

    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

  • Japan Will Follow Europe With a Debt Crisis: Kyle Bass
    By: Jeff Cox
    Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 4:08 PM ET
    Bass Kyle

    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.

  • Famed Value Investor Says 5 Stocks Too Cheap Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 1:23 PM ET

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

  • Rove, Gibbs Square Off Over Obama-Romney Match
    By: Jeff Cox
    Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 1:41 PM ET

    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.

  • Bonds a Safe Bet? 'Complete Baloney,' Paul Singer Says
    By: Jeff Cox
    Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 12:32 PM ET

    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.

  • Global Economy Faces a 'Perfect Storm' in 2013: Roubini
    By: Jeff Cox
    Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 1:17 PM ET
    Nouriel Roubini guest hosts Squawk Box on CNBC.

    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.

  • Okada: Three Opportunities That May Offer Attractive Returns
    By: Mark Okada|CIO, Highland Capital
    Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 10:43 AM ET

    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.

  • Loeb Says He'll Fight Yahoo as Long as It Takes Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 7:39 PM ET
    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.

  • Pierre Lagrange: Investors Too Scared of Europe Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 1:17 PM ET

    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 Voices Concern Over China Wednesday, 9 May 2012 | 3:48 PM ET
    Philip Falcone

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

  • Dohmen: 'Soft Landing' in China? No Way! Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 12:24 PM ET

    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.

  • Roubini: Europe a “Slow Motion Train Wreck”
    By: Scott Wapner|CNBC Reporter
    Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 11:55 PM ET

    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.

  • SALT Organizer Looking for 'Intense' Experience
    By: Jeff Cox
    Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | 12:26 PM ET
    Anthony Scaramucci

    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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  • Legendary Energy Trader John Arnold to Retire Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 2:20 PM ET

    John Arnold, the billionaire manager of the Houston hedge fund Centaurus Advisors, told investors and employees Tuesday that he plans to retire, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • Daniel Loeb Questions Yahoo's CEO Credibility Thursday, 3 May 2012 | 5:43 PM ET
    Daniel Loeb

    What Third Point hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb is hoping for is unlikely to happen…namely that the board be forced to deal with a credibility issue that extends to its decisions to not sell the company, says CNBC's David Faber. 

  • 5 Stocks Hated by Hedge Funds
    By: Jonas Elmerraji|Stockpickr
    Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 11:48 AM ET

    Here’s a look at five stocks hedge fund managers hate.


  • Japan: From Crisis to Renewal Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 4:33 PM ET
    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? Thursday, 10 May 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    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.