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  • BEIJING, July 31- China's financial futures regulator will tighten rules governing trading that it regards as "irregular" to tackle what it sees as excessive speculation in the markets, it said on Friday. The China Financial Futures Exchange will classify some arbitrage and speculative activity in stock index futures as "irregular" it said in a statement on its...

  • Hedge fund Elliott eyes fresh market turbulence Thursday, 30 Jul 2015 | 8:15 PM ET

    BOSTON/ NEW YORK, July 30- Paul Singer's $27 billion hedge fund Elliott Associates is worried about Europe's prospects and is bracing for fresh market turbulence. In a letter to investors dated July 23 and seen by Reuters on Thursday, the New York- based firm told clients that it has returned 2.8 percent in its Elliott Associates, L.P. and 2.2 percent in its Elliott...

  • Asia is quickly becoming a "sweet spot" for U.S. investors eager to boost portfolio returns at a time the bull market in U.S. stocks is expected to lose some steam, a top hedge fund investor said. Hedge fund managers in Singapore and Hong Kong can pick from a huge number of companies that are often followed less closely by analysts than are U.S. companies, leaving plenty...

  • LONDON, June 2- Aluminium premiums have gone into meltdown. In Europe, the premium for duty unpaid aluminium has collapsed from more than $400 per tonne over London Metal Exchange cash at the start of January to less than $100 per tonne last month. In Japan, the opening premium offers for third-quarter shipments are coming in at $130- 160 per tonne, compared with $425...

  • LONDON, June 2- Aluminum premiums have gone into meltdown. In Europe, the premium for duty unpaid aluminum has collapsed from more than $400 per tonne over London Metal Exchange cash at the start of January to less than $100 per tonne last month. In Japan, the opening premium offers for third-quarter shipments are coming in at $130- 160 per tonne, compared with $425 in...

  • NEW YORK, May 18- The Warsaw Stock Exchange has been cleared by U.S. regulators to make futures contracts based on an index of Poland's top public companies available to U.S. investors and high-speed trading firms, an exchange executive said on Monday. The move could attract more automated trading firms that use arbitrage strategies to profit from fleeting...

  • What is the preeminent trading venue for industrial commodities in China now boasts a base metals portfolio that fully matches that of the London Metal Exchange, which dominates trading everywhere outside of China. Are Hong Kong and Shanghai future collaborators or potential competitors in the world of metals pricing? But there remains a wide gulf between...

  • The strategy usually involves buying stock in a Delaware- incorporated company that is being acquired and then filing a claim that gets a judge to determine the fair price for the shares in a process known as appraisal. But now the top corporate lawyers in Delaware, where about two-thirds of Fortune 500 companies are chartered, are proposing an amendment to the...

  • LONDON, March 17- Whatever happened to zinc? The London Metal Exchange price for three-month delivery has, however, been falling steadily since the heady days of last September when it was trading above $2,400 per tonne. Of course zinc has been buffeted by the same headwinds as the other LME-traded base metals, namely dollar strength and uncertainty about the...

  • Spending a trillion euros could prove tricky for ECB Monday, 9 Mar 2015 | 10:37 AM ET

    LONDON, March 9- Hoarders of euro zone debt could frustrate the European Central Bank's plans to buy a trillion euros of mostly government bonds over the next 18 months, starting on Monday, to revive the bloc's economy. Seeking to soothe concerns the central bank might struggle to meet its 60 billion euros a month spending target, ECB President Mario Draghi argued...

  • Consignment commerce: Allowing consumers to profit Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:42 AM ET
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    James Reinhart, ThredUP CEO & co-founder, discusses the online consignment space for second hand clothing, and the invaluable leadership and wisdom Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has provided. CNBC's Jon Fortt weighs in.

  • Hedge Funds Chase Greek Debt Monday, 3 Dec 2012 | 10:17 AM ET
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    Hans Humes, Greylock Capital CEO, explains how to make money in Greece's bond buyback program.

  • Are 'wacky' ETFs causing the volatility? Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 5:51 PM ET
    Are Wacky ETFs Causing the Volatility?

    Scott Burns of Morningstar weighs in on whether leveraged ETFs are amplifying market volatility.

  • Are Wacky ETFs Causing the Volatility? Wednesday, 7 Sep 2011 | 5:51 PM ET
    Are Wacky ETFs Causing the Volatility?

    Scott Burns, Morningstar weighs in on whether levered ETFs are amplifying market volatility.

  • Ponzi Schemes Tuesday, 30 Aug 2011 | 12:25 PM ET
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    How much do you know about modern-day Ponzi schemes? Take our quiz and find out.

  • Upsets Hit Merger Arbitrage Investors Monday, 20 Jun 2011 | 1:31 AM ET
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    Merger arbitrage investors are braced for a second consecutive month of losses with a string of unexpected upsets leading to a difficult period for the hedge fund strategy, the FT reports.

  • Put-Call Parity Arbitrage: CNBC Explains Thursday, 16 Jun 2011 | 8:06 AM ET
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    Put-Call parity demonstrates the relationship between shorts, puts, calls, and bonds. The proper combination of each can yield equal payouts. Salman Khan of the Khan Academy explains.