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Investment Strategy Arbitrage

  • LONDON, March 6- Industrial metals are buzzing again. Tin, currently trading at $19,330 per tonne in London, is down 7.8 percent on the start of January. In Shanghai, where the price has arguably held up better, market open interest has slid from over 24,000 lots to just 13,400 over the same time-frame.

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Criminal charges against top executives of Platinum Partners for running the $1.4 billion hedge fund firm like a Ponzi scheme have revived an old question for investors: Where was the board? Donald Seymour and David Bree of Cayman-based DMS Governance Ltd were directors for Platinums troubled Value Arbitrage Fund. Spokesmen for the SEC and...

  • NEW YORK, Feb 24- Criminal charges against top executives of Platinum Partners for running the $1.4 billion hedge fund firm like a Ponzi scheme have revived an old question for investors: Where was the board? Donald Seymour and David Bree of Cayman-based DMS Governance Ltd were directors for Platinums troubled Value Arbitrage Fund. Spokesmen for the SEC and...

  • West Texas Intermediate was down 16 cents at $54.29 by 0728 GMT. While OPEC appears to be sticking to its deal, producers that were not part of the deal, particularly U.S. shale drillers, have increased output, driving the growth in inventories in the United States, the world's biggest oil consumer. "Current oil prices are neither sustainable for OPEC or the industry,"...

  • TOKYO, Feb 24- Oil prices held gains on Friday on data showing U.S. stockpiles rose for a seventh straight week but at a pace that was well below expectations, and news of oil being sold out of storage in Southeast Asia. While OPEC appears to be sticking to its deal, producers that were not part of the deal, particularly U.S. shale drillers, have increased output, driving...

  • West Texas Intermediate fell 12 cents, or 0.2 percent, to $54.33 a barrel by 0323 GMT, having closed up 1.6 percent in the previous session. While OPEC appears to be sticking to its deal, producers that were not part of the deal, particularly U.S. shale drillers, have increased output, driving the growth in inventories in the United States, the world's biggest oil...

  • BEIJING, Feb 9- China's forecast on Thursday of a drop in corn imports to their lowest in at least a decade may end a years-long bonanza for global merchants and producers as maize prices in the world's biggest grains market have dropped below global prices. In its monthly crop report, the Ministry of Agriculture forecast imports for the 2016/ 2017 crop year that...

  • SHANGHAI, Feb 7- China's yuan weakened against the dollar on Tuesday, dragged down by dollar demand from individuals and a slightly stronger greenback, traders said. China is expected to report that foreign exchange reserves fell for the seventh straight month in January but at a much slower pace as authorities tightened controls on capital outflows and the...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 31- Oil prices dipped on Tuesday as rising U.S. drilling activity undermined efforts by OPEC and other producers to cut output in a move to prop up the market. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were trading at $55.13 per barrel at 0752 GMT, down 10 cents from their last close. U.S. investment bank Jefferies said on Tuesday...

  • SINGAPORE, Jan 31- Oil prices fell on Tuesday as rising U.S. drilling activity offset efforts by OPEC and other producers to cut output in a move to prop up the market. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were trading at $55.10 per barrel at 0516 GMT, down 13 cents from their last close. U.S. investment bank Jefferies said that while " OPEC...

  • *Brent/WTI falling from $2.7/ b to just over $1/ b by November. SINGAPORE, Jan 31- Oil prices dipped on Tuesday as rising U.S. drilling activity offset efforts by OPEC and other producers to cut output in a move to prop up the market. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were trading at $55.16 per barrel at 0421 GMT, down 7 cents from their last...

  • A person, not a machine, was probably ultimately the cause of the short-lived flash crash in the pound sterling.

  • Why flash crash hit ETFs hard...

    The system needs to be fixed, says Joe Saluzzi, Themis Trading co-founder, discussing the role of high frequency trading on rapid moves in the market, and how some ETFs were burned by not making the correct price.

  • Consignment commerce: Allowing consumers to profit

    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

    Hans Humes, Greylock Capital CEO, explains how to make money in Greece's bond buyback program.

  • Are Wacky ETFs Causing the Volatility?

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

  • Are Wacky ETFs Causing the Volatility?

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

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    How much do you know about modern-day Ponzi schemes? Take our quiz and find out.

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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.

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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.