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  • Which Traders Scored Big Betting Against Housing? Monday, 7 Apr 2008 | 3:25 PM ET

    Millions of Americans may be facing the prospect of losing their homes, but a handful of fund managers have become the best paid in their industry -- taking home 10-figure paychecks last year -- by betting against mortgages.

  • $2 Billion Activist Hedge Fund Suspends Withdrawals Monday, 31 Mar 2008 | 12:34 PM ET

    Pardus Capital Management, an activist hedge fund with over $2 billion in assets, said it suspended investor withdrawals in the face of slumping values of some of its investments.

  • EPD Is Pipin' Hot Friday, 28 Mar 2008 | 6:48 PM ET

    This natural gas pipeline company went through a rough patch but now it looks like it's back on track.

  • Man Group to Beat Forecasts Despite Turmoil Thursday, 27 Mar 2008 | 3:29 PM ET

    Man Group, the world's biggest listed hedge fund firm, said on Thursday it would beat analysts' average profit forecast for the year ended March 31, despite turmoil in financial markets.

  • Private Equity Explores Oilfield Services Sector Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 1:17 PM ET

    Private equity firms are busy sizing up potential acquisitions in the oilfield services sector, even as many assumed the global credit crunch would knock some out of play.

  • WaMu Gets Hedge Fund Cash Offer: Report Thursday, 13 Mar 2008 | 6:24 AM ET

    U.K. hedge fund Toscafund Asset Management LLP has approached Washington Mutual, offering to participate in any consortium looking to recapitalize the bank, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

  • Today's (Tuesday) Oil Selloff: Here's What Happened Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 3:54 PM ET

    Well, I said you'd expect oil prices to take a breather the day after racing up to nearly $104 -- and by the end of the session futures had in fact retreated more than $4 from the all-time high hit yesterday.

  • Survey: Top Hedge Funds Reach New Heights Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 2:01 PM ET

    Top hedge fund assets surpassed the $1.6 trillion mark at the beginning of 2008, according to a recent survey. And venerable firm JPMorgan remained at the top of the growing heap.

  • Survey: Top Hedge Funds Reach New Heights Tuesday, 4 Mar 2008 | 2:19 PM ET

    Top hedge fund assets surpassed the $1.6 trillion mark at the beginning of 2008, according to a recent survey. And venerable firm JPMorgan remained at the top of the growing heap.

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    You'd expect oil prices to take a bit of a breather after yesterday's record-breaking run that took NYNEX crude oil futures to an all-time high of $103.95/barrel intraday, surpassing the inflation-adjusted record reached more than a quarter century ago.

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    Today I have the first television interview with Jeff Greene, a Beverly Hills real estate mogul who single-handedly shorted subprime. His $50 million investment is up tenfold, to $500,000,000. He is apparently the first individual investor to do such a trade.

  • Sell Block: Fortress Is Castle in the Sand Thursday, 28 Feb 2008 | 8:26 PM ET

    Fortress Investment Group came to market at private equity's peak. Too bad no one but the company knew the party was over.

  • Citigroup to Bail Out Internal Hedge Fund Saturday, 23 Feb 2008 | 1:23 PM ET

    Citigroup earlier this week agreed to provide $500 million in credit to one of its troubled hedge funds, the bank disclosed in a regulatory filing late Friday.

  • In a Sizzling Commodities Market, Platinum Shines Friday, 22 Feb 2008 | 3:47 PM ET

    At a time when metals have been the hottest properties on the sizzling commodities markets, platinum has emerged as the flavor of the month, with prices hitting historic highs and some analysts projecting more spikes to come. 

  • KKR Arm Delays Debt Repayment Again Wednesday, 20 Feb 2008 | 4:38 AM ET
    Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

    KKR Financial Holdings, the listed affiliate of private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, has again delayed repayment of debt backed by mortgage securities.

  • Bet Like Buffett Monday, 18 Feb 2008 | 3:15 PM ET

    While the ‘buy low, sell high' principle gave way to the ‘buy high, sell higher’ mantra of the dot-com bubble, conservative value investing seems to be back in fashion on Wall Street. Is it a coincidence that Warren Buffett is a value player?

  • Forget Stocks, Bonds--It's The Year of Commodities Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | 8:50 AM ET

    With stocks struggling to overcome a slumping economy and bonds providing a safe but low-yield alternative, 2008 could well be the Year of the Commodity.

  • Hedge Fund Gets Back To Me On Dendreon Holdings Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 3:19 PM ET

    Even though I'm off today I, like a lot of folks, couldn't help checking my landline voicemail at work. And much to my surprise one of the messages was from Mark Gottlieb, the Chief Compliance Officer at Visium Asset Mgt. I referred to him in yesterday's post.

  • Commodities Trading: What You Need to Know Sunday, 17 Feb 2008 | 8:47 AM ET

    Trading commodities such as corn, wheat and soybeans is among the most complex forms of investing. For that reason, experts warn strongly against novices entering the venue.

  • Citigroup Stops Withdrawals from Hedge Fund: WSJ Friday, 15 Feb 2008 | 7:58 AM ET
    Citigroup Headquarters

    Citigroup has barred investors in one of its hedge funds from withdrawing their money, and a new leveraged fund lost 52 percent in its first three months, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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