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  • 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
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    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
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    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.

  • $300 Million to Burn, With a Catch Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 4:08 PM ET

    SPACs are the newest investment vehicle attracting money. Are they also the next one to go bad?

  • Ackman: Buffett's Offer is Positive for Markets Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 3:06 PM ET

    Warren Buffett's offer to reinsure $800 billion of municipal bonds insured by bond insurers is a positive for the capital markets, Bill Ackman, founder of Pershing Square Capital Management, which has sold bond insurer shares short, said on CNBC.

  • More Coffee Makers Announce Price Increases Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 1:19 PM ET

    List prices of Maxwell House, Yuban, Chock full o'Nuts and other popular coffee brands were raised on Tuesday as manufacturers pass on to consumers higher prices for green coffees.

  • Bad Bets and Accounting Flaws Slam Hedge Funds  Tuesday, 12 Feb 2008 | 6:57 AM ET

    Mark S. Fishman was a modern prince of the markets — a pedigreed money manager who raised billions of dollars at the height of the hedge fund boom.

  • Peltz Plans to Nominate Candidates to Wendy's Board Monday, 11 Feb 2008 | 10:21 AM ET

    Billionaire investor Nelson Peltz, who offered to buy Wendy's International in November, plans to nominate six directors to the hamburger chain's board, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing Monday.

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