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  • As Mergers Revive, Risk Arbs Make a Comeback Tuesday, 9 Nov 2010 | 8:04 AM ET

    The most telling sign that mergers are poised for a revival? Risk arbitrage has come back from the dead. Hedge funds are now pouring money into the strategy of betting on the outcomes of deals, the New York Times reports.

  • Wall Street Gets Its Groove Back Thursday, 4 Nov 2010 | 10:20 AM ET
    NYSE traders

    These are not boom times for financial firms. Trading is down and new regulations threaten to take a bite out of future profits. Some firms have been handing out pink slips. Morgan Stanley even posted a loss in its last quarter. Yet Wall Street pay seems to defy gravity. The New York Times reports.

  • Hedge Fund Trade Of the Week: Reflation Wednesday, 3 Nov 2010 | 5:40 PM ET

    Where’s the fast money finding opportunity? In this regular feature Anthony Scaramucci aka The Hedge reveals his latest greatest pick!

  • SEC Probing Deal Between JPMorgan and Hedge Fund Monday, 1 Nov 2010 | 4:08 PM ET

    Sources tell ProPublica that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating whether JPMorgan Chase allowed a hedge fund to improperly select assets for a $1.1 billion deal backed by subprime mortgages.

  • If you had any lingering hope that the Volcker Rule would keep taxpayer protected banks from acquiring hedge funds, it will be quashed by todays announcement that JP Morgan Chase has signed a deal to acquire a controlling stake in the Brazilian hedge fund Gavea Investimentos.

  • How Bank CEO and Hedge Fund Campaign Donations Differ Tuesday, 26 Oct 2010 | 10:35 AM ET

    CEOs of big Wall Street firms tend to distribute their political contributions equally between Democrats and Republicans, but hedge fund chiefs sink money along partisan lines.

  • Delphi

    The New York Posts Josh Kosman does a run down this morning on how Paul Singers Elliot Management and Silver Point Capital turned a $435 million investment in the distressed debt of the autoparts maker Delphi into an equity stake worth $1.54 billion today.

  • Kristin Davis

    Kristin Davis, the madam who ran the prostitution ring patronized by disgraced former governor Eliot Spitzer, is running for governor of New York State.

  • In Clearing Bayou, Quagmire for Goldman Friday, 22 Oct 2010 | 10:37 AM ET
    Samuel Israel, founder of the Bayou Group

    Newly unsealed court documents — including Goldman e-mail and internal reports — portray a firm that at times seemed to turn a blind eye to its own internal concerns about Bayou as it raked in fees from the hedge fund. The NYT reports.

  • Ever since the so-called “flash crash” on May 6, policymakers have fretted about the state of equity markets. So have investors. The FT reports.

  • Hedge Fund Trade Of The Week: Dr. Pepper Snapple Group Tuesday, 19 Oct 2010 | 6:25 PM ET

    Where’s the fast money finding opportunity? In this regular feature Anthony Scaramucci aka The Hedge reveals his latest greatest pick!

  • How To Build A Poor Man's Hedge Fund Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 6:50 PM ET
    Stack of U.S. hundred-dollar bills

    Forget the high fees. Given the explosion of ETFs and other financial products, it's possible to create a low-budget, limited hedge fund, providing an alternative to your traditional porfolio mix.

  • Investing In The Big Screen Can Be A Profitable Story Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 10:00 AM ET
    The Hangover

    If you haven't enjoyed the stock market's plot line in recent years but you're still able to stand the suspense—then you might want go to the movies. While some 60 percent of the movies produced each year are box- office flops, those that do resonate with viewers can generate a pretty penny for investors.

  • Editor's Introduction: A Wealth of Options Monday, 18 Oct 2010 | 9:56 AM ET
    Alternative Investing - A CNBC Special Report - See Complete Coverage

    Alternative investing is a big space; an alphabet soup of options to diversify your portfolio. From commodities to coins to cars, there's money to be made.

  • Hedge Fund Trade Of The Week: Ralph Lauren Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 5:48 PM ET

    Where’s the fast money finding opportunity? In this regular feature Anthony Scaramucci aka The Hedge reveals his latest greatest pick!

  • FDIC's Bad Bank Plan Criticized Before Being Unveiled Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 5:55 AM ET
    FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair on CNBC'c Power Lunch

    Regulators are struggling to create a global mechanism that could wind down a big financial institution without the disruption caused by Lehman Brothers’ collapse in 2008, reports the Financial Times.

  • Options Action: Fortune Brands Not So Lucky? Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 6:38 PM ET

    Activist investor William Ackman's firm disclosed a stake in the company, but that might not have helped the stock in the options market.

  • Expect Hedge Funds to Rumor Down Apparel Makers Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 3:50 PM ET

    Plus, are Apple’s earnings estimates too low?

  • Currency Battle Could Start Hurting Corporate Earnings Thursday, 7 Oct 2010 | 4:28 PM ET
    Currency Signs

    The ongoing global currency battle is likely to begin eating into earnings as companies struggle to find ways to hedge against unpredictable moves in various denominations.

  • Anthony Scaramucci

    Anthony Scaramucci tends to talk in lists: Here’s what’s working, here’s what’s not, here’s what a good hedge fund manager needs to do — all enunciated in clear, bullet-point conversational format.

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