March 12- U.S.-based nutrition and weight loss company Herbalife Ltd on Wednesday said the U.S. Federal Trade Commission opened an inquiry into its operations. Herbalife, which has been accused by hedge fund manager William Ackman of running a pyramid scheme, said it would "cooperate fully" with the FTC.» Read More
Plus, get calls on the banks, retail and more.
Plus, the Mad Money host explains the recent yo-yoing in stock prices.
Markets will take measure of the American consumer Thursday, when monthly retail sales for July are released and Walmart reports its quarterly earnings.
Hedge fund manager John Paulson, who earned a fortune by betting against financial companies, bought a $2.7 billion stake in Bank of America and took stakes in other lenders during the second quarter.
The SEC has issued a Wells notice to hedge fund Pequot Capital Management and its founder Arthur Samberg for allegedly trading on nonpublic information on Microsoft stock in 2001, CNBC has learned.The notice, which focuses solely on the firm's trading of Microsoft stock in spring 2001, was issued about one month ago. It alleges the firm traded on material nonpublic information.
Atticus Capital founder Timothy Barakett, 44 years of age, is shuttering his flagship fund and returning $3 billion in capital to his investors. The roughly $1 billion left, Barakett’s personal fortune, will be managed by him in a so-called “family office”. Atticus will keep its European fund (not managed by Barakett), with roughly $1.5 billion under management, open.
Atticus Capital, one of the most successful hedge funds in the past decade, will close two of its funds and give back $3 billion to investors by the end of the year, CNBC has learned.
Global stocks drifted lower on Wednesday after reaching new 2009 highs earlier in the week as investors braced for more earnings results. Experts tell CNBC they are bullish on stocks.
Find out why a day that started negative ended with a positive close.
Private equity funds are structured to purchase and own companies; hedge funds, CLOs and banks are not. Yet, as many of today’s distressed companies binged on leverage loans from 2003 through the summer of 2007 and now need to restructure their balance sheets, hedge funds, CLOs and banks — who bought these loans as they were originated and syndicated – are, in fact, finding themselves owning reorganized companies as they emerge from the restructuring process.
The head of Masters Capital Management blew the whistle on oil speculators last year when he testified before Congress regarding the rapid run-up in oil prices as it reached its record high of $145 a barrel. Now he's testifying before the CFTC in favor of regulation.
Would you put your money in a hedge fund, if you didn’t have to cough up $1 million or more as an initial investment? There may be an alternative.
Don’t think stocks are resilient, the Mad Money host says. Another force is at work here.
The stock market is likely to go higher because there are still many institutional investors who missed the current rally, Tobias Levkovich, chief equity strategist at Citigroup, told CNBC Friday.
You don’t have to work on Wall Street to play in the major leagues.
Cerberus Capital Management is still declining to let investors out of its main hedge fund according to the Wall Street Journal.
Brian Singer could be one of the most powerful asset managers you've never heard of.
Disgraced investment manager Bernard Madoff will be seeking leniency at his sentencing on June 29, according to a letter his lawyer filed with US District Court in New York.
Investors, take note: Bears have motives just as bulls do.
Are hedge funds making a comeback? New reports suggest that after months of losses they may be turning a corner.
Happy Thursday. To our great relief, Bill Ackman has never accused the Morning Six-Pack of being a pyramid scheme.
Cascading copper prices may indicate that the global economic recovery may not be all it's cracked up to be.
Obama's approval rating may be low, but he still attracted big money Democrats at a fundraiser in Manhattan.