Hedge Funds


  • Should Investors Move Out of Stocks into Cash? Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 3:48 PM ET

    A pair of well-known investor newsletters are advising followers to sell stocks and move into all-cash positions.

  • Investors Ease Strain on FDIC Thursday, 20 May 2010 | 10:48 AM ET

    After contending with nearly 240 bank failures since the financial crisis struck, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation is finally getting some help from private investors. The NYT reports.

  • Hedge Funds Unsure When To Put Risk On Again Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 7:01 PM ET

    Many of the top hedge funds have had to readjust their investment strategies to reduce risk amid volatile global markets.

  • Hedge Fund Chiefs: De-Risking for Survival Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 5:44 PM ET

    The hedge fund summit taking place  in Las Vegas this week is  an extensive and diverse mix of industry leaders, who are  outlining new defensive action plans on how best to play the global  markets.

  • Hedge Fund CEO: We're Safe from Regulation...For Now Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 3:55 PM ET

    The worry that financial regulation will eventually come to hedge funds has York Capital Management CEO James Dinan watching the current reform bill on the verge of passage in the Senate.

  • Merrill Brokers Chafe At BofA Over 'Principles' Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 3:02 PM ET

    The two companies still have not worked out all the kinks in their relations, with many Merrill brokers still chafing under the new management.

  • Goldman's New Critics: Hedge Funds Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 2:33 PM ET

    It's not just regulators in Washington DC or protesters on the streets of New York who have it out for Goldman Sachs.

  • Five Things You Should Know About High-Speed Trading Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 11:19 AM ET

    By most accounts, high-frequency trading (HFT) is behind half of all equities traded in the United States each and every day.  Here are five things investors should know about HFT.

  • Clients Worried About Goldman’s Dueling Goals Wednesday, 19 May 2010 | 10:30 AM ET
    Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

    While Goldman Sachs has legions of satisfied customers and maintains that it puts its clients first, it also sometimes appears to work against the interests of those same clients when opportunities to make trading profits off their financial troubles arise. The NYT reports.

  • Hedge Fund Inquiry Will Slam Small Funds Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 11:39 AM ET

    The latest push for greater regulatory scrutiny of hedge funds may be a boon to the biggest, most established hedge funds and a blow to smaller fund managers.

  • Bobbing as the Taxman Weaves Tuesday, 18 May 2010 | 10:31 AM ET
    Sheet of US one hundred dollar bills

    To the long list of new financial regulations that were once considered improbable but now seem possible, add this one: a tax rule that would treat the investment gains of partners in hedge funds and private equity firms as ordinary income rather than as capital gains.

  • FCIC Probes Hedge Funds Monday, 17 May 2010 | 11:30 AM ET

    The probe into the financial meltdown has turned to hedge funds and what role they played in the crisis.

  • Yoshikami: Protecting Against High-Frequency Traders Tuesday, 11 May 2010 | 11:26 AM ET

    The autopsy continues on what caused a 1000 point drop in the Dow last Thursday. But with a quick look at the chart, it is obvious to the naked eye that electronic trading was at least partially to blame for the tailspin.

  • Housing Prices to Rise 3-5% This Year: John Paulson Monday, 10 May 2010 | 12:17 PM ET
    John Alfred Paulson, president of Paulson & Co., Inc.

    John Paulson, who made $15 billion shorting the housing market, told investors in a conference call on Monday that he expects housing prices to rise between 3 percent and 5 percent this year and another 8 to 12 percent in 2011.

  • Smart Money Betting More Downside To Come Friday, 7 May 2010 | 5:41 PM ET

    Chatter suggests some hedge funds may have seen this plunge coming and got short last week. So what are they doing now?

  • When the Truth is Not Enough Friday, 7 May 2010 | 11:48 AM ET

    We've had our hearts broken lately by some of the most known and trusted brands — Tiger Woods, Toyota, GM and Goldman Sachs. We're now so jaded that for some of us - even the truth is not enough.

  • Busch: Senate Begins Voting, But It Won’t End Well Tuesday, 4 May 2010 | 3:20 PM ET

    While tougher regulations on consumer protections and derivatives are the highlights, it will be the lesser known aspects that will make or break many businesses.

  • Daniel Sparks, former partner and head of the Mortgages Department at the Goldman Sachs Group, Joshua Birnbaum, former managing director of the structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group, Michael Swenson, managing director of structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group and Fabrice Tourre, executive director of the structured products group trading for The Goldman Sachs Group are sworn in while testifying before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Af

    Mr. Buffett understands risk and how markets work. He knows that in the world of buying and selling complex financial instruments, responsibility is a two way street. Caveat emptor.

  • Has The Goldman Powerhouse Taken One-Hit Too Many? Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 3:12 PM ET

    As the titan of Wall Street continues to be bombarded by SEC civil fraud charges and now a criminal inquiry, can its franchise remain intact?

  • Anger, Taxes and Wall Street Friday, 30 Apr 2010 | 1:12 PM ET

    Efforts to close the tax-rate loophole that private equity and hedge funds pay on profits seems to be heating up. Are lawmakers taking a second look?

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