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  • Arrest Over Software Illuminates Wall St. Secret Monday, 24 Aug 2009 | 10:10 AM ET
    Woman using a computer

    Flying home to New Jersey from Chicago after the first two days at his new job, Sergey Aleynikov was prepared for the usual inconveniences: a bumpy ride, a late arrival. He was not expecting Special Agent Michael G. McSwain of the F.B.I.

  • Pros Say: Stocks to Rise Again After Summer Monday, 17 Aug 2009 | 3:58 PM ET

    Stocks plunged more than 2 percent Monday as traders cashed in on some of the gains from the four-week rally. Earlier, the New York Fed reported its measure of manufacturing activity in the region moved into positive territory—signaling growth—for the first time since April 2007. Read and listen to what the experts had to say...

  • Cramer: A Mortgage-Market Recovery? Thursday, 13 Aug 2009 | 3:37 PM ET

    Plus, get calls on the banks, retail and more.

  • Cramer Predicts Market Pullback Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 8:42 PM ET

    Plus, the Mad Money host explains the recent yo-yoing in stock prices.

  • Thursday Look Ahead: Walmart and Retail Sales Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 8:31 PM ET

    Markets will take measure of the American consumer Thursday, when monthly retail sales for July are released and Walmart reports its quarterly earnings.

  • John Paulson's Hedge Fund Buys $2.7 Billion Stake in BofA Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 6:30 PM ET

    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.

  • Pequot Capital Suspected of Insider Trading:  SEC Wednesday, 12 Aug 2009 | 12:53 PM ET

    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.

  • Market Tips: Techs Will Lead Stock Surge Wednesday, 5 Aug 2009 | 4:14 AM ET

    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.

  • Cramer: The Key to Market’s Resiliency Tuesday, 4 Aug 2009 | 8:38 PM ET

    Find out why a day that started negative ended with a positive close.

  • A specialist is surrounded by screens as he works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, June 5, 2007. Stocks dipped Tuesday after comments from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and a strong reading on the U.S. service sector suggested the central bank has little reason to lower interest rates.

    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.

  • Rein In Energy Speculation: Hedge Fund Manager Wednesday, 29 Jul 2009 | 11:48 AM ET

    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.

  • Latecomers Will Continue to Fuel Rally: Strategist Friday, 24 Jul 2009 | 7:36 AM ET

    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.

  • Pros Vs. Joes Friday, 17 Jul 2009 | 7:45 PM ET

    You don’t have to work on Wall Street to play in the major leagues.

  • Cerberus Won't Let Investors Out of Hedge Fund: Report Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 12:54 PM ET

    Cerberus Capital Management is still declining to let investors out of its main hedge fund according to the Wall Street Journal.

  • Asset Manager Reveals His Comeback Playbook Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | 10:35 AM ET
    Brian Signer

    Brian Singer could be one of the most powerful asset managers you've never heard of.

  • Prosecutors Want 150-Year Sentence for Madoff Friday, 26 Jun 2009 | 7:16 PM ET
    Bernie Madoff mugshot

    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.

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