*GM offloads Peugeot stake, loses $82 mln. PARIS/ LONDON, Dec 13- Hedge funds have reaped some $190 million this week from betting against Peugeot, in contrast with GM, whose own investment in the French carmaker proved to be a loser.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
SPACs are the newest investment vehicle attracting money. Are they also the next one to go bad?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Filomena Tobias, wife of the late hedge fund manager Seth Tobias, is unlikely to face any charges in the death of her husband, according to a report in the Palm Beach Post that quoted a spokesman for the Palm Beach County State Attorney.
What caused the big market drops that began in August of last year? There’s a fascinating interview with Andrew Lo, director of MIT's Laboratory for Financial Engineering, in the new issue of Technology Review.
Corporate America is pouring money into the U.S. presidential campaign at an unprecedented rate, with a torrent of donations coming from the businesses behind the subprime mortgage crisis.
Schroders, Scottish Widow and Fidelity are among the funds that haven’t been keeping up with the pack in terms of returns, while Invesco Perpetual Income and High Income were among the best, a report from independent financial advisors bestinvest showed on Tuesday.
If you're wondering why we are experiencing some mid-morning weakness, it shouldn't come as a big surprise. First, the Dow has rallied almost 900 points in 3 days--time for a rest, already. Two, China has now become the new lead story of "Sunday night selloffs" so lightening up a bit into the weekend is not shocking anyone.
Without a doubt, CNBC's coverage will be comprehensive. We'll be interviewing -- among many others -- attendees such as Henry Kissinger, Cerberus Chairman John Snow, Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain, BT CEO Ben Verwaayen, Barclays President Bob Diamond and US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. But if time runs short and one of our anchors follows up with a question when the cameras have stoped rolling, or a reporter gets the inside word on a big deal, they'll be blogging about it here.
Hedge funds and other investors are exploiting a rule and entering into complex "swap" agreements in order to secretly amass large stakes in companies.
The U.S. economy is probably in a recession or about to slide into it, former U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal.
Man Group, one of the world's largest hedge fund managers, said Thursday assets under management in the three months ended Dec. 31 rose 4.5 percent to $71.7 billion held back by a declining growth in sales.
Wall Street investment bank Bear Stearns is in talks to buy about a 10 percent stake of China's biggest fund house in a move aimed at tapping the country's red-hot mutual fund market, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Thursday.
Rich nations should not discriminate against sovereign wealth funds from the developing world and must guard against protectionist sentiment, a senior Chinese official said in remarks published on Monday.
As a wrap for the year 2007 and a look ahead into 2008, A Fund Affair takes a look at the outlook for thematic funds. Our guest writer, Mah Ching Cheng, Research Manager at Fundsupermart.com examines what drives five themes in particular: Agribusiness, Global Climate Change, Luxury, Infrastructure, and Islamic Investments. Mah explains whether these investment themes are sustainable in the longer term, and how they can fit in an investor’s portfolio.
All eyes are on the Fed's big announcement Tuesday. Fortunately, the taper and QE don't really matter all that much.
As we tick down to the Fed's policy statement, here's a tour through current policy with an eye to what might change.
Markets have been anticipating the Fed's direction ever since it began dropping hints about a decrease in asset purchases.