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  • Bank of America Sued over Mutual Funds Friday, 18 Sep 2009 | 10:42 AM ET
    Bank of America

    It’s been four decades since the go-go years of the late 1960s, when hot mutual funds captured the imagination of investors by reporting performance that was too good to be true. It’s been so long that Bank of America seems to have forgotten what happened.

  • Hedge Funds Returns Are Back, But Is Trust? Thursday, 17 Sep 2009 | 7:16 AM ET

    There’s an old legend that professional American baseball managers like to recount to young charges when introducing them to the pressures of the Big Leagues. The story starts with a young, struggling pitcher complaining to his coach about his lack of success in his rookie season.

  • Roadblock to Preventing Future Failures and Bailouts Tuesday, 8 Sep 2009 | 1:00 PM ET
    Financial Crisis

    As we approach the anniversary of some of the most cataclysmic failures in our economic history, we appear to be in perhaps no better position to manage the failure of an investment bank, a hedge fund or an insurance company than we were before.

  • Wallstreet

    This is familiar terrain for Oliver Stone: his father was a broker, and his 1987 film, “Wall Street,” became emblematic of an era of excess. Now he is here to make a sequel, to capture greed on celluloid all over again, set against the backdrop of the financial collapse.

  • David Einhorn: Trade In His Wake? Thursday, 3 Sep 2009 | 6:02 PM ET

    Long before the Wall Street crisis, a few agile traders spotted signs that trouble was lurking at Lehman.

  • How Big Money Rules the Markets Wednesday, 2 Sep 2009 | 6:37 PM ET

    Investors take note: Fund managers can trump business fundamentals during a rally. Cramer explains how they do it.

  • Billionaire investor John Paulson made his fortune from the Wall Street crisis. Is he’s one step ahead of the curve, again?

  • Heavy Metal Jacket For Defensive Investors Monday, 31 Aug 2009 | 2:22 PM ET
    Gold Bricks

    Whether  as a hedge against inflation or a safe haven in a  perilous world, precious metals may not be precious anymore but they remain dear in the heart of prudent investors.

  • 1,000 Banks to Fail In Next Two Years: Bank CEO Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 10:29 PM ET

    The U.S. banking system will lose some 1,000 banks over the next two years, said John Kanas, BankUnited chairman & CEO on Thursday.

  • Cramer: Use This Trading Strategy Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 8:41 PM ET

    Here’s your game plan for the foreseeable future.

  • Fears of a 'Very Bad September' Exist: Investor Thursday, 27 Aug 2009 | 8:51 AM ET

    The bulls see the current climate as stimulative and accommodative as low interest rates, big fiscal stimuli and stabilizing data persist. While the bears point out there's still negative growth, enormous deleveraging, ongoing bankruptcies, banks' margins lacking, low consumer spending and no pricing power in terms of wage holding the economy back.

  • 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.

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