Hedge Funds


  • Hedge Funds Gone Wild Thursday, 11 Sep 2008 | 7:06 PM ET

    These hot shots have wreaked havoc on stocks lately, but two companies are fighting back.

  • Follow The Money Tuesday, 9 Sep 2008 | 6:55 PM ET

    Is forced selling behind some of the erratic market swings?

  • Fannie, Freddie: What It Means to You Monday, 8 Sep 2008 | 6:18 AM ET

    Mortgage rates may fall a bit initially but probably not enough to halt the decline in home prices anytime soon. Some delinquent borrowers may have a better shot at modifying their loans and ending up with lower fixed payments. And the rules on new mortgages could slightly change, the New York Times reported.

  • Today's Top Videos: McCain, The Patriots & More... Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 5:30 PM ET

    John McCain becomes the official Republican presidential nominee while strategists tell investors to take advantage of the gloomy economy by buying the market. Following are today's top videos:

  • Hedge Funds : Another Superman Falls to Earth Friday, 5 Sep 2008 | 9:50 AM ET

    Remember Superman the movie, where Lex Luther takes away the super hero’s powers with a Kryptonite necklace? Well we’re here again. Only this time it is the financial equivalent of the man of steel – the hedge fund manager that has met their own version of the power-draining substance. Barely a day passes it seems without one of these masters of the universe crashing to earth with swinging losses in their fund, or non-survivable business issues.

  • U.S. activist hedge fund Atticus Capital has lost more than $5 billion this year, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters, after its funds were hit by heavy falls in financial stocks.

  • Who Really Needs A Hedge Fund, Anyway? Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 11:38 AM ET

    It's a fair enough question given the state of the industry. Returns are down, so are capital flows, and more funds are likely to fold than start up this year.

  • Alternative Investments Can Be Colorful and Profitable Wednesday, 20 Aug 2008 | 11:38 AM ET

    It’s hard to drum up much enthusiasm for investing these days. Yet, for the high net worth crowd with income to spare, there are some other asset classes to consider -- investments that not only hold the potential for powerful gains, but can help put the fun back in your portfolio. We're talking art, wine, horses and cars.

  • Speculation Over, Gold Going to $600: Fund Manager Tuesday, 19 Aug 2008 | 8:19 AM ET

    Losses at hedge funds are at a level where they can no longer drive market speculation and gold is facing a 'savage bear market,' according to one hedge fund manager.

  • Gold Falls Below $800 for First Time this Year Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 7:00 AM ET

    Gold fell more than 3 percent, extending losses it posted in Asia, as a strengthening dollar and fears over weakening global growth led to a sell-off in precious metals.

  • Gold Falls Below $800 for First Time this Year Friday, 15 Aug 2008 | 6:20 AM ET

    Gold fell more than 3 percent, extending losses it posted in Asia, as a strengthening dollar and fears over weakening global growth led to a sell-off in precious metals.

  • Pickens: Oil May Hit $110, but Won't Go Below $100 Thursday, 14 Aug 2008 | 12:19 PM ET
    Boone Pickens

    Texas oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens said on Thursday crude prices may soon fall as low as $110 a barrel amid falling gasoline demand, but should not sink below $100 because the United States depends heavily on oil imports.

  • Lone Star Funds agreed to pay $6.2 billion for most of the toxic, mortgage-linked investments held by Merrill Lynch.

  • US Fraud Lawsuit Against UBS Dismissed Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 4:17 AM ET

    A lawsuit against UBS alleging that the Swiss bank engaged in fraud related to holdings of a fund in loss-making company Endwave was dismissed by a New York Supreme Court judge, court documents showed.

  • Today's Top Videos: Oil Prices, Home Prices & More Tuesday, 29 Jul 2008 | 6:22 PM ET

    Oil price reaches its lowest level since mid-May and the S&P's chairman comments on the record drop in the home price index. Following are the day's top videos:

  • Cayman-Registered Hedge Funds Exceed 10,000 Monday, 28 Jul 2008 | 2:36 PM ET

    The number of hedge funds registered in the Cayman Islands exceeded 10,000 in June for the first time, another indication that the hedge fund industry continues to grow despite market turmoil, Cayman authorities said Monday.

  • CSX CEO Tells Latest on Proxy Battle Wednesday, 16 Jul 2008 | 7:09 PM ET

    Activist hedge funds just won four seats on the board. What's that mean for Michael Ward and his company?

  • Ackman: A Plan to Save Fannie & Freddie Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 10:30 AM ET

    Hedge fund manager William Ackman said Tuesday mortgage companies Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are not as well capitalized as their executives say they are.

  • Federated Investors Snaps Up Prudent Bear Funds Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 9:41 AM ET

    Money manager Federated Investors said it is buying prominent fund manager David Tice's Prudent Bear Funds, which specialize in making money on falling stocks.

  • SEC Subpoenas Over 50 Hedge-Fund Advisers: WSJ Tuesday, 15 Jul 2008 | 6:36 AM ET

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sent subpoenas to more than 50 hedge-fund advisers as it investigates whether individuals spread false rumors to manipulate shares in two Wall Street firms, The Wall Street Journal said, citing a person familiar with the matter.

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