Hedge Funds


  • Proceed With Caution Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 6:39 PM ET

    There’s growing concern that the next shoe is about to drop in the financial crisis. Wait until you hear where it could hit!

  • Three Reasons Why Stocks Have Become So Volatile Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 4:16 PM ET
    Traders at SIG Specialists trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange talk among themselves shortly after the opening bell Monday, April 18, 2005, in New York.  Stocks regained some stability Monday following a three-day selloff as strong first-quarter earnings and a pair of merger announcements lent some support to a market battered by worries about economic growth.  (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

    When volume is light—as it typically is in bear markets—the actions of a relatively small number of investors can have a profound impact on stock prices.

  • Pickens: I'm On Sidelines ... $100 Oil in 2009 Thursday, 30 Oct 2008 | 10:56 AM ET

    He's been knocked down before, he intends to recover again, but for now, Boone Pickens is out of the market.  The oil industry legend's BP Capital has been slammed by the credit crunch, shrinking by about 60 percent so far this year.  That's a drop of some $2 billion since it peaked in late June.

  • Farrell: Try And Look Beyond The Moment Friday, 24 Oct 2008 | 11:35 AM ET
    Vince Farrell

    It's hard to drain the swamp when you are up to your butt in alligators. We are seeing a margin call on hedge funds of unprecedented proportion. But then we have seen unprecedented growth in the number of hedge funds.

  • Sell Block: Unhappy Hour Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 7:57 PM ET

    Ever wonder what's causing those wild final-hour fluctuations we've seen recently? Cramer explains.

  • Investors Flee as Hedge Fund Woes Deepen Thursday, 23 Oct 2008 | 11:39 AM ET

    The gilded age of hedge funds is losing its luster. The funds, pools of fast money that defined the era of Wall Street hyper-wealth, are in the throes of an unprecedented shakeout, says the New York Times.

  • Who’s Caught Holding Lehman Bag? Monday, 20 Oct 2008 | 6:35 PM ET

    There’s chatter that an aftershock could rock Wall Street this week. But this kind of ripple has nothing to do with geology.

  • Hedge Fund Manager to Bankers: So Long, Idiots Saturday, 18 Oct 2008 | 12:13 PM ET

    The manager of a successful hedge fund which made money betting against the financial and property sectors called bankers and traders who took the other side of his bets "idiots" in a farewell letter and urged high achievers in business to live their lives otherwise than glued to their Blackberries.

  • Sell Block: Hedge Funds Cash In on AIG Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 7:37 PM ET

    That means, if you own the stock, it's time to cash out.

  • Highland Capital To Close Its Crusader Fund Thursday, 16 Oct 2008 | 9:50 AM ET

    In the midst of ongoing concerns about hedge fund losses and liquidations, Highland Capital has told investors that its closing its Crusader fund, CNBC has learned.

  • Hedge Fund Woes: Troubles at Citadel, Highland Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 7:26 PM ET

    Hedge fund losses and liquidations spooked markets today, and some of the biggest names in the mix are Citadel and Highland.

  • Today's Top Videos: AIG, Wells Fargo CFO & More... Wednesday, 15 Oct 2008 | 6:17 PM ET

    AIG's former CEO said the company has “more than enough” assets to cover the $85 billion loan it received from the U.S. government, while inflation numbers took an unexpected turn for the worse and retail sales slumped again in September. Following are today's top videos:

  • Hedge Fund Pain Is Your Gain Monday, 13 Oct 2008 | 7:26 PM ET

    Cramer highlights two stocks that have been oversold by one big money manager.

  • The U.S. government could nationalize investment banks Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley, after confirming that it may buy stakes in financial institutions by the end of the month, Hugh Hendry, Partner and CIO at Eclectica, told CNBC.

  • Bailout Role Elevates U.S. Official Thursday, 9 Oct 2008 | 1:26 PM ET

    Neel Kashkari, who has only six years of experience in finance and government, said he knew he seemed young to be shouldering so much responsibility for the world’s financial stability. But, he said, Mr. Paulson will oversee every step he takes.

  • When to Fire Your Fund Manager Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 2:53 PM ET

    Also, Carmen offers advice on when it's time to get out of your investments altogether.

  • Did the Ban on Short-Selling Make a Difference? Wednesday, 8 Oct 2008 | 4:29 AM ET

    Nearly three weeks ago, regulators abruptly banned short sales of financial stocks to protect companies that had come under siege in the stock market. Short-sellers, critics said, had contributed to the declines by betting against the companies’ shares, the New York Times reported.

  • Today's Top Videos: Bernanke, Hedge Funds & More... Tuesday, 7 Oct 2008 | 8:45 PM ET

    The first deputy managing director of the IMF says that several advanced economies are close to a mild recession, while an economist predicts that over a 1000 hedge funds will close this year. Following are today's top videos:

  • Stocks Pare Losses as Financials Recover Friday, 3 Oct 2008 | 5:01 PM ET

    Stocks declined Wednesday as disappointing economic data added to the weight on investors shoulders over the strained credit market and haggling on Capitol Hill.

  • The way these stocks are dropping, you'd think it was the Nasdaq circa 2001.

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