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  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co maintained its stake in the world's biggest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, in the third quarter, bolstering the confidence of bullion investors at a time when an improving U.S. economic outlook pummeled gold prices. Legendary investor George Soros, however, has sharply cut his stake in Barrick Gold Corp...

  • Look who's investing in Alibaba now Friday, 14 Nov 2014 | 6:32 PM ET
    A trader at the NYSE during the Alibaba Group IPO opening.

    Some of America's biggest and most influential hedge funds are investing heavily in Chinese tech giant Alibaba.

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co maintained its stake in the world's biggest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, for a fourth consecutive quarter in the third quarter, when bullion prices fell on an improving U.S. economic outlook. New York- based Paulson& Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, owned around 10.2 million shares of the ETF...

  • NEW YORK, Nov 14- Hedge funds scooped up shares of China's Alibaba Group Holding in the third quarter, making the e-commerce giant one of the most commonly bought stocks among some of the biggest U.S. investors, according to regulatory filings on Friday. Among the institutional investors that took new stakes in Alibaba were Soros Fund Management, the hedge fund...

  • PAULSON HOLDS ONTO GOLD ETF IN Q3 DESPITE PRICE DROPS-. NEW YORK, Nov 14- Hedge fund Paulson& Co maintained its stake in the world's biggest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, for a fourth consecutive quarter in Q3, when bullion prices fell on an improving U.S. economic outlook. New York- based Paulson& Co, led by longtime gold bull John Paulson, owned...

  • But a series of failed deals, including the collapse of a $55 billion tie-up between UK drugmaker Shire and U.S. peer AbbVie, has led to losses for some of the world's biggest proponents of the strategy, with investors pulling out $3.3 billion in the last two months alone. "The AbbVie/ Shire break, in particular, has led to a far reaching de-risking exercise for many...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 16- Short seller Carson Block, the founder of research firm Muddy Waters LLC who has exposed accounting problems at a slew of Chinese companies, said on Thursday that he is seriously considering launching a hedge fund investment firm. "We are more so than ever very seriously considering becoming a fund manager, but it would not be the same sort of Muddy...

  • BOSTON, Oct 16- Some of Wall Street's biggest names are licking their wounds as October lives up to its reputation as one of the market's roughest months. Morgan Stanley strategists said this week that their model portfolio through Monday had trailed the S&P by 3.6 percentage points due to bad bets on technology stocks, including GT Advanced Technologies, the...

  • Hedge funds bleed as AbbVie reconsiders Shire bid Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 11:51 AM ET

    LONDON, Oct 15- Some of the world's best known hedge funds lost hundreds of millions of dollars in the value of the stock they hold as Shire plunged after AbbVie's decision to reconsider its $55 billion bid for the British healthcare group. Chicago- based AbbVie was eager to buy Shire to reduce its U.S. tax bill by moving its tax base to Britain. "It seems Abbvie is...

  • Sept 10- Dollar General Corp took its $9.1 billion offer for Family Dollar Stores Inc hostile, directly approaching the shareholders of its smaller rival after being spurned twice by the company.

  • BOSTON, Sept 8- Hedge funds had their best month since February when they reported a 1.56 percent rise in August, according to data released on Monday, on a mix of corporate deals and strong company earnings that helped push the stock market higher.

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 15- Gold bulls are the financial market equivalent of the apocalypse-fearing survivalists portrayed in the popular television show "Doomsday Preppers".

  • --Clyde Russell is a Reuters columnist. LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 15- Gold bulls are the financial market equivalent of the apocalypse-fearing survivalists portrayed in the popular television show "Doomsday Preppers".

  • BOSTON, Aug 14- Billionaire investor William Ackman, who often says he is flattered when others follow him into a stock he likes, was joined by several prominent hedge funds that made new bets on takeover target Allergan Inc during the second quarter.

  • Aug 14- Top U.S. hedge fund managers did some shopping for shares of discount retailer Dollar General Corp and drug store operator Walgreen Co in the second quarter.

  • Paulson holds onto gold ETF, Soros adds gold miners Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 | 6:41 PM ET
    John Pauslon

    Hedge fund Paulson & Co maintained its stake in the world's biggest gold-backed exchange-traded fund, SPDR Gold Trust, in the second quarter.

  • July 17- Allergan Inc, trying to fend off a hostile takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, has thrown up obstacles to a special shareholders meeting, its biggest investor said on Thursday.

  • July 17- Allergan Inc, trying to fend off a hostile takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, has stacked the odds against a special shareholders meeting, its biggest investor said on Thursday.

  • NEW YORK, July 16- Billionaire investor John Paulson on Wednesday called Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc a "very serious acquirer" and predicted that Allergan Inc cannot rebuff the drug maker on its own.

  • Paulson's $360 million payday  Monday, 14 Jul 2014 | 5:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly takes a look inside John Paulson's playbook and his stakes in Whiting Petroleum and Kodiak Oil & Gas.