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  • Energy prices 'will benefit US economy' Wednesday, 14 Jan 2015 | 5:00 AM ET
    Energy prices 'will benefit US economy'

    Simon Laing, head of U.S. equities at Invesco Perpetual, says that when low oil prices start to feed into consumer spending it will be positive for the U.S. economy.

  • Investors: Get used to oil at $45 Tuesday, 13 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    Investors: Get used to oil at $45

    Discussing oil and volatility in U.S. equity markets, Chad Morganlander, portfolio manager at Stifel, discusses strategy and says investors should get used to oil at $45 per barrel.

  • Jan 12- A group of hedge fund creditors of Caesars Entertainment Corp sought on Monday to force its main operating unit into bankruptcy and to appoint an independent examiner to investigate what they allege was the plundering of the company. The involuntary bankruptcy petition was filed by affiliates of Appaloosa Management, Oaktree Capital Management and...

  • Private equity kings ready for another big year Monday, 12 Jan 2015 | 11:19 AM ET
    Private Equity Growth Capital Council President and CEO Steve Judge speaks during an interview in New York.

    CNBC.com asked private equity experts for key themes to watch in the new year.

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Hedge funds have raised the number of their bets on a rise in the price of Brent crude to the highest since July, data showed on Monday, as speculators position for a possible rebound in oil prices following a near 60 percent collapse. Funds and other large speculators have been adding to positions betting on higher prices since October, even as prices...

  • LONDON, Jan 12- Hedge funds have raised their bets on a rise in the price of Brent crude to the highest since July, data from ICE showed on Monday, as speculators position for a possible rebound in oil prices following the near 60 percent collapse in the last seven months. That is the biggest net long, or the difference between bets on rising and falling prices, since...

  • Roughly two years after promising to donate his personal winnings from his controversial $1 billion bet against nutritional and weight-loss company Herbalife Ltd., the hedge fund titan is making good on the pledge with a $10 million donation to a scholarship charity, his foundation said. Herbalife stock closed 2015' s first week of trading down 12 percent at...

  • How global problems aid US equities Monday, 5 Jan 2015 | 5:30 AM ET
    How global problems aid US equities

    Dan Greenhaus, chief global strategist at BTIG, discusses the impact of global disturbances on U.S. equities.

  • U.S. equities are still 'king' Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 5:45 AM ET
    U.S. equities are still 'king'

    Is the U.S. equity market due for a small correction anytime soon? Ben Lichtenstein, president of TradersAudio.com weighs in on the debate.

  • Will geopolitics be a big risk for 2015? Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 5:35 AM ET
    Will geopolitics be a big risk for 2015?

    The markets will always react to geopolitical issues due to its uncertainty, yet Hilary Kramer, president and chief investment officer at A&G Capital remains bullish, as the markets keep thriving through any big issue like Ebola or ISIS.

  • Is the oil price drop good U.S. equity markets? Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 5:25 AM ET
    Is the oil price drop good U.S. equity markets?

    US equity markets are relative to the oil price drop, and can be really good for U.S. equity markets in the long run, according to Anthony Chan, chief economist at J.P. Morgan Chase.

  • A lacklustre FTSE 100 Friday, 2 Jan 2015 | 4:00 AM ET
    A lacklustre FTSE 100

    The U.K.'s FTSE 100 was disappointing in terms of performance in the equity market. Andy Brough, fund manager at Schroders explains why.

  • Howard Marks: Oil prices expose 'debt's weaknesses' Friday, 19 Dec 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Oaktree Capital Management co-founder and Chairman Howard Marks speaks during an interview in New York, Sept. 5, 2014.

    Howard Marks thinks that the drop in oil prices could finally expose low lending standards and provide better value in the markets.

  • Big hedge funds win again on PetSmart, Riverbed Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 3:36 PM ET
    PetSmart and Riverbed Technologies

    Elliott and JANA are set to gain on the buyouts of Riverbed and PetSmart that they pushed for.

  • 2015: A good year for equities? Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 5:40 AM ET
    2015: A good year for equities?

    Global equities have strong momentum behind them as they enter 2015, with the first five months looking "especially good for the markets", according to Tim Hayes, chief investment strategist at Ned Davis Research.

  • Will cheap oil remain a headwind for stocks? Monday, 15 Dec 2014 | 12:22 AM ET
    Will cheap oil remain a headwind for stocks?

    Aadil Ebrahim, Vice President & Portfolio Manager at AllianceBernstein, explains why the drop in oil prices is prompting a flight to safety in global markets and discusses how long the selloff may last.

  • Why stocks could get slammed soon Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:13 PM ET
    Why stocks could get slammed soon

    Michael Gayed, Chief Investment Strategist at Pension Partners, says the ongoing oil price drop and widening credit spreads are problematic as they usually precede substantial market declines.

  • BC Partners lands PetSmart in $8.7 bln buyout Sunday, 14 Dec 2014 | 5:03 PM ET

    PetSmart agreed to sell itself to a private equity consortium for $8.7 billion, in the largest leveraged buyout of the year.

  • Schwarzman: Energy a 'wonderful' opportunity Thursday, 11 Dec 2014 | 3:56 PM ET
    Stephen Schwarzman

    The head of private equity giant Blackstone spoke at the DealBook Conference in New York Thursday.

  • Blackstone's Wien: 'Favorable trends' in 2015 Monday, 8 Dec 2014 | 10:38 AM ET
    Byron Wien

    Blackstone Group economic prognosticator Byron Wien thinks there's plenty of reason for optimism in 2015.