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  • Chanos: China 'great place to be short'     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 7:07 AM ET

    The world's largest short-sell, James Chanos of Kynikos Associates, weighs in on why he believes investors are "misled by Chinese GDP numbers," and how he is making money there. And Chanos provides his perspective on the Fed's asset-buying program.

  • Hedge fund founder John Paulson is betting big on the telecom sector and it's paying off big-time. The latest win could be AT&T's $1.9 billion deal for Leap Wireless.

  • Carl Icahn is 77. Big deal Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 2:48 PM ET
    Carl Icahn

    At 77 years old, activist investor Carl Icahn has traded in his axe for a Warren Buffett-like investment style.

  • Debt limit brawl may end Jack Lew's 'quiet period' Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 12:42 PM ET
    Jack Lew (right) and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke

    The Treasury secretary has managed to stay mostly in the background during his first few months in office. That may be about to change as a new debt ceiling battle heats up.

  • Stock picking is back, and hedge funds win Thursday, 11 Jul 2013 | 10:57 AM ET

    Life has gotten a bit better for stock pickers. Here's why that's good news for hedge fund managers.

  • Jim Chanos still patiently waiting on HP collapse Friday, 5 Jul 2013 | 10:28 AM ET

    Legendary short seller Jim Chanos of Kynikos is still waiting on a fall for PC maker Hewlett-Packard, despite a rebound in the company's stock.

  • A look inside 'official Washington'     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Mark Leibovich, "This Town" author, explains why he believes Washington is dysfunctional and far from being divided is perhaps a little too connected.

  • Awaiting Bernanke's testimony     Wednesday, 17 Jul 2013 | 6:31 AM ET

    Ian Shepherdson, Pantheon Macroeconomics, provides his perspective on Fed policy and what he expects to hear from Chairman Bernanke today as he heads to Capitol Hill to address members of Congress.

  • Rethinking the Rotation     Wednesday, 3 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    As interest rates begin to trend higher, some investors are rethinking their strategy of rotating out of bond and into equities, reports CNBC's Kate Kelly.

  • Delivering Alpha: 2012's best and worst ideas Friday, 28 Jun 2013 | 9:36 AM ET

    Hedge fund titan Leon Cooperman came up with 10 ideas last year and all of the stocks have delivered returns. Will anybody at this year's Delivering Alpha conference match his record?

  • 'Delivering Alpha' preview     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly provides a preview of CNBC's "Delivering Alpha" conference tomorrow in New York City, where some of the investment community's top leaders will speak, including keynote presenter Preet Bharara, famed short-seller Jim Chanos and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

  • The report card on hedge fund boss Leon Cooperman Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 12:23 PM ET
    Leon Cooperman, chairman of Omega Advisors

    Check out last year's top 10 picks from Omega Advisors founder Leon Cooperman and guess what you find? A 31 percent return.

  • Stocks Are Still a Great Long-Term Bet: Robbins Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 1:03 PM ET

    Even with rising interest rates, the stock market is a great place to be for long-term investors, Glenview Capital CEO Larry Robbins told CNBC.

  • What's Leon Cooperman Buying Now?     Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 12:25 PM ET

    Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors chairman & CEO, discusses what he hopes to hear from the Fed later today, adding there are plenty of stocks out there with more attractive yields than 10-year Treasurys. Cooperman also explains why he filed suit against Tetragon Financial and shares his top stock picks.

  • Student Investors Stay Ahead of the Curve     Tuesday, 30 Apr 2013 | 5:50 PM ET

    Dan McCallister, MBA candidate at the University of San Diego, is the winner of the first ever Institutional Investor All-America Student Analysis Competition.

  • Annual 'Rich List' of Hottest Hedge Funds     Monday, 15 Apr 2013 | 11:54 AM ET

    CNBC's Mary Thompson reveals the names of the world's top-earning hedge fund managers according to the new Rich List ranking by Institutional Investor’s Alpha.

  • Treacherous Times for Hedge Funds Wednesday, 13 Mar 2013 | 1:17 PM ET

    The stock rally, low fixed-income yields, plateauing commodities and legal pressures have added to the concerns many investors have when dealing with hedge funds.

  • For Hedge Funds, a Half Percent Is the New Move Tuesday, 4 Sep 2012 | 3:56 PM ET

    Wary of geopolitical tumult and eager for their first quiet August in years, some hedge-fund managers scaled back the size and scope of their bets in recent weeks, a pullback that was reflected, say traders, in muted monthly returns.

  • CNBC's Mary Thompson reports many of the industry's heavy hitters are meeting at Goldman Sachs' annual hedge fund symposium.

  • Fink: Focus on Long-Term Needs     Tuesday, 7 May 2013 | 3:15 PM ET

    BlackRock CEO Larry Fink discusses his market outlook, the importance of investing for retirement and your "long-term needs," and the current economic environment.

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