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Financial Crisis Roils Portfolios Of Top Universities

Friday, 1 Oct 2010 | 5:23 PM ET

It's Education Week at the networks of NBC Universal, where we’re taking a hard look at the state of education in America.

On Fast Money we examined university endowments as the wealthiest institutions struggle to recoup losses suffered during the recession.

What must you know? Watch the video for more!

Education Week: University Endowment Package
Fast Money looks at how the financial crisis rocked the portfolios of our nation's most prestigious universities.





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Trader disclosure: On Oct. 1, 2010, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders; Finerman and Finerman’s Firm owns (BAC); Finerman and Finerman’s Firm owns (BP); Finerman’s Firm owns (DAN); Finerman’s Firm owns (HPQ); Finerman’s Firm owns (LEA); Finerman and Finerman’s Firm owns (JPM); Finerman and Finerman’s Firm owns (RIG); Finerman’s Firm owns (CVS); Finerman’s Firm owns (GYMB); Finerman's firm is short (IJR); Finerman's firm is short (MDY); Finerman's firm is short (SPY); Finerman's firm is short (IWM); Finerman’s firm owns S&P 500 puts; Finerman’s firm owns Russell 2000 puts; Karabell owns (AAPL), (BP), (C), (GS), (MON), (RIMM); Terranova Owns (AAPL), (APA), (ARUN), (C), (EOG), (FTO), (HES), (IBM), (JOYG), (NBR), (OIH), (ORCL), (OXY), (PEP), (POT), (RIG), (RIMM), (RSH), (SU), (UPL), (VRTS), (XBI); Grasso owns (ASTM), (BA), (BAC), (C), (CSCO), (JPM), (LPX), (MO), (MOT), (NDAQ), (PFE), (PRST)

For Zach Karabell
River Twice Captial own (MON)
River Twice Captial own (GS)
River Twice Captial is short (SPX)
River Twice Captial is short (QQQQ)

For Joe Terranova
Terranova is chief market strategist of Virtus Investment Partners, LTD.
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (ABAX)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (ALK)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (CASS)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (CSVI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (LDR)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (LPHI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (MGRC)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (NRCI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLF)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (SUBK)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (WDFC)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (YDNT)
Virtus Investment Partners own more than 1% of (DRYS)

For Patty Edwards
Edwards owns (HPQ) for clients
Edwards owns (AAPL) for clients
Edwards owns (ORCL) for clients
Edwards owns (JPM) for clients
Edwards owns (GLD) for clients
Edwards owns (SLV) for clients
Edwards owns (FCX) for clients
Edwards owns (PGM) for clients

For Brian Kelly
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (GLD)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (GDXJ)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (ANDE)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (GPRE)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (JPM)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (PCL)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (LPX)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital owns U.S. Dollars
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own Swiss Franc
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital own (TIP)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital are short (XLF)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital are short (BCS)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital are short (HYG)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital are short (SLF)
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital are short the Mexican Peso
Accounts managed by Kanundrum Capital are short the U.K. Pound

For Steve Grasso
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (AMGN)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (COG)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (CUBA)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (GERN)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (HPQ)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (HSPO)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (MERC)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (NWS.A)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (NYX)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (PDE)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (PFE)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (PRST)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (RDC)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (TLM)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (XRX)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners own (SDS)
Stuart Frankel & Co and it’s partners are short (QQQQ)

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