Some hedge fund investors will be pleasantly surprised by the numbers in what was otherwise a challenging year in a variety of markets.
Bridgewater's Pure Alpha fund finished the year returning 14.6 percent net of fees, a person with knowledge of the matter says.
Tony Robbins gives tips on how ordinary investors can succeed in today's volatile marketplace. His No. 1 rule: Don't overreact and let emotions guide your decisions. There will always be boom-and-bust cycles, so focus on your long-term strategy.
There are bargains to be had when the market is down. Here's how to do your homework and get started.
Follow their lead.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates explains how to deal when you're worried about big things like terrorism, climate change and robots stealing people's jobs.
David Perry, the CEO of agriculture-tech company Indigo, which is reportedly worth $3.5 billion, uses these techniques himself.
It's especially important to remember when the markets are volatile.
People think billionaires take giant risks to get where they are, but most of them don't, says Tony Robbins.
"Though markets are generally rational, they occasionally do crazy things," says Buffett.
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Ray Dalio founder of Bridgewater Associates, participates in a panel at the Greenwich Economic Forum called, "Navigating Global Capital Markets," moderated by CNBC's Leslie Picker.
Legendary hedge fund manager Ray Dalio warned investors on Thursday that the next bear market could be very painful since most are not prepared for it.
"History has shown there's a concept called the 'Thucydides Trap'" that indicates conflict, says Ray Dalio, the billionaire Bridgewater founder.
Ray Dalio, Hedge Fund giant Bridgewater Associates, joins 'Squawk Box' to Connecticut's reputation as a haven for hedge funds, and whether its tax situation may change that.
Ray Dalio, Hedge Fund giant Bridgewater Associates, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss markets, interest rates, the debt market and U.S.-China trade tensions.
The central bank needs to start looking at monetary policy's impact on asset prices before economic conditions, Dalio says, adding he would err on the side of caution on rate hikes.
Ray Dalio, Hedge Fund giant Bridgewater Associates, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss markets, the Fed and interest rates.
Ray Dalio, hedge fund giant Bridgewater Associates, joins 'Squawk Box' to discuss markets, interest rates, the debt market and U.S.-China trade tensions.