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16 Mar 2017

Billionaire Investor, Millionaire Mistakes

If you’re looking for a case study of what a horrible idea it is to invest based on what billionaires invest in, look no further than Bill Ackman (head of Pershing Square Hedge Fund) and his disastrous Valeant trade. This week, Ackman finally got rid of his remaining Valeant shares, totaling roughly $4 Billion in […]

17 Feb 2017

Weekend Reads: Eliminating “Sell By” Dates

But those are mostly wants. When it comes to needs, it’s a different story. Housing, even after the 2008-09 crack-up, is expensive. Rentals have gone straight up as home ownership has fallen. The costs of education have skyrocketed and show no signs of slowing. Medical and health-insurance costs are among the fastest-rising of all consumer […]

16 Feb 2017

RCM Alternatives Wins Best Introducing Broker Fourth Year in a Row

If you’ve been spent any time on the RCM Alternatives website as of late, you might have noticed things look a little different. We’re talking about a completely fresh look, designed purely with the idea of making it as user friendly as possible for potential investors to find an alternative investment research, stats, and a […]

10 Feb 2017

Weekend Reads: Treasury Price Differences

For example, a number of hedge funds will seek to exploit differences in the price of cash Treasuries and equivalent futures. That could explain large futures selling to coincide with buying cash securities — the net position is flat but it appears in the data as a short position. Hedge funds and asset managers take […]

03 Feb 2017

Weekend Reads: Under-Allocated to CTAs

I think people are under-allocated to CTAs. It’s a good way of getting the (risk mitigating) medicine to the patient . . . But investors are return chasers and last year was not a good year,” he says. Trend-following funds need to find their footing in 2017 – (FT)   In the decade after Ed thorp launched Princeton Newport […]

20 Jan 2017

Weekend Reads: Revolutionizing Finance

When the corn, wheat and oats futures contracts debuted in 1877, little did the 12 men who founded the Chicago Board of Trade realize they were creating a vehicle that would result in trillions of dollars traded globally every year. How Grain Futures Contracts Revolutionized Finance – (Open Markets)   AQR Capital Management’s flagship managed […]

13 Jan 2017

Weekend Reads: 45% With No Savings

The firm expects the correlation between equities and bonds to turn positive in coming years, which means it’d be tougher to get foolproof diversification by reallocating between the two asset classes. Now Bernstein is warning about passive *asset allocation* decisions, too – (FT Alphaville)   Gundlach thinks that earnings will go up, but “with an […]

16 Dec 2016

Weekend Reads: A Harry Potter Spider and 3 Tons of Gold

We couldn’t help ourselves but create an infographic for Star War fans to navigate the galaxy of investments. STAR WARS: THE FAN’S GUIDE TO INVESTING – (RCM’s Attain Alternative Blog) Action and connection with people in your community pays itself back tenfold in meeting our basic human need to feel useful. ‘Tis the season to […]