What a Difference a year 10 years makes. If you haven’t noticed from all the posts on your fintwit timeline, this past week marked the 10 year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers collapse: Hard to believe the Lehman collapse was 10 years ago yesterday. It’s been quite a decade. **The next decade promises to be […]
Looks like CNBC wants you to know the S&P 500 just hit a new all time high. Time to break out the Dow 30,000 hats and pics of Leo playing the Wolf of Wall Street. But why is this really news anymore. We closed at a record high 62 times in 2017, and the bull […]
While experts are hesitant to call out “good” and “bad” alternatives, the strong message is that alternatives are what you make them.
U.S. crude prices surged $2.45 a barrel on Tuesday after the State Department said it is telling companies that buy Iranian crude oil that they must completely cut those exports by Nov. 4, or they will face powerful U.S. sanctions.
The so-called “dot plot” released Wednesday showed eight Fed policy makers expected four or more quarter-point rate increases for the full year, compared with seven officials during the previous forecast round in March. Fed Raises Rates; Officials Lift Outlook to Four 2018 Hikes – (Bloomberg) So, while a classic trend follower may look at […]
Finally, Managed Futures hasn’t found the alpha they need to recover from February’s loses. The second half of 20
But the proportion of endowment money in alternative strategies such as hedge funds has jumped dramatically, from 20 percent in 2002 to 52 percent in 2017, according to a Congressional Research Service report. The University of Tennessee invests in Cayman Islands funds, lobbied for secrecy law – (Commercial Appeal) Coinbase is already one of […]
If commodities are back and you’re getting ready to ride the wave, make sure the undercurrent doesn’t suck your portfolio under.
North American energy producers survived the recent oil bust in large part by selling more than $60 billion of new stock. Now they’re beginning to buy it back. Oil Producers Buying Back Shares After Years of Selling New Stock – (Wall Street Journal) 9.8bn of cash was ploughed into hedge funds last year after […]
Stanford University is challenging asset allocators to demonstrate their ability to pick superior fund managers for a new study, which pits human investors against an algorithm.