March 18, 2018 9:17 pm

ANALYST: For The Next Market Cycle, It’s Time To Do The Exact Opposite

Some interesting thoughts here from BofA quant strategist Savita Subramanian on what will work, investment-wise, during the next market cycle. Her basic argument: ever since the tech bubble, the leaders have been credit-reliant companies, and consumer-oriented companies whose business models are predicated on cheap credit. In the next leg, the winners will be companies with […]

How To Hire For Your Brand New Hedge Fund

One of the benefits of working as an investor is that you don’t necessarily need to manage large teams to make money.  Many of the most well-known hedge funds have very, very low headcounts, with far fewer employees than normal companies in the same revenue range. But you still need to hire some people once […]

And Now For A Hedge Fund Scoreboard Check

The time has come for the monthly status check on the performance of the now largely anachronistic hedge fund industry: a 2 and 20 anachronism (whose every phone call is monitored by the FBI nowadays, thanks Stevie Cohen) because in Bernanke’s centrally-planned world, risk is verboten, as are any selloffs, and if indeed one does […]

American Companies Have Basically Been Asking For Activist Hedge Funds To Take Their Money

The rise of activist hedge funds in the last few years has American companies looking over their shoulders to see if an investor boogie man is following somewhere close behind. It’s scary, but here’s the thing – American companies brought it on themselves. Looking back, it made sense that companies were afraid to use their […]

Fund Managers Still See December As Most Likely Timing For Fed Tapering Despite Crisis In Washington

The BofA Merrill Lynch rates and FX strategy team has just published the results of its October fund-manager survey, which contains an interesting observation: Investors still view the December FOMC meeting as the most likely timeframe in which the Federal Reserve will begin scaling back its quantitative easing program. Thirty-seven percent of the 80 global […]

It Would Be Horrible For Obama To Negotiate On The Debt Ceiling — With One Exception

The White House is firm in its stance that it will engage in no negotiations on the debt ceiling. It’s demanding a “clean” hike from Congress, unlike in 2011, when it ultimately agreed to 11th-hour spending cuts in order to avoid a debt ceiling breach. This refusal to negotiate appears to be more than merely […]

Sotheby’s Spent Half A Sentence Dismissing Dan Loeb’s Call For Its CEO To Step Down

We’ve got ourselves a fight ladies and gentlemen. Sotheby’s has responded to hedge fund manager Dan Loeb’s call for its CEO to step down with a straight up refusal to acknowledge it at all. Without even mentioning what Loeb said, the company called Loeb’s comments ‘incendiary and baseless,’ in a press release and then changed […]

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