Hedge Funds Take a Lickin’ but Keep on Tickin’

Warren Buffett’s celebrated bet that the S&P 500 will outperform a portfolio of funds of hedge funds springs to mind in the wake of Berkshire Hathaway’s recent $400 million haircut as a result of Wal-Mart’s share-price decline. Although the Wal-Mart loss was a...

Hedge Funds – Beware Yellen’s “X” Factor

It is almost universally accepted that the FOMC has only a brace of tools with which to manage U.S. economic activity, quantitative easing (QE) and establishing the fed funds rate. Janet Yellen and her FOMC have demonstrated over the course of the past several months...

Investors, Refugees and Economies Collide at Hedge Fund Junction

The human tsunami of refugees created by ISIS’ unprecedented and unchecked rise in the Middle East may prove to be a greater barrier to hedge fund gains than the on-again-off-again FOMC rate hike. Any FOMC rate hike would likely impact hedge funds with equity...

Hedge Funds and Third Quarter Market Jitters

As the scoreboard signals the final minutes of the third quarter, mayhem breaks out on the field of play. It isn’t football, basketball, soccer or hockey; it is the equity markets. The Play by Play On December 23rd, 2014, the DJIA closed above 18,000 for the first...

You Can Whistle While You Work

Rooted in the American culture is a certain level of disdain for those who bite the hand that feeds them. Snitching on a friend, co-worker or neighbor is widely viewed as un-American or, at the very least, disloyal. The extent to which this contempt applies to...
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