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Ron Baron: “All Of Us Will Likely Be Tesla Customers In 25 Years”

One of the more successful investors/hedge fund managers of recent years, Ron Baron, recently made comments about Tesla Motors blowing up over the next few years, and that “all of us will likely be Tesla customers in 25 years.” While...Show More Summary

Write-Offs: 11.21.14

$$$ Citigroup Said to Be Ousted From ECB FX Group for Rigging [Bloomberg] $$$ Dow Chemical, Loeb Settle Board Dispute [WSJ] $$$ The legal “loophole” that allowed one of the world’s largest hedge funds to make anonymous bets against listed...Show More Summary

The Broken Market Chronicles: For The Third Year In A Row, The "Most Shorted Names" Generate The Highest Return

Earlier, we showed that for the record 6th year (!) in a row, the average hedge fund will not only underperform the wealth effect policy tool better known as the S&P 500, but will, for the first time since 2011, generate a negative return for the year. Show More Summary

Martoma Starts Serving 9-Year Sentence for Insider Trading

Most of the other former hedge fund traders and analysts also convicted in the federal government’s long-running investigation have already paid their debt to society.

The Average Hedge Fund Is Down -1% YTD, And The Redemption Requests Are Now Flooding In

A year ago, when we reported that "Hedge Funds Underperform The S&P For The 5th Year In A Row", we thought there is no way this underperformance can continue: after all who in their right mind could possibly anticipate that a "risk-free" centrally-planned world could last for 6 years (well, maybe the USSR). Show More Summary

Dow Chemical, Loeb's Third Point Settle Board Debate

(Reuters) - Dow Chemical Co said it would add four independent directors to its board as part of an agreement with Daniel Loeb's hedge fund, Third Point LLC, avoiding a proxy battle. Shares of the largest U.S. chemical company rose as much as 4.5 percent in early trading on Friday. Show More Summary

Billionaire Dan Loeb Wins Board Seats At Dow, His Second Victory This Week

By Antoine Gara and Nathan Vardi In another stark example that we are living in the age of the activist investor, billionaire hedge fund manager Dan Loeb won his second big victory in as many days on Friday, obtaining two board seats at. Loeb, who runs Third Point, one of the biggest hedge funds […]

Bill Ackman Wins 2014

This has been a very difficult and humbling year for most hedge fund managers. But billionaire William Ackman is doing great, distinguishing himself as the hedge fund manager of 2014 by trouncing just about all big shot money managers and the U.S. stock market with a series of bold and closely-watched bets that have performed very well.

Paulson, Soros Wouldn’t Mind Taking That Home Builder Off Spain’s Hands

At a sizeable discount, por favor. Spain’s Hispania Activos Inmobiliarios SA, partly owned by hedge fund managers John Paulson and George Soros, is weighing a €150.6 million ($188 million) takeover offer for debt-laden real-estate firm Realia Business SA. Show More Summary

Another Win For Dan Loeb

Dan Loeb is having a great week. Dow Chemical and Loeb's hedge fund Third Point have just announced an agreement. Dow Chemical is now adding four independent directors to its board. Two of those new directors—Raymond J. Milchovich and R. Show More Summary

Another Hedge Fund Admits Getting Fannie, Freddie Back Maybe Not The Slam-Dunk It Appeared

There is much handwringing in certain hedge-fund capitals over the demise of AbbVie’s $54 billion deal to buy an Irish pharma whose only attraction, apparently, was a lower tax bill. Many performance points were lost. But AbbVie’s post-Jack Lew change of heart re: Shire is not the only bloodbath that has hedge funds reeling. Show More Summary

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA): Are Hedge Funds Dumping One Stock for Another?

Are investors switching from Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) to Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA)? Our data shows that this is a possibility and in this way, Alibaba has a chance to climb several positions and be one of the top most popular stocks among over 700 hedge funds that we track. The latest round of 13F filings […]

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Yahoo! Inc. (YHOO), eBay Inc (EBAY): David Shaw is Betting on Big Tech Stocks

David Shaw‘s D.E. Shaw is one of the largest hedge funds in the world with more than $67 billion in Assets Under Management. Based in New York, the firm employs systematic and computer-driven methods. In the previous round of 13F filings, the fund reported an equity portfolio of $77.22 billion, up from $73.44 billion in […]

Hugh Hendry Live 1: "It Felt Like The Sun Only Rose To Humiliate Me"

In the first of three interviews with MoneyWeek's Merryn Somerset Webb, Hugh Hendry, manager of the Eclectica Fund, talks about what it takes to be a good hedge fund manager – and how he learned to stop worrying and love central banks. Show More Summary

Michael Lewis Didn't Defame Wing Chau in 'The Big Short': 2nd Cir.

Michael Lewis' nonfiction book The Big Short, published in 2011, chronicled the 2008 financial crisis as seen through the eyes of some of the people involved in it, including the hedge fund managers who "shorted" (bet against) the market. In one chapter of the book, Steven Eisman, one of Lewis'......

Here Are The 50 Stocks That Big Hedge Funds Love Most

FactSet has released its report on the 50 largest hedge funds and their holdings during the third quarter. These funds increased their exposure to stocks by 3.8% as the market extended its 5-year old bull run. FactSet's John ButtersShow More Summary

Goldman's "Top Trade Recommendations For 2015"

Psst, want to lose some money fast? Then you, like Goldman's Global Opportunities Hedge Fund, should have invested in Goldman's own top trading ideas for 2014, a hedge fund which as we reported is down 2.6% YTD. But in case you missed...Show More Summary

Hedge Funds Offload Apple Inc. (AAPL) For Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA)

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE:BABA) remained the most sought after stock by hedge funds in the third quarter with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) turning out to be the most offloaded. Fox Business Charles Payne believes the poor performance registered by hedge funds this year has to do with poor investment decisions that were made in the […]

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