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10:16 a.m. Aug. 13, 2020 - By Myra P. Saefong
Gold notches back-to-back gain after brief dip in the wake of a fall in weekly U.S. jobless claimsGold futures end higher on Thursday to notch a back-to-back gain, after taking a brief dip in the wake of weekly U.S. jobless claims data that showed a fall below one million for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic began almost five months ago.
1:42 a.m. Aug. 6, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
‘Ample room’ for more gold gains as hedge funds late to the party, adviser saysAs gold surpasses $2,000 an ounce, one important part of the market has been left behind.
6:39 a.m. Aug. 4, 2020 - By Callum Keown
A stock market correction may be imminent, JPMorgan says. Here’s why you shouldn’t panicThe typically muted month of August is upon us but there’s still a lot for investors to digest.
6:01 a.m. Aug. 1, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
The Fed treats investors like ‘foolish children’ by propping up stocks despite ‘dreadful fundamentals,’ hedge-fund heavy Seth Klarman says“Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe this moment,” the Baupost fund manager said, adding that investor “psychology is surprisingly ebullient even though business fundamentals are often dreadful.”
12:49 p.m. July 28, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow slides 205 points, stocks end near session lows, as investors await coronavirus aid progress S&P 500’s top gainers are Norwegian Cruise Line, real estate investment trustsU.S. stocks indexes finished lower Tuesday, with losses mounting in the final hour of trade, as investors monitored talks between Republicans and Democrats on a second coronavirus aid package and a flood of second-quarter corporate results.
4:13 a.m. July 25, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Vanguard comes to defense of the 60/40 portfolio as it forecasts stock market returns for the next decadeIn a new note to clients, index fund powerhouse Vanguard Group points out how well the portfolio did in weathering the storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
1:24 p.m. July 21, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow, S&P close higher as Covid-battered stocks surge, but off session’s best levels as tech sector sinks Gains for equities come even as gold is approaching its second-highest level in history, near $2,000 an ounceU.S. stock-indexes finish mostly higher Tuesday, but off the session’s best levels, as investors snap up beaten-down energy and financial stocks amid a slate of corporate earnings reports, including Coca-Cola and Lockheed Martin’s second-quarter results.
10:51 a.m. July 15, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
Investing legend Burton Malkiel on day-trading millennials, the end of the 60/40 portfolio and more ‘I don’t think there is anybody who devotes a life to... the stock market who doesn’t have something of a gambling instinct’The upheaval caused by the coronavirus may mean the end of the 60/40 portfolio, investing icon Burton Malkiel tells MarketWatch, but some other truths will likely endure. Investors are probably better off in passive portfolios, not chasing active managers - or even worse, day trading out of boredom.
9:33 p.m. July 13, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
Stocks are resilient because investors have been braced for much worse COVID-19 news, says strategist Critical information for the U.S. trading dayOur call of the day from Fundstrat strategist Thomas Lee says recent gains for stocks are explainable. The glass is “half-full” for investors where COVID-19 outbreaks are concerned.
8:25 a.m. June 29, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
‘Black Swan’ author says that if investors don’t use a ‘tail hedge,’ he recommends ‘not being in the market’: ‘We’re facing a huge amount of uncertainty’Speaking during an interview on CNBC on Friday, the popular author Nassim Taleb, offers the notion that investors should be hedged against so-called tail risk, which refer to extreme events that also have a low probability of happening in a distribution of outcomes.
7:43 p.m. June 25, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets gain after U.S. banks’ stress test results Strong gains in Tokyo and Seoul; Chinese markets closedAsian stock markets followed Wall Street higher on Friday after U.S. regulators removed some limits on banks’ ability to make investments.
6:45 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
‘Finance is, like, done. Everybody’s bought everybody else with low-cost debt’ says ValueAct co-founder Jeff Ubben — ‘Elizabeth Warren was right’ ‘Companies, as governed today, with investors asking for more current returns and more buybacks and so forth, aren’t working for society or nature,’ Ubben tells the FTThe 58-year-old co-founder of ValueAct Capital, Jeff Ubben, told the Financial Times that he’s calling it quits at the investment fund that he co-founded about two decades ago in San Francisco.
7:54 p.m. June 22, 2020 - Associated Press
Asian markets advance, tracking Wall Street’s tech rally Nikkei, Hang Seng gain around 1% eachAsian shares were mostly higher on Tuesday, recovering from some early losses as regional markets tracked a late rally on Wall Street led by technology shares.
7:53 a.m. June 20, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
A portfolio of stocks being bought by mom-and-pop investors is trouncing Wall Street pros — here’s what they’re buyingIt’s no secret that retail investors have been increasing but the degree to which they have outperformed professional investors is coming into greater focus lately.
6:20 a.m. June 20, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
Coronavirus was the perfect storm for tech innovation, and this fund manager made out From Tesla to 2U, ‘We were a buyer of these companies that were absolutely solutions to the problems coronavirus handed us,’ Wood saysMany of Cathie Wood’s biggest bets on technology just took a big leap forward, helped along by the coronavirus crisis. She spoke with MarketWatch about why the market chop of the spring has made her job so rewarding.
7:45 a.m. May 29, 2020 - By Sunny Oh
Foreigners desperate for dollars contributed to Treasury market seizure in March, say analysts Foreign investors and central banks sold $299 billion of Treasurys in MarchResearchers suggest foreign investors and central banks selling their stockpile of U.S. bonds to source greenbacks, among other reasons, may have made it difficult for Treasurys to change hands seamlessly in March.
6:27 a.m. May 28, 2020 - By Andrea Riquier
This is the time for active managers to shine, Goldman notes. How—and what—are they doing? Two different types of active asset managers are taking very different views of the worldManagers of hedge funds and mutual funds are worlds apart on a lot of investing decisions, but do have some overlap. Investors may be able to learn from both.
4:52 a.m. May 28, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Rolls-Royce shares slump as hedge fund sells stakeRolls-Royce was the worst performing of the U.K. blue chips on Thursday, as a hedge fund sold its stake in the engine maker.
5:53 a.m. May 23, 2020 - By Satyajit Das
We’re now seeing the sharp edge of volatility’s sword and it cuts deep Central bank policies encourage speculation and many investors are in over their headsCentral bank policies encourage speculation and many investors are in over their heads, writes Satyajit Das.
3:15 a.m. May 21, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Taleb and Asness feud on Twitter over tail-risk hedging“Black Swan” author Nassim Nicholas Taleb and Cliff Asness, the founder of AQR Capital Management, feud on Twitter.
5:23 a.m. May 20, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Here are the ‘hot dogs’ that hedge funds have used to outperform this yearHedge funds have relied on technology, internet, media and telecom companies and increasingly more health care companies to drive performance.
12:48 p.m. May 13, 2020 - By Joy Wiltermuth
Dow ends 500 points lower after Fed’s Powell says pandemic’s hit to economy is worst since World War II CFTC warns market for oil prices may to go negative againU.S. stock benchmarks finished sharply lower Wednesday after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the near-term outlook for the economy was highly uncertain, as state and federal officials attempt to restart businesses from a coronavirus-induced lockdown.
11:38 a.m. May 9, 2020 - By Barbara Kollmeyer
This is the trap awaiting the stock market ahead of a grim summer, warns Nomura strategistOur call of the day from Nomura cross asset strategist Charlie McElligott has a warning for stock investors who think the market could run higher and worry they’ve missed out — go away for the summer.
6:53 a.m. May 9, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones: ‘My bet is it will be bitcoin’ as the best inflation hedgeBillionaire investor Paul Tudor Jones made a prescient call on bullion in 2019, now he’s saying that bitcoin futures, the controversial digital currency, reminds him of gold in the 1970s, and may be the best hedge against inflation.
8:35 a.m. April 28, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
‘Explosive downside protection’ sparks a 57.2% return for these investors ‘Markets were priced for perfection, but all of a sudden the world lost its veil of perfection’According to Eurekahedge, “tail risk” hedge funds have surged, on average, 57.2% in 2020, capitalizing on the pandemic.
7:07 a.m. April 28, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
There really is cash on the sidelines, and it should calm markets, says Morgan StanleyCash really is on the sidelines, and it should help calm markets from here, according to a new research note from Morgan Stanley.
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