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9:08 a.m. Jan. 29, 2021 - By Mark DeCambre
Dow losses grip on 30,000 and heads for 1,000-point weekly skid as stock market focuses on frenzy in GameStop, othersU.S. stocks saw losses accelerated Friday midday, with investors fixated on concerns related to continued short squeeze in popular trading names like GameStop and AMC Entertainment Holdings. Fears about the effectiveness of new vaccines amid new strains of COVID-19 were also rattling investors that have been wrestling with news on the virus and a glut of corporate quarterly results. The Dow Jones Industrial Average [: DJIA] was down 600 points, or 2%, at 29,990, the S&P 500 index was off 2.1% at 3,709, while the Nasdaq Composite Index [: COMP] was 2.2% lower Friday. GameStop shares were up 70% on Friday after trading app Robinhood said it would allow limited purchases of the stock. Robinhood restricted trading Thursday of GameStop, AMC and others caught up in a wave of buying by individual investors spurred on by a Reddit message board. However, market participants fear that the renewed surge in prices will ripple through the market taking down hedge funds and forcing liquidations of other assets.
9:48 a.m. Sept. 18, 2020 - By Jonathan Burton
Billionaire investor Ray Dalio on capitalism’s crisis: The world is going to change ‘in shocking ways’ in the next five years Veteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for allVeteran hedge-fund manager says capitalists don’t divide the economic pie well, so the system isn’t working effectively for all.
1:08 p.m. Aug. 14, 2020 - By Mark DeCambre
Tepper's Appaloosa loads up on new stakes in AT&T, Visa, PayPal, Disney, and MastercardDavid Tepper's fund Appaloosa took a number of new stakes in mostly communication services, technology an payment platforms over the past 45-day period, according to regulatory filings submitted to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, known as 13Fs. Appaloosa acquired more than 9 million shares in AT&T worth $274 million, but also picked up 840,000 shares of Visa Inc. valued at $162.3 million, 545,000 shares of Mastercard worth $161 million, and 870,000 shares of payments company PayPal Holdings , or $151.6 million. Tepper's fund also scooped up 1.2 million shares of Disney at $133 million and 1.9 million shares of food-services company Sysco Corp. worth $102.5 million. Appaloosa also purchased 1.6 million shares of Altria Group Inc. for about $61 million, representing a new position in the tobacco company. Incidentally, while the 13F fillings for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway was unloading more than a quarter of its position in Wells Fargo & Co. , Tepper boosted his position by more than 170%, buying 1.2 million shares of the San Francisco bank, representing 0.8% of Appaloosa's overall portfolio from 0.6%. The company also picked up 1.4 million shares of Emerson Electric Co. , worth $87 million, about 1.5% of the fund's portfolio. Large investors must disclose long stock positions held at the end of a quarter 45 days later in a 13F filing with the SEC, which means such filings are merely a snapshot of an investor holdings at a given point.
8:25 a.m. July 20, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Superdry shares rise more than 5% after hedge fund snaps up stake in fashion brandGatemore believes Superdry’s share price has 300% to 500% upside as the trend for casual wear accelerates during lockdown.
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.
4:50 a.m. June 26, 2020 - By Greg Robb
Central banks need to re-think rules on risk-taking at hedge funds, insurance companies and even corporations, IMF’s market division chief says Central banks did the right thing in being aggressive, fast and large, but there are consequences for risk takingEmergency actions by central banks to shore up the financial system in the face of the coronavirus pandemic earlier this year were appropriate, but regulators will need to re-think the rules about risk-taking for hedge funds and insurance companies, often called non-banks that operate in the “shadow banking system”, the top financial regulator at the International Monetary Fund says.
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.
5:31 a.m. June 25, 2020 - By Greg Robb
IMF says valuations of stock and bond markets ‘appear stretched’ International agency market expert says no hard evidence of asset price bubbles at this pointThe gap between stock and bond market prices and fundamental valuations is near historic highs in many major advanced economies including the U.S., according to an International Monetary Fund report released Thursday.
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.
5:10 a.m. June 20, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
Investors could be looking at a ‘lost decade’ in the stock market, the world’s biggest hedge fund warns“Globalization, perhaps the largest driver of developed world profitability over the past few decades, has already peaked,” Bridgewater warned clients in a note this week.
12:18 p.m. June 9, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
Hedge-fund manager who nailed the subprime collapse is leveraging investor cash 200x in ‘audacious’ betA year ago, Hayman Capital Management’s Kyle Bass wrote about “the quiet panic in Hong Kong” and warned of an “impending crisis” in the region. Now, amid mounting unrest, he's putting his clients’ money — and then some — on a bet that the local currency will collapse.
11:51 a.m. June 6, 2020 - By Shawn Langlois
Italian trader loses his ‘entire life savings’ on one insanely risky positionWhen Luckin Coffee shares, which were already down 89% for the year, were halted in April amid an investigation into financial misconduct, losses were felt far and wide. One investor with a PG-13 Reddit name took a particularly grievous hit.
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.
6:45 a.m. May 13, 2020 - By Chris Matthews
Investors should prepare for a U.S. ‘economic depression,’ warns Kyle Bass, but China’s fate could be even worse Hedge-fund manager predicts U.S. economy could contract upwards of 10%Kyle Bass made his name betting against the U.S. housing market more than a decade ago, and now he is predicting an economic contraction that could be more than three times as severe as that suffered during the Great Financial Crisis.
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.
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