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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.
12:32 p.m. Aug. 13, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Recession-proof your portfolio with these 4 stocks, says analystThe U.K. economy has officially crashed into recession following the economic shutdown in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
3:15 a.m. July 22, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Hedge funds are betting against British shopping mall operator Hammerson GLG Partners had the highest number of short positions on U.K.-listed companies so far in JulyBritish shopping mall operator Hammerson was the most shorted U.K.-listed company so far in July.
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.
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.
4:48 a.m. June 27, 2020 - By Steve Goldstein
Award-winning forecaster says U.S. economy might not heal by next year, putting stocks at risk of correctionThe U.S. economy might not fully return to normal until 2022, and the market is at risk of a correction later in the summer, a leading economic forecaster said Friday.
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.
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.
9:00 a.m. June 15, 2020 - By Lina Saigol
Hedge funds are betting against U.K. stocks — here’s whyThe number of “short positions” taken by hedge funds against U.K. stocks has surged by 25% in the first five months of the year, new research shows.
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.
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.
5:23 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.
2:07 a.m. May 10, 2020 - By Rupert Steiner
Hedge fund blames U.S. meat processing ‘oligopoly’ for ‘excessive concentration, reduced competition and…a decline in resilience’A portfolio manager at one of world’s leading hedge funds has launched an attack against America’s largest meatpacking companies over their alleged part in breaking the U.S. food supply chain.
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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