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Hedge Funds Underperforming, Yet Still Growing in New Assets

Hedge funds remain somewhat of a mystery to much of the public. They are supposed to have absolute returns, but they do not always outperform their benchmarks. A new report ...
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How About an ETF That Tracks Billionaires: the iBillionaire Index ETF

We have said that there seems to be an exchange traded fund (ETF) strategy for just about every sort of index or investment philosophy that you can think of. So, ...
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America’s Top Cities With the Highest Percentage of Millionaires

It seems as though being a millionaire isn't as rare as one might imagine, at least not in some of the greatest cities around the world. In fact, it turns ...
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Stanley Druckenmiller Warning on Rates, Long-Term Risks — and IBM

Stanley Druckenmiller is considered to be one of the greatest hedge fund managers in the world. At CNBC's Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha conference on Wednesday, Druckenmiller gave some key warnings ...
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American Apparel Claims Charney is Still Its CEO — Update

UPDATE: Hedge fund Standard General has reached a preliminary agreement to supply $25 million in financing to American Apparel as the company tries to stabilize its finances and reconstitutes its ...
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American Apparel Gives Control to Hedge Fund

The board of directors of troubled fashion retailer American Apparel Inc. (NYSEMKT: APP) has reached an agreement with hedge fund Standard General under which control of the company passes to ...
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Hedge Fund Pushes for American Apparel Sale

The same hedge fund that forced the sale and breakup of Hostess Brands Inc. now aims to work the same trick on American Apparel Inc. (NYSE: APP). Monarch Alternative Capital ...
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Hedge Funds Now Hold Over $3 Trillion in Assets

The data group named eVestment has a report of inflows of capital for the hedge fund industry which was published on Wednesday. After another $22 billion in new capital was ...
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Goldman Sachs Identifies Top 10 Hedge Fund Stocks

One thing we have related to 24/7 readers over the years is that for all of their pedigreed executives and portfolio managers, hedge funds tend to go a lot in ...
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Carl Icahn and Activist Investing … and Insider Trading?

Have activist investors gone too far? That is what the news focus may be full of in the coming week. The financial media loves following activist investors like Carl Icahn, ...
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Verizon Attracts Buffett, Other Big Players Betting on Boom in Telecom

When Warren Buffett adds a new stock to his Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) portfolio, everyone notices. When hedge fund managers John Paulson and Kyle Bass add the same stock and ...
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Big Changes in the Carl Icahn Stock Holdings

Activist investor Carl Icahn has made some changes to his portfolio of equities in the latest 13F filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. While there are many positions ...
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Is Warren Buffett Done Buying Banks and Financial Stocks?

For a bull market to stay alive, you have to have participation from the financial sector. Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has been a financial stock buyer ...
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Big Portfolio Changes for Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A) has released its holdings as of the end of the first quarter of 2014. We were originally not expecting many major changes to the portfolio. ...
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Can Activist ValueAct Save Symantec and Expeditors?

In the round of 13F filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, it turns out that the activist and special situation hedge fund ValueAct Capital Management, L.P. made some big ...
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