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Number of Crypto Hedge Funds Growing Faster than Expected

August 13, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

A survey conducted by Crypto Fund Research revealed that cryptocurrency investment funds grew at a better than expected rate during 2018, hinting that the greater investment community is beginning to give legitimacy to the digital currency as an investment vehicle. The study showed that there were 466 cryptocurrency investment funds in the US, the majority […]

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Einhorn’s Greenlight Continues Decline

August 5, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Iconic hedge fund manager David Einhorn continued to see his Greenlight Capital fund decline in value. During the second quarter of 2018 the fund lost 5.4% and an 18.3% loss this year to date. Much of the decline has been due to short bets gone wrong, including Netflix and Athena Health. For a more in-depth […]

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Investors Take A Bite Out of FANG

July 29, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Acronym lovers will most likely be searching for another letter to replace the “F” in “FANG” since Facebook’s 19% plunge in value last week. FANG is an abbreviation created by Jim Cramer of “The Street” several years ago as a quick way to refer to Wall Street’s best and brightest: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google. […]

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Appaloosa Management, Facebook, FANG, Lone Pine Capital, Tiger Global,

Hedge Fund Billionaire Wants to Redefine Capitalism

June 17, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Paul Tudor Jones, billionaire hedge fund manager, says the 50-year-old definition of capitalism coined by Milton Friedman is outdated in today’s world of the mega-rich. According to Friedman the “social responsibility of a company is to improve its profits.” But Jones says that this definition needs updating. “When Milton Friedman said that, tax rates had […]

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capitalism, Just Capital, Milton Friedman, Paul Tudor Jones, The Robin Hood Foundation,

Hedge Fund Short Selling Favorites

May 28, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Betting that a company’s stock will lose value is called short selling, and hedge fund managers use this strategy as one more way to make their money work hard for them. We usually look at the most popular investments hedge funds are making– its almost always bets on the belief that the company’s stock price […]

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AT&T, CVS Health, Hedge Fund Trend Monitor, Intel, Nvidia,

Cryptocurrency Funds Coming Back to Life

May 15, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

In case you were wondering where all the noise over cryptocurrency retreated to, you need wonder no more. After garnering much excitement at the end of 2017, when the year long gain notched a mouth-watering 1700 percent growth, (yes that’s 17 with two zeroes), the first quarter of 2018 was a bit bumpier. Eurekahedge observed […]

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bitcoin, crypto-currency, ethereum, Eurekahedge,

Hedge Funds Beat S&P First Time in Decade

May 9, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

For the past several years we have been watching hedge funds closing down and returning what’s left of their investors’ money. High fees and low yields have played fast and furious with the reputation of hedge funds, painting them as poor choices for savvy investors. So it may come as a surprise to hear that […]

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Kenneth J. Heinz, S&P 500,

Sohn Conference Stars are the “Little Guys”

April 23, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Another year has passed since the last annual Sohn Investment Conference, the highly anticipated event in which managers big and small present their investment ideas for the coming year. Once again, the most successful investment ideas come from the more modest sources, while the higher profile investors’ ideas are not as profitable. According to a […]

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David Einhorn, Ira Sohn Stock Game, Josh Resnick, Larry Robbins, Sohn Investment Conference,

Longtime Hedge Fund Pennant Cap Management Closing

April 2, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Alan Fournier’s 17-year-old Pennant Capital Management, with a $1.5 billion AUM is closing shop. The fund has been struggling since the 2008 financial crisis. “While I take great pride in our long-term returns, especially in light of our consistent low risk portfolio structure, our recent returns have been disappointing,” Fournier told investors. “I have been […]

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February a Bad Month for Quants

March 26, 2018 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

This past February marked the worst performance month for quantitative hedge funds in 17 years. These hedge funds, which rely on following trends and computer-based analysis were fooled by the steady upward movement of stocks ending in a sudden downturn, one of the fastest market corrections in history. “Commodity trading advisors” (CTAs) or managed futures […]

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Commodity trading advisors, CTA, Marlin Naidoo, Sushil Wadhawani,

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