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Pair of Brexit Supporters Say Brexit Won’t Happen

January 31, 2019 James Heinsman In the News

Hedge fund manager Crispin Odey and billionaire Peter Hargreaves, the second biggest supporter of the campaign to for Britain to leave the European Union in 2016, both say that Brexit will never happen. Head of Odey Management, Odey, says his pessimism about Brexit is propelling him to position his assets in such a way that […]

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Brexit, Crispin Odey, European Union, Hargreaves Lansdown, Odey Management,

Klarman and Dalio Pessimistic in Davos

January 22, 2019 James Heinsman In the News

Hedge Fund superstars, Ray Dalio and Seth Klarman, both expressed worry over the global economy during the annual World Economic Forum that meets each year in Davos, Switzerland. Klarman’s dire warning was issued in a letter and caused a buzz at the prestigious conference. Called the next Warren Buffett by some, Klarman runs the Baupost […]

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Baupost Group, Bridgewater Associates, Ray Dalio, Seth Klarman,

Gold Adds Element of Stability to Tumultuous Times

December 25, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Money managers see chaos looming in the international markets, making them buy gold more than have been in at least six months. Prospects of global growth seem dim, bringing equities down and making investors nervous. This is at least part of the reason why investors have purchased about $1.25 billion worth of precious metals via […]

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ETFs, Federal Reserve, Gold, Quincy Krosby,

Fund Manager Holding Back Tears as He Regretfully Says Good-by to Clients in Heart-Breaking Video

December 2, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

James Cordier, founder of OptionsSeller.com, posted a video in which he apologized to his many clients, who he refers to as “family,” after sustaining losses guessed to be about $200 million. The company was essentially wiped out due to the recent roller-coaster ride of oil and natural gas prices. The firm was vulnerable to the […]

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James Cordier, OptionsSellers.com, Reddit,

Rethinking Capitalism

November 25, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

According to a Gallup poll, about 51% of the US population say they are opposed to capitalism. Only 34% labeled themselves as capitalists, while 15% said they did not know. Paul Tudor Jones II presented this data to his audience at the Greenwich Economic Forum in Connecticut in mid-November and used it as a starting […]

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Paul Tudor Jones. Tudor Investment, Ray Dalio,

Hedge Fund Advisor Josh Rosner Claiming Financial Disability to Get IRS Refunds

November 8, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Joshua Rosner became well known after he correctly predicted the collapse of the US housing market, the dangers lurking behind the doors of Freddie Mac and Freddie Mae, and the subsequent financial crisis. He was subsequently sought after as a thought leader on business news programs and as a witness in Congress. He even ended […]

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financial disabiltiy, IRS, Joshua Rosner, PTSD, refunds,

Hedge Funds Betting Big on Distressed New York Taxi Business

October 18, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Hedge funds specializing in buying into distressed sectors in the hope of seeing a turn around in that sector’s popularity, have been buying what used to be coveted taxi medallions. The value of medallions, the metal shield that taxi owners attach to the hood of their cabs are the license that legally allows cabs to […]

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Lyft, Marblegate Asset Management LLC, Matthew Daus, medallion, taxi,

Research on Gun Violence Funded by Hedge Fund Billionaire

September 3, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

John Arnold used to be an energy trader. He launched is own hedge fund firm after working for a while at Enron. He built up a fortune and decided to retire at the age of 38 with an estimated net worth of about $3.3 billion. Arnold and his wife Laura created a foundation which strives […]

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gun violence, John Arnold, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, NRA, RAND Foundation,

Women Still Don’t Have a Place at the Hedge Fund Table

August 29, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Great strides have been made by women in the financial services industry, but one place that is still mostly closed to them is the hedge fund sector, where they work pretty much everywhere, accept where the money is. Out of the 50 largest US hedge funds only two have women in the role of top […]

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Dominique Mielle, Hedge Funds, Marjorie Kaufman, women,

Human Nature Dictates How We Invest, Not Logic: New Study Shows

July 7, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Despite the mounting empirical evidence that passively investing in exchange-traded funds and other index type funds, money continues to flow into managed hedge funds with active fund managers. A research paper published in June concludes that the idea of realizing higher returns by doing less seems too good to be true to investors, and they […]

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EFTs, Hedge Funds, Index Funds,

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