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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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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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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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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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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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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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Top 25 Fund Managers Earned $15.38 Billion Collectively in 2017

June 4, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

Hedge funds seem to be rebounding from their years-long slump, with 2017 being spectacularly lucrative for the extremely lucky few. Four hedge fund managers realized personal annual earnings topping the one-billion-dollar mark, an astronomically good years wages by anyone’s standards. Those four include James Simons of Renaissance Technologies with a sweet $1.7 billion; David Tepper […]

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Appaloosa Management, Bridgewater Associates, Citadel, David Tepper, James Simons,

NFL’s Panthers a Great Bet for Investor Tepper

May 21, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

David Tepper, billionaire hedge fund manager, is after the NFL’s Carolina Panthers for about $2.2 billion about double what Forbes says it was worth in 2007, about $957 million. Observers see his move as one with long-term promise. The deal is still not approved, the NFL has to sign-off before it is official, but if […]

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Its Time to Invest in Oil Development Says Hedge Fund Manager

April 30, 2018 James Heinsman In the News

One of the most respected hedge fund managers in the oil sector, Pierre Andurand, said that today’s general avoidance of investing in new oil production could lead to oil prices going to $300/barrel within just a few years. Andurand tweeted his viewpoint on Sunday. Known for his usually bullish approach to investing, he explained that […]

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