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Hedge Fund Optimism Increases

July 13, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Hedge Funds are demonstrating some newfound optimism as double-digit returns and increasing assets under management point to excellent business prospects.  Last week, hedge funds rated their economic confidence at +19.5, up from an average +18.4 from last quarter. The scale ranges from -50 to +50. A survey in the second quarter Hedge Fund Confidence Index […]

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America’s Newspaper Business

June 15, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Newsrooms across the United States took a severe hit to operations during the pandemic, even while readership increased significantly. Like many businesses, it was an unstable and damaging time; more than 70 local newsrooms have shut down over the last year. This problem has been in the works for more than a decade, as print […]

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Major Hedge Funds Invest in Obscure Oil Company

May 24, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

With energy prices on the rise, numerous large hedge funds are rallying to bolster Norwegian Energy Company (Noreco), a struggling North Sea oil and gas company based in Denmark. The hedge funds, which include Taconic Capital, CQS, Caius Capital, Astaris Capital, York Capital and Kite Lake Capital, have built positions in the company whose shares […]

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New Cryptocurrency Fund Launching by Former JP Morgan Manager

May 13, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Paul Frost-Smith announced he is starting a new multi-strategy arbitrage fund based in Grand Cayman Island. Frost-Smith was formerly a manager at JP Morgan and Credit Suisse. The fund is called Argentium Chimera and will combine three investment strategies inspired by forex investing but adapted to account for the higher volatility and lower liquidity of […]

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Hedge Funds are Broke Records in Q1 2021

April 27, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

This roller coaster seems to be heading in only one direction, and that is up. Hedge Fund Research reported in April that global hedge fund assets rose to a record high of $3.8 trillion in March 2021. Investors showed their confidence in hedge funds by adding about $201 billion to that pool of money during […]

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The Year 2021 Looks Bright for Hedge Funds

April 15, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

With the first quarter of 2021 behind us it is fair to say that so far hedge funds have seen profits looking up. According to eVestments, February was an especially good month with 80 percent of funds reporting earnings in the black. The average fund was up 4.51%, and the industry as a whole (including […]

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Coupang IPO Dazzles Wall Street, Draws Comparisons to Amazon

April 5, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

One week after South Korean e-commerce giant Coupang (CPNG) dazzled Wall Street with the largest U.S. IPO to date, Pershing Square Capital CEO Bill Ackman announced he would donate more than $1.3 billion worth of Coupang stock to charity. With the stock launch underwritten by Goldman Sachs, Allen & Company, J.P. Morgan, Citi and HSBC, […]

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All Eyes on Crypto as Market Opens

February 15, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Two weeks after GameStop (NYSE: GME) set the hedge fund sector and the entire finance world on edge with a meteoric spike and equally rapid return to earth in January, all eyes will be on the cryptocurrency sector as Wall Street returns from the President’s Day holiday on Tuesday. Like GameStop did last month, Dogecoin’s […]

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Wall Street Braces as Trading Resumes

February 5, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Investors, brokers, fund managers and other finance professionals braced Monday for trading to resume on Wall Street after one of the most tumultuous weeks in the market’s history. The CBOE Volatility Index (VIX), often referred to as Wall Street’s “fear index,” spiked 45.45 percent in January, closing the month at $33.09 after a week in […]

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Can Biden’s Climate Plan Stimulate the Economy?

January 26, 2021 James Heinsman Hedge Fund News

Wall Street opened the first full week of the Biden presidency with record highs for the S&P and Nasdaq, caution on the part of investors who focus on financial, energy and industrial shares and a push by climate change activists for the new administration to make good on campaign pledge to jumpstart the economy by […]

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