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  • TradingScreen 11:29 on January 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Alibaba, ANALYTIC INVESTORS, bapineuzumab, BRONCOS, , DISTRESSED DEBT, Elan Corp., , GERMANY, Glade Brook Capital, , IRELAND, Joho Capital, Julian Rifat, MARATHON ASSET MANAGEMENT, Matthew Martoma, , NFL ALPHA, Operation Tabernula, Paul Hudson, SAC Capital Advisors, Scout Capital Management, SEAHAWKS, , Shumway Capital Parnters, SPAIN, VULTURE, Wyeth,   

    Hedge Fund News Wrap: Week Ending 1/31/14 

    Glade Brook Capital Says ‘Open Sesame,’ Betting $250 Million on Alibaba

    hedge_fund_news_wrapGlade Brook Capital is making some big bets on the prices of China e-commerce company Alibaba Group, buying $250 million in a private stock transaction.

    The investment reportedly puts the value of the company at around $140 billion. Managers at Glade Brook expect the price of the firm to go to $200 billion when it goes public, according to an unnamed source cited by CNBC. Alibaba’s IPO is expected to take place in the next few months, according to analysts.

    Glade Broom capital was founded in 2011 by Shumway Capital Partners manager Paul Hudson.

    To be sure, Yahoo shares fell on Tuesday, after reporting a slowdown at Alibaba Group. Yahoo owns a 24 percent stake in Alibaba, and this asset is estimated to comprise about half of Yahoo’s total market value.

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  • TradingScreen 10:42 on January 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Video: Mark Rogers on the US Economy — Week of January 27, 2014 

    Econoday’s Mark Rogers provides a look at key economic announcements for the US this week. In this segment: Fed to decide on more taper as the economy softens.

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    Econoday reports, available on TradingScreen’s award-winning TradeSmart EMS, provide alerts on upcoming economic announcements, and jargon-free analysis of their potential market impact. Mark Rogers, Senior Economist for U.S. markets, has over 19 years of experience with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an economist and forecaster for national and regional economies.

    Click to learn about getting access to Econoday’s economic reports on TradingScreen.

    Highlights:

    • Wednesday’s decision to taper: Faster or slower? 0.10
    • Weaker economic indicators: Will the recent data affect the taper?  (1.38)
    • How does housing fit into the Fed’s decision-making process? (2.40)
    • Will there be any change in how the Fed describes economic growh? (5.40)
    • How does the Fed chairperson transition affect policy? (8.23)
     
  • Carmen C 10:25 on January 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    TradingScreen’s Monday Morning Briefing 

    Key Regulatory Developments:

    Litigation:

    Technology:

    Thought Leadership:

     
  • Carmen C 12:01 on January 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Hedge Fund News Wrap: Week Ending 1/24/14 

    Hedge Fund Manager, Singer, Issues Derivatives Warning

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    Paul Singer, who is known for his outspoken manner, issued his opinion on derivatives at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on Wednesday.

    The hedge fund manager of Elliot Management asserts that unregulated derivatives will cause the next economic crisis. However, he still loves them.

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  • TradingScreen 11:29 on January 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    The Dream It. Code It. Win It. Blog is Now Live 

    If you’re interested in staying on top of all the news, announcements, and top-entries to the Dream It. Code It. Win It. student programming contest, be sure to check out its new blog.

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    Click on the links above to take a look.

    Dream it. Code it. Win it. has been organized by the MIT Club of New York, MIT Enterprise Forum of New York City, and TradingScreen to celebrate and reward the creative aspects of Computer Science education.

     

    LEARN MORE:

    Enter to win Dream It. Code It. Win It.

    See full rules and conditions for Dream It. Code It. Win It.

    Like Dream It. Code It. Win It. on Facebook

    Follow Dream It. Code It. Win It. on Twitter

    See a video explaining the “why” of Dream It. Code It. Win It.

     

     
  • Carmen C 09:53 on January 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Video: Mark Rogers on the US Economy — Week of January 21, 2014 

    Econoday’s Mark Rogers provides a look at key economic announcements for the US this week. In this segment: Housing wavering but manufacturing improving.

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    Econoday reports, available on TradingScreen’s award-winning TradeSmart EMS, provide alerts on upcoming economic announcements, and jargon-free analysis of their potential market impact. Mark Rogers, Senior Economist for U.S. markets, has over 19 years of experience with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an economist and forecaster for national and regional economies.

    Click to learn about getting access to Econoday’s economic reports on TradingScreen.

    Highlights:
    • Housing sector wavering 00:30
    • Manufacturing sector gaining momentum 02:15
    • Slippage in consumer confidence, but retail sales looked good in December 03:15
    • Most economists looking for a healthy GDP growth 04:00
    • Jobless claims have not shown much improvement 04:50
    • FOMC Meeting: What to expect? 06:27
    • Fed is transitioning at the Fed chair 06:48
    • Fed debate on tapering 08:07
    • Even with taper, Fed’s balance sheet continues to rise 10:10
    • Reverse repo will likely be a key Fed policy tool in continuing quarters 10:54
    • Fed has been practicing token transactions in reverse repo 11:50
     
  • Carmen C 11:48 on January 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Hedge Fund News Wrap: Week Ending 1/17/14 

    Doctor Testifies to Giving Drug Data in SAC Trial

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    As the insider-trading case against Mathew Martoma continues, a New Jersey doctor, Joel Ross, has testified that he gave Martoma information regarding the results of an experimental Alzheimer’s drug trial.  In exchange for the confidential information, the doctor received tens of thousands of dollars in consultation fees.

    In exchange for his testimony, Ross will not have charges brought against him.

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  • TradingScreen 09:33 on January 17, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Tekserve Adds Women In Tech Prize for Dream It. Code It. Win It. 

    Tekserve, a leader in technology solutions for retail and business, has announced the Tekserve Prize for Women in Technology (#WNTK) as part of the Dream It. Code It. Win It. competition.  The $5,000 Tekserve Prize is the only award geared specifically towards women in the $50,000 lineup of prizes offered by the Dream It. Code It. Win It. competition.

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    Dream It. Code It. Win It. is moving beyond the traditional hack-a-thon coding exercise, offering something that could be better described as a create-a-thon,” said Cristina Dolan, a board member of the MIT Enterprise Forum and Former President of the MIT Club of New York. “One of the main goals of the contest is to integrate new people, perspectives, and skill sets in programming. Tekserve has a strong track record supporting this goal, particularly in highlighting the great work of women in technology who traditionally have been underrepresented in this space. We are proud to have them as a sponsor partner in Dream It. Code It. Win It.”

    See the full announcement around the Tekserve prize, check out full rules and details on Dream It. Code It. Win It., or

    Apply to Dream It. Code It. Win It.

    LEARN MORE:

    Watch this video that describes why and how Dream It. Code It. Win It. came about.

    Learn more about opportunities for student programmers at TradingScreen.

     

     

     

     
  • Carmen C 10:05 on January 14, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    Video: Mark Rogers on the US Economy — Week of January 13, 2014 

    Econoday’s Mark Rogers provides a look at key economic announcements for the US this week. In this segment: Employment report may complicate Fed taper.

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    Econoday reports, available on TradingScreen’s award-winning TradeSmart EMS, provide alerts on upcoming economic announcements, and jargon-free analysis of their potential market impact. Mark Rogers, Senior Economist for U.S. markets, has over 19 years of experience with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta as an economist and forecaster for national and regional economies.

    Click to learn about getting access to Econoday’s economic reports on TradingScreen.

    Highlights:

    • Payroll numbers way below expectations 00:15
    • Unemployment rate below 7 percent for the first time in 60 months 00:45
    • Fed hedging its bets 01:34
    • Fed’s next taper decision will depend on broad numbers for labor market 03:55
    • Janet Yellen will likely continue Bernanke policies 04:48
    • Yellen officially becomes Fed Chair on February 1st, but might be acting Chair at next FOMC meeting 05:47
    • FOMC will likely debate taper as data dependent or a predictable set schedule 06:32
    • Taper likely continues through 2014 07:40
    • Fed’s fund rates may be low, even as tapering eases down 08:20
    • Looking Ahead: Industrial Production, Retail Sales and Housing reports 09:30
     
  • Carmen C 10:36 on January 13, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    TradingScreen’s Monday Morning Briefing 

    Key Regulatory Developments:

    Litigation:

    Technology:

    Thought Leadership:

    • TradingScreen’s Head of EMEA Sales, Chris Hollands in Best Execution: The State of Play
     
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