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  • Mike T 15:54 on February 20, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Hedge Fund News Wrap: Week Ending 02/20/15 

    (DealBook) – A few hedge fund managers have been tiptoeing back into the beaten-down energy sector.

    While many investors, including Warren E. Buffett, were selling energy stocks in the final three months of 2014, several hedge funds sought to profit on the turmoil, regulatory filings showed on Tuesday. Third Point, the firm run by Daniel S. Loeb, acquired a sizable stake in the oil refinery company Phillips 66, while Leon G. Cooperman’s Omega Advisors amassed a new position in Laredo Petroleum, and Viking Global Investors, led by Andreas Halvorsen, increased its stake in Cheniere Energy by several million shares.

    At the same time, other hedge funds reduced their holdings of technology stocks, including Apple and Alibaba, which had recently attracted investors in droves. (More …)

     
  • Mike T 10:51 on February 17, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    TradingScreen's Special Tuesday Morning Briefing 

  • Pressure Builds to Move More FX Trading onto Exchanges
  • U.S. Regulators Revive Work on Incentive-Pay Rules
  • Deutsche Bank Should Mull Split, Smith Writes in Financial News
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  • Mike T 11:30 on February 13, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Hedge Fund News Wrap: Week Ending 02/13/15 

    (Forex Magnates) – Figures from Hedge Fund Research (HFR), which monitors performance of the overall hedge fund industry, show that FX funds had their best January since at least 2008. Elsewhere, Barclay Hedge produced surveys which indicated that algorithmic-based momentum funds were the strongest in January. Among them, currency funds returned 3.4% during the month, compared to HFR’s data where they reported a 2.1% gain in currency funds during January.

    The gains are based on longer-term dollar strength which has taken place since the second quarter of 2014. The momentum was the cause of algorithmic-based FX funds outperforming so far to start the year. (More …)

     
  • Mike T 10:38 on February 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Economic Analysis – Week of February 11, 2015 

    January’s jobs report contained a number of positive elements. The payroll figures surpassed predictions, and the November and December numbers were revised up significantly. The labor-force participation rate rose as more workers are optimistic about finding a job in the economy. Job openings have continued to rise, but consumer confidence has been the biggest boost to the economy.

    More analysis of this week’s news by Econoday’s Senior Economist Mark Rogers:

    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.

     
  • Mike T 10:36 on February 12, 2015 Permalink | Reply
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    TradingScreen's Monday Morning Briefing 

  • Facing Sanctions, Russian Banks Look to Build Islamic Finance Know-How
  • Cameron Leads Treasury, BOE Meeting on Possible Greece Euro Exit
  • Credit Suisse Plans Specialty Finance Company
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  • Mike T 13:11 on February 6, 2015 Permalink | Reply  

    Hedge Fund News Wrap: Week Ending 02/06/15 

    (WSJ) – Recent market volatility caught many investors flat-footed. Among the few winners were traders who let a computer be their guide.

    Hedge-fund managers who employ complicated, automatic-trading strategies made millions off the wild swings in currency and commodity markets in recent weeks, investors said. (More …)

     
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