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Bloomberg Pronounces The Early Death Of The Traditional Long-Short Hedge Fund Model

Bloomberg has apparently just taken it upon itself to pronounce the early, unceremonious demise of the traditional Long/Short Hedge Fund model after seemingly declaring that stocks will continue to march higher in perpetuity, with minimal volatility, thus rendering traditional financial analysis and stock picking about as obsolete as a Motorola pager from 1982.  Of course, […]

SNAP Cracks Back To IPO Price – Will Tepper Buy Now?

Well that escalated quickly… Just over 3 months after its IPO to much excitement, SNAP has collapsed back to its IPO Price of $17…   Just ask these guys what you should do next…   However we know one hedge fund manager that will be looking… David Tepper, the founder of the famous Appaloosa Management […]

Summer Epocalypse Countdown: Trump Turmoil Takes Top Off Trump Rally

The following article by David Haggith was published on The Great Recession Blog: When financial Armageddon arrives, it can hit in a flash like a dangerous rogue wave — the kind that rises up when two big waves from different storms intersect and merge into a single wave big enough to capsize a ship. The global Wannacry warware attack and endless waves […]

Jeff Ubben Is Returning $1.25 Billion To Investors Because The Market Is Overvalued

Two months ago we reported ValueAct’s Jeffrey Ubben, one of the most-respected activist hedge fund managers, had been taking money out of the capital markets as valuations have become overextended, leaving it with $3 billion in cash. As justification, Ubben said that “I really feel that the large-cap activist plays are very treacherous with high […]

Bond Bears Battered As March Saw Biggest Short-Covering In 10Y Futures History

Bond bears covered over 340,000 10Y futures contracts in March – more than $34 billion notional Treasuries – making it the biggest short-squeeze in Treasury Futures history.   In fact, shorts covered across the entire yield curve complex… except for the every short-end… Net Treasury futures shorts are now back to the lowest levels since […]

New Hedge Fund Fee Structures Reveal Traditional Model On Verge Of Collapse

Nearly a decade ago, Warren Buffett bet Protege Partners, a fund of hedge funds, that over the course of 10 years the S&P would outperform Protege’s returns net of all fees, costs and expenses.  To make it real, the loser agreed to pay $1 million to the charity of the winner’s choice.   At this […]

Eric Mindich’s $12 Billion Eton Park Is Returning Capital To Investors: Here Are His Biggest Holdings

Once upon a time Eric Mindich was best known for being the Goldman “wunderkind” – the youngest-ever Goldman partner, who parlayed his reputation into the 2004 launch of his hedge fund Eton Park. Unfortunately for Mindich, after over a decade of running other people’s money, the hedge fund apocalypse caught up with the ex-youngest partner, […]

How Trump Changed The Market: Goldman Explains

In the first stage of the Trump Rally (from the election to year-end), investors appeared to hedge as the market rallied. However, since the start of the new year, Goldman Sachs' proprietary macro hedging indicator has traded along with equities, suggesting that investors are buying stocks and discarding protection. As Goldman's John Marshall and Katherine […]

Hedge Fund Net Short Exposure Drops To Lowest On Record

We have frequently written about the underwhelming performance of hedge funds over the last several years and continue to be perplexed by the seemingly misinformed decisions of the largest pensions and endowments to pay ridiculous fees for consistently lackluster performance (for example, see “Why Hedge Funds Remain The Worst Performing Asset Class Of 2016“).  As […]

The Traditional “2 & 20” Fee Structure Is Taking A Hit As Hedge Funds Continue To Underperform

Nearly a decade ago, Warren Buffett bet Protege Partners, a fund of hedge funds, that over the course of 10 years the S&P would outperform Protege’s returns net of all fees, costs and expenses.  To make it real, the loser agreed to pay $1 million to the charity of the winner’s choice.   At this […]