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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 […]

Ponzi Scheme: What The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Would Be Called If It Were A Hedge Fund

A long, long time ago, back in 2008 when most of today’s hedge fund analysts were still stressing over what to wear to prom, a man named Bernard Madoff was arrested for bilking unsuspecting investors out of $65 billion.  Madoff ran what is traditionally referred to as a ponzi scheme in which new investments were […]

The Simplest Reason Behind Collapsing Volatility: Hedge Funds Are Barely Trading

“Gamma”, “vega“, CTAs, risk-parity, vol-neutral, central bank vol-suppression, the soaring popularity of (inverse) VIX ETFs , and so on: over the past year there have been countless attempts to explain why despite the surging political uncertainty in recent years, and especially since the US election… … global equity volatility, both implied and realized, has tumbled […]

Hedge Fund CIO: “This Is Unprecedented… No Trader Has A Model For This”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / May 14, 2017 It’s Sunday morning, and as is customary for this time of the week, we present the best excerpts from the latest weekend note by one of our favorite market commentators, Eric Peters, CIO of One River Asset Management. Today we focus on what is currently the most controversial […]

Connecticut State Capital Prepares For Bankruptcy Amid Collapse In Hedge Fund Revenue

The state of Connecticut has been hit hard by the double whammy of a deteriorating local economy, coupled with a plunge in hedge fund profits – as well as hedge fund managers permanently relocating to Florida – leading to a collapse in tax revenues. According to the the latest Connecticut budget released last week, the […]

One Of The World’s Biggest Oil Hedge Funds Just Liquidated All Its Longs

Earlier in the week we shared Pierre Andurand's hedge fund note blame-casting his fund's dismal drawdowns on "CTA flows eclipsing the gradual improvement in fundamentals." The market sell-off is missing the larger picture, he proclaims. “Market participants remain extremely focused on micro developments like US crude inventories while the big picture has been telling us […]

Pondering The Real Perils Of Risk Parity Portfolios

Authored by Kevin Muir via The Macro Tourist blog, The other day, fabled hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones made headlines when he issued a bold warning to Janet Yellen & Co. (from Bloomberg): The legendary macro trader says that years of low interest rates have bloated stock valuations to a level not seen since […]

Building the “Perfect” Digital Investment Portfolio & How to Value “Hard to Value” tokens, Pt 1

The golden grail of investing is to find that investable asset that provides the greatest reward with the least risk. Alas, despite how commonsensical that precept seems to be, many “professional” investors and analysts seem to miss the point. You often hear, those who only see rewards (or lack thereof, ie. “Hey, Ether went up […]

Why The Relationship Between OPEC And Hedge Funds Is On The Verge Of Falling Apart

Following years of acrimony between OPEC and the hedge fund community, which the cartel dismissed simply as “speculators”, things suddenly changed in 2016 when the two groups got so close, there were outright reports of collusion between the two on various occasions. We documented this last month in “Why OPEC Is Colluding With Hedge Funds.” […]

John Burbank Shuts Down His Long-Short Hedge Fund

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 19, 2017 We almost made it a full month without a prominent hedge fund shuttering – an eternity in an age when ETFs and passive vehicles soak up several billion in capital each day at the expense of “active” managers – and then Bloomberg spoiled the streak when moments ago […]