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Category Archives: Private Equity

Saudi Wealth Fund Aims To Double AUM To $400 Billion By 2020 – Discovers Leverage Boosts Returns

Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, a key engine of the kingdom’s plan to diversify the economy, on Wednesday laid out new targets for growth, saying it aims to nearly double the value of assets it manages to around $400 billion by 2020. That sum includes the expected proceeds from the planned initial public offering of […]

Goldman Ramping Up Private Equity Investments To Offset Low Vol And Low Volume

A Reuters article reports that Goldman is looking to make direct private-equity investments to compensate for weakness in trading. Goldman Sachs Group Inc is ramping up its private-equity investments and going after smaller, high-growth targets as part of a broad plan to offset recent trading declines, three people familiar with the effort told Reuters. Goldman’s […]

NYU’s ‘Dean Of Valuation’: Bitcoin’s Not A Fraud, It’s A Currency

Aswath Damodaran, a professor of finance at the NYU's Stern School of Business, disagrees with JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon that bitcoin is a "fraud," and explains that, in his view, the cryptocurrency is a currency rather than an asset in a new blog post. Often referred to as Wall Street's "Dean of Valuation," Damodaran […]

Xi’s Roadmap To The Chinese Dream

Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, China's Belt and Road Initiative – the New Silk Road – will spark the country's development and turn the dream into reality… It all starts with Hong Kong as a major BRI financing hub. Now that President Xi Jinping has been duly elevated to the Chinese Communist […]

Vulture Investors Swarm To Houston As Flooded Homes Sell For 40 Cents On The Dollar

      “The time to buy is when after there’s blood water in the streets.” As 1,000’s of families along the Texas shoreline continue to struggle with putting their lives back together following the apocalyptic landfall of Hurricane Harvey roughly 6 weeks ago, vulture investors are increasingly swooping in to exploit their misery with […]

Party Like Its July 2007: Corporate Bond Spreads Tumble To Ten Year Lows

The bond bubble is right back where it started. After a torrid three-week rally, high grade corporate bond spreads as measured by the BoA/ML Corporate Master Index OAS yesterday hit a fresh post-crisis tight level of 105bps, down from 105 bps on Tuesday and inside the low of 106bps from the summer of 2014. That’s […]

Kolanovic: “This Is What The Next Crisis Will Look Like”

There are two distinct parts to the latest, just released research note from JPM's quant "wizard" Marko Kolanovic. In the first part, the infamous predictor of market swoons takes on an unexpectedly cheerful demeanor, and explains why contrary to his recent market outlooks, near-term risks for a market selloff appear to have abated. First, he […]

Which Countries Created The Most Millionaires Last Year

Yesterday, in its latest triennial Survey of Consumer Finances, the Fed admitted what had been obvious to everyone else: Fed policies unleashed over the past decade have made the rich richer, even as the American middle class has continued to shrink. Then overnight, Capgemini released its latest World Wealth Report, which found more of the […]

Watch Live: President Trump Unveils His Already-Widely-Leaked Tax Plan

Moments from now President Trump is expected to the take the stage at the Indiana State Fair to ‘unveil’ a tax plan that was leaked by someone in or around his administration hours ago…which we suspect is somewhat more anticlimactic than he might have hoped.  In any event, earlier this morning we covered the details […]

Advice from the trader who made $1+ billion in 1929…

Via Soveriegnman.com [Editor’s note: This letter was co-written with Tim Price, co-founder of the VT Price Value portfolio and editor of Price Value International.] In the late spring of 1720, Sir Isaac Newton decided to sell his stocks. Newton had been an investor in the South Sea Company, a famous enterprise which effectively commanded a […]