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Hedge-Fund Mediocrity Is the Best Magic Trick

Never have so many investors paid so much for such uninspiring returns.<p>Hedge funds have accumulated $3 trillion, with a substantial portion of it coming from public pensions. That these funds don't deliver outperformance is almost beside the point. What they are selling is an inflated estimate of …

Investing

Computer-driven hedge funds lose out on volatility spike: HSBC data

LONDON (Reuters) - Performance from computer-driven hedge funds run by industry stalwarts Cantab Capital Partners and Systematica Investments took a hit after market volatility in February, showed data compiled by HSBC.<p>The Cantab Capital Partners Quantitative Fund and Systematica Alternative …

Investing

How Artificial Intelligence Has Made Its Way From Wall Street's Top Hedge Funds To Retail Investors

The use of Artificial Intelligence as an investing tool was once reserved for the top of the Wall Street food chain. Only the largest commercial …

Greenlight Capital's David Einhorn says hedge fund has 'never underperformed like this'

David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital suffered its worst performance ever relative to the S&P 500 last month.<p>"As the market shifted from 'grind-up' to …

Investing

The incredible life and career of Warren Buffett, the billionaire every investor looks to for inspiration

Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will host its annual meeting on Saturday.<p>The event draws huge interest in the financial world and is sometimes called "Woodstock for Capitalists" or "Buffettpalooza." Business Insider will cover it, and you can check back on Saturday for a blow-by-blow of the day.<p>…

Investing

Goldman Sachs is telling its multimillionaire clients not to worry about valuations or inflation

Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani is the CIO of the Investment Strategy Group at Goldman Sachs. She is responsible for the overall asset allocation and investment strategy within Private Wealth Management. In short she guides the investment strategy for clients with over $10 million in …

Markets

U.S. volatility fund sponsor tweaks strategy after market plunge

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A company behind U.S.-based funds tied to Wall Street's "fear gauge" is making changes to its investment strategy after a sudden market plunge this month routed traders betting on the complex instrument.<p>Investors' once-profitable wagers on low or stable market volatility met a …

Stock Markets

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These two men paid over $650,000 for lunch with Warren Buffett—here are 3 things they learned

The average American spends just over $1,000 a year getting lunch at restaurants. But investors Guy Spier, 52, and Mohnish Pabrai, 53, spent $650,100 …

Warren Buffett

Thailand's $3.2 Billion Future Fund Delayed by Spat Over Costs

Thailand’s planned 100 billion baht ($3.2 billion) infrastructure fund is embroiled in a court dispute over costs, threatening to further delay its …

Muay Thai

Japan May Not Dominate the Olympics, But in ETFs It Takes Gold

It may not be an Olympic event, but when it comes to attracting cash from investors in exchange-traded funds, Japan and China are taking home the …

Stock Markets

If The Universe Is 13.8 Billion Years Old, How Can We See 46 Billion Light Years Away?

There are a few fundamental facts about the Universe — its origin, its history, and what it is today — that are awfully hard to wrap your head around. One of them is the Big Bang, or the idea that the Universe began a certain time ago: 13.8 billion years ago to be precise. That’s the first moment …

Astrophysics

These are the best books for learning modern statistics—and they’re all free

Statistics came well before computers. It would be very different if it were the other way around.<p>The stats most people learn in high school or college come from the time when computations were done with pen and paper. “Statistics were constrained by the computational technology available at the …

Data Science

Bridgewater's Dalio sees 70 percent chance of recession before 2020

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - Billionaire investor Ray Dalio, who founded world's largest hedge fund Bridgewater Associates, thinks there is a …

Speculating and Hedging: Two Sides Of Your Coin

<i>The following guest article is by Joe Lardy, CHS Hedging Research Analyst.</i><p>Some producers and consumers consider market speculators as middlemen who …

Cryptocurrency

Cat Leads Dow As Apple Pares Gains; Chance To Buy Buffett Stocks

A key Dow Jones industrial average ETF led Thursday as <b>Caterpillar</b> (CAT) and <b>United Technologies</b> (UTX) rallied. But <b>Apple</b> (AAPL) and other big-cap techs …

Investing

Market behavior may be shifting from buy the dips to sell the rallies: Trader

Recent market action may be signaling a shift in behavior that could make it tough for stocks to get back to all-time highs, trader Keith Bliss told …

Stock Markets

Banking CEO who called volatility spike names the next markets danger spot

Barclays CEO Jes Staley aptly warned in January of an impending volatility jolt. Now he's made his call for the next big market risk: credit …

Jes Staley

Here’s why stock-market investors need to keep an eye on the yield curve

Stock-market investors should pay closer attention to the an under-appreciated corner of the bond market – the yield curve.<p>A Treasury selloff that …

Stock Markets

David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital Turns Red

Bloomberg’s Jason Kelly discusses losses at Greenlight Capital. He speaks with Alix Steel and David Westin on "Bloomberg Daybreak: Americas." …

Markets

An investing startup managing $9 billion is copying the largest hedge fund in the world

Wealthfront is offering a flagship strategy of the largest hedge fund in the world to its customers.<p>The California roboadviser, which manages more than $9 billion in assets, is adding risk parity, a strategy used in one of the largest funds overseen by Bridgewater Associates, a hedge fund with $119 …

Venture Capital

Nearly half of hedge-fund investors think the stock market has peaked

About half of investors in hedge funds think equities peaked as of the end of last year, according to a new survey out Thursday. As a result, they're …

Investing

Volatility's Return Is Making a Haven of Asia's Emerging Markets

The specter of volatile financial markets is prompting investors to be more selective in emerging markets and Asia is stacking up to be among the …

Economy

To Get Into the 1%, You Need Adjusted Gross Income of $480,930

What does it take to get into the 1 percent? The price of admission is an adjusted gross income -- basically, what you make before deductions -- of …

Retirement

Why I switched from 1Password to Dashlane [Review]

Late last year, I switched password managers. I traded in trusty old 1Password for relative newcomer Dashlane, and I haven’t looked back.<p>Dashlane is a well-designed, fully functional and easy-to-use password manager that tops 1Password in one key respect: a Security Dashboard that makes it dead …

Information Systems

Tiny Brokers Overpower Wall Street Heavyweights in Hong Kong

When Hong Kong’s Securities and Futures Commission was weighing whether to strengthen oversight of initial public offerings in September, it had the …

Hong Kong

3 Stocks Warren Buffett Would Buy If He Were a Millennial

He's still using his mom's Netflix account, but he's the greatest investor of his generation.<p>It's easy to see why Warren Buffett is considered the …

Investing

Market sell-offs 'tend to happen in three waves' and the last one is coming, strategist warns

The recent sharp pullback and volatility in global equity markets is not yet over, according to the chief executive of financial advisory firm …

Stock Markets

Billionaire Warren Buffett won $2.2 million on a bet and gave it to this charity

Warren Buffett has shown us once again why he consistently tops the list of the most philanthropic billionaires. On Friday, the Berkshire Hathaway …

Investing

Investment Guru Mark Mobius Joins Equanimity Investments, Announces The Launch Of A Fund Management Firm

Mumbai-based E<b>quanimity Investments has announced today that Mark Mobius,</b> former Executive Chairman of Templeton Emerging Markets Group and a …

Venture Capital