UCITS compliant hedge funds up +0.43% through mid-January... [more]Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Geneva: UCITS compliant hedge funds rose through mid-January with the HFRU Hedge Fund Composite Index gaining +0.43% through mid-January, data provider Hedge Fund Research reported. At the same time, the HFRU Equity Hedge Index posted a gain of +0.90% during
Comment - The case for hedge funds is evaporating... [more]From Seekingalpha.com: A recent article in the Financial Analysts Journal (FAJ) argued that, despite recent setbacks, hedge funds offer diversification benefits to the investor. Its author based the conclusion on performance measures obtained from hedge fund indices. I differ with his methods and of
Commodities - AM markets: Retreat of Argentine rains dries up soy buying... [more]From Agrimoney.com: The Argentine weather outlook, the biggest price moving factor for grain markets of late, is not so bad for farmers, for now.
The rains that have plagued soybean crops in particular for the last month appear to be abeyance. While there was some precipitation over the weeken
Mystery hedge fund targets Tesco as other short-sellers fold... [more]From Telegraph.co.uk: Tesco has become the target of a new large bet against its shares, going against the grain of many hedge funds that are cashing out their downbeat positions in British supermarkets. Delores Holdings appeared on the register of major short positions for the first time ever this
...And Finally - Just like in the movies... [more]From BizarreNews.com: A motorcyclist who crashed into the back of a car on a Washington state highway had a lucky escape from injury when he ended up sitting on the car's trunk.
Brian Becton posted a dashboard camera video to YouTube showing the scene that unfolded. The video shows a car trav