Newedge Commodity Trading Index up 0.63% in June, 3.55% YTD... [more]From Automatedtrader.net: Newedge, a provider of multi-asset brokerage and clearing, has announced the performance for its suite of hedge fund indices for the month of June.
Commodity funds, as represented by the Newedge Commodity Trading Index, were the best performers in June, finishing the
Politically connected hedge funds earn higher profits... [more]From Valuewalk.com: An article in Social Science Research Network on July 24th was designed to test the hypothesis that “hedge fund managers gain an informational advantage in securities trading through their connections with lobbyists.” Not surprisingly researchers Meng Gao (National University of
…And Finally – U.S. obesity trickles down to cats and dogs... [more]From Newsoftheweird.com: U.S. obesity continues to grow -- for pets as well as people -- and exercise innovations for humans seem to trickle down to dogs.
A July Associated Press report noted that fat Labradors and poodles now have Pilates ("pawlates") and yoga ("doga") and even play "Barko P