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Hedge Funds That Bet Against Housing Could Benefit From AIG Bailout Funds

Huffington Post via WSJ | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hedge funds may benefit from the federal government's bailout of AIG, the Wall Street Journal reports. That is because hedge funds made bets that the ...

You and I Hate My Name

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

At a time when financial bigwigs have made a mess of the U.S. economy, the deserved scorn heaped upon these greedy "masters of the universe" poses a problem for people with blue-blood monikers like mine.

Madoff Could Have Fleeced his Victims Legally

Gregg Easterbrook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gregg Easterbrook

Had most Madoff investors simply followed conventional financial theory about retirement, most would still have their money.

Hedge Fund Job Loss May Jump To 20,000

Bloomberg | Katherine Burton and Saijel Kishan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

March 10 (Bloomberg) -- Hedge funds may cut 20,000 workers worldwide this year, a record 14 percent of the industry's jobs, as investment losses and c...

FINalternatives: Hedge Fund Gloms Onto Ex-Countrywide Officials' New Venture

Huffington Post | Julie Satow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hedge funds have never been shy about getting their hands dirty, and so it goes with the latest unsavory money-making endeavor. Boston-based Highfield...

Bernanke is Testy: AIG is FUBAR

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael B. Laskoff

Let's all try to be a little nicer to Chairman Bernanke who appears to be we earnestly bent on trying to save all our butts, blue and red alike.

The Man Who's Building the $2 Million Car

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

To Alfred DiMora, designing, building and selling a $2 million limited-production super-exotic sedan seemed like a good enough idea in 2007.

Obama Tax Plan: Hedge Funders Could Pay $24 Billion More

Bloomberg | Jason Kelly and Katherine Burton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Feb. 26 (Bloomberg) -- Executives at buyout, venture-capital and hedge-fund firms will pay an estimated $24 billion more in taxes over nine years if P...

The Markets: Always Up, and Never Down

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Horowitz

Back when it was good, you didn't understand it and it didn't matter; the numbers kept going up anyhow. The ones who knew, knew, and you were content to go along for the ride.

Paulson Policy Failures

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

The Treasury's policy did nothing to build confidence or stabilize the markets. The precipitous drop of the equity markets in October and November are the market's judgment on their policies.

John Paulson: The Hedge Funder Who Made Too Much

Portfolio | Gary Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In an era in which losers are universal and making a profit seems somehow shady, Paulson is the most conspicuous of Wall Street's winners. Paulson & C...

Obama's Tax Plans Will be up Against a Lot

Stephen Herrington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen Herrington

Low incomes are what defines a Third World economy. High incomes are what power and define a First World, prosperous, economy.

Hedge Fund Ethics and How They'll Lead to More Regulation

Penny Herscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Penny Herscher

What is right and what is wrong in world of hedge funds?

Madoff Just the Start of Post-Bubble Scandals

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

The $50-billion fraud, allegedly perpetrated by New York's Bernie Madoff, is a predictable outcome following the collapse of a speculative bubble. Big bubbles attract bigger crooks.

The Scam That Outscams "The Scam"

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

The Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme is generally regarded as the biggest financial scam of all time. I don't agree.

Hedge Funds Gain Access To $200 Billion In Fed Aid

Financial Times | Krishna Guha | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Hedge funds will be allowed to borrow from the Federal Reserve for the first time under a landmark $200bn programme intended to support consumer credi...

Is It Possible Madoff and Feeder Funds Will Not Be Sued by Big Fish?

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

Why would certain well-off clients and investors in the feeder funds (for example Switzerland's Union Bancaire Privee) not sue Madoff for his illegal ...

Hedge Funds as Victims?

James Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
James Berman

Hedge fund are required to carefully investigate their potential investments. When a "fund-of-funds" farms its money out to another manager, a few simple questions are due diligence 101.

Lessons from Bernie

Dan Solin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Solin

The difference between criminal conduct and business as usual in the securities industry is a fine line. Madoff clearly did not have the expertise he claimed. At some point, he stopped trying.

Marc Dreier Used Financial Crisis To Trick Hedge Funds Out Of $100 Million

Daily Telegraph | Tom Leonard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A prominent New York lawyer has been charged in a $100 million (£75 million) hedge fund fraud scheme in which he allegedly tricked his way into busin...

Paulson Calls for More Hedge Fund Oversight

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Thursday, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said he wants to see more hedge fund regulation as part of his proposal for creation of a new systemic r...

A Stock Market Held Hostage by the Dollar

Michael Pento | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Michael Pento

In today's artificial and perverse global economy the best short term medicine for the ailing markets would be a weakening U.S. currency

Crisis = Disaster + Opportunity: Yin And Yang, And What China Knows About The Economy

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Vivian Norris

This lack of balance is why we need more women involved in leading the world's economy. There is simply too much of a male-focused approach and it is not working!

Congress Takes Aim At Griffin's Citadel

Robert Reed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Robert Reed

Ken Griffin, Chicago hedge fund magnate and one of the country's wealthiest men, is the anti-Trump. Unlike The Donald, Griffin hates being noticed. All that is about to change Thursday.

Yes We Can... What?

Alan Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Alan Schram

Barack Obama is faced with very high expectations. There is only a small likelihood that any human being could actually deliver a performance commensurate with those expectations.