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Interest Rates and Investor Decisions: The Long and Short of It

Erik Oppers | Posted 11.13.2011 | Business
Erik Oppers

What drives the investment decisions of investors with a longer time horizon? Our research found these investors generally do not look at differences in interest rates among countries when deciding where to invest.

Regulators Need To Clarify Stance On High-Frequency Trading, NYSE Exec Says

Posted 11.12.2011 | Business

(Jonathan Spicer) - It's time for market regulators to clear the air on high-frequency trading, a top Big Board executive said. NYSE Euronext's...

Hedge Funds Have Worst Month In Almost Three Years

Posted 11.09.2011 | Business

By Amy Or of the Wall Street Journal One complaint among hedge fund managers during the financial crisis was asset correlation: Whatever they did, ...

Sleepless From the Stock Market

Matthew Edlund, M.D. | Posted 11.06.2011 | Business
Matthew Edlund, M.D.

Security and comfort are difficult to find these days, and the stock market often moves "contrary to fact."

The Next Berkshire Hathaway?

nytimes.com | AZAM AHMED | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

In a four-page letter, Christopher P. Mittleman, the chief investment officer at a small New York money manager, likens the embattled hedge fund billi...

Europe: Lacking a Long-Term Solution

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 10.14.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Over the last few days we have seen a tremendous amount of volatility in the markets, epitomizing the lack of clarity with which many investors have struggled.

Talk About Chutzpa - Wall Street Lecturing America on "Fiscal Responsibility"?

Robert Creamer | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The very idea that Wall Street -- and Standard and Poor's -- would have the chutzpa to lecture the rest of America about fiscal responsibility should infuriate each and every American.

Iowa Senator Questions Education Department's Ties To Hedge Funds

The New York Times | BEN PROTESS | Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

Senator Charles E. Grassley is examining whether Education Department officials disclosed confidential government information to hedge fund managers, ...

William Alden

Prospect Of U.S. Credit Downgrade Has Local Governments On Edge

HuffingtonPost.com | William Alden | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- For municipalities struggling to get their finances in order and for the professionals who oversee their investments, the battle being wag...

Hedge Fund Manager Pays Back Trading Violation With Penalty

Posted 09.07.2011 | Business

BOSTON - Former hedge fund manager Forrest Fontana, who once worked for industry titan Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors, will pay nearly $1 ...

Hedge Funds and School Reform: A Bad Mix

Rev. Romal J. Tune | Posted 08.29.2011 | Education
Rev. Romal J. Tune

In the midst of the worst recession in our lifetime, some CEOs from hedge funds now want a shot at doing for schools what they did for the economy and jobs.

How to Handle Hedge Fund Investing

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

How can you, as an investor, handle hedge fund investing? Be strategic, be sensible and speak up.

Conquerors, Debt, Joblessness, and "The Crisis of the Third Century"

Lydia Fisher | Posted 08.20.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

If the financial crisis tells us anything, it's this. We moved away from person-to-person reciprocity and community orientation. We deconstructed boundaries for expedient profit.

Please, Stop Stimulating the Stock Market and Start Stimulating the Economy

Eben Esterhuizen | Posted 08.15.2011 | Business
Eben Esterhuizen

On the surface, quantitative easing sounds like a great idea. This is a flawed policy based on the misguided belief that a rising stock market will boost economic activity.

Too Big To Fail, Or Too Trifling For Oversight?

New York Times | Posted 08.12.2011 | Business

It is not very often that business people head to Washington to explain how unimportant they are. But over the last several months, executives from...

Fed Wants Broad Group Of Banks To Provide Annual Finance Details

Posted 08.10.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve wants a broader group of banks to provide details each year about their finances, part of an effort to ensure ...

Hedge Funds: Time To Go Back To The Soil

TIME.com | Stephen Gandel | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

This is usually a slow time of the year for farm sales. It's past prime planting season. Yet, Sam Kain, Des Moines area manager for land sales at Farm...

Influential Hedge Fund Manager Calls For Microsoft CEO To Step Down

Reuters | Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Bill Rigby | Posted 07.25.2011 | Business

May 26, 2011 12:57:38 AM By Svea Herbst-Bayliss and Bill Rigby NEW YORK/SEATTLE (Reuters) - Influential hedge fund manager David Einhorn has...

Steve Cohen's SAC Capital Investigated For Possible Insider Trading

Posted 07.21.2011 | Business

CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Ann Saphir and Matthew Goldstein) - A powerful Republican lawmaker is investigating possible insider trading at SAC Capital Advi...

Brazil´s Biofuel Drama Goes Global

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 07.18.2011 | World
Eric Ehrmann

Brazil's biofuel drama is a reminder that solutions packaged in green wrappers fail to scale with billions facing starvation in the Americas, Africa and Asia.

The Victims of Insider Trading

Jeff Madrick | Posted 07.17.2011 | Business
Jeff Madrick

Nothing surprises me more than when I read that trading on insider information is a victimless crime. In the wake of the conviction of hedge-fund giant Raj Rajaratnam, the claim has come up time and again. In fact, it is entirely untrue.

Simon Johnson: Fear Companies Lurking In Dark Financial Shadows

Bloomberg | Simon Johnson | Posted 07.16.2011 | Business

On the face of it, Glencore International AG doesn't look too scary. With about $80 billion in assets, the Swiss-based commodities trader is a lightwe...

Gold May Glitter But Can It Deliver?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

The classic safe-haven investment has seen a strong uptrend in value since the autumn of 2008. Various factors have been credited as drivers of this move, but what is the risk gold could lose its luster?

Grumps, Dreamers, Bean Counters, Cool Cats and Shills: The Taxonomy of High Profile Economists

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 07.13.2011 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

The dismal science has bred a fascinating collection of prominent species. While many economists toil away in obscurity, a small set of economists rise to fame, fortune or even both.

Big Institutional Investor Being Investigated By SEC

Posted 07.12.2011 | Business

State Street Corp, the world's third largest institutional investor, said it was under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SE...