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Finance / the Markets

The Seductive Allure of Brazilian Bonds

Oct 07, 2010 at 09:30 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

OK, let’s say that if you don’t own bonds, but someone is holding a gun to your head, dangling you by your ankles outside a window on a high floor,…

Bank of Japan Plans to Make Investing Unprofitable

Oct 06, 2010 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

Overnight, the Bank of Japan announced unprecedented monetary policy. The Japanese are going "all-in" on economic stimulus. Since the financial crisis, "monetary easing" has been a buzzword globally. For many…

The Very Long View on China

Oct 06, 2010 at 09:29 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I have long sat beside the table of Mckinsey & Co., the best management consulting company in Asia, hoping to catch some crumbs of wisdom. So, I jumped at the…

The Long View on Emerging Markets

Sep 29, 2010 at 16:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I managed to catch a few comments on TV yesterday in the distinct northern accent of Jim O’Neil, the fabled analyst who invented the “BRIC” term, and who has been…

Must attend Conference for Investors, Traders and Economists

Sep 27, 2010 at 14:18 | Editorial Dept

THE ECONOMIST ADDS ELEVEN NEW SPEAKERS TO 2010 BUTTONWOOD GATHERING LINE-UP. Peter Orszag, Neal Wolin, Jeffrey Sachs, Robert Rubin, And Others To Join Discourse On Global Finance And Economy (NEW…

Europe’s Regulatory Iron Fist

Sep 22, 2010 at 12:49 | Dave Forest

Big news out of Europe today. The European Parliament has endorsed the "EU financial supervision reform package". Basically, this is a series of principles aimed at creating a cohesive regulatory…

What to Invest in Should the Republicans Win in November

Sep 09, 2010 at 10:05 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

What will the Republicans winning in November mean for your portfolio?  This is an easy call to make. Expect a dramatic roll back of the leftward policies the country has…

Sovereign Debt Was a Great Place to Hide

Sep 08, 2010 at 08:14 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I am constantly asked where to find safe places to park cash by investors understandably unhappy with the risk/reward currently offered by the markets. Any reach for yield now carries…

Bond Market Blues: Fed Snaps up $9 Billion in Government Bonds

Sep 07, 2010 at 17:16 | Dave Forest

There's certainly been no shortage of news to analyze lately. One of the biggest items being the Federal Reserve's announcement that the agency will restart its buying of U.S. Treasury…

The Perils of Prediction

Sep 07, 2010 at 10:51 | Charles Hugh Smith

Nobody knows the future, so the best we can do is strive for an open mind and flexibility in our thinking and responses. In 1904, the "fact-based" consensus was that…

Confessions of a Bull – Barton Biggs of Traxis Partners Outlines His Investment Strategy

Sep 06, 2010 at 14:54 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Barton Biggs, founder of mega hedge fund Traxis Partners, spent an hour outlining his current investment strategy with me. Barton is a man of strong opinions, backed with intensive research,…

American Investors Absorb $4 Trillion in Treasuries and Remove China’s Financial Leverage

Sep 03, 2010 at 10:43 | Charles Hugh Smith

China's "nuclear option"--selling its vast stash of U.S. Treasuries to wreak havoc on the U.S. economy and interest rates--has been downgraded by the flood of U.S. investors who have exited…

Follow the Smart Money and Take a Look at South Africa

Sep 02, 2010 at 11:16 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The great thing about the Internet is that sometimes it gives you back more than you put into it. In response to my piece on South Africa (EZW) a few…

The Great Bond Market Crash of 2010

Aug 29, 2010 at 20:56 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

OK, maybe it hasn't really crashed yet. But the two day, 3 ½ point sell off in the futures for the 30 year Treasury bond (TBT), at the end of…

Hedge Fund Under Investigation after Algo Floods Oil Market with Orders

Aug 26, 2010 at 08:47 | Courtney Comstock

A high frequency trading firm based in Chicago is being investigated by the CME Group because back in February, it turned on an algo that in just 5 seconds, caused…

Its Official: China is Unloading its Treasury Bonds

Aug 26, 2010 at 08:41 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

It looks like the smart money these days is found in China. While American investors have been scrambling over each other to buy more Treasury bonds at historically low yields,…

Why We’re on the Slow Boat to Nowhere

Aug 25, 2010 at 10:37 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

After speaking to a gaggle of economists, portfolio managers, and traders the last few days, I’ve had one of those “Eureka” moments, as the markets have shown their hands. Those…

Don’t Buy Anything That Can Be Created With a Printing Press

Aug 23, 2010 at 08:17 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

We’re already eight years into what is probably a 20 year secular bull market for commodities. You can start with the traditional base commodities I just want to take a…

BP Drags Down Norway Pension Fund

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:46 | Charlotte Dudley

A major Norwegian pension fund has named oil producer BP its worst performing stock, with the fallout from the Gulf of Mexico spill crisis losing $1.7 billion for the fund.…

Hedge Fund Managers Head For the Frontier

Aug 20, 2010 at 10:44 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

No, they are not donning a Stetson, cowboy boots, and a six gun to fight Indians in the Wild West, where I live. Their never ending reach for yield is…

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