Como Asset Management Warns That Investors Chasing Yield May Get Crushed

The Maggiore Fund I LP from Chicago based Como Asset Management may have been able to muster up a respectable December return of 1.45% but with a year-end total return of 2.98%, performance has landed far short of targets, according to a letter to investors reviewed by ValueWalk. 1 The fund, which is managed by John… Please follow and like us:

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JPMorgan Says Too Much MiFID II Transparency Might Hurt Market Liquidity

As MiFID II approaches – and the majority of bulge bracket research providers have decided to eat the cost of research rather than charge for it – the looming concern is market liquidity amid MiFID II transparency. Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save… Please follow and like us:

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Dollar suffers further losses as Fed fails to inspire

The dollar suffered fresh losses on Thursday as Asian investors followed their New York counterparts in shifting out of the unit, unmoved by another interest rate hike and an upbeat assessment of the world’s top economy. The greenback sank after the much-anticipated central bank meeting, which provided little to excite buyers, despite tentative hopes US lawmakers… Please follow and like us:

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Asia stocks down as plunging oil prices hammer energy firms

Asian energy firms extended a global sell-off Wednesday, dragging regional equity markets, as oil prices continued to tumble on the back of warnings of slowing demand and rising stockpiles. Both main contracts were down more than one percent as investors were spooked after the International Energy Agency (IEA) cut its forecast for crude consumption, saying recovering… Please follow and like us:

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Investors Say End of Bull Market Is Coming, but They Feel Fine

U.S. investors anticipate the protracted bull market to reverse course sometime this year, but aren’t getting too worked up about it, a third-quarter telephone survey by Wells Fargo/Gallup found. Indeed, the poll found investors fairly comfortable with the market as it lingers near historic highs. Sixty-one percent said it was a good time to invest, and… Please follow and like us:

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Euro presses higher against dollar, Asia markets cautious

The euro extended its gains in Asian trade Friday as traders bet on the European Central Bank winding in its huge stimulus programme, while equity markets ended a volatile week on a cautious note. ECB boss Mario Draghi sent the euro surging past $1.20 for the first time since the beginning of January 2015 by saying… Please follow and like us:

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How To Prepare Bonds For An Equity Correction

Preparing for a stock market correction ? We’ve got another thing to add to your to-do list: take a look at your fixed-income holdings, too. [REITs] Also read: Q2/H1 Hedge Fund Letters – Letters, Conferences, Calls, And More Hedge Fund of funds Business Keeps Dying Every Year Emerging Hedge Funds: Can They Outperform? Baupost Letter Points… Please follow and like us:

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Asian markets, won sink after N.Korea’s latest nuclear test

Asian stocks tumbled with the South Korean won Monday while the safe haven yen rallied on news that North Korea had tested what it claimed was a miniaturised hydrogen bomb, ramping up tensions on the peninsula. Less than a week after it rattled global markets by firing a rocket over Japan, Pyongyang on Sunday conducted its… Please follow and like us:

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Stocks slip as Trump threatens to shut government

European and US stocks slid on Wednesday after President Donald Trump suggested he could shut down the US government if Congress did not fund building a Mexico border wall and threatened to pull out of a major trade agreement. Investors also looked ahead to a meeting of central bankers that begins Thursday for insights on monetary… Please follow and like us:

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What’s Happenin’

Over the past three weeks I’ve reviewed approximately two hundred earnings reports and conference calls. While very time consuming and exhausting, my quarterly earnings routine is an essential part of my investment process. With an up-to-date summary of where we are in the profit cycle, I’m better able to normalize earnings and more accurately value the… Please follow and like us:

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Can Central Banks Be Defeated?

Headline: Is It Even Possible To Chop Down A Money Tree? Get The Full Ray Dalio Series in PDF Get the entire 10-part series on Ray Dalio in PDF. Save it to your desktop, read it on your tablet, or email to your colleagues. We respect your email privacy ALso See Q2/H1 Hedge Fund Letters -… Please follow and like us:

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Investors chase commodity stocks

Small tech shares out of favor due to fear of tighter regulation, high PE ratio and hopes of rise in IPOs A rise in IPOs, expectations of stricter policy and high PE ratio are likely to hurt stocks of small technology companies as both retail and institutional investors in the equity market are increasingly favoring shares… Please follow and like us:

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Face Off: Stocks vs. Bonds And The Economic Outlook

There is a healthy debate between those who work in fixed-income markets and those in the equity markets about who is better at assessing markets. The skepticism of bond guys and gals seems to help them identify turning points. The optimism of equity pros lends to catching the full run of a rally. As an ex-bond… Please follow and like us:

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BoA: Managers Dump Equity Hedges As Once Again China Tops Tail Risk List

Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s regular global fund manager survey provides an interesting insight into how fund managers are trading in the current environment. Compiled by Chief Investment Strategist Michael Hartnett, the survey gauges the current sentiment of 213 panelists with $645 billion in assets under management. Today, the bank published the results of the survey… Please follow and like us:

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ETFs Breach $4 Trillion AUM Mark

ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally break through the 4 trillion US dollar milestone at the end of April 2017 LONDON — May 10, 2017 — ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally broke through the US$4… Please follow and like us:

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