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Litecoin Cash is Coming, But There's Some Controversy About its Legitimacy
Bitcoin has recived the lion’s share of cryptocurrency headlines in the past year, but a handful of popular altcoins have begun to get some major investor support as well. As of Tuesday morning, Litecoin was the sixth largest global cryptocurrency, with a market cap of more than $8.6 billion. The Litecoin Cash Foundation, which is unaffiliated with Litecoin, announced it
Looking Past Volatility
PIMCO takes a long-term view of markets and economies, one that anchors investment decisions during shorter-term periods of market volatility. Nonetheless, the dramatic return of market volatility has understandably unnerved many investors. On 9 February, Daniel J. Ivascyn, group chief investment officer, and Scott Mather, CIO U.S. core strategies, updated clients on the dynamics at play. They discussed both the
Private Equity Investors Keep to Brand Names
First-time funds maintain stable year-on-year fundraising as overall industry accelerates First-time private equity funds secured $26bn in capital commitments across 226 funds in 2017. This follows historical trends: although the number of first-time funds closed was lower than in 2016, it was in line with industry-wide trends. However, the private equity industry is seeing an unprecedented period of fundraising, and
As He's Sworn in as Chairman, Powell Signals Fed Will Go Forward With Rate Hike Despite Market Turmoil
In his prepared remarks during his swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday, new Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said the Fed will move forward with its plan to gradually increase interest rates, indicating that the agency is not overly concerned about the recent volatility roiling the markets. Powell's support of sticking to the Fed's plan for rate hikes is not unexpected despite
Report: Facebook is Bleeding Young People From its Platform Faster Than Expected
It's pretty well established that as moms, dads, grandmothers and crazy uncles increasingly joined Facebook, younger people became a lot less willing to share their lives on the platform. But a new study by eMarketer shows that young people between the ages of 17 and 24 in the U.S. dropped 9.9 percent in 2017, or equal to 1.4 million total
Ray Dalio Says Chances of Recession Hitting Before Next U.S. Presidential Election Are Rising
Hedge Funds
While Ray Dalio believes that the current selloff in the global markets is a "minor correction," the Bridgewater Associates founder sees the possibility of another recession in the U.S. now increasing. Dalio does not see any near-term risk to the economy, but in a new blog post on LinkedIn, he says "the risks of a recession in the next 18-24
New AI-Powered ETF Lets Investors Take Long-Term Approach to Blockchain
Over the long term, most investors would do well to approach a boom in a particular asset class or sector with the utmost suspicion. Volatile markets are the purview of the intraday trader, and long-term investments in a rules-based index fund or ETF have shown much more consistent success in returning profit, especially in the long run. So what can
Tiger Global Has 50% Return on Longs as Shorts Get Amazoned: Hedge Fund Looks to Expand
Hedge Funds
As Charles “Chase” Coleman looks back on 2017, with his hedge fund Tiger Global up 50% on long exposure but down 19% on the shorts, he has no regrets, sort of. “TGI’s hit rate on its long positions was the highest ever in our 17-year history and the portfolio generated four times as much profit from its three largest gainers
Josh Brown: Only the 'Delusional and Deranged' Will Tell You What's Going to Happen With the Markets
All financial advisors worth their salt will tell you that their job is to help clients plan for their financial futures, not try to outsmart the stock market. It's this distinction that separates a financial advisors from a mere stock picker. The advisor (or at least the good ones) will take a holistic view of a client's portfolio and build
Report: Snap Goes After Instagram's Bottom Line By Offering Free Ads
Fresh off of shocking Wall Street by ending a miserable 2017 with a stellar 4Q, Snap Inc. is apparently emboldened by its renewed momentum as is taking on its fiercest rival: The company has been contacting advertisers who buy vertical video ads on Instagram and offering them free credits to advertise on Snap instead, Recode reports. Snap confirmed to Recode