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Why It’s a Mistake to Cash Out of Bonds When Rates Rise
Bond investors are clearly worried about rising rates in today’s environment. Many are protecting themselves by moving to very short-term investments, or even cash. But is their “safe” choice putting them at risk? The View Gets Better Up High We get it. It seems intuitive that if interest rates are rising, bond prices will fall, so you should put your
True Global Ventures Unveil the Future of Angel and VC Funds
Always wondered what the angel and venture funds of the future would be like? Well, True Global Ventures founder Dušan Stojanović might have something for you. Speaking at the NexChange Blockchain O2O Blockchain Summit, the prominent VC detailed a decentralized blockchain AI fund he’s working on that not only improves on the current angel and venture fund model, but could
Cliff Asness: Free Markets, Investing and Fighting Warren Buffett
An interview with billionaire quantitative investor and co-founder of AQR Capital Management, Cliff Asness. In this interview, Cliff discusses learning about and his views on free markets and quantitative investing. Cliff also talks about fighting Warren Buffett on Twitter and critiquing Obama. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital: Financial Products You Should Avoid? Cliff Asness:
A Look at Tech's Big Rally
Capital Markets
What's driving the rally in technology stocks? The answer is more than just "exceptionally strong" fundamentals, according to Jefferies managing director Brent Thill. What Happened Technology stocks are strong for a plethora of reasons, Thill said during CNBC's "Squawk Alley" segment Tuesday morning. Multiple technology stocks under Jefferies' coverage are showing growth rates in the 20-30-percent range, which helped "pick
Watch: Mary Meeker Delivers Her 2018 Internet Trends Report
The latest version of the Mary Meeker's highly anticipated annual Internet Trends Report has arrived and you can watch the video of her presentation below, courtesy of Recode's 2018 Code Conference. Here are some of the highlights from the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers partner's 2018 report: There was no growth in global smartphone unit shipments, which should only reinforce
Big Appetite: Someone Paid $3.3M to Have Lunch With Warren Buffett
Have you ever wondered what a seat at the table with Warren Buffett would cost you? For one lucky person - in more ways than one - that seat will set him or her back a cool $3.3 million. That was the winning bid in the annual charity auction to have lunch with the Oracle of Omaha, as the Wall
Carson Block Says Chinese Companies ‘Don’t Play by the Rules’
Carson Block, chief investment officer at Muddy Waters Capital, talks about his views on China with Bloomberg’s Erik Schatzker at the Bloomberg Invest Summit in New York. Q1 hedge fund letters, conference, scoops etc, Also read Lear Capital: Financial Products You Should Avoid? Image source: YouTube Video Screenshot Carson Block Says Chinese Companies 'Don't Play By The Rules' Transcript Well
Preferred and Capital Securities Fund: Bank Fundamentals Haven’t Been This Strong in Decades
Asset Management
SUMMARY Given the strength in bank fundamentals, preferred securities may offer opportunities to generate higher yield and higher return than traditional fixed income. PIMCO’s Preferred and Capital Securities Fund (PFINX) seeks attractive investment ideas in bank securities around the world, diversified across issuers, currencies and structures. We see opportunity for total return in many financials outside the U.S., especially in
IDC On Wearables: Shift is Underway to 'Smarter Devices'
The wearable market continues to grow, but at a slower rate, according to IDC. What Happened Global shipments of wearable devices rose 1.2 percent in the first quarter of 2018 to 25.1 million units, which marks a slowdown from 18-percent growth seen in the same period a year ago, IDC said. Shipments of higher priced "smarter devices" from companies like
Crypto Funds Launches Outpacing Hedge Fund Starts for Second Straight Year
Since 2017, crypto funds have been the fastest growing sector of the hedge fund industry. Despite falling cryptocurrency prices this year, the number of new crypto funds being launched has actually accelerated. In just the first five months of 2018, there were a whopping 61 crypto fund launches, according to Crypto Fund Research. This number includes 41 crypto hedge funds