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Carl Icahn: Exotic, Leveraged Index Products Will Cause Market to 'Implode'
Hedge Funds
Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says that passive investing is in a bubble and an overabundance of leveraged products will cause the market to "implode." In an interview with CNBC on Tuesday, Icahn used a couple of analogies to warn about the glut of exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded notes that have been issued, calling the market a "casino on steroids," while
PreMarket Prep: Piper Jaffray's Mike Olson Talks Tech Earnings
Capital Markets
PiperJaffray analyst Mike Olson offered a bullish analysis of four major tech stocks on Friday's PreMarket Prep podcast. Apple Apple Inc (NASDAQ: AAPL)’s first-quarter 2018 earnings report detailed weaker-than-expected iPhone sales, alarming some investors and sending the share price down. The report isn't necessarily concerning, and Apple ASPs were headed upwards due to a higher percentage of iPhone X sales,
Fintech Startup YBEX Plants a Flag in Korea
FinTech
After making serious inroads in its native Hong Kong, fintech startup YBEX has finally launched overseas. According to a press release, the foreign exchange platform operator has recently opened currency exchange services in Seoul, South Korea. This is the startup’s first overseas expansion, and it hopes that the move will both broaden its user base and bring more convenience to
Multi-Alternative Funds: Alts for One and One for Alts
How multi-alternative funds may eliminate choice overload for investors In my most recent blog, I described how choosing the appropriate alternative strategy (Real estate? Market neutral? Senior loans?) could become the biggest challenge for new investors in alternatives. This is one of the most common questions I receive here at Invesco, along with how to identify the best fund managers
Ken Griffin Positions Citadel for 'Adverse Events That May Occur, Including a Trade Policy Misstep or Military Conflict'
Hedge Funds
Citadel founder Ken Griffin thinks the core economic engine is working properly. On a day when stocks raced from down 900 points on the Dow Jones Industrial Average to down 1,600 a matter of minutes, Griffin follows hedge fund manager Ray Dalio in publicly discussing what can go wrong in the markets. Their analysis points to what was previously left
Ray Dalio: Stock Selloff is a "Minor Correction"
U.S. stocks continued their slide on Monday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index hitting session lows, but Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio maintains in a new post on LinkedIn that the selloff is a "minor correction" as investors ready for further Fed tightening. Dalio says that the current market correction is "classic late-cycle behavior" that "is
There is No End in Sight to Bitcoin's Decline
Bitcoin continued its decline for a fifth straight day on Monday as investors ramped up their selloff of digital coins, dropping below $7,000 by midday trading in New York, according to data from CoinDesk. Bitcoin's crash has now wiped out more than 60 percent of its value since it hit a record $19,511 in December, as Bloomberg notes. The coin's
Gene Munster Breaks Down Alphabet's Overlooked Businesses
Alphabet Inc (NASDAQ: GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) reported fourth quarter results that included an earnings miss and a revenue beat. The quarter is notable because it included a lot of commentary on Alphabet's lesser known and discussed business units, according to former Wall Street analyst turned venture capitalist Gene Munster. Artificial Intelligence Google's head Sundar Pichai continues to convey the message
Spotlight on Active Management: Finding Superior Active Managers
Superior managers do exist. We know how they behave and what they look like. Research in behavioral finance over the last two decades suggests that superior managers do exist. We see how superior managers behave, we know what they look like, and we believe we know how to find them. In 2002, University of Maryland professor Russ Wermers found that
Video: What Happened When Hugh Hendry Was Kept Waiting in Brazil
Watch the full interview with Hugh Hendry, exclusively on Real Vision. Learn how you can become a great investor: http://rvtv.io/2nd0epN In the second of his new flagship series, Grant Williams travels to Saint Barthélemy in the Caribbean for a conversation with the founder of Eclectica Asset Management, Hugh Hendry. In a revealing and at times deeply personal discussion, Hugh discusses