Hedge funds

Many fear hedge funds are pushing up crude oil prices prematurely, which will lead to a renewed crash when the bubble bursts, as it did after the last big run-up in prices between January and May 2015. John Kemp argues that hedge funds and speculators are not driving the recent rally in oil prices. That’s a pretty stark argument from a very good piece in January by F. William Engdahl, who argued in January that 60% of today’s oil price is driven by speculation.

“The decision to put Harriet Tubman [and replace Andrew Jackson] on the new $20 was driven by thousands of responses we received from Americans young and old.”

“We’ve been criticized for allowing the holding to grow so large, but our feeling before the crisis erupted was that Valeant was executing well on its business model.”

After deserting commodities markets during last year's slide, some hedge funds are starting to move back in, betting a recent pick-up in energy prices could signal a turning point.

Investors will get their first peek of the year into hedge-fund managers’ holdings in mid-February as they file updated 13F disclosures.
University student Spencer Singleton is among a growing band of amateurs turning to computer-driven automated stock trading - until now the preserve of hedge funds and mega brokers - and says he's beating the market.
Oil prices rebounded after some of the biggest names in the hedge fund world and private equity lost billions betting on a rebound in energy prices and distressed energy debt. What’s more, many of them are staying with it.

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