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Hedge Funds are Selling Oil Again

NYMEX and ICE WTI data show that hedge funders were net sellers of crude oil for the week ending January 14. Funds sold roughly 99 million barrels in the six primary crude futures and options contracts. With funds less focused on geopolitical tensions in the Middle East, concerns are rising about the status of the global economy.

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Greenlight Capital’s Recent Struggles Continue in November
December 3, 2019

Greenlight Capital saw its fourth-quarter woes continue last month. According to Institutional Investor, the value hedge fund dropped 1.8% in November. That decline follows a 6% drop for the fund…

PwC: Takeaways from the Real Estate 2020 Outlook
December 3, 2019

Real Estate 2020 Building the Future (a report from PwC) looks at the key trends in the commercial real estate market for 2020 and beyond.

JP Morgan’s BBUS ETF: At 2 bps, the Lowest Fee ETF in the US
December 3, 2019

When it launched in March 2019, the JPMorgan BetaBuilders U.S. Equity ETF (BBUS) under-cut the then cheapest ETFs from BlackRock’s iShares and Charles Schwab, which had been the lowest-fee offerings…

Christopher Hohn: Activist Manager, Climate Warrior
December 3, 2019

Sir Christopher Hohn, the head of activist fund TCI, has demanded the companies improve their pollution disclosures. Those boards that fail to meet his demands will not receive his vote….

Huawei to Deploy Its Kunpeng 920 Chipset in World-Beating AI Platform
December 3, 2019

Huawei and the Pengcheng Laboratory released Cloud Brain II, a new AI computing platform, on Friday. The platform will use Huawei’s Atlas 900, claimed to be the world’s fastest AI…

KKR Expects Lower Returns and Economic Growth
December 2, 2019

The KKR economic outlook arrived in late October. Following a holiday week, let’s take a look at the report. Henry McVey, the Head of Global Macro and Asset Allocation, has…

HSBC World Bank Taps Blockchain to Transfer $20 billion in Digital Assets
December 2, 2019

HSBC World Bank will track $20 billion in digital assets on a blockchain storage platform in 2020. The company plans to initiate the platform Digital Vault by March.

Embroker Releases 2019 State of Venture Capital Report for U.S. Startups
December 2, 2019

Embroker, a provider of insurance to venture-backed startups, has published “A Look Into VC Funding in 2019.” Its new report analyzes the venture capital (VC) middle market and successful startups…

Fake News: China Targets Artificial Intelligence and Bots
December 2, 2019

Fake news is a term generating a lot of buzz in the United States. But in China, the term has taken on a whole new meaning. The country has issued…

How About a Hedge Fund Under the Toshiba Brand?
December 2, 2019

A Toshiba hedge fund may soon emerge. The Japanese conglomerate is seeking a license to operate a hedge fund. The news comes just two years since activist hedge funds pressured…