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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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AWS Killer? Blockchain-Based Cloud Storage in a P2P Architecture
November 21, 2019

Storj Labs’ beta storage service announced its Beta2 launch and the pricing thereof. The Tardigrade Decentralized Cloud Storage Service claims it costs less than half of legacy cloud storage providers.

Grayscale Bitcoin Trust to Add SEC Legitimacy: Files Form 10 (It’s Not an ETF)
November 21, 2019

In another first, the Grayscale Bitcoin Trust files a Registration Statement on Form 10 with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). If the SEC accepts the application, Grayscale Bitcoin Trust…

Prosus is Hunry for Venure Capital Returns in Food Space
November 21, 2019

Prosus Ventures, the VC arm of Prosus NV, will continue to make investments in the food delivery space. A new report from Reuters suggests that the company is ready to…

Two Sigma Enters Private Equity with Sightway Capital Fund
November 21, 2019

Sightway Capital, the new private equity arm of Two Sigma, announced the final close of a new fund. The Sightway Capital I fund will center around building companies in financial…

Broadridge Financial Solutions Buys ClearStructure Financial Technology
November 21, 2019

Broadridge Financial Solutions announced today that it has purchased ClearStructure Financial Technology, a global provider of portfolio management solutions for the private debt markets.

Charles Schwab Looks to Purchase TD Ameritrade
November 21, 2019

Charles Schwab and TD Ameritrade could merge, according to CNBC’s Becky Quick. News of a possible deal dropped on Thursday morning.

Brazilian Digital Bank Neon Raises $94 Million To Triple Its Customer Base
November 21, 2019

Neon, a Brazilian digital bank, has raised US$94 million from top investors. The challenger bank has ambitious plans in a high-growth market. It will use the funds to triple the…

Bill Gates-backed Startup Announces Clean Energy Breakthrough
November 21, 2019

Heliogen, a startup backed by Bill Gates, announced a breakthrough solar energy technology that could be a boon for heavy industry. Heliogen uses artificial intelligence and mirrors to reflect and…

Activist Carl Icahn Is Shorting Mall Owners – Should You?
November 20, 2019

Activist Carl Icahn has taken another big bet against a sector. This time, the hedge fund manager is targeting mall operators. Icahn could earn $400 million or more if mall…

Here’s What’s in the Apollo Management 13-F
November 20, 2019

The Apollo Management 13-F reveals what the private equity and alternative investment firm bought and sold in the third quarter. While we cannot see or benefit from their private holdings,…