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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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Casino “Whale” Caesars in Eldorado’s Net: Shareholders Green Light Their Merger
November 18, 2019

Thanks to Carl Icahn’s activism, and an $8.58 billion acquisition kitty, Eldorado is in the driver’s seat in US casino operations. It will soon have Caesars in its fold. After…

Taylor Swift Draws Private Equity Giant Carlyle into Her Music Spat
November 18, 2019

Tay Swift’s appeal for help has put Carlyle in the cross-hairs of both her fan following and Sen. Elizabeth Warren. In emotionally charged posts on Tumblr, pop star Taylor Swift…

WeWork Layoffs to Total 4,000 to 6,000 Over Five Years
November 18, 2019

WeWork layoffs are coming, and the number could range between 4,000 and 6,000 employees. The WeWork layoffs are set to start this week. According to International Business Times, the company…

Non-transparent ETFs Will Soon Get Active Managers Into the Act
November 18, 2019

Active fund managers will soon get to join the passive party via “stealth” ETFs. The SEC has granted asset managers T. Rowe Price, Natixis, Fidelity, and Blue Tractor preliminary regulatory…

Are Climate Change Disclosure Lawsuits Coming for Asset Managers
November 18, 2019

Mark McVeigh is an environmental scientist from Australia. Although he will not have access to his retirement funds until 2055, he is suing his pension fund. 

Icahn Capital, Berkshire Hathaway and the Battle Over Occidental  
November 18, 2019

Icahn Capital and Berkshire Hathaway were among the asset managers to release 13Fs last week. While Warren Buffett boosted his stake over Occidental Petroleum, Carl Icahn faced a setback in…

ExodusPoint Will Reopen and Raise Another $2 Billion
November 18, 2019

ExodusPoint Capital Management will reopen its arms in 2020 to add a few billion to its AUM. The hedge fund was the industry’s largest in 2018 at $8 billion.

Fundstrat’s Lee: Bitcoin ETF Workable Only at $150,000
November 18, 2019

Fundstrat’s Tom Lee, a Bitcoin perma-bull, says the crypto would have to rise to $150,000 to support ETF-like volumes. ETF-wishers should, therefore, pray for Bitcoin to rise nearly 18 times…

Hedge Fund Scandal Triggers Run on South Korean Firms
November 18, 2019

South Korea hedge funds are experiencing the worst run on assets in history. A scandal at Lime Asset Management has fueled outflows on local hedge funds.

Walmart Canada To Roll Out World’s Largest Blockchain For An Industrial Application
November 18, 2019

Walmart Canada and blockchain company DLT Labs collaborated to develop the retail giant’s automated freight tracking and payments system. The new blockchain-based logistics system will use distributed ledger technology. It…