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The DailyAlts Playbook is the ultimate insider newsletter for the alternative investment industry. Economist Garrett Baldwin covers the big headlines, the stories behind the scenes, and goes on the record with some of the top names in finance to get their take on major events affecting the global capital markets. The DailyAlts Playbook is an in-depth, daily read that drives discussion, entertains and raises your Alternative IQ.

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DailyAlts Playbook: Artwork, Vegas, BlackRock Buddies at the Fed, and the End of the COVID Recession

June 4, 2020

THE DAILYALTS PLAYBOOK June 4, 2020 DailyAlts Playbook: America on Fire, Goldman Shorts the Dollar, a $41 Trillion Hole, and the Death of Pensions. PRIME OVERVIEW Good morning, It looks like the private equity industry has scored one of its biggest wins in its history. The Labor Department today issued guidance that effectively allows 401K…


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The DailyAlts Playbook – The coronavirus outbreak, big losses for Tesla shorts, and why Bernie Sanders’ wealth tax will miss its target.

January 23, 2020

This morning, the Dow Jones is in reverse as President Donald Trump returns from Davos, Switzerland to Washington D.C. Once he arrives home, he will face the ongoing media circus around the Senate Impeachment trial. Before he took off from Switzerland, he had breakfast with U.S. CEOs, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, and Salesforce co-CEO Marc Benioff.

The DailyAlts Playbook: The World Economic Forum, Citadel’s Return to China, Musk’s Mars Distraction, and Guggenheim Partners’ Warning.

January 21, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks the World Economic Forum, Citadel’s return to China, Elon Musk’s latest distraction, and Guggenheim Partners’ warning.

The DailyAlts Playbook: Short Strategies for Tesla and Apple, where Ken Griffin was on Wednesday, Kyle Bass’ Hong Kong Worries, and the GAO’s Statement on Donald Trump

January 17, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about short strategies for Tesla and Apple,  where Ken Griffin was on Wednesday, Kyle Bass’ Hong Kong worries, and the GAO’s statement on Donald Trump.

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The DailyAlts Playbook – Trump’s Search for Ken Griffin, Souvenir Impeachment Pens, Family Office Flows, and Kyle Bass’s Hong Kong Warning – January 16, 2020

January 16, 2020

This morning, U.S. markets are ticking higher as markets largely ignore Impeachment drama in Washington and cheer the Phase One trade deal between the U.S. and China. The dollar is steady. Solid earnings from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing gave investors the sense that headwinds facing the global economy are calming.

The DailyAlts Playbook – A Ponzi Scheme that Bilked Berkshire Hathaway, Infrastructure Expectations, Larry Fink’s Climate Change Letter, and Bridgewater’s Take on Gold

January 15, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks a Ponzi Scheme that bilked Berkshire Hathaway, infrastructure expectations, Larry Fink’s climate change letter, and Bridgewater’s take on gold.

The DailyAlts Playbook – Repo markets, BlackRock’s Climate Reversal, Bubble Warnings, and the Not-so Surprising News from Tribune Newsrooms

January 14, 2020

The DailyAlts Playbook talks repo markets, BlackRock’s climate reversal, bubble warnings, Climate Change funds, and the non-so surprising news out of Tribune newsrooms

The DailyAlts Playbook – PointState’s Redemption Woes, Crypto Whale Dominance, a Sleepy IPO, and a Contest to Fly around the Moon with a Love-Starved Japanese Billionaire.

January 13, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks PointState’s redemption woes, Crypto Whale dominance, a sleepy IPO, and a contest to go around the moon with a love-starved Japanese billionaire.

The DailyAlts Playbook – “Clown Airplanes”, Russian and Chinese-focused funds, AQR staff cuts, and Brexit Beginnings – January 10, 2020

January 10, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks “Clown Airplanes”, Russian and Chinese-focused funds, AQR staff cuts, Brexit Beginnings, and an offer for our new readers.

The DailyAlts Playbook – More Fund Returns, Insider Trading Codes, AI Stock Picking and Black Swans – January 9, 2020

January 9, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks the largest debt swell since the 70s, Black Swan babble, more hedge fund returns, insider trading codes, and AI’s shift into stock-picking.

The DailyAlts Playbook – January 8, 2020

January 8, 2020

The DailyAlts Playbook talks Elon Musk’s dance moves, a pension battle over the XFL, the latest round of hedge fund performance numbers, U.K. financial crimes, and new AI guidelines. 

The DailyAlts Playbook: January 7, 2020

January 7, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks pension allocations in 2020, the cost of Carlos’ freedom, Blackstone Group’s 2020 Surprises, and a ridiculous valuation for TopGolf.

The DailyAlts Playbook – January 6, 2020

January 6, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks zero-fee hedge funds, where REITs go from here, our chat with Daniel Rasmussen, and the CFTC manhunt for a crypto manager and his client’s $147 million.

The DailyAlts Playbook – January 3, 2020

January 3, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about tensions in the Middle East, the fall of hedge fund fees, capitalists without capitalism, and the rise of Boise, Idaho.

The DailyAlts Playbook – January 2, 2020

January 2, 2020

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The DailyAlts Playbook – October 17, 2019

October 17, 2019

THE DAILYALTS PLAYBOOK October 17, 2019 Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about a Brexit Deal, Questions about ESG and China, Elizabeth Warren’s unsurprising announcement on finances, and just how rich that 35-year-old next door is (hint: he owns three houses). PRIME OVERVIEW Good morning, Global markets were ripping higher on Thursday thanks to significant developments…

The DailyAlts PlayBook – October 4, 2019

October 4, 2019

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about the robot apocalypse on Wall Street, the Forbes 400, Zuckerberg’s billionaire statement, and LaVar Ball (sorry about that). The markets are in the red this morning as investors prepare for a fresh round of U.S. economic data.

The DailyAlts Playbook – October 3, 2019

October 3, 2019

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks Trump tariffs on the things we love, Libra’s woes, the ESG Gold Rush, and a special lunch with Bill Ackman.

The Dow was flat on Thursday and unable to get any footing after a massive downturn yesterday. The markets continue to raise concerns about economic data and growth while monitoring ongoing trade developments. With trade dominating the headlines, let’s dive into the two related stories driving sentiment.

The DailyAlts PlayBook – October 1, 2019

October 1, 2019

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks Trump’s approval rating, Tom Barrack’s dealmaking, and why the Pope is worried about robots.

The DailyAlts Playbook – September 26, 2019

September 26, 2019

THE DAILYALTS PLAYBOOK September 26, 2019 Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks topics like the wave of activist adventures, the (temporary) end of diversity on the ECB, and why Josh Brown wants Altria Group to vanish from the markets like vaping smoke. PRIME OVERVIEW  Good morning, The Dow Jones is up about 51 points today as…