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DailyAlts Playbook Talks Ackman’s Optimism, The Big “Short-ier”, Carbon Skeptics, and Now That’s Music 29

A number of funds saw massive gains during the breakdown in the market between February 20 and March 20. The latest manager to generate headlines is Kevin Smith at Crescat Capital. His two primary funds earned 40.5% and 34.5% during that period. Smith’s co-portfolio manager compared this selloff and their gains to the book The Big Short. While there are always winners, there are also losers. It appears that Bridgewater and Third Point, both run by dynamic managers, had a tough quarter. Bridgewater’s main fund reportedly lost 20% during the quarter. Dan Loeb’s Third Point had an 11% loss last month. Finally, Glenview shed 30% on paper during Q1.

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The DailyAlts Playbook: March 17, 2020
March 17, 2020

DAILYALTS PLAYBOOK March 17, 2020 Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about Medical Properties Trust, Roof Monsters, and What’s Happening in Washington. PRIME OVERVIEW Good morning: Apologies that Monday’s Playbook didn’t…

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Real Estate: Are Home Sellers Complacent? Palm Off Your Property to an iBuyer NOW
March 17, 2020

Wall Street is wasting no time discounting the economic effect from the deadly coronavirus, as seen from the very sharp cut in stock prices. It appears, however, that the real…

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Digital Assets: Emerging Trends After the Virus Pushed Real Estate Across the Digital Divide
March 16, 2020

Foreigners located in Japan, South Korea, China have suddenly discovered the virtues of closing property deals in the US remotely and online, writes Natalia Karayaneva in an article in Forbes….

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Venture Capital: Reddit Co-founder Ohanian “@Initializes” Billboards in Times Square
March 16, 2020

On Saturday, passersby in New York’s Times Square may have been bemused to see a billboard saying “Staying home means saving lives,” with the hashtag “#FlattenTheCurve” at the bottom. Said…

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Hedge Funds: Carl Icahn Has Been Shorting Commercial Mortgage Bonds
March 13, 2020

Billionaire investor Carl Icahn told CNBC on Friday that he has been shorting the commercial bond market. The activist investor said that his short was his “biggest position by far”…

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Digital Assets: The Celo Foundation Plans Cryptocurrency for Billions of Smartphone Users
March 13, 2020

The Celo Foundation announced the Alliance for Prosperity with 50 founding members. They share a common mission to make digital assets available to everyone through Celo’s decentralized, open-source blockchain platform….

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Liquid Alternatives: What the Proposed New Regulations on Leveraged ETFs Mean for Investors
March 12, 2020

The SEC’s proposed regulations have triggered widespread opposition, particularly those relating to leveraged (geared) ETFs. The public has until March 24, 2020, to submit its comments on the proposals.

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Venture Capital: New Enterprise Associates (NEA) Raises $3.6 Billion For Its Latest, And Biggest Fund
March 12, 2020

New Enterprise Associates Inc (NEA) closed on $3.6 billion in its largest fund so far. As in the past, the fund will invest most of the money in early-stage companies…

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Liquid Alternatives: The HDIV ETF – Artificial Intelligence Picks High Dividend Stocks With Upside
March 11, 2020

Qraft Technologies, a South Korean artificial intelligence firm, just launched its third ETF in the US. The Qraft AI Enhanced US High Dividend ETF (HDIV) targets high dividend US stocks…

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Liquid Alts: IMF Warns About ETF Liquidation
March 11, 2020

Call it the great bust of passive investing? The IMF warned Wednesday that regulators and authorities need to start watching asset managers and ETFs over the threat that they could…

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