All eyes are on the Fed. The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meets on Wednesday and Thursday of this coming week, and will make a pronouncement on the direction of interest rates on Thursday afternoon at 2
The alarm bells sounded this past week when the media picked up on the potential decision that CalSTRS, the nation's second largest pension fund, may shift 12% of it equity portfolio into something less risky.
Labor Day is approaching, fast. Five trading days, followed by a 3-day weekend, and then on into Fall we go. For many, a close to August can't come soon enough. A month of spiking volatility, declining interest
Losing money is never fun, but if you had any exposure to the equity markets this past week, or for the past month, you are likely in a losing position relative to where you were a month ago. Long equity exposu
This weekend's reading list starts with an article that profiles George Zweig, a 78-year old quant who is starting a new hedge fund. Further down the list, and also by Rob Copeland at the The Wall Street Journa
This week's collection of articles for weekend reading gets started with Brad Balter making the case for liquid alternatives, and providing some specifics on why the establishment is wrong when they say hedge f