Record Number of Funds Buying Insurance Against Stocks Fall

Record Number of Funds Buying Insurance Against Stocks Fall

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX, $BAC, FLASH: Global investors’ equity allocations fell 6% in May and 34 % of fund managers have taken out protection against sharp stock market declines in coming months, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s (NYSE:BAC) latest monthly survey found Tuesday. The proportion of investors preparing for equity falls is the highest […]

‘Smart Money’ is in Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

‘Smart Money’ is in Ferrari (NYSE:RACE)

$RACE FLASH: Smart Money is right about Ferrari Ferrari N.V. (NYSE:RACE) investors should be aware of an increase in enthusiasm from smart money in here. Our calculations also showed that RACE isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds aka smart money. In today’s market there are a large number of indicators investors […]

Gold Firms, Investors Move into Safe-haven Assets

Gold Firms, Investors Move into Safe-haven Assets

$GLD.$USD, $JPY FLASH: Last week gold posted its 3rd consecutive weekly gainer and rose 1%, the most since the week ending 1 February. The fundamentals Spot gold up 0.1% at $1,314.21 oz as of 0128 GMT. US gold futures up 0.2% at $1,314.40 oz. Investors sold shares Monday moving to the safety of bonds, while […]

Private Markets Come of Age

Private Markets Come of Age

FLASH: McKinsey’s annual review reveals an expanding and developing industry; more tools for managed money and investors. Note: Private markets, including PE, debt, infrastructure, real estate, and natural resources. Private markets stayed strong in 2018. True, fundraising was down 11%. But $778-B of new capital flowed in. Investors have a new motivation to allocate to […]

Managed Money Looking Closely at Gold

Managed Money Looking Closely at Gold

$GLD, $BAR,$USD FLASH: Some money managers says recession fears on global-economic slowdown sign actually give savvy investors a Golden opportunity to start investing in a precious metal commonly considered a haven amid uncertainty and say that gold’s price is “very affordable” now. “You’ve had a bit of a V-shaped recovery in the market, but [with] […]

Robot Traders Need Clarity, They Cannot Keep Up With President Trump

Robot Traders Need Clarity, They Cannot Keep Up With President Trump

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX, $VXX FLASH: “Machines are only as smart as their human programmers” Hedge fund investors learned that the hard way last year when data-crunching computers that invest $220-B based on historical price trends did worse than most human managers. The losses were so bad that investors pulled billions of dollars out of […]

Sidelined Investors Joining This Rally

Sidelined Investors Joining This Rally

$DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $RUTX FLASH: The Pain Trade is Higher! Professional investors who have missed this global stock rally this year, are still worry about getting on the bandwagon too late Money managers are strategies including derivatives, defensive and/or dividend stocks are being touted as a way out. Fund manager have pulled over $30-B from […]

Hedge Fund Money Not Chasing This Stock Rally

Hedge Fund Money Not Chasing This Stock Rally

$SPY The data reveals that hedge fund money has not been chasing the January late December – January rally in US stocks. It is on the sidelines. According to Macro Risk Advisors, these big-money managers are acting much more like it is the aftermath of the Y 2008 financial crisis than the relatively low-volatility environment […]

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom

Emerging Market Rout Approaching Bottom $USD, $AUD, $NZD Franklin Templeton Investments says the rout in emerging markets may be nearing a bottom, but says that there are still countries like the Philippines that will suffer. Given the uncertainty, the money manager is keeping a net neutral USD position, while making trades including shorting the Philippine […]

Investors are saying, “Stocks Are Too Expensive”

Investors are saying, “Stocks Are Too Expensive”

Investors are saying, “Stocks Are Too Expensive” $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Caution Signals Blinking Many professional investors (46%) saying stock markets are overvalued, Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s monthly fund manager poll showed Tuesday. The survey, which polled 202 asset managers with $587-B under management, was carried out between 4-10 August, and showed cash levels […]

Owners “86” Protesting Colin Kaepernick from NFL

Owners “86” Protesting Colin Kaepernick from NFL

Owners “86” Protesting Colin Kaepernick from NFL America’s NFL teams “genuinely hate” former San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and 1 executive calling him “an embarrassment to football” a General Manager said Sunday in an interview. “He can still play at a high level – the problem is 3 things are happening with him,” the […]

Conservatism is Changing in The Trump Era

Conservatism is Changing in The Trump Era

Conservatism is Changing in The Trump Era Decades of intellectual and political activity preceded the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980. William F. Buckley Jr. founded National Review in 1955. A little less than a decade later, National Review publisher William Rusher helped orchestrate Barry Goldwater’s presidential nomination. The following year, 1965, Buckley ran for […]

The Ugly Truth About Bernie Sanders’ Wall Street Tie-up

The Ugly Truth About Bernie Sanders’ Wall Street Tie-up

The Ugly Truth About Bernie Sanders’ Wall Street Tie-up $ARIA FLASH: Shares of Ariad Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:ARIA) dove 15% after US Senator Bernie Sanders (D:Vt)criticized the price of the company’s leukemia drug on Twitter. Wall Street is very short ARIA/shares @SenSanders: Drug corporations’ greed is unbelievable. Ariad has raised the price of a leukemia drug to almost $199,000 […]

Silicon Valley Aims to “Break” Wall Street Control of Stock Markets

Silicon Valley Aims to “Break” Wall Street Control of Stock Markets

Silicon Valley Aims to “Break” Wall Street Control of Stock Markets Eric Ries, 37 anni, the author of the best-selling entrepreneurship manifesto “The Lean Startup,” floated a very provocative idea in the Epilogue: Someone should build a new, “long-term” stock exchange. He wrote, Its reforms would amend the Quarterly cycle to encourage investors and companies […]

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities

Money Managers “Dumping” US Treasuries For Equities $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Money managers are dumping Treasury ETFs (exchange-traded funds) as a revival in equity and commodity prices curbs demand for the somewhat safer US debt. Treasury ETF net redemption’s have reached $2.9-B so far in April, on top of $4.8-B pulled out in March, according […]