WSJ: Hedge Funds Cut Back on Investment Risk
Many financial commentators say that investors have become overly complacent with steady gains in stocks and other risk markets.
Some hedge funds apparently are taking the warning to heart, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Peregrine Semiconductor Surges on Takeover by Japan's Murata
Peregrine Semiconductor jumped as much as 62 percent after Japan's Murata Manufacturing agreed to buy the San Diego-based company in a push to expand in the wireless market.
Jeremy Siegel: Bull Market for Stocks 'Still Intact'
Some stock market participants may be jittery about geopolitical turmoil and the possibility of a Federal Reserve rate hike sooner than expected.
Burbank's Passport Trims $500 Million China Internet Stock Bet
John Burbank's Passport Capital hedge fund is paring its more than half-billion dollar wager on Chinese Internet companies.
China to Let Foreign Investors Trade in Shenzhen Carbon Market
China, the world's biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, said it will allow foreigners to trade carbon permits in Shenzhen, making it the nation's first emissions exchange to welcome outside investors.
Blackstone Said to Be in Talks to Back New Distressed Fund
Blackstone Group is in talks to back a Hong Kong-based distressed fund started by Jason Brown, a former global head of Goldman Sachs's Special Situations Group, said two people with knowledge of the matter.
USA Today: A 401(k) Index Fund Investor Can Beat Hedge Fund Titans
If grades were given out to hedge funds for how well their investments have done in 2014, most of them would probably get a "C," according to one expert analysis.
Strategist Boroudjian: Shiller's CAPE Ratio Is 'Dead Wrong'
Jack Boroudjian, chief investment officer at Index Financial Partners, says stocks aren't too expensive, regardless of what Robert Shiller's CAPE ratio says about high price-earnings multiples.
Money Manager: Stocks Not a Bubble, But No Reason for Bullishness
Many bullish stock market participants shrug off worries of a stock-market bubble, saying the market's valuations aren't nearly as stretched in 1999-2000.
Buffett's Filing Lapses Highlight Growing Pains With Compliance
The world's greatest investor could use some help with record keeping. In the past two weeks, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said it missed filing deadlines for investments in Dow Chemical Co. and wallboard maker USG Corp.
Annie's Combining Right Ingredients to Tempt Investors
Annie's is one of those companies that I had never heard of until a few weeks ago when a well-known stock market commentator mentioned the company on his financial market TV show.
WSJ: Citigroup Facing Limits on Sales of Hedge Fund Investments
Citigroup Inc. has been sending hedge fund firms letters informing them that it cannot sell investments in hedge funds and private-equity funds to clients after a deal with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the Wall Street Journal reported.
Yale's Shiller: Stocks Are Pricey but 'Not Outrageous Yet'
"Given the alternatives, I think people still should have money in the market," says Nobel laureate economist Robert Shiller of Yale University.
But he urges investors to diversify, look for value stocks, and be realistic.
Junk-Bond Funds Get New Life as Money Pours In
Investors deposited $2.2 billion into U.S. high-yield bond funds the past week, the second straight inflow following a record withdrawal.
Looking Ahead: BofA Pays $17 Billion Penalty, Stock Jumps 4%
Bank of America shares jumped 4 percent Thursday despite the bank being hit with a record nearly $17 billion fine for selling high-risk mortgage bonds as safe investments.
BofA Seeks to Prove Buffett Right After Record $17B Settlement
Billionaire Warren Buffett has predicted Bank of America Corp. will become a profit dynamo when it finally resolves legal battles that have sapped funds and distracted managers.
Buffett Hoards Cash as Individuals' Holdings Hit 14-year low
Individual investors have been cutting back on cash in portfolios, the exact reverse of what Warren Buffett has been doing at Berkshire Hathaway.
Buffett's Estate Planning Drives Investors to Vanguard
Investors are running to Vanguard Group, attracted by its low-fee index funds and inspired by an endorsement from Warren Buffett, legendary CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.
Financial Author Harry Dent: Dow Poised to Plunge to 5,500-6,000
There's no shortage of market participants who are bearish on stocks. But very few are as bearish as financial author Harry Dent.
Gold Miner Dealmaking Picks Up, Boosting Prospects for Seabridge
Seabridge Gold Inc. says the prospect of finding a partner for its $5 billion gold-copper project in British Columbia, one the world's largest, has improved as mining dealmaking activity revives.
Fed Optimism Spurs Record Bets Against Stock Volatility
A soft touch on monetary policy will continue to suppress stock volatility, or so suggests the record stretch of cash going into an exchange-traded note that rallies as calm returns to equities.
The Chicago Board Options Exchange Volatility Index, known as the VIX, has...
Technical Strategist Ross: Stocks Show Signs of Topping Out
The stock market's very strength could actually represent its weakness, says Richard Ross, technical strategist at Auerbach Grayson.
Gallup Survey: Too Many Americans Out of Touch With Stocks
Many American investors are in the dark as to the stock market's advance last year, and they aren't particularly optimistic about equities going forward, according to a recent WellsFargo/Gallup survey.
Stifel Strategists Turn Bullish, See Big Gain by Year-end
Some stock-market participants have turned from bullish to bearish with the S&P 500 less than 1 percent from its record high. But Stifel's chief equity strategist and his associate have turned the opposite way.
Growth Industry: Media and Entertainment Mega-Mergers
Big media companies keep getting bigger, with the number of mergers and acquisitions between major players increasing substantially during the past year, according to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers.
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