Archive for May, 2014

Bridgewater Alpha Fulfills Promise, Somewhat

May 28, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Bridgewater Associates’ Pure Alpha, probably the world’s largest single hedge fund, (more…)

Contrarians Back EM

May 23, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

The view that emerging market stocks are (more…)

Chanos Long and Short Energy

May 20, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Prominent short-seller James Chanos (more…)

AQR Quants versus Index

May 15, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Cheap index funds are convenient and the case for passive low-fee investing in stock markets is persuasive, but (more…)

Fannie Freddie Common Security: Even Bigger?

May 13, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Housing finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (more…)

Och-Ziff Tackles Sovereign Wealth Corruption Issue

May 8, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

The U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission have been investigating (more…)

Energy Renaissance Fuels Midstream Partnerships

May 6, 2014

Chidem Kurdas

Where is the investors’ sweet spot in the fast-changing (more…)