Why Politics And Systematic Trading Don’t Mix

In an outtake from our Managed Futures Outlook 2020 – we can’t ignore the effect that politics have had on systematic trading programs over the past year or so.  Something that could take a toll in the year to come…. Trade wars, new presidents and new economic policies or...

2019 CTA Returns

We field a bunch of calls at the start of each month asking how that hedge fund, this emerging manager, and that mutual fund did last month, and thought to simplify things for you with this categorized list of different alternative investment performance for the month gone by. Q4 2019...

Opera: Phantom of the Turnaround – 70% Downside

Hindenburg Research's report titled, "Opera: Phantom of the Turnaround - 70% Downside." Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more (Source: GS StatCounter) Summary (NASDAQ: OPRA) Opera went public in mid-2018 based largely on prospects for its core browser business. Now, its browser market share is declining rapidly, down ~30% since its...

Systematizing Idea Generation

Last week I received an email from a reader, David. Here’s the text: Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Engin_Akyurt / Pixabay I’ve found what you have been doing to be interesting. I’m wondering if you follow any funds to get ideas from. Quite honestly, I haven’t been able to...

LHC Group: Treating Investors ALMOST Like Family

Spruce Point Capital Management is pleased to issue a report on their website outlining their concerns how LHC Group, Inc. (“LHCG”) faces 35% - 65% downside risk to approximately $60-$90 per share. Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Through forensic accounting and a close analysis of company filings, Spruce...

Hedge funds up 8.58% in 2019, recording their strongest year since 2013

The Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Index gained 1.52% in December, supported by the underlying equity market performance which pushed the MSCI ACWI (Local) 2.57% higher over the same period. The markets reacted positively to the encouraging geopolitical development surrounding the US-China trade talks. The two economic powerhouses officially reached an...

Taiwan Was the Best Performer in Asia in 2019

All Asian markets fell in 2018 In 1H19, Hong Kong was the strongest performer in local currency terms, and for foreign investors, Thailand was the best Overall, Asian markets were up in 2019 except for Malaysia Taiwan was the strongest performer For foreign investors, Thailand showed a positive...

Hedge Funds Close out 2019 With Returns of +9.74%; Russia, China, Brazil Funds Shine Brightest

The global hedge fund industry returned +1.75% in December, bringing aggregate 2019 full-year returns to +9.74%, according to the just-released eVestment December 2019 hedge fund performance data. 2019 marked the industry’s best aggregate returns since 2013, when the industry returned +12.58%. Q4 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more For the...

US Expansion To Continue In 2020, No Recession… Unless

FORECASTS & TRENDS E-LETTER by Gary D. Halbert December 31, 2019 Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more IN THIS ISSUE: Recap of US Economic Growth in Recent Years Slower US Economic Growth Expected in 2020 Given Aging Business Cycle, Is Recession Inevitable? Wishing You a HAPPY &...

Jeff Gundlach: Navigating Deglobalization

On November 12, 2019, the DoubleLine Emerging Markets team held a webcast discussing the Emerging Markets Fixed Income Fund (DBLEX/DLENX), the Low Duration Emerging Markets Fixed Income Fund (DBLLX/DELNX) and the Global Bond Fund (DBLGX/DLGBX) titled “Navigating Deglobalization." Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more This recap is not intended...

KISS Retirement Investing For Conservative Investors

KISS stands for 'keep it simple, stupid'. The idea behind KISS is that people, especially smart people, tend to over-complicate things. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more ArtTower / Pixabay The more complicated something is, the more chances there are for mistakes to occur. "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication" - Attributed to...

Net Current Asset Value: The Magic of Deep Value Investing

Net Current Asset Value: The Magic of Deep Value Investing by Victor Wendl, author of  The Net Current Asset Value Approach to Stock Investing: A Guide to Purchasing Stocks Trading below Liquidation Value I always enjoyed magic tricks as a child, so when the movie The Prestige was released in 2006,...

A Value Investor’s Guide To Stoicism

You don’t need Stoicism to be a value investor. In the same way you don’t need a killer step-back jump shot to play basketball. Yet if you want to excel as a value investor, you must embrace a form of this ancient philosophical practice. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences...

Asset Class Scoreboard – The Decade (2010-2019)

We’re closing out the decade with one final look back on some of the top performing markets, asset classes, and alternative investment funds over that time. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Last up, the broad asset classes we track in our monthly Asset Class Scoreboard: US Stocks, World...

Hedge Funds End 2019 With A Positive Quarter, Up 6.96% YTD

Hedge funds on track to end 2019 with four consecutive positive quarters, up 6.96% YTD Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Equal-weighted and asset-weighted hedge fund performance Hedge fund managers recorded a second positive month in the fourth quarter of 2019, with the equal-weighted index up 0.73% and the asset-weighted...

There’s a major banking crisis unfolding in China

[Editor’s note: This letter was written by Tim Staermose, Sovereign Man’s Chief Investment Strategist] The Chinese government isn’t exactly famous for its honesty and transparency. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more skeeze / Pixabay So when the Chinese regulators are starting to openly report trouble in their banking system, it’s time...

Gold has outperformed the stock market over the last year

For more than a year, I’ve been strongly encouraging readers to consider buying gold. Q3 2019 hedge fund letters, conferences and more Stevebidmead / Pixabay In fact, almost exactly one year ago to the day, I wrote that gold was cheap relative to just about every other asset class in the world. Since...

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