Market Risk Not To Be Ignored Or Overlooked

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The first of a two part article…. Fund managers, whether they be equity or bond traders, know all too well that returns are not simply a result of their asset selection prowess. Many external factors come into play. But what are the issues facing the professional money manager. Commodity Trading Advisor, Genuine Trading Solutions of […]


Hedge Trimmers Are Tools Not Toys

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If you are truly passionate about your lawn and garden then you have probably either seriously considered a hedge trimmer or are the proud owner of one. Hedge trimmers are great for trimming hedges as their name would imply, they operate by creating nice clean cuts that do not shred the plant your are trimming. […]


Hedging For Shade Discover Why Laurel Is A Great Choice

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Sizes and uses Prunus laurocerasus is commonly known as the Cherry laurel or English laurel. It is quite often confused with Laurus noblis (bay laurel or Grecian laurel), which is the victory laurel of ancient Greece. A hardy evergreen shrub native to Asia and Europe, It is often planted as a large ground cover or […]


Leylandii Pruning The Law And You

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Who of you out there has a fast growing Leylandii hedge (golden or green)? Maybe you call it by its Latin name x Cupressocyparis Leylandii or maybe you call it “that damned high maintenance, sunlight blocking hedging”. Please try not to be so hard on this conifer, as evergreen hedges with thick foliage such as […]


Stock Research Amaranth Hedge Fund Collapse What Happens When Your Friendly Banker Becomes Predator

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You might be familiar with Amaranth LLC, the giant hedge fund that collapsed last fall, after blowing up $6 billion of investors’ money. It now comes out that the circumstances under which they self-destructed are worth studying. But first – A METAPHOR What would happen if you had a pain in your chest, and you […]


Tock Research As Hedge Fund Industry Private Equity Gets Hotter Heat Is Building On Them Too

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Both the hedge fund and private equity industry had free rides during George Bush’s Administration when the Congress was safely in Republican hands. All that changed in November 06 when the Democrats swept the Congress, and with the change in control came new Democratic responsibilities to address the fiscal deficits generated during the time, the […]


Stock Investing Bank Of America Morgan Stanley Ubs And Bear Stearns Swept Up In Latest Insider Trading Scandal

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In the biggest Insider Trader scandal in two decades, members of four prominent firms were implicated in the developing scandal. The firms included Bank of America (BAC.N), Morgan Stanley (MS.N), UBS (UBS.N), and Bear Stearns (BSC.N). To begin with, a little history is in order. Insider trading in this country is illegal; this is not […]


Stock Research Hedge Fund Fraud Leads To 160 Million Bear Stearns Settlement

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It was announced recently that a Federal Bankruptcy court judge ordered Bear Stearns, one of America’s top tier trading firms to pay $160 million to investors who lost money with a hedge fund that cleared through Bear Stearns. While doing stock research on publicly traded brokerage corporations, we came across the settlement. This spurred us […]


Stock Research Another Hedge Fund Warns Basis Capital This Is Just The Beginning

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Wow, it’s just starting and it’s not going to stop. Basis Capital is an Australian hedge fund. They run about a billion dollars under management. What you have to keep in mind however is that hedge funds use LEVERAGE, big leverage. The average hedge fund manager in the United States is using 6 times the […]


Stock Research Hedge Funds If Bear Stearns Doesn T Know Who Knows

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As the hedge fund world becomes bigger and bigger as more and more hot money seeks the elusive alpha of maximum performance, it is becoming apparent that more and more newspaper space will be devoted to hedge funds, and private equity. Recent news has taken us into the inner sanctum of Bear Stearns, truly a […]


Hedge Funds Establishing A New Frontier

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It is difficult to provide a general definition of a hedge fund. Initially, hedge funds would sell short the stock market, thus providing a “hedge” against any stock market declines. Today the term is applied more broadly to any type of private investment partnership. There are thousands of different hedge funds globally. Their primary objective […]


Hedge Funds 101 Understanding Current Concepts And Lingo

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What exactly is a “hedge fund ” ? In essence , it is a managed pool of capital for institutions or wealthy individual investors that employes one of various trading strategies in equities, bonds or derivatives , attemting to gain from market inefficiencies and , to some extent hege underlying risks. Hedge funds are often […]


Fund Manager Ron Pollack On Friends And Family

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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of meeting the man, Ron Pollack (http://www.ronpollack.net), who had set up what was at one time one of the largest hedge funds in the US, peaking at over a billion dollars. We met in a Florida office in early summer. He was wearing shorts and a t-shirt, […]