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  • How to Improve Momentum Risk Management
    Matthew X. Hanauer and Steffen Windmueller, two scholars affiliated with the Technical University of Munich, compare the performance of three risk management approaches applicable to the momentum strategy. Their new paper also explores the risk manag…
    - 2 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • The Risks of Betting on the Transformation of Automobiles
    Hedge funds recently are interested in taking the long position on Telenav (NASDAQ: TNAV). According to Insider Monkey, the number of hedge funds with positions in TNAV rose from eight to 13 at the end of 2018 and the beginning of 2017. Then it slid…
    - 3 days ago, 11 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • The Case Against REITs
    By Nicolas Rabener of FactorResearch (@FactorResearch) INTRODUCTION Surveys often reveal investor behaviour that is challenging to understand. For example, Preqin’s Alternative Investor Outlook for H2 2019 highlighted the following: 65% of institut…
    - 5 days ago, 9 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Investors Want Liquidity and They Want it Now
    A recent publication from Fidelity Institutional Asset Management, while looking at the money markets in the US, emphasizes that investors are looking for liquidity. The report, written by Kerry Pope and Chris Lewis, each an institutional portfolio m…
    - 7 days ago, 7 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Trending Down in Europe
    In  a new report, Pitchbook looks at the mergers and acquisitions trends in Europe. In 2019 through September, the value of European M&A is lower than it has been since 2014, and the volume is lower than it has been since 2010. Only two sectors did…
    - 9 days ago, 5 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Muddy Waters Sells Burford Short
    Burford Capital, a New York-based company, provides litigation finance. This is a subject of endless debate, especially among members of the plaintiffs’ bar. The old-style plaintiffs’ lawyer simply says “no, thank you” to any potential client…
    - 11 days ago, 3 Nov 19, 7:00pm -
  • Blenheim Closes, Ushering in a New Era in Commodities
    Willem Kooyker is folding up his tent at Blenheim Capital, the commodities-focused hedge fund headquartered in an office park in Berkeley Heights, N.J. Kooyker is a legend. In 1981, he went to work at Commodities Corp., Princeton, N.J., where he was…
    - 14 days ago, 31 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • We Versus Me: Identifying An Investment Mindset
    By Diane Harrison When deciding where to put money, investors have many choices and multiple goals they are trying to achieve. Commonly, one seeks to partner with outside managers to enhance or increase the chances of meeting investment goals beyond…
    - 15 days ago, 30 Oct 19, 8:00pm -
  • What if Cryptos Succeed Only After the US has Locked Itself Out?
    Recent developments in cryptocurrency have brought new currencies and more uncertainty about them and some of the underlying investments in this brave new world. Anthony Pompliano, a founder and partner at Morgan Creek Digital, tackles these issues a…
    - 16 days ago, 29 Oct 19, 8:11pm -
  • A Harvard Education
    By Bill Kelly, CEO, CAIA Association While Harvard the institution is legendary, much less is known about its founding other than by some who have taken those tedious Cambridge tours or the gifted alum who studied their way in through one of those 25…
    - 17 days ago, 28 Oct 19, 9:26am -

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    • newThursday: PPI, Unemployment Claims, Fed Chair Powell Testimony

      Thursday: PPI, Unemployment Claims, Fed Chair Powell Testimony

      Thursday:• At 8:30 AM, The initial weekly unemployment claims report will be released. The consensus is for 215,000 initial claims, up from 211,000 last week.• At 8:30 AM, The Producer Price Index for October from the BLS. The consensus is for…
      - 13 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 6:48pm -
    • newCleveland Fed: Key Measures Show Inflation Above 2% YoY in October, Core PCE below 2%

      Cleveland Fed: Key Measures Show Inflation Above 2% YoY in October, Core PCE below 2%

      The Cleveland Fed released the median CPI and the trimmed-mean CPI this morning:According to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the median Consumer Price Index rose 0.2% (2.3% annualized rate) in October. The 16% trimmed-mean Consumer Price Index…
      - 19 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 1:33pm -
    • newNY Fed Q3 Report: "Household Debt Continues to Climb in Third Quarter as Mortgage and Auto Loan Originations Grow"

      NY Fed Q3 Report: "Household Debt Continues to Climb in Third Quarter as Mortgage and Auto Loan Originations Grow"

      From the NY Fed: Household Debt Continues to Climb in Third Quarter as Mortgage and Auto Loan Originations Growhe Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Center for Microeconomic Data today issued its Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit, which…
      - 21 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 11:16am -
    • newFed Chair Powell: The Economic Outlook

      Fed Chair Powell: The Economic Outlook

      Testimony from Fed Chair Jerome Powell Before the Joint Economic Committee, U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.: The Economic Outlook. Excerpts: The U.S. economy is now in the 11th year of this expansion, and the baseline outlook remains favorable. Gros…
      - 21 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 10:54am -
    • newHouston Real Estate in October: Sales up 6% YoY, Inventory Up 7%

      Houston Real Estate in October: Sales up 6% YoY, Inventory Up 7%

      Another solid regional market in October.From the HAR: Buyers Maintain Demand for Houston Housing in OctoberContinued low mortgage interest rates kept consumers in a buying mood in October, powering home sales to a fourth consecutive positive month.…
      - 22 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 10:37am -
    • newBLS: CPI increased 0.4% in October, Core CPI increased 0.2%

      BLS: CPI increased 0.4% in October, Core CPI increased 0.2%

      From the BLS: The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) rose 0.4 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis after being unchanged in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all…
      - 24 hours ago, 13 Nov 19, 8:33am -
    • MBA: Mortgage Applications Increased in Latest Weekly Survey

      MBA: Mortgage Applications Increased in Latest Weekly Survey

      From the MBA: Mortgage Applications Increase in Latest MBA Weekly SurveyMortgage applications increased 9.6 percent from one week earlier, according to data from the Mortgage Bankers Association’s (MBA) Weekly Mortgage Applications Survey for the w…
      - 1 day ago, 13 Nov 19, 7:00am -
    • Wednesday: CPI, Fed Chair Powell Testimony, Q3 Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit

      Wednesday: CPI, Fed Chair Powell Testimony, Q3 Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit

      Wednesday:• At 7:00 AM ET, The Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the mortgage purchase applications index.• At 8:30 AM, The Consumer Price Index for October from the BLS. The consensus is for a 0.3% increase in CPI,…
      - 2 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 7:10pm -
    • Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate Increased in October

      Leading Index for Commercial Real Estate Increased in October

      From Dodge Data Analytics: Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in OctoberThe Dodge Momentum Index increased 6.9% in October to 152.6 (2000=100) from the revised September reading of 142.7. The Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Data & Analytics, is a mont…
      - 2 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 10:43am -
    • Small Business Optimism Index Increased Slightly in October

      Small Business Optimism Index Increased Slightly in October

      CR Note: Most of this survey is noise, but there is some information, especially on the labor market and the "Single Most Important Problem".From the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB): October 2019 Report: Small Businesses Continue t…
      - 2 days ago, 12 Nov 19, 9:00am -

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