Wednesday, 17 September 2014
Last updated 29 min ago
Oct 8 2012 | 11:48am ET
Hedge funds leapt back into commodities, perhaps sensing that the asset class is bottoming out.
Commodity prices hit a two-month low last month, causing most hedge fund and money managers to shy away, cutting their exposure to commodities for three straight weeks. But that came to an end in the week ended Oct. 2, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said, as asset managers increased their long bets by 0.2%.
That long exposure to 18 commodity futures and options had dropped by more than 6% over the preceding two weeks.
Gold positions rose by 3% on the week, but not all commodities are so favored by hedgies. Agricultural contracts saw bullish bets fall by 7.1% and oil by 6.5%.
Aug 25 2014 | 11:21am ET
As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
There are two things currency analysts agree on: Currencies have never gone through such a period of low volatility and the dollar must lead the sector out of the current malaise.