Tuesday, 30 September 2014
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Apr 18 2013 | 1:44pm ET
Friday and Monday's historic gold rout hasn't just burned John Paulson personally—investors in the gold bug's hedge funds are suffering as well.
Paulson lost about $1 billion on gold's worst two-day drop in 30 years. And Paulson & Co.'s flagship hedge fund is down 2.4% this month, thanks in no small part to gold's precipitous drop.
The Advantage Fund had just returned to positive territory last month with a 5.6% jump. The fund is now up just 1.3% on the year.
Things are likely even grimmer for Paulson's dedicated Gold Fund. That vehicle was down 27.9% through March, prior to gold's big drop last week and this.
Sep 22 2014 | 4:15pm ET
"I tell people that everybody likes good news and so if you have good performance that’s wonderful,” explains Mike McKitish of Peddie School's endowment, “but it’s the people that want to talk about the bad news or where they drifted and how they came back and how they stayed to their discipline…” that he wants to hear from. Read more…
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…
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