Thursday, 23 October 2014
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Sep 13 2007 | 1:11pm ET
The world’s largest metals hedge fund took a big hit last month, as the previously high-flying commodities sector stumbled. Red Kite Metals fell 20% in August, and is reportedly now down 29% year-to-date.The turnaround for the RK Capital Management fund is dramatic: It was up a whopping 188% last year.
Still, all is not quite lost: The fund was down 29% in January, but managed to recover to essentially flat through July, according to Bloomberg News. In fact, all three of its funds—down a collective 14% last month—were down big in January before breaking even through July.
Meanwhile, Touradji Capital Management’s flagship commodities hedge fund added 2.5% last month. The $2 billion Touradji Global Resources is now up between 21% and 25%, depending on the share class.
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…
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