John Paulson

Amid Dreary Landscape, Event Funds Stage A Comeback

Hedge funds endured nearly $100 billion in redemptions last year, but as confidence in traditional stock pickers dwindles, so-called “event-driven” funds are attracting renewed interest in investors, particularly in Europe, where near-zero rates and relatively attractive valuations are expected to stoke a boom in M&A activity.

Frontrunning: June 5

  • Saudis, U.A.E., Bahrain and Egypt Cut Ties With Qatar (WSJ)
  • Saudi-Led Alliance Cuts Ties With Qatar (BBG)
  • Saudi, Egypt lead Arab states cutting Qatar ties, Iran blames Trump (Reuters); Qatar asks citizens to leave UAE within 14 days: embassy (Reuters)
  • London Fortifies Bridges to Protect Pedestrians From Attack (BBG)
  • Bank at Center of U.S. Inquiry Projects Russian ‘Soft Power’ (NYT)

Frontrunning: May 17

  • Here's What the Latest Trump-Comey News Is Doing to Markets (BBG)
  • Dollar Slide Worsens With U.S. Stocks Near Records: Markets Wrap (BBG)
  • Turmoil Puts GOP Agenda at Risk (WSJ)
  • Trump Faces Deepest Crisis of His Presidency (BBG)
  • Trump’s $1 Trillion Plan Helps Wall Street More Than Rural America, Democrats Warn (BBG)

Harvard Is 'Billionaire-Making' University

To date, a total of 35 of the richest 500 people in the world have emerged from the storied halls of Harvard. In fact, more billionaires have graduated from Harvard than all of those hailing from Saudi Arabia and Spain combined.

Who Will Trump Pick As Next Fed Chair?

Reinhart discusses possible Federal Reserve appointments under a Trump administration. The front-runner, in his opinion, seems to be John Taylor...

Surge In Online Loan Defaults Sends Shockwaves Through The Industry

In a page taken right out of the CDO book of 2007, delinquencies and defaults on at least four different sets of bonds have reached the "triggers" points. Breaching those levels would force lenders or underwriters to start paying down the bonds early, redirecting cash from other uses such as lending and organic growth. According to Bloomberg, one company, Avant Inc. and its underwriters, will have to begin to repay three of its asset-backed notes, which have all breached trigger levels.

Why President Trump Will Fumigate The Fed

Trump’s election has given hard money advocates the most hope in over 30 years that our nation’s failed monetary policy will be reformed. Mixed with the current hawkish wave that is already percolating in the veins of some FOMC members, Trump’s future appointments can have a huge impact on the central bank’s immediate decision-making. One can only hope that the president-elect will stick to his guns and do the right thing.

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Trump and Gold

Donald Trump's election as next US president has given the gold price a short-term 'uncertainty' trading boost. However, Trump's keen interest in the gold standard is a trend worth watching over the next 4 years.