Hedge Fund Industry Underperforms S&P 500 by 253 Basis Points in January
Hedge Fund Managers Less Bullish in February than in January
New York, NY — March 12, 2013 — BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in $4.3 billion in January, compared with outflows of$20.7 billion in December. The results are based on data from 3,459 funds. Read More
Today’s dead cat bounce will fool the short term greedy into getting back into the stock market. All that really happened was that this past Sunday both Democrats and Republicans went on TV and made nice, nice to each other. The politicos said that they would work diligently on a solution to the fiscal cliff. And then Congress left Washington on holiday until the middle of next week and Obama went to Burma. Read More
Hedge Fund Industry’s September Performance Lags S&P 500; Assets Down 25.8% Since Peak
European Funds Gain Most Assets in September; All 8 Global Regions Post Gains
New York, NY — November 13, 2012 — BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research reported today that the hedge fund industry took in $3.4 billion (0.2% of assets) in September, building on a $7.7 billion inflow in August. Based on data from 3,004 funds, the TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Hedge Fund Flow Report estimated that industry assets stood at $1.8 trillion in September, down 25.8% from the June 2008 peak of $2.4 trillion. Read More
Howard Silverblatt is senior index analyst for S&P Indices. In addition to general market research and commentary, Howard is responsible for the statistical analysis of Standard & Poor’s family of U.S. Indices, including the world’s most followed stock market index, the S&P 500.
Many bullish Wall Street analysts seem to be expecting decent second half earnings and revenue growth for the stock market as whole and that is their justification for current stock prices. I say there is no way earnings per share and revenues will grow in aggregate over the second half of this year. I do not include financial stocks in this accounting. That’s because big bank stocks’ earnings per share are based upon the same myth that the current stock market valuation is based upon, and that is the Bernanke Put. The Bernanke put says the Fed will print enough money to buy existing loans, and then everyone lives happily ever after. Read More
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