Once upon a time on Wall Street, if you wanted to make big bucks, you'd head for a big bank, private equity or a hedge fund. Lately, however, things have taken a turn for the surreal. For serious coin, you might be better off running a fuddy-duddy real estate investment trust.
Some of the world's most prominent hedge fund managers are betting against the eurozone -- and not just the weak little countries -- we're talking Germany and France. Here's why that's bad news for all of us.
At this time last year, maybe you thought the economy would be a bit more gracious by now. No such luck. But as we reflect on the year that was, here are six financial lessons that 2011 taught us all.
Two veteran observers of the global economy, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin and hedge fund manager John Paulson, offer mixed forecasts on immediate and long-term economic prospects.
Hedge fund manager John Paulson told Paulson & Co. clients that the company made more than $1 billion during the past 18 months on its investment in Citigroup, Bloomberg News reported, citing Paulson's letter to clients this month.
The smartest money on Wall Street may be at the top hedge funds, whose investment managers are paid billions a year to beat the market. Those gurus only take big money clients, but you can follow their lead: DailyFinance has the 10 best stock picks of the 10 highest-paid hedge fund managers.
By the time the world's smartest investors tell the SEC what stocks they hold, most of the gains they were after are already priced in. But a few of the companies Warren Buffett, George Soros, and their billionaire buddies have bought into still have a lot further to rise. Which ones? Read on ...
Some hedge-fund managers are having a tough year. After suffering unusual losses, two well-known managers, Stanley Druckenmiller of Duquesne Capital and Paolo Pellegrini of PSQR, are leaving the business.
Hedge funds are doubling down on inflation by buying gold. Institutions are buying corporate bonds -- a wager on deflation. Should you follow them? And if so, which way?
Among Thursday's top online stories for investors: Is hardcover publishing a dying business? What should investors do to handle deflation? And what should the next-generation iPad change?
The U.S. casino gaming market is finally improving, according to a recently released report from Moody's Investor Services. After more than two years of negative outlooks, Moody's has changed its view to neutral and recognizes "signs [that the] industry has bottomed out."
Gregory Zuckerman's book The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History offers some valuable insights into hedge-fund operator John Paulson -- the mastermind behind the trade that has brought a massive SEC investigation upon the house of Goldman.
Among Friday's best online stories for investors: a defense of John Paulson, strategies for earnings season, and is GS a buy now?