Archive for Financial News

The Quants Run Wall Street Now

| November 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

For decades, investors imagined a time when data-driven traders would dominate financial markets. That day has arrived. By Gregory Zuckerman and Bradley Hope for The Wall Street Journal May 21, 2017 Alexey Poyarkov, a former gold-medal winner of the International Mathematical Olympiad for high-school students, spent most of his early career honing algorithms at technology companies such as […]

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Web Pioneer Keeps Faith, and Cash, in Bitcoin

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Marc Andreessen Is Betting on Wide Adoption of Digital Currency Bitcoin March 21, 2014 Internet pioneer Marc Andreessen is doubling down on bitcoin amid turbulence in the virtual-currency world, in a bet that widespread adoption of the currency will fuel the growth of new businesses and technologies. Venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz, where Mr. Andreessen is […]

Inside the Showdown Atop The World’s Biggest Bond Firm

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments

Feb. 24, 2014 NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.—Tension increased at Pacific Investment Management Co.’s headquarters here last summer. The bond market was under pressure, losses grew and clients pulled billions of dollars from the firm. Bill Gross, who co-founded Pimco in 1971 and is largely responsible for building it into a behemoth overseeing almost $2 trillion in […]

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Worried About a Bear Market In Bonds? Here’s What You Can Do

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

Q: Are there ways to protect a portfolio from a bear market in bonds? A: There’s growing concern in bond land. The stock market is firming, some investors are shifting cash from bonds to equities, and interest rates, still near all-time lows, likely will move higher over the next few years if the economy keeps […]

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Stocks Testing Records—But There’s Still Room to Run

| March 5, 2013 | 0 Comments

By GREGORY ZUCKERMAN The market is surmounting a wall of worries to approach all-time highs. The best news: There are reasons to think the good times will continue.

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Paulson Hits Hurdles in Gold Fund

| February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal FEBRUARY 18, 2010 by Gregory Zuckerman It took John Paulson months to convince investors that housing would crumble. Now it’s taking him awhile to get them excited about gold, his latest passion. When Mr. Paulson’s Paulson & Co. late last year announced it was starting a hedge fund to make a […]

Investors Exit Some Europe Bets but Remain Bearish

| February 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal FEBRUARY 18, 2010 by Gregory Zuckerman and Kate Kelly Some hedge funds have started to adjust their investment strategies as European officials voice harsher criticism of investors who have used exotic investments to bet against the debt of countries like Greece, traders said. Elected leaders in France and Germany have highlighted […]

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Outlook: Where Will the Markets Go Next?

| February 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal FEBRUARY 7, 2010 by Gregory Zuckerman A year ago, investors were dealing with heavy losses from the most brutal stock-market selloffs in years. The last thing they expected was a ferocious bull market. And yet, shares soon began to soar — climbing more than 50%. Last year’s unexpected stock rebound — […]

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Cost of Insuring Debt Alarms Investors

| February 5, 2010 | 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal FEBRUARY 5, 2010 by Gregory Zuckerman Countries have dealt with debt woes before. But the latest fears about government debt now riling some European markets are being fueled by a relatively new trading tool that lets investors bet against nations’ bonds. Credit-default swaps, or CDS, enable investors to protect themselves from […]

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‘Emerging’ Stock Markets Are Looking Better

| September 27, 2009 | 0 Comments

The Wall Street Journal SEPTEMBER 27, 2009 by Gregory Zuckerman On the heels of one of the worst years in stock-market history, some experts say investors should shift more money into a surprising area: emerging markets. For years, shares and bonds from emerging markets made investors wary. Sure, their growth often could be much stronger […]

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