Should You Own Steven Cohen’s 3 Favorite Stocks?

Should You Own Steven Cohen’s 3 Favorite Stocks?

Lately, the company has, once again, received attention from a variety of hedge-fund investors, including Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square. Moreover, many of those following the stock see Zoetis as a takeover target, especially with activist investors like … Continue reading at fool.com

Wilmington details plan to fund stock exchange

The head of the Wilmington economic development department Wednesday said a city plan to fund a proposed downtown stock exchange would include a mix of a public loan, federal tax credits and private donations. "If all goes according to plan and the … Continue reading at delawareonline.com

SUPERVALU INC. (SVU): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

Amid an overall market correction, many stocks that smart money investors were collectively bullish on tanked during the third quarter. Among them, Valeant and Micron ranked among the top 30 picks and both lost around 20%. Citigroup, which was the third … Continue reading at insidermonkey.com

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Hedge funds’ favorite stocks lag broader market -Goldman data

Goldman analysts calculated that the basket of managers’ 50 most heavily owned stocks – among which are Allergan, Facebook, Netflix and Cheniere Energy – lost 2.4 percent since January, while the Standard & Poor’s 500 stock index gained 3 percent during … Continue reading at reuters.com

Emerging-Market Fund Investors Too Slow to Catch Peak Returns

Emerging-market stock funds have a record of posting large gains, but investors often put their money in too late and keep it there too long. The latest selloff is a case in point: The flight of funds accelerated nearly six years after returns peaked. Continue reading at wsj.com

The 100 Best Exchange-Traded Funds You Can Buy 2012
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are the most dynamic new investing opportunity around. ETFs offer you an efficient, cost-effective, a…

Simple Wealth, Inevitable Wealth: How You and Your Financial Advisor Can Grow Your Fortune in Stock Mutual Funds
Preface: Over the course of the last three decades, I’ve been an advisor to individual investors, and now – for want of a better d…

ETFs for the Long Run: What They Are, How They Work, and Simple Strategies for Successful Long-Term Investing
Praise for ETFs For The Long Run “As the title of the book suggests, ETFs are going to be an increasingly important reality for a…

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Hedge funds’ top stock picks haven’t been smoked this badly since the financial crisis

Hedge funds’ favorite bets in the stock market have been getting roughed up. “From August through October, hedge fund favorite stocks posted their worst relative returns outside of 2008,” wrote David Kostin at Goldman Sachs. “Our Hedge Fund VIP list of … Continue reading at finance.yahoo.com

A .5 Billion Payout Seen Luring Funds to South Korean Stocks

South Korean companies, which have the lowest dividends in relation to share prices in Asia, are becoming more generous as they succumb to government and shareholder pressure. Payouts by Kospi 200 index members may jump 5.4 percent over three years … Continue reading at bloomberg.com

Bain Capital to exit Hero MotoCorp, but street positive on stock

Although block trades may depress stock price in the near-term with increased supply … a unit of Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund GIC, to help the Munjal family buy out Honda Motor’s 26 per cent stake in the company. Continue reading at economictimes.indiatimes.com

Spanish Fund Bestinfond Takes New Holding in BMW

Royal UNIBREW A/S (OCSE:RBREW) The fund also bought 167,673 shares of Danish brewing company Royal UNIBREW, which produces beverages in Western and Eastern Europe. The stock is up 37% over the last year and now trades at 275.10 kr. The company's EPS has … Continue reading at gurufocus.com

* As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law (CAL), Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-9) held another in a series of hearings on the foreclosure crisis on Friday.

Back in July, the CAL Subcommittee heard testimony about the effectiveness of the Treasury Departments Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP). So far, the governments efforts at helping families avoid losing their homes appear not to be working effectively. Even though HAMP has only existed for nine months, the Subcommittee is troubled by continuing reports in the media and from the Congressional Oversight Panel suggesting that the program is simply ineffective in stemming home foreclosures.

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