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Bitcoin Climbs Higher After Korean Regulator Hints at Cryptocurrency ‘Normalization’
FinTech
After causing cryptocurrencies to crater last month, South Korea has surprisingly helped Bitcoin turn things around. Bitcoin surged and stabilized yesterday after a South Korean regulator hinted at a lighter regulatory touch from the government, a marked departure from their warnings at the start of the year. Here’s Reuters: The regulator said on Tuesday that it hopes to see South
U.S. Core CPI Accelerates in January on Post?Holiday Retail Bounce
U.S. inflation continued to accelerate in January, with a 0.349% month-over-month advance in core Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation (which excludes food and energy prices) – the strongest gain since 2001. We attribute advances in the January print in part to methodological changesand a bounce in retail prices after strong holiday discounting. More broadly, core CPI inflation appears to have
The Management Principles of George Soros
Hedge Funds
The following is straight from Operator Kean, a member of the Macro Ops Collective. To contact Kean, visit his website here. In the first and second articles of this 3-part series, we covered the philosophy and the investment principles and strategies of the famous Quantum Fund ran by billionaire investor George Soros. In this third article, we will cover the
Passive Investing Hurts Emerging-Market Debt Investors
Think emerging-market debt (EMD) might as well be managed passively? Think again. Over the last 14 years, 69% of EMD active managers beat the J.P. Morgan EMBI Global over three-year rolling periods. Even in 2008, almost 40% of active managers beat their EMD benchmark. Read more at Advisor Perspectives. Photo: Allan Ajifo
Carl Icahn: Joint Statement With Darwin Deason Regarding Xerox Corporation (XRX)
Hedge Funds
Carl Icahn And Darwin Deason Release Open Letter To Xerox Shareholders THE BOARD NEEDS TO WAKE UP AND ACKNOWLEDGE THERE ARE VIABLE ALTERNATIVES TO THE PROPOSED FUJI SCHEME New York, New York, February 20, 2018 – Today Carl Icahn and Darwin Deason released the following open letter to shareholders of Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX): Fellow Shareholders: For 17 years, Xerox
Official Who Guided Korea’s Crypto Crackdown Found Dead at Home
Jung Ki-joon, who helped coordinate South Korea’s recent cryptocurrency crackdown, was found dead at his home, the Wall Street Journal reports: A South Korean official who guided Seoul’s regulatory clampdown on cryptocurrencies was found dead on Sunday, according to a government spokesman. Jung Ki-joon, 52, was head of economic policy at the Office for Government Policy Coordination. He helped coordinate
Preqin Hedge Fund Performance Update: January 2018
Hedge Funds
The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark generated returns of 2.18% in January – the strongest start to a calendar year since 2013. All leading strategies and regions posted positive performance for the month, the sixteenth consecutive one in which the industry has recorded overall gains. The Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark generated 2.18% in January. This is the strongest start
Everything You Need to Know About the Hedge Fund Manager Who Charlie Munger Publicly Praised by at the 2018 DJCO Conference
Hedge Funds
To say Charlie Munger is blunt would be an understatement. If Munger does not like something he uses words like poison (see Bitcoin), sewer (see Valeant), among other colorful words. In this sense, Munger is the exact opposite of Buffett – Buffett will give his views but (at least in public) tends to be more diplomatic. That is why when
5 Things Investors Should Know About China This New Year
Today marks the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, China’s most important holiday. The fire rooster struts off-stage, clearing the way for the loyal earth dog. According to CLSA’s tongue-in-cheek Feng Shui Index, health care, consumer and paper products are favored to outperform early this year, followed by internet, utilities and tech
How Letting Go of These “Good” Habits Can Make You More Successful
Lifestyle
Learning new things is an important part of career growth, and 87% of millennials say professional development opportunities factor into their job decisions, according to Gallup. Acquiring too much information, however, can be a problem, putting your career at risk of becoming stagnant, says Dom Price, work futurist-in-chief and head of R&D at the software development firm Atlassian in Sydney,