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What is so unique about hedge funds?

Apart from the fact that hedge funds could leverage and short sell the stock, one of key differentiation between hedge funds vs mutual funds would be their concentrated "bet" - hedge fund returns depend on the performance of a few key stocks. 

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Nifty Nine is driving US Markets

The return generated by US bonds and equities were flat for 2015.  It is the 2nd worst collective 12 months since 1995 - outstripped only by the disaster year of 2008.  On the other hand, "Nifity Nine" - Facebook, Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Salesforce, eBay, Starbucks and Priceline beat the rest of the US market by more than 60%!

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美联储加息时间窗可能关闭

美联储将于年底加息?中国政法大学资本金融研究院客座教授张捷认为,美联储加息的窗口或已关闭,而中、日、沙特等国持有大量的美国国债,致使美联储无法QE。

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金融风暴正重现

截止目前,全球27个主要国家的股市已经经历了两位数的下跌。这是一个真实发生的全球现象。我们看到股市崩溃发生在亚洲,欧洲,南美洲,非洲和中东。但是因为美国股市较最高点的跌幅不到1000点,因此大多数美国人认为一切都没问题。是这样吗?

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No more Dr Copper

Plotting the price of copper against a global composite purchasing managers' index shows a loosening correlation.  The price of copper has been a poor indicator of the global economy for many years, according to Julian Jessop, CapEco's Chief Global Economist.

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