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Hedge funds hook shipping stocks grappling for recovery


LONDON Shipping stocks may still be in the doldrums in the view of many investors, but hedge funds have bet at least $675 million on signs of renewed buoyancy in the industry.

Number of crypto hedge funds surges amid bitcoin volatility

LONDON Hedge funds focused on trading cryptocurrencies have struggled to eke out returns this year amid a sharp sell-off in the highly volatile market, in spite of a flood of new funds setting up to deploy investor cash.

16 Feb 2018

Hedge fund Bridgewater makes $22 billion bet against European firms

LONDON/FRANKFURT/NEW YORK Bridgewater has shown its hand in Europe with a $22 billion bet against some of the continent's biggest companies, filings reviewed by Reuters show, part of a bigger shift by the world's largest hedge fund manager.

15 Feb 2018

Attention turns to bid price after Sky's football winner

LONDON Sky has tightened its grip on English Premier League football rights at a lower price than it currently pays, fuelling speculation that Twenty-First Century Fox could now be forced to pay more to buy the broadcaster.

15 Feb 2018

Commentary: Oil prices tumble as hedge funds liquidate record bullish position

LONDON Hedge funds have started to liquidate some of their record bullish positions in crude oil and refined fuels as the rally has gone into reverse and amid signs that U.S. shale production is surging.

12 Feb 2018

Data overload: commodity hedge funds close as computers dominate

LONDON "Chocfinger" made his name and his money by taking bold bets on cocoa markets. But after nearly four decades of trading, sometimes winning, sometimes losing, Anthony Ward threw in the towel.

12 Feb 2018

U.S. activist investor says Booker should get better offer from Tesco

LONDON A U.S. hedge fund which owns a stake in Booker Group said on Thursday it plans to oppose Tesco's 3.7 billion pound takeover bid unless the wholesaler secures a better deal.

09 Feb 2018

Volatility means trend is no longer the hedge fund's friend in 2018

LONDON Trend-following hedge funds were stopped in their tracks by global market volatility this week, with some giving up all of their gains from a stellar start to the year.

07 Feb 2018

Market volatility spurs some funds to look again at currency hedging

LONDON A pick up in currency market volatility over the last few days after years of suppression by central banks' easy-money policies has prompted some investors to look again at protecting against, or profiting from, sharp moves.

07 Feb 2018

New Ocado ecommerce deal turns screw on bearish hedge funds

LONDON Hedge funds which have bet on a fall in the share price of Ocado will have taken a hit after the online retailer unveiled a new international technology deal which sent its stock up by more than a fifth.

23 Jan 2018

Roche to buy Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion to expand cancer care portfolio

Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG said on Thursday it would buy the rest of U.S. cancer data company Flatiron Health for $1.9 billion to speed development of cancer medicines and support its efforts to price them based on how well they work.


Oil hits highest in nearly two weeks on Asian equity recovery

TOKYO Oil prices extended gains to hit their highest level in nearly two weeks on Monday, buoyed as Asian shares joined a global recovery in equity markets and by worries over tensions in the Middle East.

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