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Positive signs for European and US Indices

By   /  February 27, 2014  /  News, Markets, Indices  /  No Comments

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The trading session in Europe also ended on a positive note, which was supported by publications of good macroeconomic statistical data. The index of business optimism of IFO of Germany for February, made 111.3 points, at average forecasts of 110.6 points. Also notable was the final data on the Eurozone consumer price index for January […]

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February indices – large scale swings and low interest rates in Europe

By   /  February 10, 2014  /  News, Markets, Indices  /  No Comments

February Indices news

A sudden upwards swing was the first noticeable trend of recent indices. After a steep decline had forced markets into negatives, during afternoon trading, the barometer index, the S&P BSE Sensex, rose 41.67 points or 0.21%, off close to 98 points from the day’s high and up close to 63 points from the day’s low. […]

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Industry surge not enough to propel macro hedge funds

By   /  February 5, 2014  /  News, Markets, Hedge Funds, Indices  /  No Comments

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Though the financial sector has been revitalised since the crisis of 2008, there are still issues for long-term macro hedge funds in terms of capital. eVestment, a data monitoring firm, has recently stated that managed future-based and macro funds are troubled by capital outflows in combination with poorer performances in recent months. These longer strategies […]

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S&P 500 Outpaces HFRX

By   /  July 10, 2012  /  Hedge Funds, Indices  /  No Comments

The ongoing Eurozone uncertainty seems to be hindering hedge fund returns, leading to poor HFRX returns. Many of the world’s largest hedge funds have adopted a short position recently, and have been hurt relative to the S&P 500 index. June saw one of the S&P’s best months of the last couple of years as it […]

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FTSE Remains Stagnant Despite Stimuli

By   /  July 6, 2012  /  Markets, Indices  /  No Comments

That the FTSE was the sole market in Europe to gain ground during another disappointing day’s trading yesterday is little cheer for investors. The European Central Bank lowered its rates to its lowest-ever 0.75%. Despite this unprecedented floor, markets across Europe closed down. The CAC decreased¬†40 points, losing 1.2%, at 3228; ¬†Spain’s IBEX dropped below […]

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