Amazon researcher builds AI stock picker with hedge fund founder – The Australian Financial Review

An Amazon Echo Dot. In tests, John Alberg, co-founder of hedge fund firm Euclidean Technologies, and Zachary Lipton, a researcher at Amazon.com’s AI lab, generated 17.1 per cent annualised returns from their technique, compared with 14.4 per cent using a standard statistical model. by Jeremy Kahn A hedge fund manager and a computer scientist have found […]

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Hedge Funds Flock to Broker That Embraced Bitcoin Futures Early – Fortune

A London-based brokerage is going where many large banks fear to tread — and it’s paying off. ED&F Man Capital Markets, a $14.2 billion company, has signed agreements with 35 hedge funds, family offices and proprietary-trading firms to help them buy and sell bitcoin futures and is in talks with at least a half dozen […]

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Hedge Funds See Opportunity in the S&P 500 – Investopedia (blog)

[OPINION: The views expressed by Investopedia columnists are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the website.] The U.S. stock market is on a tear, and professional investors are looking to add to their long positions on any weakness. Here’s why the latest correction will be welcomed by the “smart money.” A long-overdue […]

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What Hedge Funds Will Do After the Hedge Fund Model Dies – Bloomberg

The long and short on hedge funds is that long and short isn’t working so well anymore. That’s the rather simple strategy that built the $3.2 trillion industry — the once-durable buying long when you figure an equity will go up and selling short when you reckon the opposite — and that basically put the […]

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Hedge Funds Dump Gold, Silver Ahead Of Fed – Analysts – Kitco News

(Kitco News) – Hedge funds have shed their bullish gold bets and are turning more bearish as they prepare for stronger U.S. economic growth and tighter monetary policy in the new year, according to market analysts. The latest trade data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shows the biggest drop in bullish exposure in 17 […]

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Gold price: Hedge funds cut bullish bets by most on record – MINING.com

A stronger dollar and fears that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates at the fastest pace in more than a decade prompted large futures speculators or “managed money” investors such as hedge funds to dramatically cuts bullish bets on precious metals. Ole Hansen, chief of commodity strategy as Denmark’s Saxo Bank, in a research note on […]

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Hedge funds turn net bullish on ags – ahead of price drop to historic low – Agrimoney.com

Hedge funds may wish they had had more courage in betting on agricultural commodity price falls. Managed money, a proxy for speculators, in the week to last Tuesday turned net long in futures and options in major US-traded ag commodities for the first time since September, and thanks to the biggest shift bullish in positioning […]

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