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Why Have Global Macro Hedge Funds Underperformed?

Many pundits have recently looked at the lackluster performances of Hedge Funds from the European crisis perspective. We would like to have a different approach, namely the one of volatilities.

Asian markets rise, yen weakens on Japan stimulus

The figures provide a general view that the country is gradually getting back on its feet, which will have a positive knock-on effect for the global economy. Lawmakers in Washington are locked in tough talks on averting the fiscal cliff of tax hikes … — Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:47:47 -0800
Since the onset of the global economic crisis, mining companies have been severely affected, with issues such as funding and increased overheads causing many to ramp down some projects. A report released by research organisation Southern Africa Research Watch (SARW) indicates that the impact of the global financial crisis on the mining sector in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region is particularly severe. ‘The impact of the global financial crisis on … — Thu, 29 Nov 2012 23:11:51 -0800

“With interest rates being at zero it’s very difficult now to play the cyclical differences in economies,” David Bloom, global head of currency-market strategy at HSBC Holdings Plc in London, said in a telephone interview on Nov. 20. “We’re in a structural world … thing about finance and investing. Acclaimed value investor William Ackman teaches you what it takes to finance and grow a successful business and how to make sound investments that will grant you to a cash-comfy retirement. — Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:05:26 -0800

Macau embraces deeper integration

Macau’s Secretary for Economy and Finance Francis Tam yesterday said despite the global economic uncertainty over the past year, partners in the 8th Pan-Pearl River Delta (PPRD) Regional Cooperation and Development Forum achieved … — Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:21:02 -0800
“With interest rates being at zero it’s very difficult now to play the cyclical differences in economies,” David Bloom, global head of currency-market strategy at HSBC Holdings Plc in London, said in a telephone interview on Nov. 20. “We’re in a structural world … thing about finance and investing. Acclaimed value investor William Ackman teaches you what it takes to finance and grow a successful business and how to make sound investments that will grant you to a cash-comfy retirement. — Thu, 29 Nov 2012 22:05:26 -0800
Macro views to the world of domestic and global financial markets. Markets simplified – Financial, Commodities, Forex, Mutual funds,European Crisis, Sub-prime crisis, Rogue Trades to explore. … either the global economy or the global economic-policy agenda. Emerging countries’ global integration, demand for resources, and huge capital inflows now determine rich countries’ economic performance – their inflation rates, employment levels, borrowing costs, and wages and profits. — Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:50:12 -0800

'Goldman Sachs rules the world'

“Mark Carney is one of the brightest, most capable people I’ve ever met in global finance and central banking,” said Tim Adams, a former U.S. Treasury undersecretary who worked with Carney at Group of Seven meetings. “I’ve been around … — Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:34:00 -0800
“The ISDA margin analysis outlines the vital role that non-cleared swaps play in the global economy,” said Robert Pickel, ISDA chief executive officer. … These members include a broad range of OTC derivatives market participants: global, international and regional banks, asset managers, energy and commodities firms, government and supranational entities, insurers and diversified financial institutions, corporations, law firms, exchanges, clearinghouses and other service providers. — Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:34:23 -0800
The new sanctions aimed at reducing global trade with Iran in the energy, shipping and metals sectors may soon be considered by the US Senate as part of an annual defense policy bill, senators and aides said on Tuesday, according to a Reuters report. As gold is considered a … Suwaidi also noted that world financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank need to be overhauled to give a bigger voice to developing economies. “We believe that IMF … — Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:27:31 -0800
Real estate investor sentiment in the Asia Pacific property sector remains relatively positive, despite continuing global economic uncertainty, according to Emerging Trends in Real Estate® Asia Pacific 2013, a real estate forecast jointly published by the Urban … At the same time, core investment markets in many mature, western cities are seeing a surge in demand from newly formed Asian Institutional Investors seeking to capitalize on the post-global financial crisis corrections there.” … — Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:03:07 -0800
Faber: Prepare for a Massive Market Meltdown – ( The markets are going to go into meltdown soon so expect stocks to lose 20 percent of their value, Marc Faber, author of the Gloom, Boom and Doom report told CNBC on … “The market is going down because corporate profits will begin to disappoint, the global economy will hardly grow next year or even contract, and that is the reason why stocks, from the highs of September of 1,470 on the S&P, will drop at least … — Wed, 28 Nov 2012 23:46:00 -0800
Crude Rises On Positive US Budget Talks, Middle East Tensions Sentiment improved and the outlook of the global recovery brightened after U.S. lawmakers appeared to be getting closer to reach a deal on the worrying “fiscal cliff” which threatens to … The Greek debt concerns vanished after European finance ministers and the IMF agreed to release another tranche of loans for Greece, brightening the outlook for the region’s recovery, yet the uncertainties over fuel demand persists.
Britain, however, has endured a decade of economic turbulence, and seemed ready for a foreigner to shake up its central bank. Besides his job as a central banker, Carney, 47, also heads the G-20’s Financial Stability Board, a global … — Wed, 28 Nov 2012 21:59:35 -0800

'Fiscal cliff' concerns offset Greek optimism

US corporations cut investment to recession level on fiscal fears. US companies are slashing investment plans at the fastest pace since the 2008 global financial crisis, amid fears of the looming economic slowdown in case the ‘fiscal cliff’ … — Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:39:52 -0800
The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development yesterday axed its global growth forecasts for 2013 and warned that the world could plunge back into recession without significant political action in the United States and Europe. The Paris-based organization saw the eurozone as the biggest risk. Greek deal. European finance ministers have just reached an agreement on Greece with another rescheduling of loan terms to include a 10-year holiday on interest payments. — Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:46:39 -0800
… another recession. Of course, the only problem here is that the solution to the fiscal cliff is a fiscal cliff, spending cuts and tax hikes of some magnitude that will likely be an additional drag on the U.S. and global economy. … In Europe, the finance ministers reached yet another agreement to save Greece, however, the Eurodollar fell as Europe still has deep problems to solve and the markets have seen numerous previous agreements like this one miss targets and fail. Read “European … — Tue, 27 Nov 2012 18:34:00 -0800
Following the release of the positive data, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said the country’s growth shows that Aquinomics – or the “economics of good governance” – “works.” “This is the ultimate public-private sector partnership. … Purisima said economic performance was significant because “it is much higher than the trend growth of 4.7% the past 10 years” and was achieved in a “very difficult” global economic environment. For Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad, the … — Tue, 27 Nov 2012 17:59:59 -0800

Fiscal Cliff: Reflections on Meaning of "Last Minute"

Progress on the alleged fiscal cliff has been non-existent. Obama wants tax hikes on the wealthy, Republicans want to close loopholes. — Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:31:00 -0800
The marketplace was relatively quiet throughout the European session yesterday, as cautious investors were hesitant to open new positions during a meeting of euro-zone finance ministers discussing a new round of bailout funds for Greece. Furthermore, a lack of progress in negotiations with regards to the US “fiscal cliff” created uncertainty in the current state of the global economy. Today, the US Core Durable Goods Orders and CB Consumer Confidence figures are forecasted to … — Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:39:15 -0800
Doha climate talks could also see progress on developing new climate finance incentives and reducing deforestation emissions. … Meanwhile, domestic & state programs — now set to cover 25% of global economy — keep cropping up. November 26, 2012. Contact: Jennifer … — Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:34:10 -0800
This financing, through IBM Global Financing, can make obtaining credit easier and more accessible to enable IBM’s global partner ecosystem and their clients to acquire advanced technologies such as cloud, analytics and PureSystems. As part of … Confronted with stagnating online sales and a lagging economy, Bishop Company needed to create a stronger online presence to deliver a shopping experience to meet the needs of a younger generation of sophisticated consumers. — Mon, 26 Nov 2012 22:00:40 -0800
The economy contracted 2.4% in 2009 after the global financial crisis dried up finance available to Dubai’s then rapidly growing property sector and government-related corporates that almost defaulted on debt, triggering a crisis. But it has … — Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:42:47 -0800
“This is a critical time for the British, European and global economies; a decisive period for reform of the global financial system including its leading financial centre, the City of London; and a crucial point in the Bank of England’s history as it … — Mon, 26 Nov 2012 21:04:26 -0800


Encourage spending, not saving

A report on the financial condition of China’s household, published by the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in May this year, shows that bank deposits account for 57.75 percent of China’s household financial assets. … However, at a time when investment and exports have a declining potential in the context of the global economic recession, China faces the immediate task of bringing down its high domestic savings and diverting some of this huge amount to … — Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:47:09 -0800

 Pound/Euro forecast

When the Global Financial Crisis occurred it wiped the foundations from Greece’s house of cards, and essentially made it impossible to repay their lenders due to the staggering debt-levels they had accumulated. The high emphasis on a Greek rescue stems … Not only this, but the losses associated with a Greek default would significantly dampen Global liquidity; in a nutshell, when people are fearful and refuse to spend, economies become stagnant. Talks are on-going which for the … — Mon, 26 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800
Home / Forex news / Euro rally stalls as finance ministers meet again to agree on Greek deal … The relief rally will be short and sweet once the deal is signed off, with the fiscal cliff continuing to be the key concern for the global economy. — Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:30:06 -0800
Indonesia: Most economies that have thrived mainly by exporting raw materials — think Brazil and Russia — have slowed sharply amid the global financial downturn. Indonesia, however, is a commodity-fired economy that has achieved … — Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:17:02 -0800
European stock markets are expected to open lower this morning ahead of the eurogroup meeting of finance ministers. … European markets expected to open lower as caution returns ahead of eurogroup meeting;; Greek deal expected today, however traders prepare for further delays;; Fiscal cliff remains greatest threat to the global economy, as deal remains weeks away. European stock markets are expected to open lower this morning ahead of the eurogroup meeting of finance … — Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:30:48 -0800
Finance, Economy, Markets, Life. Sunday, November 25, 2012. Marc Faber’s forecasts for the global economy. Marc Faber discusses what opportunities are likely to emerge for institutional investors if sovereign debt continues. He assesses … — Sun, 25 Nov 2012 22:27:00 -0800

In the wake of the financial crisis

In 2011, the International Monetary Fund invited prominent economists and economic policy makers to consider the brave new world of the post-crisis global economy. The result is a book that captures the state of macroeconomic thinking at a … — Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:00:16 -0800
So it is only right to step back, as America does this Thursday, to appreciate the bounties bestowed by economic progress. Yet this Thanksgiving, with the impact of the 2008 global financial crisis refusing to fade, will not feel like a time to … — Sat, 24 Nov 2012 21:41:18 -0800
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Global stocks and the euro gained on Friday on signs of progress in talks on releasing aid to Greece and after an influential German survey found business sentiment had improved in Europe’s largest economy. U.S. stocks rose for a fifth day, getting a lift from … Euro-zone finance ministers, the IMF and the European Central Bank (ECB) failed earlier this week to agree on how to get the country’s debt down to a sustainable level. They will make a third attempt at … — Sat, 24 Nov 2012 21:20:34 -0800

Key Trends in the World Economy

… world history can occur. In five to seven years China will become the world’s largest economy…. … Due to this high investment the world’s most important industries – automobiles, aviation, computers, finance, pharmaceuticals – do not operate according to “perfect competition” but are monopolies or oligopolies. … For example, early this year severe negative pressure on China’s economy occurred due to a downturn in the global economy driven by a fall in private investment. However … — Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:30:47 -0800

News From The East Asia Summit

… and uncertainty amid the global economic downturn. He’s encouraged members of the East Asia Summit or EAS, to develop policies to deal with the international financial crisis and contribute to regional development by reviving economies, … — Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:47:43 -0800
Global private equity majors are showing rising interest in opportunities in Southeast Asia, all drawn by a region that is still defying the global economic slowdown by delivering solid economic growth as compared to Europe, the US and Japan. … “During the first phase of private equity in Asia, it was very much a China-India game,” said Singapore’s finance minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at a recent event organised by US private-equity giant Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co (KKR) … — Fri, 23 Nov 2012 22:33:13 -0800
UAE entrepreneurs rank the highest among 54 countries in terms of exporting activities, said Dr Constance Van Horne, professor at Zayed University, quoting from the 2011 Global Entrepreneurship… … Eurofin Capital acts as financial advisor to Leeds… » Eid to begin on … Tamakkan’s founder Sana Bagersh said, “This is encouraging news and demonstrates the vibrant entrepreneurship landscape in the UAE and its huge potential to participate in the growth of the nation’s economy.” … — Fri, 23 Nov 2012 21:30:24 -0800
As well as sending a signal to the world that the sector is serious about decarbonisation, the regulations reinforced the role that credible information and metrics will need play during the sector’s transition towards a low-carbon economy. … While Hamburg is still a major world port, the success of German shipping from 2000 to 2009 has slowed substantially in the years since, as the national market got hit by the global financial crisis and the most severe contraction the shipping industry … — Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:20:36 -0800
In accordance with newest work as well as company tendencies, the growth of the world economy together with increasing amount of people heading off within the next ten years can make a requirement for money specialists. In the event … And furthermore , as business oriented checking is more diverse given that previous to, you’ll be ready as a financial institution teller and progress in locations including leasing, credit card checking, global financing along with buy and sell loans. — Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:33:49 -0800

EU: Forget Nobel Peace Prize

Add to that more than 40 finance ministers’ meetings — the most recent of which ended at 5 a.m. on Wednesday, again without agreement — and it is easy to see how a set of institutions designed to foster peace and stability in Europe can end … — Fri, 23 Nov 2012 00:00:00 -0800

Lessons from Japan

The Japanese economy had barely found its footing after the onset of the global economic crisis when it was hit by the devastating earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster at Fukishima. Government support for recovery has already ended.The natural disasters are … This in turn places an enormous burden on government finances, as the state supports consumption by increasing borrowing and acquiring debt. The main drag on growth over the entire period has been the decline in … — Fri, 23 Nov 2012 00:00:32 -0800
The Global Transition to a New Economy is a great tool that is an excellent learning resources for budding and start-up social entrepreneurs, who are provided with hundreds of case studies from around the world. … Finance – Makes capital available which allows local and national communities and enterprises to flourish with positive social and environmental outcomes. 5. Governance and Politics – Working to create the necessary frameworks which allow positive social and … — Thu, 22 Nov 2012 23:18:59 -0800
‘Finance Financing Finance’, & Its Bullwhip Effect. The big question in the current global economy relates to the horse-and-cart relationship between the speculative economy and the real economy. Often it seems that the speculative economy … — Thu, 22 Nov 2012 22:51:03 -0800


China: Real Face of the Neo-Capitalists

Li was the man behind the China 2030 report, co-written with World Bank earlier this year—a blueprint to further open up the Chinese economy to global capital, including by privatising most remaining state enterprises, a process likely to destroy millions of jobs. Li will be in charge of implementing this social … Under conditions of deepening global slump, Bo’s “model” of relying on export-led growth to finance limited social spending became unviable. When he took over Chongqing … — Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:48:45 -0800
Suspicion grows as Western criticism of Argentina’s nationalization and rebuffing of “rules of global finance” sharpens in tandem with street protests. Western media agencies have begun enthusiastically covering … had restored Argentina’s dignity by standing up to foreigners exploiting its natural bounty. Meantime, Fernandez kept the once-hot economy going by nationalizing private pension funds, redirecting the money into housing loans, and expanding welfare programs by decree. — Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:28:00 -0800
Rapidly, the moderate financial recession had transformed into a significantly disruptive global crisis in a short period of time. In order to stabilize and boost the weaken economy, policymakers have acted aggressively to deal with the … — Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:27:45 -0800
Financial Times Deutschland is on the brink of closure. November 21, 2012 · sacre bleu … Dump the H-1B visa. Link immigration reform to what a global economy actually needs—workers who can come and go. November 21, 2012 … — Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:36:09 -0800
Almost four years beyond the global recession, and the world economy is still going sideways. And for three. … With all the bad news about US fiscal finances both now and in the future, America hardly appears to be the world’s great hope. — Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:11:28 -0800


Japan's exports reach 3 years low

AS RECESSION LOOMS ! Japan’s Exports Reach Three-Year Low as Recession Looms: Economy – Bloomberg: Japan’s Exports Reach Three-Year Low as Recession Looms: Economy. à l’adresse mercredi, novembre 21, 2012 …
Euro zone finance ministers will meet again on Monday, after their meeting in Brussels ended on Wednesday without an … Japan’s economy struggling. Japan’s exports fell 6.5 percent in October from a year ago, dropping for a fifth consecutive month, weighed down by weakening global demand and a territorial row with China, its main customer. In the U.S. on Tuesday, a report showed U.S. housing starts rose to the highest rate in more than four years in October. The dollar … — Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:32:34 -0800
A sustainable response to the global financial crisis? The recent economic crisis was Western in origin but had global consequences. As trade finance dried up, global trade fell and demand collapsed. It revealed a divided and disconnected … — Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:24:00 -0800
Public sector net borrowing, excluding financial interventions such as bank bailouts, is forecast by Capital Economics to creep up to £8 billion for October, compared to £5.9 billion in the same month last year. The Chancellor wants to … The chances of the Chancellor altering the debt target were heightened after Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King effectively endorsed such a move – on condition that the global economy was growing slowly. If Mr Osborne sticks to the debt target, … — Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:10:18 -0800
Further comprehensive economic co-operation and expansion among ASEAN’s member states, East Asia and its development partners was imperative for managing risks and impacts from the fragile global economy, Prime Minister and ASEAN … The dialogue brought together the leaders and key officials of ASEAN and East Asia and development partners to exchange and seek ways to deal with issues facing the region, such as the global financial crisis, jobs, food, food security and … — Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:00:55 -0800