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Human-Run Hedge Funds Beat Quants In Pandemic 

Hedge funds that use complex, automatic-trading strategies have been beating human stock-pickers for several years. But that all seemed to change in 2020, as wild market swings in all asset classes, driven by the virus-pandemic, along with an unprecedented flood of central bank money into capital markets has resulted in a year where human-run hedge…

Passive Funds To Surpass Active By 2022

With December’s numbers are still pending, November was a blow out month for passive fund inflows in stocks, and as Bloomberg recently reported, after a blistering start to the year for fixed income funds (thanks to the March crash which spooked retail from stocks and into bonds, if only briefly) equity ETFs overtook their fixed-income…

Hedge Funds May View Tesla's S&P Sell-Off As A "Negative Catalyst"

Tesla faced what appeared to be its first reality check in years in trading on Monday. After being included into the S&P 500 index, Tesla shares finished the day down 6.49%, falling $45 per share amid a coming¬†implied volatility collapse and a liquidity triggered “normalization” that very well could prevent Tesla from being pushed higher…

Here Are The 50 Most Popular And 50 Most Shorted By Hedge Funds Stocks

Earlier today we showed that according to Goldman prime, hedge funds have never been more long stocks, on both a gross and net basis. But what are they long? The tautological answer is “the basket of Hedge Fund VIP stocks”, which is the 50 or so names that most hedge funds have gravitated toward, and…

Atlas Air Refuses To Repay US Bailout Funds

By Eric Kulisch of FreightWaves, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings last week reported an eightfold increase in adjusted net income and 25% more revenue in the third quarter compared to last year, but will not return $406 million in emergency coronavirus aid the U.S. government intended for financially battered airlines to retain workers. The all-cargo carrier…

Is This The End For Hedge Funds: Retail Investors Outperform “Smart Money” Ten-To-One

After a dismal decade for hedge funds, 2020 was the year that may have sealed the fate of the (former) masters of the universe who once upon a time collected 2 and 20 to hedge against crashes and to outperform the market but now merely collect tens of million in fees to come up creative…