Archives: June 2007

Bond rock star says subprime won't kill the party

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 28

Jeff Gundlach is not a rock star but he could play one on TV with his blonde crew cut, sharp blue suit and pink tie. And visiting Chicago from his...

Fundamental Weighting Fun

Posted by: Lauren Young on June 26

This is a guest entry from Benjamin Levisohn (below), who is working as an intern at BusinessWeek this summer. Levisohn is a student at CUNY's Graduate School of Journalism. Yesterday,...

The Metropolitan Club Sandwich Recipe

Posted by: Lauren Young on June 22

Standard & Poor's celebrated the 50th anniversary of the S&P 500 at the Metropolitan Club on June 27. (S&P, like BusinessWeek, is owned by McGraw-Hill.) The evening featured a panel...

Missed the Blackstone IPO? Too late now

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 21

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single pension fund in possession of a good fortune (of hot IPO shares) must be in want of a sucker, err, buyer....

Yahoo's continued mess burns Wall Street analysts

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 19

The latest travails at Yahoo (Symbol:YHOO) provide another great learning opportunity on the value added by most Wall Street analysts. Short answer: not much. After the market closed yesterday, Yahoo...

Pimco's Bill Gross has been grossly off

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 13

The bond market has been in a serious funk of late, with yields on the 10-year Treasury note hitting a five-year high yesterday. There are any variety of explanations floating...

A Not-So-Random Walk Down the Great Wall

Posted by: Lauren Young on June 12

My colleague David Bogoslaw and I attended a session on exchange-traded funds this morning, sponsored by Barclays Global Investors, and starring Burton Malkiel, author of “A Random Walk Down Wall...

Steve Jobs, Tony Soprano and Investor Expectations

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 11

Sopranos creator David Chase had a little lesson for America's average Joe stock market investors embeddded in last night's controversial ending to his eight-year Mafia epic. Millions of Americans,...

The Private Equity/Hedge Fund Fortress

Posted by: Lauren Young on June 05

Although Robert Gendelman, manager of Legg Mason Partners Capital and Income Fund, once worked at a hedge fund, he seems a bit skeptical about the alternative asset universe these days....

SEC's backward call against hedge funds

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 05

Can the Securities and Exchange Commission save us from ourselves and do we want to be saved? Sadly when it comes to hedge funds, the answer on both counts is...

A hedge fund for mutual fund investors

Posted by: Aaron Pressman on June 01

The other day I mentioned two public companies that offered exposure to hedge fund-like strategies but there are also some mutual funds in this game. The always excellent Fundalarm Annex...

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Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ben Steverman focuses on the latest moves in financial markets and emerging trends in stocks, bonds, and funds, always with an eye toward giving readers a better understanding of the sometimes confusing and often chaotic world of money. Standard & Poor’s senior index analyst Howard Silverblatt will also provide his take on companies’ finances and the markets. Voted one of the “Top 100 Finance Blogs” in 2007.

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