April 15, 2021

Hedge

Personal Finance: Hedge Funds Look Ready to Come Out of Wilderness

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There’s no shortage of shiny objects for investors to chase these days, from Bitcoin to SPACs to NFTs to pot stocks to GameStop and green energy. Notably missing from the list are equity hedge funds, and they have been for many years. But that may be about to change. 

Equity hedge funds once ruled the investing world. During their heyday in the 1990s and 2000s, hedgies seemed to have a freakish gift for picking stocks, racking up big returns for their clients and themselves. Investors

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Singapore Hedge Fund Targets Billions for Trade Finance

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A Singapore hedge fund that’s posted steady gains by financing commodity trades in everything from rice to cashews, is working with a global business group to help finance billions of dollars in transactions for small firms.

TradeFlow Capital Management Pte has reached an agreement with the International Chamber of Commerce in France to start a new fund for small companies carrying out physical commodity trades, according to a statement.

TradeFlow, which has reached a preliminary agreement to be

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Hedge Fund Reaches a Deal to Buy Tribune Publishing

The newspaper business has struggled for most of the 21st century as the rise of digital media has cut deeply into the revenue once generated by print advertising and newsstand sales. At the same time, Facebook and Google have grabbed a huge chunk of digital ad revenue, effectively blocking the industry from one of its traditional sources of cash.

Roughly a quarter of the newspapers in the United States, most of them weeklies, were shut down between 2004 and 2019, while about 50 percent of newspaper jobs were eliminated. Hedge funds, however, see newspapers as a potential bargain. With a

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