TrackInsight Names Nasdaq as its Exclusive Distributor in North America
In order to accelerate its presence in North America, TrackInsight has joined with Nasdaq to distribute its services to financial institutions and promote the usage of the platform amongst its network of investment professionals.
The 2020 Survey of the Top 50 Hedge Funds
The value of this year’s annual hedge fund performance survey was turned on its head when a pandemic shut down the global economy and sent securities plummeting. But a deeper look at consistently performing funds revealed managers that as a group have largely been able to weather the storm better than the market and their peers.
Precious Metals Were the Winners in H1 2020… And It Wasn’t Even Close
Precious metals were the big winners for the first six months of 2020. Spot gold took the first place position, rising over 17 percent, followed in second place by silver, up nearly 2 percent. Palladium rounded out the top three, essentially flat at negative 10 basis points.
Disconnected Fundamentals and Market Valuations
The P/E for the S&P 500 is about 25, near historic highs. Credit spreads in both developed and emerging markets are tight. Real government bonds yields are negative. Companies have repurchased own shares at record levels for almost 10 years, reducing outstanding stock of marketable securities. Asset price volatility has been extraordinary. Contrast that with market fundamentals: the U.S. economy entered recession in February; total hours worked in May were 12.5% below Q1 average; total wages paid were down 8.5%; and governments have provided cash transfers and guaranteed loans to support incomes.
K2 Advisors Third Quarter Hedge-Fund Strategy Outlook
Pricing dislocations and adjustments between companies, industries, regions and asset classes due to the impact of COVID-19 offer opportunities for select hedged strategies, according to K2 Advisors.