The Daily Shot 5/20/16: Global Macro Currents May20

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Greetings,  Let’s start with the Eurozone. The latest ECB minutes point to the central bank’s frustration with the currency bloc’s governments’ inaction. The Governing Council is effectively saying: “We are hitting a wall here – it’s time for the Eurozone governments to step up.”  Labor reforms are especially important in this environment in order to support

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The Daily Shot 1/14/16: Global Macro Currents Jan14

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Greetings, While economists continue to forecast a pickup in inflation this year, two supposedly “transient” factors are keeping disinflationary pressures intact. 1. The trade-weighted US dollar index continues to climb and is now at the highest level since 2002. 2. The yellow number below is not a typo. Brent crude oil is now firmly below $30/bbl. In

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Are You The Next Blackstone? Don’t Count On It. Oct20

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During an unbelievable number of meetings with investors and managers, I hear the same two refrains: “We’re looking for the next Blackstone.” Or “We think we’re the next Blackstone.” It’s enough to make you wonder if such success is commonplace or if we’re all overreaching just a teeny bit. Well, I’ve shaken my Magic Eight

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Morningstar Reports Hedge Fund Performance for March, Asset Flows Through February May2

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Press release courtesy of our friends at Morningstar. CHICAGO, April 25, 2011—Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported preliminary hedge fund performance for March 2011 as well as asset flows through February. The Morningstar 1000 Hedge Fund Index, a composite of the largest hedge funds in Morningstar’s database, rose

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