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Bloomberg Pronounces The Early Death Of The Traditional Long-Short Hedge Fund Model

Bloomberg has apparently just taken it upon itself to pronounce the early, unceremonious demise of the traditional Long/Short Hedge Fund model after seemingly declaring that stocks will continue to march higher in perpetuity, with minimal volatility, thus rendering traditional financial analysis and stock picking about as obsolete as a Motorola pager from 1982.  Of course, we embellish a little...but not much...here is Bloomberg's take:

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Dan Loeb: "None Of Our Early Predictions Have Come To Pass"

Below are some key highlights from Third Point's latest Q2 letter, in which we find that Dan Loeb, despite some early market turbulence and thesis drift, has again managed to do what 95% of his peers have been unable to do, outperforming the S&P YTD and returning 10.7% through June 30, up 4.6% in the second quarter.

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"Mr. Carlson Said One Of His Clients Had 40% Of His Net Worth In Apple"

The WSJ has a good article explaining how schizophrenic the tech rally this year has been, with shares of giant tech firms "cropping up everywhere" in the universe of factor-based strats, even contradictory ones. Some examples: "Apple is in five low-volatility ETFs with a collective $14 billion and nine momentum ETFs with $17.7 billion, according to data firm XTF. Alphabet resides in seven low-volatility ETFs and three momentum ETFs, while Microsoft is in 11 low-vol ETFs and four momentum ETFs."

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As SNAP Bounces On 13Fs, This Is How Long It Took Recent Tech Companies To Lose Their IPO Price

Investors are piling into Snap Inc. today (up over 7%) after hedge fund 13Fs over the weekend showed Appaloosa, Third Point, Soros, and Blackrock (among others) were all holders of the 'camera' company at the end of Q1...

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