Howard Marks on the Post-Election Markets

In last week’s Barron’s, Oaktree Capital’s Howard Marks reflected on the presidential election and offered a wealth of insight regarding both its complexities and its multi-layered and far-reaching implications. With specific regard to the markets, Marks posed the question: “How could the expectation of a Clinton victory make stock prices rise, and then the reality of her defeat make them rise further?” He explained: “The market often fails to act rationally in the short run, primarily because of the role played by people in determining its course.” In his lengthy essay, Marks delved into a range of economic and political […]

Hedge Fund Heavy Hitters Offer Range of Outlooks & Predictions

As the hedge fund industry continues to struggle to justify high fees and awful returns, some of this year’s speakers at the Sohn Investment Conference addressed how the largest funds are bracing for what’s ahead. The conference, an event held annually in New York and touted as “the premier investment event”, brings together Wall Street’s elite to exchange ideas and share insights (while raising money for pediatric cancer research). Forbe’s offered an overview of the conference with some takeaways from speakers including Stanley Druckenmiller, David Einhorn (Greenlight Capital), Zachary Schreiber (PointState Capital), Jeffrey Gundlach (Doubleline Capital), and Larry Robbins (Glenview […]