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Bridgewater's Pure Alpha ends 2018 with 14.6 percent gain: source

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BOSTON (Reuters) – Hedge fund giant Bridgewater Associates’ flagship Pure Alpha Strategy posted a double-digit gain in 2018 when many other funds lost money after being caught off guard by the late-year market collapse. The Pure Alpha Strategy, which has been run since 1991, gained 14.6 percent, after fees, a person familiar with the numbers Read More

First jobs: How to get started saving the planet

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – (The writer is a Reuters contributor. The opinions expressed are his own.) FILE PHOTO: Carter Roberts, President & CEO of World Wildlife Fund (WWF), attends a panel on “Commitment to Action: Partnership to Save Africa’s Elephants” at the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) in New York September 26, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/File Photo Read More

U.S. stock funds post record December withdrawals: estimate

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A trader looks at price monitors as he works on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, New York, U.S., January 3, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors pulled $98 billion from U.S.-based stock funds in December, a calendar-month record that emphasizes the diminishing goodwill in financial Read More

Activist U.S. hedge funds hurt by late-year stock tumble

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BOSTON (Reuters) – Widely followed activist investors Daniel Loeb, Barry Rosenstein and William Ackman suffered heavy losses in December, when fears about trade battles and slower growth sent stocks spiraling lower. FILE PHOTO: Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb speaks during a Reuters Newsmaker event in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 21, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Many Read More

YOUR MONEY: The IRS might be closed, but your taxes are still due

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The U.S. Internal Revenue Services is closed, thanks to the government shutdown, but your taxes are still due on April 15 and that is why individuals need to proceed through tax season as if nothing is amiss, experts say. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Read More

The unexpected moneymaker in 2018: euro zone government bonds

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LONDON (Reuters) – Economic optimists have for years been misguidedly predicting the twilight of the boring, safety-first bond market. And the year gone by was another one that proved them wrong, particularly in the euro zone. FILE PHOTO: The German share price index DAX graph is pictured at the stock exchange in Frankfurt, Germany, September Read More

U.S. stock funds attract cash for first time in six weeks: Lipper

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Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., December 27, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. fund investors eased into the volatile equities markets, adding $5.2 billion during the latest week, Lipper data showed on Thursday. Stock exchange-traded funds based in the United States attracted Read More