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Econometrics Beat wrote a new blog post titled Recent Reading
From my "Recently Read" list:Born, B. and J. Breitung, 2014. Testing for serial correlation in fixed-effects panel data models. Econometric Reviews, in press.Enders, W. and Lee. J., 2011. A unit root test using a Fourier series to approximate smooth breaks, Oxford Bulletin of Economics and Statistics, 74, 574-599.Götz, T. B. and A. W. Hecq, 2014. Testing for Granger causality in large mixed-frequency VARs. RM/14/028, Maastricht University, SBE, Department of Quantitative Economics.Kass, R....
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Complexity Digest wrote a new blog post titled GUIDED SELF-ORGANIZATION: Making the Invisible Hand Work
If we’re to have any hope of managing complex systems and keeping them from collapse or crisis, we need a new approach. Whether or not the quote is apocryphal, what Einstein allegedly says holds true here: "We cannot solve our problems with the same kind of thinking that created them." What other options do we have? The answer is perhaps surprising: we have to step back from centralized top-down control, which often ends in failed brute-force attempts to impose a certain behavior. However, as I will now explain, we can find new ways of letting the system work for us.This means that we...
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Timing Logic wrote a new blog post titled Linkfest Palooza
Plants can tell when they are being eaten.  So much for becoming a vegetarian because of guilt. Americans are worried if the state can protect them. A paradox of incredible proportions.  That state is the greatest source of violence in the world.  Will the state protect humanity from the state? The president is assuming absolute power and it shitting all over the Constitution.  The rule of law is dead.  The state’s hypocrisy knows know bounds.  It endlessly breaks its own laws, including state-sponsored murder aka war, while imprisoning millions for often...
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Two Sigma Garners $3.3 Billion For Long-Term Macro Fund
Two Sigma Investments has defied a grim period for global macro hedge funds by raising more than $3 billion for a new fund employing the strategy. The New York-based firm rolled out its new offering on July 1 with $2 billion. It has since garnered more than $1 billion more, for a total of $3.3 billion. read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Centerbridge Closes Third Fund With $6B
Centerbridge Partners has accepted just over half the money offered it for its third private-equity fund. read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Apollo Profit Drops 91%
Poor performance all-but wiped out Apollo Global Management’s third-quarter profit, even as the firm continued to return hundreds of millions of dollars to shareholders selling “everything that’s not nailed down.” read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Fortress Could Take Itself Private, CEO Says
The first publicly-traded private-equity firm in the U.S. may be having second thoughts—or may simply see itself as a bargain. read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Judge Blocks Harbinger’s LightSquared Plan
Harbinger Capital Partners’ hopes to hold on to a piece of its wireless internet venture took a big blow today, when a federal judge refused to sign off on a key piece of the plan. read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Poll: Activism To Rise, Returns To Fall
Hedge fund activism is on the rise, but its effectively is on the wane, according to a new survey. read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Tourbillon Reopens As Shorts Pay Off
Tourbillon Capital Partners founder Jason Karp said the nearly two-year-old fund, which has $1.3 billion in assets, is currently accepting a limited amount of new capital read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Weavering Victims Lost £370M, Jurors Hear
Weavering Capital’s collapse cost investors £370 million, prosecutors alleged at founder Magnus Peterson’s trial. read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled SAC Settlement Money To Go To Insider-Trading Victims
The Securities and Exchange Commission will use its $602 million settlement with SAC Capital Advisors to reimburse victims of the hedge fund’s insider trading. read more
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The Bank for International Settlements wrote a new blog post titled 31Oct/Second GPFI/BIS conference explores implications of rapid progress on digital financial inclusion
Press release about the second GPFI/BIS conference exploring implications of rapid progress on digital financial inclusion(31 October 2014)
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The Financial Services Club wrote a new blog post titled Ryanair Bank or Private Bank? Your choice!
I’ve talked for some time about component based banking but what about component based pricing? Bank pricing is the most opaque part of the industry, and the part that irritates customers the most.  Customers get charged high fees for unauthorised overdrafts as this funds free bank services for those who don’t go overdrawn.  Banks focus upon packaged accounts and cross-sell because the core deposit account is their loss leader.  It is this area of banking that should undergo the most fundamental change over the next years and it is already happening. When I go to an oversaes...
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The Reformed Broker wrote a new blog post titled When one door closes…
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell The prevailing wisdom on QE in Policy Bear circles has been that the Fed was” trapped” and could never exit QE......
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Complexity Digest wrote a new blog post titled On Ethical and Intellectual Failures in Contemporary Economics
Contemporary Anglo-American economics, which I admire, faces two major obstacles. First, in its drive at least since Milton Freedman to be a positive science free of normative issues, it ignores its own current intellectual foundations buried at the heart of its analysis of the “advantages of trade”: Fairness. Second, the major driver of economic growth in the past 50,000 years has been the explosion of goods and production capacities from perhaps 1,000 to 10,000 long ago, to perhaps 10 billion goods and production capacities today. Economics, lacking a theory for this explosion,...
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Hedge Fund May Demand Argentine Repayment
A hedge fund is planning to demand Argentina repay it and other holders of its restructured debt, as the country once again lashed out at the U.S. judge whose rulings paved the way for its July default. read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled Man FoF Analyst To Prologue IR Team
Fixed-income hedge fund Prologue Capital Management has strengthened its investor relations team with a Man Group analyst. read more
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FINalternatives wrote a new blog post titled UBS Adds Barclays Forex Salesman To Hedge Fund Team
UBS has hired a former Barclays foreign-exchange salesman to bolster its hedge-fund sales business. read more
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