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  • Monday’s Market-Moving Downgrades Worth Noting

    By Brian Nichols - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: BBBY, KSU, SNV

    Editor's Note: The original version incorrectly identifies the stock symbol of Bed Bath & Beyond. This version has been corrected and Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    On Monday we saw a handful of companies trade lower after analyst downgrades. Let's see whether any of them are truly worth selling.

    M&A Chatter Pushes This Railroad Too High

    Stifel Nicolaus made a bold call on Monday, downgrading Kansas City more »

  • Billionaire Bruce Kovner’s Small-Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: NCR, NFX, SKS, SNV, JOE

    Small cap stocks tend to be less widely followed by institutional investors, which in theory results in their being more likely to be mispriced. When a hedge fund does research on such a company, then, it should be more likely to identify an overvalued (or undervalued) stock. As it turns out, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds generate an average excess return of more »

  • Billionaire Bruce Kovner’s Small Cap Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 8, 2013 | Tickers: NCR, NFX, SKS, SNV, JOE

    Small cap stocks tend to be less widely followed by institutional investors, which in theory results in them being more likely to be mispriced. When a hedge fund does research on such a company, then, it should be more likely to identify an overvalued (or undervalued) stock. As it turns out, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds generate an average excess return of more »

  • Back from the Dead: This Bank Could Rise 100% in 2013

    By John Macris - January 19, 2013 | Tickers: BBT, STI, SNV | Editor's Choice

     

    How many readers wish they could go back in time and pick up shares of Bank of America during the worst days of the financial crisis? Or Goldman Sachs, the best-run investment bank on Wall Street, which could seemingly do no wrong until the fall of 2008? Both of these firms received lifelines from billionaire Warren Buffett during the nadir of the market plunge.

    As we all know, these specific more »

  • Dividend Stocks from Caxton Associates’ Portfolio You Shouldn't Miss

    By Aubrey Tabuga - January 15, 2013 | Tickers: NKE, SNV, TJX, WFC

    Caxton Associates is a 21% gainer that any investor can emulate. The trading and investment firm based in New York was founded by Bruce Kovner in 1983. It manages client and proprietary capital via global macro hedge fund strategies. From its inception up until 2011, Caxton Associates had lost money only once. As of the latest quarter, its portfolio worth $1.561 billion was heavy on financial stocks (72.08 more »

  • Billionaire Bruce Kovner Is Invested In These Stocks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - November 21, 2012 | Tickers: AIG, BAC, RF, SNV, WFC

    Bruce Kovner founded Caxton Associates in 1983 and the fund’s remarkable performance since then- it’s been particularly consistent in limiting periods of negative return- has given Kovner a net worth of $4.5 billion. The fund has been managed by Andrew Law since 2008. In November, Caxton filed its 13F with the SEC and thus reported many of its long equity positions that it had owned at the more »

  • Three Financial Sector ETFs; Each with its Own Perspective

    By Jeff Stouffer - September 4, 2012 | Tickers: IAK, MET, NES.DL, PRU, KRE, STI, SNV, TCBI, WY

    The financial services sector, once called the black sheep of the family for causing the financial markets meltdown in 2008, still remains to be an important part of the economy and an area that still is ripe with profit opportunities for the individual investor. Regardless of how greed got so far out of hand, the eventual correction will result in a far better set of principles that will enable this more »

  • $10 Billion Hedge Fund’s 4 Financial Picks Paying Dividends

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 25, 2012 | Tickers: BBT, JPM, PNC, SNV, WFC

    Bruce Kovner established his investment firm, Caxton Associates, in 1983. The firm currently has $10 billion in assets under management. Its investment approach relies on global macro hedge fund strategies. In fact, Caxton Associates was one of the first hedge-fund managers to base its investment strategy on macroeconomic trends for a broad range of investment vehicles.

    The firm’s flagship hedge fund, Caxton Global Investment Fund, has returned on average more »

  • Tarp Repayment and Investment Opportunity

    By Karen Rogers - June 21, 2012 | Tickers: BBNK, LBAI, RF, SNV, ZION

    Banks who have not paid back their TARP loans may want to start getting repayment approval as quickly as possible.  In November 2013, the Federal Government, looking to wind down the Troubled Asset Relief Program (Tarp), is raising the interest rate from 5% to a hefty 9%.

    But a funny thing happens when banks repay their Tarp loans: sometimes their stock price goes up.

    Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ: BBNK) repaid more »

  • $8 Billion Hedge Fund’s Top Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 8, 2012 | Tickers: CPF, DLPH, SNV, RIG

    $8 Billion Anchorage Advisors is helmed by Kevin Michael Ulrich. The firm primarily invests in credit and special situations with some investments in bank debt. Anchorage has been known to favor a distressed investment strategy, which characterizes many of its top holdings. Here are Kevin Michael Ulrich’s top 10 stock picks at the end of March along with his recent activity in each:

    DELPHI AUTOMOTIVE PLC

    DLPH

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  • 2 Bank Stocks to Avoid, 1 to Consider in 2012

    By Christopher French - February 7, 2012 | Tickers: SVBI, SIVB, SNV, WBS

    This is the last of a series of articles I have written on money center and regional banks. In the following article I look at three mid-tier banks, and conclude with one that represents what I believe to be the weakest of any regional bank with over $10 billion in assets.

    Of real concern with a few banks still is their indebtedness to the U.S. Treasury due to the more »