Bridgewater’s Pure Alpha Fund Returned 14.6% Last Year

Bridgewater Associates’ flagship hedge fund rose 14.6 percent last year as stocks fell broadly, according to a document seen by Bloomberg. The Westport, Connecticut-based firm is the world’s biggest hedge fund with about $160 billion in assets. The gains for its Pure Alpha Strategy came as other fund managers were whipsawed by volatile markets, resulting in the industry posting one […]

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The bear market is here, and stocks will plunge at least 20 percent, Ned Davis Research warns

The wild trading that’s gripped Wall Street may be no ordinary correction. According to Ned Davis Research’s Ed Clissold, a bear market is officially here. “If you take this as a typical bear market, not associated with a recession, it’s going to take you down around 20 percent — maybe a little bit more,” the firm’s chief U.S. market strategist […]

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This 'elephant in the room' could slam stocks, Wall Street bear David Rosenberg warns

David Rosenberg says he’s worried about a serious risk that investors are largely overlooking. The Gluskin Sheff chief economist and strategist warns that the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet reduction —not rising interest rates — could have drastic implications for stocks. “This is the elephant in the room,” he said Wednesday on CNBC’s “Trading Nation.” “The Fed doesn’t really have to […]

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Wall Street bull Tony Dwyer won't turn negative until 3 key market elements break down

Even if the market sell-off worsens, one of Wall Street’s biggest bulls says now is not the time to turn negative. Canaccord Genuity’s Tony Dwyer considers it his most important investment advice in this wild market. “I’ve been one of the biggest bulls during throughout this entire cycle,” he said last week on CNBC’s “Trading Nation,” “I’m going to remain […]

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'I'm a stubborn bull,' Blackstone's Joe Zidle sees Santa Claus rally rising from market wreckage

One of Wall Street’s biggest bulls predicts a sharp Santa Claus rally will revive the stock market, which has erased its gains for the year. According to Blackstone investment strategist Joe Zidle, a sentiment problem is behind the latest downturn — not warning signals from U.S. businesses or the economy. “I’m a stubborn bull, and the fundamentals are not really […]

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Stocks could retest the October lows before rally resumes, Bob Doll says

Long-time money manager Bob Doll is warning investors that stocks could breach October’s correction lows. Doll, Nuveen Asset Management’s chief equity strategist and senior portfolio manager, believes the Dow’s 602 point Monday loss wasn’t a fluke. He suggests there were clues in the early November market comeback that virtually cut October’s losses in half. “We had the rally off the […]

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