Wednesday, October 10, 2012

SocGen: Fed Has Paved the Way for Austerity

Alain Bokobza, head of global asset-allocation strategy at Societe Generale, talks about November's U.S. presidential election, Federal Reserve policy and the outlook for Europe.

Arora Likes U.S. High-Yield Bonds, Asian Equities

Amitabh Arora, U.S. rate strategist for Citigroup Inc., discusses investment strategy and market outlook

Richard Attias to Launch Doha Goals in December

Richard Attias, executive chairman of Richard Attias & Associates, talks about the global events industry.

Hall Sees Opportunities in Equities, Complex Credit

Kathryn "Katie" Hall, chief executive officer and chief investment officer at Hall Capital Partners, talks about investment strategy and the state of the hedge-fund industry.

Richard Mashaal: Timing Apple, Facebook, Bonds

Richard Mashaal, founder of Senvest Israel Partners, talks about his investment strategy and stock picks.

Daniel Yergin on Shale Gas, China Demand

Daniel Yergin, chairman of IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates, talks about China's growing energy demand and the development of shale-gas production.

Roubini, Bremmer on U.S. Election, Economic Outlook

Peter Thiel, Kevin Harrington on Investor Sentiment, Economy

Peter Thiel, co-founder of Paypal Inc. and founder of Clarium Capital Management LLC, and Kevin Harrington, managing director of Clarium, talk about investor sentiment, market conditions and the U.S. banking industry

John Taylor (FX Concepts) Still Likes The Dollar

David Rosenberg: Corporate Bonds `Good Place to Be'

He also likes dividend growth stocks that he believes can sustain dividends given their cash on the balance sheet.

David Rosenberg and Jim Bianco on Bloomberg

David Rosenberg, chief economist and strategist at Gluskin Sheff & Associates Inc., and James Bianco, president of Bianco Research LLC, talk about the outlook for the U.S. economy, labor market and Facebook

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

John Taylor (FXConcepts): I Will Probably Always Be A Euro Bear

Taylor believes that the Euro is up because the dollar is down thanks to Draghi and Bernanke. His leverage is at historic lows in a very difficult environment to make money. FXConcepts bought because research is always of value and its data is macro-oriented. They plan to trade gold and equity indices.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Moorad Choudhry: Is Rajoy Lost in Spain?

Moorad Choudhry, Treasurer, Head of Treasury, Corporate Banking Division, Royal Bank of Scotland says that in the short term, his worry is more about whether Madrid can take control of its debt situation, rather than whether a province will secede.

Good Cause for Optimism in Japan: Pro

John Vail, Chief Global Strategist, Investment Strategy Group at Nikko Asset Management explains why there is room for optimism in Japan despite its sluggish economic recovery. He further discusses the political situation in the country and its effects on the country's economy going forward.

Barron's thinks Goldman Sachs could rise 25%

Goldman Sachs shares could rise at least 25 percent in the next year as capital markets improve, Barron's said on Sunday. [Goldman Sachs: Built To Win]
Granted, all major bank stocks trade below book, and none would be immune to another financial scare. But the negative perception of Goldman is far more dour than the reality justifies. The company maintains an abiding leadership position in most of its activities, and is financially sturdier and less burdened by irrational competition than it was a half-decade ago. Based on the likely outlook for capital-markets activity and Goldman's ability to continue growing its book value, it is easy to conclude that the shares could rise at least 25% within a year.

Jana Partners Turns up Heat on Agrium

Hedge fund heavy weights have been swapping investment ideas at the annual Value Investing Congress. Barry Rosenstein, Jana Partners founder, discusses owning Agrium.

Whitney Tilson's best value plays

Tilson owns 10-12 longs, out of which he likes Netflix (higher margin, lighter business model vs. Amazon, attractive takeover candidate), Goldman, Citi (winding down "bad" bank Citi Holdings, trades well below tangible book), Berkshire Hathaway. He does not currently own JC Penney given that short-term has been very rocky and he doesn't have enough conviction on it yet. He's finding 5-10 short ideas for every long idea.

Whitney Tilson: Netflix Has More Upside Than Amazon

Netflix has a lot more upside potential than online retailer Amazon, Whitney Tilson of T2 Partners says.