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Retailer Kohl's said to have received takeover offer from consortium backed by activist hedge fund

Retailer Kohl’s said to have received takeover offer from consortium backed by activist hedge fund

A consortium backed by activist hedge fund Starboard Value LP has offered roughly $9 billion to buy department store Kohl’s Corp.  KSS, -2.60%, according to people familiar with the matter. A group led by Acacia Research Corp. ACTG, -0.69%, which Starboard controls, offered to buy the department-store chain for $64 a share in cash Friday, the people …

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The Federal Reserve needs to 'shock and awe' the market with one big rate hike 'to restore its credibility,' says hedge-fund star Bill Ackman

The Federal Reserve needs to ‘shock and awe’ the market with one big rate hike ‘to restore its credibility,’ says hedge-fund star Bill Ackman

Billionaire hedge-fund manager Bill Ackman said the Federal Reserve needs to deliver old-fashioned “shock and awe” to financial markets by delivering a much larger onetime increase to benchmark interest rates to combat inflation. “The @federalreserve could work to restore its credibility with an initial 50 bps surprise move to shock and awe the market, which …

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Will the crypto market always follow bitcoin's price lead? It may not in the future, this asset manager explains.

Will the crypto market always follow bitcoin’s price lead? It may not in the future, this asset manager explains.

Hello! Welcome back to Distributed Ledger, our weekly crypto newsletter that reaches your inbox every Thursday. I’m Frances Yue, crypto reporter at MarketWatch, and I’ll walk you through the latest and greatest in digital assets this week so far. Find me on Twitter at @FrancesYue_ to send feedback or tell us what you think we …

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'There's no way the stock market goes up this year, it probably goes down pretty aggressively,' says hedge-fund honcho Kyle Bass

‘There’s no way the stock market goes up this year, it probably goes down pretty aggressively,’ says hedge-fund honcho Kyle Bass

Don’t expect stock-market gains in 2022 if the Federal Reserve sticks to its guns on rate hikes and tightening overall financial conditions, says Kyle Bass, founder and chief investment officer of Hayman Capital Management. “With interest rates concurrently with quantitative tightening, there’s no way the stock market goes up this year, it probably goes down …

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Opinion: Why alternative investments belong in 401(k) plans

Opinion: Why alternative investments belong in 401(k) plans

Most people are not investment experts, so they need help managing their retirement savings. Retirement plan fiduciaries recognize this, and it is one of the reasons why target date funds (TDFs) have become the most popular investment offered by plan sponsors. Experienced professionals use their expertise and knowledge to arrange a mix of assets in …

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The 30-something Cohen consolidates power at GameStop, and the Reddit crowd cheers … but the stock is so-so

GameStop’s army of Reddit traders is ecstatic over the news that Ryan Cohen has been nominated chairman of the bricks-and-mortar videogame retailer, consolidating power for the executive who is seen as crucial to individual investors’ hoped-for turnaround. Cohen, who retail traders on social media treat reverentially, has been viewed as a sort of messiah in …

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Wall Street looks for ways to avoid stampede of Reddit day traders as a ‘force to be reckoned with’

Stock market participants are reassessing how they trade after investors congregating on social media platforms such as Reddit devastated deep-pocketed hedge funds in dramatic fashion this week on Wall Street. “Retail traders are likely to continue to be a force to be reckoned with, which will likely permanently affect the business models of institutional investors,” …

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The smart money just reversed bets against tech stocks in a huge way

Buy or sell? Getty Images The 33rd anniversary of the “Black Monday” stock-market meltdown is upon us, and if hedge-fund managers are scared of history repeating itself, you certainly wouldn’t know it from the massive overhaul in their positions they’ve undertaken over the past week. Read: This is the last chart investors need to see …

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