Hedge funds betting on stocks are having their best year since 2009 — but they're still getting smoked by the market

Even though stock hedge funds are having their best year since 2009, they’re still trailing the benchmark S&P 500. Reuters / Brendan McDermid Equity hedge funds are off to their best start to a year since 2009, but they’re still trailing the S&P 500. In a market that’s been largely devoid of price swings, hedge funds have been piling into ...

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Huddersfield vs Newcastle: What time does it start, what channel is it on and where can I watch it?

Newcastle’s start to the Premier League campaign was going well enough last week, until Jonjo Shelvey inexplicably got himself sent off in the second half and his side’s resistance was broken down by a top quality Tottenham side. Who knows what must have gone through the mind of Rafa Benitez – facing enough problems with his difficult owner – as ...

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Steve Hansen and Kieran Read lead tributes after the death of All Blacks legend Colin Meads

New Zealand coach Steve Hansen led the tributes to All Blacks great Sir Colin Meads, who has died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 81. Meads played 133 times for the All Blacks between 1957 and 1971, appearing in 55 Tests, and the King Country lock earned an international reputation for his fierce play. “His achievements in the black ...

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Petition to replace Confederate monument with statue of Missy Elliott signed by thousands

Thousands of people have signed a petition to replace a Confederate monument in Virginia with a statue of rapper Missy Elliott.   Nearly 8,500 people signed the petition which calls for the Confederate monument in Olde Towne, Portsmouth, to be removed and replaced with something which “encapsulates the culture and spirit of the city”.  The author of the petition said Missy ...

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Pep Guardiola is focused on style – but all that really matters to Man City fans is substance

It was Ronald de Boer who best summed up Pep ­Guardiola’s approach to ­football. “When you saw his teams at ­Barcelona, you were afraid to go to the toilet in case you missed ­something special,” he said. After watching one season of the Catalan’s work, it is clear there is no room for compromise at the ­Etihad. If Manchester City ...

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Sir Bruce Forsyth 'leaves entire £17 million fortune to his third wife, Wilnelia'

Sir Bruce Forsyth has left his entire fortune to his beloved third wife, Wilnelia Merced. The TV entertainer died on Friday at the age of 89 leaving behind his 59-year-old wife and six children. It is believed Brucie left a considerable fortune – estimated to be in the region of £17 million. His wealth includes a £6.2 million company, his ...

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Police launch probe into death of young British man while on lads' holiday to Bulgaria

Police have launched an investigation into the death of a young British holidaymaker at a popular Bulgarian resort. One source said they will examine claims Cameron Russell, 20, fell from a balcony shortly before he died in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria. The much-loved digger driver – nicknamed Buff – was rushed to hospital after the incident on Thursday close to the ...

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Daughter of man beheaded by ISIS asks Channel 4 to delay broadcast of controversial new drama The State after Barcelona attack

A controversial new drama that follows radicalised people as they travel to Syria is set to air tonight, but the daughter of a man beheaded by ISIS has asked TV bosses to delay the broadcast. Channel 4 has faced calls to postpone The State, its programme about Islamic State from Bethany Haines, whose dad David was murdered by IS executioner ...

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Conor McGregor stuns two fans by giving them surprise VIP trip to Las Vegas for Floyd Mayweather fight

Two huge supporters of Conor McGregor were left stunned when the man himself revealed he is flying them to Vegas for his huge fight against Floyd Mayweather… on his own private jet. Lee Hammond, an up-and-coming amateur fighter, and Sergey Pikulskiy, wrestling coach, are both member of McGregor’s Straight Blast Gym in Dublin. As you can see in the video ...

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Lee Rigby's grieving mum reveals she suffered breakdown after Manchester bombing which fell on fourth anniversary of son's murder

The grieving mother of murdered soldier Lee Rigby has revealed she had a breakdown after the Manchester bombing , which tragically fell on the fourth anniversary of her son’s death. Lyn Rigby said they struggled to cope after the atrocity in their home city, which really affected the whole family. In an emotional interview with The Sun , she said: ...

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