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America’s midstream energy infrastructure, the pipelines that move U.S. energy supplies to market is crucial as we strive for American Energy Independence.

Natural Gas Update

Today I was invited back on Business News Network, Canada’s answer to CNBC. The presenters are charming and somehow always like to get me on when natural gas prices are plummeting – as if we haven’t noticed! But it did give me the opportunity to talk about Range Resources (RRC), one of our larger holdings in […]

The Hedge Fund Debate

Last night’s event organized by Catalyst Financial Partners was a great success. I was paired in a debate with an old friend Peter Fell, with whom I traded interest rate swaps back in the 80s when we were both at Manufacturers Hanover Trust (Manny Hanny). The question posed was “The Eroding Profitabilty of Hedge Funds”. Peter […]

The Eroding Profitability of Hedge Funds

On Monday I shall be taking part in a debate on this topic on Monday evening in NY with my friend Peter Fell, from Kenmar, at The Harvard Club. I am looking forward to the opportunity to discuss with other investors how hedge fund clients might improve upon the frankly abysmal results that the industry has […]

Chesapeake's CEO Once Again Shows Poor Judgment

Chesapeake (CHK)  has long been the flag bearer for the natural gas industry. Aubrey McClendon has been front and center in making the case for shale drilling and the abundant natural gas reserves it is revealing. To many this is a game changer for U.S. energy consumption. Aubrey McClendon has also shown a tendency to get over […]

Short the Euro as Cheaper Alternative to Puts on the S&P500

Managing tail risk is a constant worry for any investor using leverage, and many others who shouldn’t worry since they’re not levered also fret over the possibility of a market swoon. It’s a real dilemma; low risk assets such as government bonds offer no return at all unless a flight to quality drives prices temporarily higher. Risky […]