CC Africa Community Collaborates on Continental Projects

Happy Africa Day 2018! Every year on 25th May, Africans join together to remember the launch of the Organisation for African Unity (now rebranded to African Union) on May 25, 1963 in Ethiopia. CC Global Summit 2018 African Participants – Simeon Oriko CC BY 4.0…

Now-retracted chem paper’s problems “should have been noticed by the referees,” group says

Last year, chemist Marcus Tius at the University of Hawaii saw a paper describing the synthesis of some organic compounds, and was “struck by the implausibility” of the reported structures. So he joined up with some colleagues to try to replicate the data. While Tius…

Bonds & Bullion Surge Amid Korean Chaos, Trade Turmoil

Stocks round trip on the day, bonds roundtrip on the week, dollar roundtrips on the year… sometimes it’s better not to play…   Just when you thought it was safe to buy Italian bonds or banks… they resume their decline…   Trannies had a good…

Caught Our Notice: A paper mistakenly ID’d a patient. Its retraction notice did, too. (Oops!)

What Caught Our Attention: Last year, a journal retracted a paper about a child who developed a rare complication related to the inherited disorder Gaucher Disease, after realizing it had inadvertently identified the child. It wasn’t an immediately obvious mistake — the authors listed the…

Can Bitcoin Become A Flight-To-Quality Asset?

Authored by Omid Malekan via Medium.com, 2018 might be the year we find out. There’s an old saying on Wall Street that when times are good, you should focus on the return on your capital, but when times are bad, you should only care about…

Danish Minister: “Dangerous For All Of Us” If Muslims Work During Ramadan

Back in March of last year, Erico Matias Tavares , asked Iben Thranholm – one of Denmark’s most widely read columnists on such matters – if Denmark was on the brink? Thranholm is a former editor and radio host at the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR),…

These Are The Top 50 Hedge Fund Long And Short Positions

2018 was the year hedge funds were supposed to finally outperform the S&P. Alas, as the latest Goldman Sachs hedge fund trend monitor – a survey of 848 hedge funds with $2.3 trillion of gross equity positions ($1.6 trillion long and $702 billion short) as…

Convoy: “This Chart Has Been The Driver Of Asset Prices Over The Last Decade”

Monthly Commentary Howard Wang of Convoy Investments Tightening money supply This year has been a process of normalization in financial conditions. Below I show the estimated money supply in the US, which rose fairly steadily before we saw a spike in 2008. That spike lasted…

Over 80% Of 2017 IPOs Had ‘Negative’ Earnings – Most Since Dot-Com Peak

2017 was a banner year for many things – record low volatility, record high complacency, and record amounts of money printed by the world’s biggest central banks, among many others. All of which heralded the belief in the super-human, ‘can-do-no-wrong’ venture capitalist… and of course…

Tepper Trounces Competition, Outperforms Peers By 600% YTD

It’s been a good year for David Tepper. Not only did the 60-year-old Appaloosa hedge fund billionaire win an auction for the Carolina Panthers with his $2.3 billion all-cash bid – a record purchase price for a NFL franchise  – but according to Bloomberg, Tepper…