A trader is reflected in a monitor as he works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. The human stock pickers at hedge funds are leading the pack this year, while computer-run strategies pull up the rear. That’s no accident. Traditional equity funds and quant vehicles tend to move in the opposite directions. The pattern is shown in results for the first nine months of 2017: the average equity fund was up 9.7 percent while quant pools rose only 0.6 percent, according to Hedge Fund Research.
The tactical hedge fund at Quantitative Investment Management, the $3.4 billion firm run by Jaffray Woodriff, surged an estimated 56 percent this year through August, according to an investor document seen by Bloomberg News. The firm’s systematic long-short equity Tactical Aggressive Fund rose an estimated 14 percent in August, after falling 7.4 percent in July.
Light Street Capital Management, the $1.1 billion hedge fund founded by Tiger Cub Glen Kacher, gained 42.6 percent in the first five months of the year on technology bets. Light Street’s flagship fund rose 11 percent in May, according to a person familiar with the matter. Wagers on e-commerce firms Shopify Inc., Square Inc. and Amazon.com Inc. as well as China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd. and Momo Inc., a social media company, contributed to returns, the person said.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".