When billionaire hedge fund stock pickers David Einhorn and Bill Ackman emerged more than a decade ago, they were thought of as among the best and brightest new titans on Wall Street. But these days both Einhorn and Ackman are struggling to make money in a raging bull market. Einhorn’s main Greelight Capital hedge fund was up 0.9% in the first 11 months of 2017. Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings finished November down 2.7% for 2017. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index in the first 11 months? Up 20.5%.
One of the biggest stories on Wall Street is the continued boom of exchange traded funds. This story is well known, but the numbers remain breathtaking. In terms of raw absolute cash, the ETF industry is about to finish a record-setting year. The investment vehicles pulled in $425.1 billion in the first 11 months of 2017, up substantially from last year when ETFs attracted $288 billion. With a bull market pushing them higher, there is now $3.37 trillion invested in ETFs.
Dan Loeb is having a pretty good 2017. He has told investors of his Third Point Offshore that the hedge fund returned 18.1% net of fees in the first 11 months of the year. His leveraged Ultra Fund is up 28.9%. With a track record that has remained steady and consistent, Loeb has distinguished himself among hedge fund billionaires, many of whom have struggled mightily in recent years. Unlike many of his peers in the years since the financial crisis, Loeb has avoided making a big mistake.
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".