Warren Buffet bet $2,222,278 that, over a ten-year period, the S&P 500 will outperform a portfolio of funds of hedge funds when performance is measured on a basis net of fees, costs and expenses. He won. longbets.org/362/
In 2016, Wall St hedge funds uncovered a scandal in the Georgia Chicken Index, and may have uncovered price fixing by Big Chicken npr.org/sections/thesalt/…
The the Uffington White Horse, a famous British landmark, was covered with turf and hedge trimmings during WWII to prevent Luftwaffe pilots using it for navigation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uff…
The British government built a 1,100 mile long Great Hedge of India to enforce a salt tax in Northern India but failed horribly since people started throwing salt over the hedge atlasobscura.com/articles…
Businesses like investment banks, insurance, hedge fund and money market fund companies are referred to as Shadow Banking en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
A previously unnamed aurora-like phenomenon was named "Steve" by a Facebook group of amateur aurora-watchers, after a scene in the 2006 Dreamworks film Over The Hedge in which one of the characters, not knowing what a hedge is, exclaims "Let's call it 'Steve!'" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Today I learned of STEVE, an atmospheric phenomenon investigated and named by a group of aurora watchers in Alberta, Canada. A group member suggested the name in reference to the movie Over The Hedge, later given the backronym "Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement" by the American Geophysical Union. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
A billionaire hedge fund manager once paid Kenny Rogers $4 Million to sing The Gambler over and over a dozen times at his birthday party. huffpost.com/entry/galleo…
The British planted an 1100 mile hedge through the center of India in the 1800s to enforce salt tariffs. Each mile required 250 tons of thornybrush and other organic material to create, and patrols carried as much as 100,000 tons of material per year for repairs. getpocket.com/explore/ite…
Billionaire hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones was the subject of a 1987 PBS documentary called "Trader" and wants to hide it from the public so much that he buys every copy that becomes available and tries to block it from being aired on the internet businessinsider.com/why-p…
Warren Buffett won a $1 million dollar bet against a hedge fund, he bet that a simple index fund (S&P 500) would outperform a collection of hedge funds over the course of 10 years. He donated the money to charity. fortune.com/2017/12/30/wa…
During WW2, a 360 ft long prehistoric chalk horse figure on a hill in Britain, was covered over with turf and hedge trimmings so that German pilots could not use it for navigation during bombing raids. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uff…
The world’s tallest and longest hedge is in Scotland - the Meikleour Beech Hedge, planted in 1745 visitscotland.com/info/to…
Billionaire hedge fund manager David Tepper once paid $43.5 million for the beachfront mansion of a former boss who rejected him for a promotion, and promptly had it demolished. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dav…
One of the richest hedge fund managers in the world bought his old boss’s house for $40m and tore it down for revenge townandcountrymag.com/soc…
Soviet spy Klaus Fuchs requested contact with his handlers by throwing a soft porn magazine over a specific garden hedge in London. telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne…
A Billionaire hedge fund founder payed 800 New York teachers an extra $15,000 due to poor teacher salaries businessinsider.com/jim-s…
During World War II and into the Cold War, a supply of processed morphine and opium was kept in Fort Knox as a hedge against the US being isolated from the sources of raw opium. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Warren Buffett made a bet for charity that Over a ten-year period, the S&P 500 will outperform a portfolio of funds of hedge funds, when performance is measured on a basis net of fees, costs and expenses. He won $2Million longbets.org/362/
The British planted a 'Great Hedge' across India in the 1800s consisting of thorny shrubs and trees. It was built to prevent salt smuggling and the avoidance of salt taxes, and totaled over 2,500 miles (4,000 km) in length at one point. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inl…
Today I learned of an astrological phenomena called 'Steve', named after the 2006 movie Over the Hedge, in which characters in the movie chose that name for something unknown en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ste…
Today I learned of Herbert Hedges, a semi-retired Nike employee that the company calls upon to testify in cases involving its sneakers. Hedges played a role in identifying Aaron Hernandez's Air Jordan 11s during his murder trial. kicksonfire.com/this-man-…
The clippings of this 300-year-old hedge in Cirencester are used to make a chemotherapy drug to treat breast, lung, head and neck, prostate and stomach cancers independent.co.uk/life-st…
George Soros used a loophole to defer paying taxes and instead reinvest his money. Following this rule, after 40 years a Hedge Fund manager could amass $15.9B as opposed to $2.4B (amount if taxes were paid when the money was earned). bloomberg.com/news/articl…
The British built a 1,100-mile hedge through the middle of India. With parts 12 feet tall and 14 feet across, the hedge was constructed along part of the Inland Customs Line, a barrier that the British created to impose a high salt tax on people living on the relatively saltless side of the line atlasobscura.com/articles…
Germany does not extradite German citizens which is why Florian Homm, a hedge fund manager who the US sentenced to 225 years in jail for ripping off his investors for hundreds of millions of dollars, is currently living in self-imposed exile in Germany to avoid extradition. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flo…
A mathematics professor at Stony Brook University quit his job and started a hedge fund. He personally earned $2.8 billion in twelve months in 2007. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Aurora enthusiasts in Alberta discovered a previously undocumented ribbon of light in the sky similar to the aurora borealis. They named it 'Steve' in tribute to the animated film "Over the Hedge," in woodland creatures name an unknown object "Steve" to make it appear less frightening. mnn.com/earth-matters/spa…
The most valuable record ever sold is Wu-Tang Clan's *Once Upon A Time in Shaolin*, of which only one was produced. It was purchased for 2 Million Dollars by infamous hedge fund manager, Martin Shkreli. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lis…
The British Once Built a 1,100-Mile 12*14 feet Hedge Through the Middle of India to impose a high salt tax on the people living on one side of the line atlasobscura.com/articles…
On the 20th March 1966, four months before the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England, the trophy was stolen during a public exhibition at Westminster Central Hall. It was found seven days later wrapped in newspaper at the bottom of a suburban garden hedge in South London by a dog named Pickles. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIF…
Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin, former Goldman Sachs CIO and hedge fund manager, has produced 45 films to date, including The LEGO Batman Movie, Edge of Tomorrow, The Accountant, and Mad Max: Fury Road. en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Zero Hedge was founded by a Bulgarian hedge fund analyst. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zer…
A bunch of guys working a hedge fund out of their garage turned $110000 of dad's money into $120 million by successfully predicting the 2008 market crash en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cor…
The highest paid hedge fund manager made $3 billion last year. That's just under $1.5 million dollars an hour. forbes.com/sites/nathanva…
After starting his first hedge fund in 2006, 'Pharma Bro' Martin Shkreli lost a $2.3m lawsuit to Lehman Brothers. Lehman Brothers collapsed before they could collect. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Apple controls 'the world's biggest hedge fund' called Braeburn Capital. It manages over 100 billion and helps the company avoid tax en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Before the invention of synthetic painkillers, a supply of processed morphine and opium was kept in the Fort Knox Gold Depository as a hedge against the US being isolated from the sources of raw opium during WWII and into the Cold War. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Hedge funds are unregulated by the SEC and only "accredited" investors are allowed to invest in them. barclayhedge.com/research…
There was an 18th-century British politician who possessed a fortune of around Β£28m in modern money, but was so miserly that he feared birds were stealing his hay and wore a discarded beggar's wig he found in a hedge. He himself was often mistaken for a beggar due to his ragged clothes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
From 1998-2010, hedge funds earned $379 billion in fees, while the investors in them earned $70 billion in gains. forbes.com/sites/greggfis…
Today I learned of the worlds longest and tallest hedge, reaching 30 metres in height and 530 metres in length. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mei…
There was a 4000 km impassable hedge built by the British to cut India in two, and intended to stop salt smugglers. Almost nothing is left of it today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inl…
A.W. Jones started A.W. Jones & Co. to invest his friends' money in 1949. He chose stocks he liked, and shorted other stocks he thought might lose value. In this way, he protected himself from market volatility. His 'hedge fund' returned 670% over the next decade, easily beating the market. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alf…
Argetina sold its national debt to a hedge fund. When they refused to pay back, the hedge fund seized one of its boats in Ghana. npr.org/sections/money/20…
Today I learned of "Interchange" by Willem de Kooning, the most expensive painting ever sold. It was purchased by hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin in 2015 for $300 Million. ideelart.com/module/csblo…
Months before the legendary 1966 England World Cup, the Trophy was stolen and hidden in a garden hedge. It was recovered a week later by a dog named 'Pickles' who was later invited to the celebration banquet after England won the World Cup. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pic…
In 2007 historian Niall Ferguson made a 7:1 bet with a hedge fund manager that there would be another recession within 5 years while researching his book the Ascent of Money. Ferguson claimed winnings of $98,000. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nia…
- Hedge fund managers will resort to targeted character assassinations, harassment and financial attacks in order to make short investments come true. deepcapture.com/spyro-con…
In 2007, former hedge-fund trader Andrew Tong filed suit against his supervisor at S.A.C. Capital Advisors. The suit alleges that the supervisor had forced Tong to take female hormones and wear women’s clothing to curb his β€œaggressive male attitude so he could become a more obedient player.” hrworld.com/features/top-…
Among the top fortunes in advanced economies, 75% are attributable to either hedge funds or intellectual property rights. marketwatch.com/story/who…
A billionaire hedge fund manager had to go to court to prove to New York City that he didn't spend the night in the city on July 23, 2000 to avoid a $27 million tax bill forbes.com/sites/janetnov…
That a hedge fund manager involved in a hit and run (a felony in Colorado) was only charged with a misdemeanor because the DA was concerned it "may affect his job." summitdaily.com/article/2…
Today I learned of a 2,500 mile wall stretching across India that was made mostly of tall shrubs and hedges, and has been compared to the Great Wall of China. It was made primarily to collect a salt tax. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inl…
Today I learned that a hedge fund in the United States was able to seize an Argentinian war ship because Argentina defaulted on its credit. businessinsider.com/hedge…
The 1966 FIFA World Cup was stolen during a public exhibition. It was found seven days later wrapped in newspaper at the bottom of a suburban garden hedge by a dog named Pickles. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
The World Cup was stolen in 1966 but was later found in a hedge by a dog called Pickles. news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/engla…
The British built a 4000km barrier/hedge through the middle of India just to collect salt taxes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inl…
In 2008 the CFO of Goldman Sachs claimed that the 27% loss to one of its hedge funds was due to the occurrence of several consecutive events each with a statistical probability of 25 sigma m.ft.com/cms/s/0/d2121cb6…
There is a gene on chromosome 7 called Sonic Hedge Hog ghr.nlm.nih.gov/gene/SHH
Former hedge-fund trader Andrew Tong sued his supervisor Ping Jiang at SAC Capital in 2006. The suit alleges Jiang forced Tong to take female hormones and wear women's clothing and make-up to curb his "aggressive male attitude" and was a condition of his continued employment at SAC. businessinsider.com/sac-c…
There used to be a Great Hedge of India spanning over 10,000 km across the subcontinent en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
The shadow banking system (hedge funds, money markets funds, etc) in 2012 had a estimated value of $100 trillion. Shadow banks are not regulated as banks and their role in credit maturation for the real estate industry was central to the financial crisis. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
JP Morgan, and some hedge funds play a major role in movie making as they help finance and mitigate the risks associated with investing in a movie. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil…
One hedge fund, Magnetar, managed both to profit from the US supbrime mortgage collapse, and to make it much worse. This American Life is always an awesome podcast, but this latest episode should be mandatory listening! thisamericanlife.org/radi…
There is a gene responsible for feather growth called Sonic Hedge Hog ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7…
In 2010 the top 25 hedge fund managers combined earned roughly 4 times as much ALL 500 of the CEOs at the top of the 500 giant corporations that make up the S&P 500 index forbes.com/sites/robertle…
Apple owns the worlds largest hedge fund businessinsider.com/apple…
A Hedge Fund Manager Made Over $1 million/hour allgov.com/news/where-is-…
Hedge Fund Billionaire Eddie Lampert negotiated his own release after being kidnapped at gun point money.cnn.com/2006/02/03/…
The British planted nearly 700 miles of thick, thorny hedges across India's center in the 1860s to prevent smuggling salt, a lucrative source of tax revenue. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gre…
Between 2010 and 2012 automated trading grew from 50% to 84% of all Wall Street activity. The remaining 16 is dominated by mutual funds, hedge funds, pensions and brokerages. washingtonsblog.com/2012/…
Porsche made €6-12 billion in 2008 by playing "Billionaire's Poker" with major hedge funds radian.org/notebook/porsc…
Phil Falcone, a hedge fund manager, has a teacup pig named Wilbur, who "can play the piano and will perform spins if prompted with a Cheerio." wmagazine.com/society/201…
When 10th century explorer Ibn Rustah asked a king why he prayed on Friday, Saturday and Sunday he answered "I have decided to hedge my bets" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibn…

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