Quote: "The hedge fund manager (Ray Dalio) said on Jan. 23 in an interview with CNBC that investors will see "a market blowoff" rally fueled by a flood of cash. "If you're holding cash, you're going to feel pretty stupid," he said.
Dalio founded Bridgewater Associates in 1975. The hedge fund now manages about $160 billion, according to its website. Bridgewater also has the biggest cumulative net profit for a hedge fund firm ever, according to data from LCH Investments. From inception to 2017, Dalio's firm posted a nearly $50 billion gain for its investors, the data showed.
Story 2: January 31, 2018: Bridgewater Huge Net Short Positions on Major DAX Stocks announced in the Federal Gazette (gooogle "net short positions, Federal Gazette Germany," and type in "Bridgewater"
Or click on this chart to get facts & figures:
BRIDGEWATER vs. DAX: DAY TO COVER RATIO ON DAX HEAVY WEIGHTED STOCKS (average 30 days) :
Deutsche Telekom AG: 1,93 Days to cover
SAP SE: 2,05 Days to cover
DEUTSCHE BANK AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT: 2,07 Days to cover
Deutsche Post AG: 3,6 (!) Days to cover
Fresenius: SE & Co. KGaA: 2,06 Days to cover
Siemens: 2,01 Days to cover
Allianz SE: 1,9 Days to cover
Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in München: 2,07 Days to cover
adidas AG: 1,49 Days to cover
BASF SE: 2,75 Days to cover
Bayer Aktiengesellschaft: 2,34 Days to cover
E ON SE: 1,18 Days to cover
Daimler AG: 1,11 Days to cover
To compare this to other net short positons: TESLA is shorted by 18 % of all stocks - but the day to cover ratio of this huge positons is actually just in a range between 2 to maximum 6 tradingdays (!). http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/tsla/short-interest
If ever BRIDGEWATER is wrong about this idea to short the DAX than Europes Bellwether will raise dramatically. BRIDGEWATER is not only shorting the DAX . BRIDGEWATER is shorting also Italien Banks by 3 Billion Euro . BRIDGEWATER is the largest hedgefonds in the world. "Bridgewater manages about $150 billion in global investments for approximately 350 of the largest and most sophisticated institutional clients." Source: https://www.bridgewater.com/
If BRIDGEWATER is shorting the DAX and same time "the largest and most sophisticated institutional clients" having long positions in the DAX there are just two options:
a): BRIDGEWATER is bedding against own clients
b): Clients following Bridgewater and this could be close to manipulating the market.
Bridgewater opens its strategy to the public according to Italian Shortpositions on Boomberg TV: Published on February 1th 01 am https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-01/bridgewater-triples-wagers-against-italian-firms-to-3-billion
But just a few hours ago bloomberg published this stunning interview on February 1th 05 am: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-02-01/five-star-leader-vows-to-help-italian-banks-grab-creditor-assets
Story 3: January 5th, 2018
Ray Dalio: Recent market declines are just 'minor corrections,' still lots of cash to buy the dip
The manager of the world's largest hedge fund said the latest moves in the market are "happening sooner than we expected."
Story 4: January 12th 2018
Ray Dalio: Everything Changed In The Last 10 Days https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-12/ray-dalio-everything-changed-last-10-days
Story 5, 6 and 7: Are you supprised ro read next?
Now - talking down the Markets?
Ray Dalio: 'Risks of a recession' are rising
Bridgewater Associates founder Ray Dalio says in a LinkedIn blog post that the Federal Reserve's response to better-than-expected economic data and more fiscal spending may lead to an economic slowdown. "What we do know is that we are in the part of the cycle in which the central banks' getting monetary policy right is difficult and that this time around the balancing act will be especially difficult," he writes. The firm manages about $160 billion, according to its website." https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/12/ray-dalio-risks-of-a-recession-are-rising.html
And: "$160 billion hedge fund exec: 'We’ll probably have a much bigger shakeout coming'"
Strong Economic Fundamentals showing solid uptrend. No sign of any recession:
L'INDICE IFO DU CLIMAT ÉCONOMIQUE MONDIAL EST AU PLUS HAUT DEPUIS PLUS DE 10 ANS https://www.capital.fr/entreprises-marches/lindice-ifo-du-climat-economique-mondial-est-au-plus-haut-depuis-plus-de-10-ans-1272034
Weltwirtschaftsklima so gut wie seit elf Jahren nicht
Results of the ifo World Economic Survey (WES) for the 1st Quarter 2018
ifo World Economic Climate Improves Considerably
BRDIGEWATERS MAJOR SHORT PICKS RISING. Please Click on the charts to load comments, facts & figures:
Italy today up by 400 Points or 1,81%:
BRIDGEWATER BIIGEST SHORT, 1,1 bn, TOTAL SA 5% up from the lows:
Allianz also up from the lows:
Banca Intesa San Paolo
BRIDGEWATER IS REDUCEING NET SHORT POSITONS.
google: "federal gazzette netto short".
Bridgewater is reducing shorts. But guess how:
1. Selling short positions: Aggressive by high numbers
2. Buying back: "silently, by lower numbers".
So what does this mean?
If you sell high numbers of stocks than you know that you move the markets. If you by small numbers of stocks you try to avoid to move the markets to the upside.
For sure you dont expect shortterm lower stockmarket prices - otherwise you don´t buy back.
The question is:
a) How fast the DAX and all shorted stocks might go up now?
b) At waht point BRIDGEWATER might be forced to increase to buy back short positions?
c) Will this effect the markets going up or to spike to the up side?
Remind: Bridgwater size of shortpositions in DAX heavy weights is still muliple full day turnover.
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Dalio's $13 Billion Short: Bridgewater Unveils Its Biggest Ever Short Position
Bridgewater Unveils Its Biggest Short In Years
Bridgewater Goes From Mocking Cash Holders To Warning A "Bigger Shakeout Is Coming" https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-02-11/bridgewater-goes-mocking-cash-holders-warning-bigger-shakeout-coming
Is Bridgewater A Fraud? Here Are The Troubling Questions Posed By Jim Grant
Italian election’s biggest winner is Europe
Bridgewater Triples Bets Against Italian Firms to $3 Billion
Hedge fund firm raises bet against Intesa, shorts Atlantia
Bridgewater raises short positions ahead of national elections
It's Dalio Versus Everyone Else as Money Flows to Europe
I’m surprised. That’s a big bet. Dalio and his team are very confident,” said Rick Herman, managing director of asset allocation who helps oversee about $30 billion at BB&T Institutional Investment Advisors Inc. “That’s definitely out of consensus. European stocks are cheaper, and they also have stronger earnings growth.”
„Investors staged a near-record exodus from US stocks in February
Funds that focus on U.S. stocks saw investors withdraw $41.1 billion in February, according to market data firm TrimTabs.
The total was the third-largest ever and came during a month when the Dow industrials lost about 4 %“ https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/investors-staged-a-near-record-exodus-from-us-stocks-in-february.html
Canada and Mexico may not be the only two countries getting a break from the U.S. tariffs on imported steel and aluminum.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin tells CNBC the process will continue to determine whether other countries should be excused from the duties.
Really looking forward on how this plays out after italy election, Europe definitely lagging US thus far.