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The World's First Twitter-Based Hedge Fund Is Finally Open for Business - Derek Thompson - Business This week, Derwent Capital Markets, a London investment firm, launched a $40 million hedge fund that will use Twitter to guide its investments. The world's first social media-based hedge fund will monitor a selection of tweets in real-time to feel out market sentiment before placing its bets. "For years, investors have widely accepted that financial markets are driven by fear and greed but we've never before had the technology or data to be able to quantify human emotion," Paul Hawtin, the founder of Derwent Capital Markets, wrote The Atlantic in an email. With Twitter, he added, investors finally had a window to the world's fear. Why would experienced investors cede their expertise to something as crude as Twitter for guiding tens of millions of dollars in bets? Hawtin won't share how his algorithm works.
Bankruptcy Watch: 14 Risky Restaurant Stocks (Bankruptcy Watch: 14 Risky Restaurant Stocks report updated with Sonic's quarterly earnings results.) NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Amid concern over a possible double-dip recession -- or at least some stall in the recovery -- in the midst of rising gasoline and food prices, bankruptcy is a real concern for any company, and the restaurant sector is certainly not immune. American diners spent 40.5% of their food budgets eating away from home in 2010, down just slightly from 41% in 2006, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Chains such as McDonald's (MCD_), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG_) and Starbucks (SBUX_) continue to grow.
Which American Restaurant Chains Might Go Under? TheStreet.com recently analyzed the Z-score (a formula that measures a company's financial health through factors such as working capital, total assets, total liabilities, market capitalization, sales, retained earnings and earnings before interest and taxes) of several chain restaurants to forecast the chances of the companies going bankrupt in the next two years. The article points out that although stocks from companies like McDonald's, Chipotle and Starbucks are generally growing, restaurants like Sbarro's and Marie Callender's filed for bankruptcy this year. Below is a list of which other chains (market capitalization of at least $100 million) might follow suit, from least risky to most risky: 14.
10 Brands That Will Disappear In 2012: 24/7 Wall St. 24/7 Wall St. has created a new list of brands that will disappear, which includes Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD), Sony Pictures (NYSE:SNE), American Apparel (NYSE:APP), Nokia (NYSE:NOK), Saab, A&W All-American Foods Restaurants, Soap Opera Digest, Sony Ericsson, MySpace (NYSE:NWS.A), and Kellog's Corn Pops. (NYSE:K). Each year, 24/7 Wall St. regularly compiles a list of brands that are going to disappear in the near-term. Alternative investments get some investors to ditch 401(k)s - Jun. 28 NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Don Poffenroth spent more than 20 years watching his 401(k) eke out returns of 3% to 5%. Until, in 2007, he decided to take a bold step: He emptied out his 401(k) into a self-directed IRA and funneled all of his savings -- $300,000 -- into a vodka distillery. At the time, there were only a handful of players in the business and about 40 distilleries in the country. "There was all sorts of potential there," said Poffenroth. Three years later, the vodka distillery, which is based in Spokane, Wash., is bringing in annual revenue of more than $1.5 million. And Poffenroth estimates that his 60% share of the company is worth about $1.2 million.