Domestic Fund Formation It is a simple process to enter the hedge fund industry; practically anyone with $15k to $20k can start a hedge fund and forming a hedge fund gets easier every year.
Offshore Fund Formation An offshore hedge fund is simply a structure used by hedge fund managers as a way to attract offshore investors (non-U.S. citizens) or U.S. tax-exempt investors such as pension and endowment funds.
Stocks Rising into Final Hour on Less Emerging Markets Debt ...
Broad Equity Market Tone:
  • Advance/Decline Line: Modestly Higher
  • Sector Performance: Most Sectors Rising
  • Volume: Slightly Below Average
  • Market Leading Stocks: Performing In Line
Equity Investor Angst:
  • Volatility(VIX) 14.43 +.56%
  • Euro/Yen Carry Return Index 145.99 -.11%
  • Emerging Markets Currency Volatility(VXY) 8.89 -1.11%
  • S&P 500 Implied Correlation 53.81 -.43%
  • ISE Sentiment Index 156.0 +59.18%
  • Total Put/Call .91 +7.06%
  • NYSE Arms .80 -29.96% 
Credit Investor Angst:
  • North American Investment Grade CDS Index 63.88 -1.0%
  • European Financial Sector CDS Index 88.97 +.49%
  • Western Europe Sovereign Debt CDS Index 53.0 unch.
  • Asia Pacific Sovereign Debt CDS Index 102.44 -.59%
  • Emerging Market CDS Index 305.45 -1.85%
  • China Blended Corporate Spread Index 361.05 -.38%
  • 2-Year Swap Spread 12.25 +1.0 basis point
  • TED Spread 20.0 +.75 basis point
  • 3-Month EUR/USD Cross-Currency Basis Swap -6.0 -.25 basis point
Economic Gauges:
  • 3-Month T-Bill Yield .04% unch.
  • Yield Curve 232.0 -2.0 basis points
  • China Import Iron Ore Spot $118.0/Metric Tonne +.17%
  • Citi US Economic Surprise Index -13.20 -1.8 points
  • Citi Emerging Markets Economic Surprise Index 14.70 +1.4 points
  • 10-Year TIPS Spread 2.17 unch.
Overseas Futures:
  • Nikkei Futures: Indicating -35 open in Japan
  • DAX Futures: Indicating +4 open in Germany
Portfolio: 
  • Slightly Higher: On gains in my biotech/tech/mdedical sector longs
  • Disclosed Trades: Covered some of my (IWM)/(QQQ) hedges and some of my (EEM) short
  • Market Exposure: Moved to 50% Net Long

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