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Stocks head for record high as confidence rises in debt default deal

Optimism over a deal to avert a federal debt default lifted U.S. stocks late Wednesday morning to near an S&P 500 record. The jump came as Senate leaders rushed to send a budget deal to the House of Representatives for a vote one day before the nation’s borrowing ability expires. “It appears that risk assets are anticipating a conclusion to ...

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Twenty years of Top 40 Under 40

Always a well attended event at the EXPO, the Top 40 Under 40 luncheon will be held Thursday at 11:30 a.m. This popular program turns 20 this year and is the Mississippi Business Journal’s longest running recognition program. Since 1993, the program has honored 40 of Mississippi’s best and brightest leaders from a wide range of professions and businesses. These ...

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Reaching for the algorithms

Market slumps that have dampened more than a few Wall Street parties over the past 50 years have left a lot of investors feeling like they’re all out of aces. But they are never out of algorithms – not if they know where to find them. The partners at Jackson hedge fund firm Woodridge Capital adopted an algorithm system in ...

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Academic watchers of hedge funds not ready to take on disciple role

Niche hedge fund traders like Woodridge Capital represent a new kind of risk taker that runs right up on the light after it has turned yellow. They win or lose by knowing whether to hit the brakes or throttle forward. So says Fan Chen, a University of Mississippi associate professor of finance who specializes in researching the trading of mutual ...

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