Bridgewater Associates LP, the $140 billion hedge fund founded by Ray Dalio, is betting on global stocks and oil as it expects money to move into equities and other assets amid increased economic confidence.
Bridgewater, the world’s biggest hedge fund, is bullish on stocks, oil, commodities, and some currencies as it expects cash to shift to riskier assets, co-chief investment officer Bob Prince said on a client conference call on [...]
In the first half of 2011, the Big Four benefited from tight supply-demand conditions for many key services, as frenzied drilling activity in North American shale oil and gas plays strained the industry’s capacity to meet these needs.
In particular, a shortage of pressure pumping capacity–a service critical to hydraulic fracturing–had enabled service providers to push through substantial price increases in recent years. Hydraulic fracturing is a process whereby producers pump [...]