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Tag Archive: Hedge Funds


Types on Investors in the Market

There are several types on Investors in the market making investments in one or more categories of assets with the blogobjective of making a profit.  To name a few Individual investors, Angel investors, Sweat equity investor, Venture capitalist funds, Investment Trusts, Mutual funds, Hedge funds and Sovereign wealth funds.. here are some of the views how investment defined by them.

Warren buffet: A good business that can be purchased for less than the discounted value of its future earnings. Continue reading

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What is a Hedge fund

Hedge fund is a type of private and unregistered investment-pool that employs sophisticated hedging and arbitrage techniques in blogboth domestic and international markets to generate high returns.

Traditionally Hedge funds have been limited to sophisticated, wealthy investors because they required a large initial investment.

Earlier most of the hedge funds strategies such as leverage, long, short and derivative positions were focused on corporate equity markets. But now hedge funds new focus areas are commodities and money markets.

Because hedge funds are unregistered, they can use securities and strategies that are either prohibited or restricted in registered funds. Continue reading

This is a nice summary of the flaws in many mutual funds published on Market Watch. Too many mutual funds are simply index fundsimages disguised as something else. And most of the rest are simply attempts to market a product that isn’t designed to actually add value (but sounds fancy enough to accumulate assets). If you missed John Bogle’s discussion on the flaws in the mutual fund industry you should watch it here.

The 10 things via Market Watch:

  1. “Cheap funds often outperform pricey ones.”
  2. “We can’t beat the market.”

  3. “When skill fails, we just double (or quintuple) our odds.”

  4. “People aren’t buying our product…” Continue reading

Lee Cooperman, founder of hedge fund firm Omega Ad-visors, last month gave a presentation entitled, “Observations regarding: life,blog hedge funds, the investment outlook” at Roger Williams University. Here are some of the highlights:

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– If you produce the returns, you’ll grow. What separates the men from the boys is how you do during periods of adversity

– He again detailed his characteristics of an outstanding analyst or portfolio manager

– He tries to make money in 5 ways: market direction, asset allocation (stocks versus bonds), undervalued stocks on the long side, sell stocks short. and macro investing (and he candidly mentioned the egregiously high fee structure that hedge funds use as well)  Continue reading

Primer on Hedge Funds

Hedge fund is a type of private and unregistered investment-pool that employs sophisticated hedging and arbitrage techniques in both Googledomestic and international markets to generate high returns.

Traditionally Hedge funds have been limited to sophisticated, wealthy investors because they required a large initial investment.

Earlier most of the hedge funds strategies such as leverage, long, short and derivative positions were focused on corporate equity markets. But now hedge funds new focus areas are commodities and money markets.

Because hedge funds are unregistered, they can use securities and strategies that are either prohibited or restricted in registered funds. That is why -hedge funds are also referred as non traditional or alternative investment.   Continue reading

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