Barclay Hedge Fund Index

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by kaciara, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. kaciara

    kaciara

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  2. ecritt

    ecritt

  3. kxvid

    kxvid

    Yeah -10% YTD isn't much to complain about when the market is off 40%. That is alot better than mutual funds of which a single one isn't up this year. That is ofcourse due to the fact mutual funds aren't allowed to short stocks and hedge funds are.
    But actual numbers are much worse as ecritt said.
     
  4. kaciara

    kaciara

    hedgeFunds can short, hedgeFunds can arbitrage

    if market goes down 40% they have opportunity to gain 40% wo. leverage.

    -19.6% YTD this an average of all performances

    imo:

    why many of them had losses?

    because markets gone down in a simply and linear way, driving crazy all complex algorithms
     
  5. The "problem" is that most hedge funds don't hedge. Most are nothing more than "leveraged-long mutual funds". :cool:
     
  6. kaciara

    kaciara

    at least Taleb had his revenge...