I want to start a thread about the advantages of investing in AIS: Hedge Funds and Managed Futures. I propose, that we'll discuss and share information on the following topics: 1] The benefits of investing in AIS Key benefits are, IMO: - higher returns and lower risk than traditional investment funds/programs, - ability to have positive returns in falling equity and bonds markets, - ability to add AIS into an existing portfolio in order to reduce overall portfolio risk and increase returns. 2] Success stories about people who run/invest in hedge funds, managed futures To name just a few: Quantum Fund, Meyer Capital Management, Quadriga, Beach Capital, Michael N Trading, Dunn Capital, Crabel Capital Management. 3] Resources, links to sites that provide quality information about AIS www.autumngold.com ; http://iasg.pertrac2000.com ; www.hedgeworld.com ; www.vanhedge.com www.hedgeindex.com ; www.hedgefunddynamics.com and many others 4] How to choose a fund/program. How to create a portfolio of funds. What we should take into an account when we have to choose an AIS? How to build a good portfolio of funds?