Managed Futures Rocked 2014, A Volatility Video, And Poor, Poor Paulson Jan14

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Large Hedge Funds Outperform For Second Year In A Row According to eVestment, a strong dollar and falling energy prices benefit systematic strategies, credit funds limp into year end. Aggregate hedge fund performance was -0.15% in December, the industry’s fourth monthly decline in the second half of 2014. The drop brought Q4 performance to a

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Hedge Funds Gain +0.04% in December Jan14

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Guest post courtesy of the Hennessee Group. Hedge Funds Outperform in December January 14, 2014 – New York, NY – Hennessee Group LLC announced today that the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index gained +0.04% in December (+2.63% YTD), while the S&P 500 lost -0.42% (+11.39% YTD), the Dow Jones Industrial Average lost -0.03% (+7.52% YTD), and

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2014: The Worst Year – Position Sizing Jan9

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By Joe Peta At Novus we’ve examined the performance of many hundreds of hedge funds and we’ve found that, by far, the most important skill to possess is the ability to size positions effectively.  That’s because unlike Exposure Management, and to a lesser degree Security Selection, the ability to size positions efficiently is the most persistent

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2014: The Worst Year – Security Selection Jan8

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By Joe Peta While funds may attempt to tactically shift their exposure to the market, it’s rarely something they pitch to investors in meetings.  Sit in on virtually any meeting between a PM and potential investors in her fund and you are certain to hear the PM extol the firm’s ability to pick stocks.  They “kick

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Russian Turm-Oil, 2014 Ceo Screw-Ups, And The Options Wipe Out Dec17

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Turmoil Boosts Hedge Funds That Bet Against Russia, Oil Randy Smith’s Alden Global Capital has been betting against the ruble for the past month and a half. Yesterday, it paid off when Russia’s currency fell as much as 19 percent. Alden, a $1.8 billion New York-based hedge fund firm, is emerging as one of the

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