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New post 14 Oct 2008, 23:24
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/st ... 43,00.html

Moving to cash. Also some good info for those who are interested in HFs

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New post 15 Oct 2008, 14:36
bsd_lover wrote:
http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24499945-643,00.html

Moving to cash. Also some good info for those who are interested in HFs


If hedge funds are still moving to cash, that means the equity markets will tank further. To get cash, they must unwind their positions.

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New post 15 Oct 2008, 16:08
Prophetic !!!!! tanked nearly 10% yesterday

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New post 15 Oct 2008, 18:12
A Couple of funds (relatively big ones) collapsed in Brazil last week, they were leveraged Equity funds, one of them lost 80% in just one day :shock:

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New post 16 Oct 2008, 01:24
"A fundraiser for a major hedge fund said the period “between now and December 1 is a sort of death march” for the industry."

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/bd6c2ec0-9b0d ... ck_check=1

US hedge fund withdrawals hit $43bn in September

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New post 26 Nov 2008, 19:13
Hedge funds are?
a) closing
b) loosing tons of value
c) shitting their pants
d) (maybe some) making tons of money

pick your choice...

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New post 28 Nov 2008, 11:10
antapple wrote:
Hedge funds are?
a) closing
b) loosing tons of value
c) shitting their pants
d) (maybe some) making tons of money

pick your choice...


where's choice e (all of the above)?

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New post 17 Dec 2008, 10:30
I know some small hedge funds that escaped the media-radar that is doing pretty well. Mostly because they are market neutral or playing the volatility this year. I think hedge fund industry is still wide-open for an MBA graduate with the right profile (strong quants - preferably have mathematic/engineering background).

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