2 months ago • 4:38 mins
As the name suggests, hedge funds are supposed to do one thing really well: hedging. That means they should be able to successfully take opposing long and short positions, designed to protect their positions and enhance their returns under any market conditions. So given today’s challenging investing environment, it feels like prime time to take a peek at Goldman Sachs’s latest deep dive into hedge fund activity. I’ve summarized what the big bank found out, so let’s get going.
Goldman’s hedge fund report analyzed 786 hedge funds with $2.3 trillion of stock investments between them – that’s $1.5 trillion long and $730 billion short. The average hedge fund has made a 1% return since the middle of the year, and i
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