Home
IU

What is a hedge fund?

A hedge fund is a type of investment vehicle that pools together money from multiple investors and uses a variety of strategies to generate returns. Hedge funds are typically run by professional money managers who have significant expertise in a particular area of the market, such as stocks, bonds, or derivatives.

Hedge funds are known for their flexibility and their ability to use a wide range of investment strategies, including long and short positions, leverage, and arbitrage. This allows them to potentially generate higher returns than traditional investment vehicles, such as mutual funds or index funds. However, hedge funds also come with a higher level of risk, and they are not suitable for all investors.

One of the key features of hedge funds is that they are not subject to the same regulations as other investment vehicles, such as mutual funds. This allows them to take on more risk and to use more complex investment strategies. However, it also means that they are not required to disclose their holdings or their performance to the public, which can make it difficult for investors to assess the risks of a particular hedge fund.

In general, hedge funds are only accessible to accredited investors, who are individuals or institutions with a high net worth or a significant level of investment experience. This is because hedge funds are considered to be more risky and complex than other investment vehicles, and they are not suitable for all investors. If you are considering investing in a hedge fund, it is important to carefully research the fund and its managers, and to understand the risks and potential rewards of the investment.

“Of over 1000 stock recommendations made by the typical brokerage firm during the first quarter of 2001 (the peak if the bull market), only 7 were sell recommendations.” – John C. Bogle

sc name=”fma-cta”]

BLOOMBERG GLOBAL NEWS

Bloomberg video news feed with live charts, watchlists & fundamentals
Audio/video feed with live charts, watchlists & fundamentals
CHARTS + FEED

RBA ECONOMIC UPDATES

Periodic updates on the Australian economy, direct from the RBA, with live charts, watchlists & fundamentals
Audio/video feed with live charts, watchlists & fundamentals
CHARTS + FEED

US FEDERAL RESERVE UPDATES

Bloomberg News focussed upon the Federal Reserve, with live charts, watchlists & fundamentals
Audio/video feed with live charts, watchlists & fundamentals
CHARTS + FEED

FX/GLOBAL BRIEFS

Brief global updates with a focus upon currencies, with live charts, watchlists & fundamentals
Audio/video feed with live charts, watchlists & fundamentals
CHARTS + FEED

ASX MARKET UPDATES

ASX-focussed updates, with live charts, watchlists & fundamentals
Audio/video feed with live charts, watchlists & fundamentals
CHARTS + FEED

BLOOMBERG BRIEFS

Global briefs from Bloomberg with live charts, watchlists & fundamentals
Audio/video feed with live charts, watchlists & fundamentals
CHARTS + FEED