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Re: Anyone here a Hedge fund fan?
Old 07-11-2006, 01:05 PM   #21
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Re: Anyone here a Hedge fund fan?

Hedge funds are a no-lose proposition -- for the hedge fund managers.* They make outrageous fees when their bets win, and lose nothing when they lose.* Can they pay off?* Sure, just like a race-track tout can give you a winner.* It's just not the way to bet it.

Access to hedge funds used to be restricted to monied folk, but now that the sheeple have access to them you're going to hear lots of bleating when the inevitable shearing occurs.*

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Re: Anyone here a Hedge fund fan?
Old 07-11-2006, 02:10 PM   #22
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Re: Anyone here a Hedge fund fan?

Originally Posted by Cransten
and lose nothing when they lose.*
Actually, not so much. If a hedge fund has a losing year, or sometimes even a losing couple of quarters, that is usually the end of the fund. The manager loses their business, and since they usually have a lot of their own capital invested in the fund, they usually also get hurt if the fund blows up.

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