Over the Hedge

A recent press article said that with major risk assets looking “fully valued”, it was time to seek out alternative investments such as hedge funds. But those thinking of making that shift might want to look before they leap. According to consulting firm McKinsey and Co, hedge funds and other “alternative” investments will command up […]

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The Golden Ticket Trap

In a popular children’s story, the young hero pins all his hopes on finding one of a handful of ‘golden tickets’ hidden among millions of candy bars. It seems many people approach investing the same way. The notion that the path to long-term wealth is in locating secret and previously undiscovered treasures in the global […]

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Hedge of Darkness

It’s true. Big money can be made from hedge funds. If you run one, that is. That’s the conclusion of a new book, which says people who invest in hedge funds would have been better off over the past nine years if they had stuck to a broadly diversified portfolio of vanilla stocks and bonds. […]

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