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Hedge Fund ETFs—Hedge Funds for the Rest of Us?

Posted by intelledgement on Fri, 09 Mar 12

In the last couple of years…the same folks who brought us the exchange-traded fund revolution have attempted to cash in on hedge fund mania by offering ETFs that aim to generate hedge-fund-like returns—or, at least, to follow one or more of the strategies that have generated such returns. So far, the reception for these “hedge funds for the rest of us” has been decidedly underwhelming.… But let’s take a closer look to see if there are any diamonds in the rough among them.

Historically, the average hedge fund beats the market handily. This article published by The Motley Fool earlier today evaluates the performance of hedge fund ETFs in comparison to the S&P 500 to see how well the success of their progenitors is carrying over to the new generation…or not.

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