July 27, 2010 at 12:43 PM EDT
Closer Look At Hedge Fund ETFs
The past few years have seen no shortage of innovation in the ETF space; targeted international products, state-specific funds, and single-commodity ETPs are just a few of the developments to come out of the rapidly-expanding industry. Some of the most interesting products to hit the market recently are found in the Hedge Funds ETFdb Category, offering exposure to strategies that have historically been off limits to most investors. Many investors have some misconceptions about the hedge fund asset class; stories of outrageous returns generated in the 1990s and early 2000s have led them to believe that hedge funds seek to generate massive absolute returns by taking on significant risk. But in reality, hedge funds aren’t always out to generate eye-popping absolute returns. As the very name of these vehicles suggests, most hedge funds are designed to hedge, dampening volatility and providing diversification benefits to traditional stock-and-bond portfolios [see Early Leaders In [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Stories: Credit Suisse Launches Hedge Fund ETN (CSLS) Hedge Fund ETFs vs. Actual Hedge Funds Talking Hedge Fund ETFs, Inflation-Proofing, And More With Adam Patti
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