October 13, 2011 at 07:00 AM EDT
How Have The Hedge Fund ETFs Held Up In The Crisis?
Over the past several weeks, markets have become increasingly choppy as a number of issues are plaguing the global economy. America teeters on the brink of a recession while debt downgrades and slumping investor confidence have rattled European markets as well. Meanwhile, in emerging markets, inflationary concerns are continuing to wreck havoc leaving investors with few places to put cash to work. In light of this uncertain environment, many market participants have dialed back risk levels, focusing in on sectors that have low levels of correlation to broad markets, such as hedge funds. While many might think of hedge funds as some sort of ultra-high risk ”black box” type investment, that is not really the case for many products in the space. Instead, hedge funds should be thought of as a way to play broad markets with lower levels of risk. In fact, hedge funds will often take different sides [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: ProShares Launches Hedge Fund Replication ETF (HDG) How ETFs Have Democratized Investing Using ETFs To Access Alternatives ETF Pipeline Grows: More Hedge Fund Products, VIX ETNs In The Works Closer Look At Hedge Fund ETFs
Over the past several weeks, markets have become increasingly choppy as a number of issues are plaguing the global economy. America teeters on the brink of a recession while debt downgrades and slumping investor confidence have rattled European markets as well. Meanwhile, in emerging markets, inflationary concerns are continuing to wreck havoc leaving investors with few places to put cash to work. In light of this uncertain environment, many market participants have dialed back risk levels, focusing in on sectors that have low levels of correlation to broad markets, such as hedge funds.  While many might think of hedge funds as some sort of ultra-high risk ”black box” type investment, that is not really the case for many products in the space. Instead, hedge funds should be thought of as a way to play broad markets with lower levels of risk. In fact, hedge funds will often take different sides [...]

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