What Is a Hedge Fund? Basics, Strategies, and Market Impact

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Hedge funds may puzzle many, with the common association being wealth. What exactly are they?

What Is a Hedge Fund? Basics, Strategies, and Market Impact

What Is a Hedge Fund? A hedge fund is a financial collaboration led by professional managers, bringing together accredited retail and institutional investors.

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Hedge Fund Strategies Differ Dozens to hundreds of hedge fund strategies exist. But generally, they can split into five categories:

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long/short equity, merger arbitrage, event-driven, global macro, and quantitative.

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The Bottom Line About Hedge Funds If you are thinking about investing in a hedge fund, knowing the details about them is important.

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The high costs, minimums, and risks probably do not make sense for the average person.

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