Hedge Funds

Hedge funds are formed when many investors or institutions collectively invest in select stocks chosen by the fund’s manager. Many funds operate as LLCs or partnerships to reduce liability and are often overseas to avoid taxes. Hedge funds may gain infamy from scandals like Bernie Madoff, but the funds also provide investors with valuable insight into which stocks institutions are investing in.

Recent Articles

When Should You Invest in Hedge Funds?

Hedge funds had their worst year since the financial crisis of 2009. With several funds closing down and others showing meager returns, what should wealthy investors do? Is there a right time to get into the funds? More 

Best Mutual Funds That Act Like Hedge Funds

Today's uncertain and volatile environment calls for a good hedging strategy. Check out these mutual funds that act like hedge funds. More 

RORO – The ‘Hedge Fund’ You Can Actually Afford

State Street's new SPDR SSgA Risk Aware ETF (RORO) aims to give you the risk-minded performance of hedge funds without the high costs. More 

What Are Warren Buffett and Other Billionaires’ Buying and Selling?

Warren Buffett and hedge-fund billionaires moved a lot of stock last quarter, but the most recent 13Fs showed no bold new bets worth copycatting. More 

Why Is Bill Ackman Launching a Closed-End Fund?

Bill Ackman's new closed-end fund will let retail investors get in on the billionaire hedge-fund manager's game. More 

VIDEO: How to Protect Your Portfolio

Hedge funds are an expensive way to try to protect your portfolio in a downfall. Here are better ways of thinking about and protecting your assets. More 

The 50 Stocks That Big Hedge Funds Love Most

FactSet has released its quarterly report on the holdings of the country's 50 largest hedge funds and their stock holdings, and here is the list of names More 

3 ‘Backdoor’ Hedge Fund Stocks

Hedge fund managers sure know how to rake in the cash, but retail investors get left out. These 3 stocks give you a back door into the hedge fund world. More 

Hedge-Fund King Paid Guy Fieri $100K to Hang Out With Him for a Day

A new book says that hedge fund billionaire Steven A. Cohen paid celebrity chef Guy Fieri just to be his friend for a day. More 

John Paulson Loves Pianos, Hates Financials

John Paulson's hedge fund Paulson & Co. didn't just buy piano-maker Steinway this week -- it also filed its 13F. Here's everything you need to know. More