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Hedge Funds: Current Trends

Trading trends

There are various fluctuations among the hedge fund industry vis-à-vis trends in their investment.  These are often not publicized but we do get some clue as to swings and inclinations via SEC quarterly documentation.  Recent SEC 13F forms show the following:

  1. An increase in S&P 500 of 15 percent in the first quarter; an average return for equity hedge funds of 8% in the first quarter.
  2. Q1 2019: a drop of net exposure by 4%
  3. Top 10 positions have an average of 69% in hedge fund holding.

In general, hedge fund favorites included (in alphabetical order) Alibaba Group, Alphabet, Amazon, Celgene, Facebook, Iqvia Holdings, Microsoft and Worldpay.  Favorites in short-interest list (in alphabetical order): AT&T, Chevron, Exxon, Mobil, Nvidia and Qualcomm.

The health industry (more specifically the biotech branch) is becoming more popular among hedge fund investors while energy, industry and materials is decreasing in its popularity.

Traders have been moving into the crypto sector over the last few years as well.  Traditionally this has been the home of those in the retail industry but there has been a definite increase in interest from institutional traders as well.

Good News for Hedge Funds in Recent Surge

Figures from hedge funds are looking good for the first quarter of 2019.  According to Hedge Fund Research president Kenneth Heinz, acute gains were posted from hedge fund capital “as investor risk tolerance increased.” This figure – 5.7 percent gain – marks the strongest Q1 numbers hedge funds have had in 13 years. An increase… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Managers and Global Growth

Hedge fund managers are (rightly) concerned about global growth.  According to Hayman Capital CIO Kyle Bass it seems like South East Asia is headed for a recession this year; Europe also but the US with its fiscal impulse from tax stimulus will wear off toward the end of the year.  We have to realize that… Continue Reading

Hedge Funds and AI: A Great Combination

Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines are increasingly being used for analysis, investigation, and the decision-making process with hedge fund activity.  One example of this is Aidyia, a hedge fund that generated a 2 percent return on its first day of trading US equities using an AI machine.  According to research conducted by alternative assets market financial… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Manager on Global Economy

This video presents a brief overview on the world’s largest hedge fund manager – Ray Dalio who talks about how the dollar is losing its reserve currency status. Over the past 34 years Dalio has seen China do something unprecedented.  A massive shift which has made it “the greatest economic miracle ever.” Charts show what… Continue Reading

Trading FOREX Like a Hedge Fund

In this video, Asia Forex Mentor founder Ezekiel Chew, discusses “how hedge fund managers, hedge fund companies trade. Be it forex, stocks etc. In order for us retail forex traders to be profitable. We need to have the same trading mentality and style as a forex hedge fund manager.” Continue Reading

Cryptocurrency Investment Funds

More than half of the 466 cryptocurrency investments funds have been established as hedge funds.  According to Crypto Fund Research, 255 of the 466 funds are set up this way and 195 of these are created as VC funds.  16 represent private equity funds. In 2017 around 100 crypto funds were launched; this year the… Continue Reading

Hedge Funds Regain Popularity

It seems that hedge funds are finally looking like a good bet again these days.  They are regaining popularity with investors with demand significantly increasing.    According to a recent Credit Suisse Group AG survey, net demand for hedge fund allocation is the highest it has been in three years.  Last year it was 12 percent… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Management over the Years

In this video put out by the Milken Institute earlier this month, Bloomberg TV’s Editor-at-Large Erik Schatzker opens a discussion on hedge fund strategies and other issues looking to the future of the industry. On these topics he sits with the following individuals: • Dmitry Balyasny – Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Balyasny… Continue Reading

Crypto Hedge Funds?

There has been quite a lot of volatility with crypto hedge funds over the last few months.  But does this mean that they should be completely discounted?  Should we take a break for a while, or make that long term? Adding to this issue is Americans lack of understanding of its regulatory status. Still, having… Continue Reading