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Hedge funds reduce S&P500 exposure to a net short

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

After a few weeks of going long the S&P500, hedge funds have cut their exposures to a net short, but technicals suggest remaining bullish, according to the most recent data from Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research. The Diversified Investible Hedge Fund Composite Index is up 0.15% versus the S&P500 which is up 1.05% on a price returns basis through May 6.

In terms of strategies, Event Driven funds performed the best during this period up 2.03%. Macro Funds performed the worst down -2.07%. Models indicate that Market Neutral funds increased m......................

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