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Hedge Funds For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-05092-7
360 pages
March 2011
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Introduction 1

Part I: What Is a Hedge Fund, Anyway? 7

Chapter 1: What People Talk About When They Talk About Hedge Funds 9

Chapter 2: Examining How Hedge Funds Are Structured 27

Chapter 3: Not Just a Sleeping Aid: Analyzing SEC Registration 47

Chapter 4: How to Buy into a Hedge Fund 59

Part II: Determining Whether Hedge Funds Are Right for You 71

Chapter 5: Hedging through Research and Asset Selection 73

Chapter 6: Calculating Investment Risk and Return 95

Chapter 7: You Want Your Money When? Balancing Time and Liquidity 123

Chapter 8: Taxes, Responsibilities, Transparency, and Other Investment Considerations 135

Chapter 9: Fitting Hedge Funds into a Portfolio 151

Part III: Setting Up Your Hedge Fund Investment Strategy 165

Chapter 10: Buying Low, Selling High: Using Arbitrage in Hedge Funds 167

Chapter 11: Short-Selling, Leveraging, and Other Equity Strategies 183

Chapter 12: Observing How Hedge Funds Profit from the Corporate Life Cycle 203

Chapter 13: Macro Funds: Looking for Global Trends 217

Chapter 14: But Will You Make Money? Evaluating Hedge-Fund Performance 233

Part IV: Special Considerations Regarding Hedge Funds 255

Chapter 15: Hooking Onto Other Types of Hedge Funds 257

Chapter 16: Using Hedge-Fund Strategies without Hedge Funds 271

Chapter 17: Hiring a Consultant to Help You with Hedge Funds 291

Chapter 18: Doing Due Diligence on a Hedge Fund 303

Part V: The Part of Tens 319

Chapter 19: Ten (Plus One) Big Myths about Hedge Funds 321

Chapter 20: Ten Good Reasons to Invest in a Hedge Fund 327

Index 333