Thursday, February 26, 2009
From rumor bag: average equity hedge fund is 70% in cash at the end of the day
Explains why the market performs like a schizophrenic day trader, as investors try to game the greater fool in unison, running the market up and down especially in market leading sectors such as financials. As long as a fund is not the last man in, the first 50% in any wave are set to make profits. While this has long been the modus operandi for SAC and some other notable algo trading outfits (who love throwing around unmerited lawsuits for libel so we will just keep our mouth shut), the fact that it is spreading to most hedgies is shocking, as Buffett's mantra of buy and hold is officially now dead.
Posted by Bud Fox at 1:29 PM