The Hedge Fund Strategy That’s Winning This Year

Russell Burns

10 days ago4:41 mins

The Hedge Fund Strategy That’s Winning This Year

Trend following has been one of the best-performing hedge fund strategies this year – the SG Trend Index has climbed 29.6%, while the S&P 500 has fallen 19%. Those trend-following investors have managed such eye-watering returns by focusing on the price signals, seeking out momentum plays, and keeping in mind that old mantra: don’t fight the Fed. Let’s take a look at what they’re doing right…

What is the trend-following strategy?

Trend following aims to take advantage of the long, medium, or short-term trends in financial markets. They don’t aim to predict those trends, but rather to jump on them as they’re occurring. That means identifying major trades and shifts that have momentum – and capitalizing

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