If you want to diversify your portfolio and lower your risk exposure with hedge funds, here's what you should know: "Hedge Funds For Dummies" explains all the different types of funds, explores the pros and cons of funds as an investment, shows you how to find a good broker, and much more.Authored by Ann Logue, a financial writer and hedge fund specialist, this handy, frieIf you want to diversify your portfolio and lower your risk exposure with hedge funds, here's what you should know: "Hedge Funds For Dummies" explains all the different types of funds, explores the pros and cons of funds as an investment, shows you how to find a good broker, and much more.Authored by Ann Logue, a financial writer and hedge fund specialist, this handy, friendly guide covers all the bases for investors of all levels. Whether you're just building your first portfolio or you've been investing for years, you'll find everything you need to know inside: What a hedge fund is and what it doesHow hedge funds are structuredDetermining whether a hedge fund is right for your portfolioCalculating investment risk and returnShort- and long-term tax issuesDeveloping a hedge fund investment strategyMonitoring and profiting on macroeconomic trendsEvaluating fund performanceEvaluating hedge fund management
If you're investing for the future, you definitely want to minimize your risk and maximize your returns. A balanced portfolio with hedge funds is one of the best ways to achieve that sort of balance. This book walks you step by step through the process of evaluating and choosing funds, incorporating them into your portfolio in the right amounts, and making sure they give you the returns you expect and deserve. You'll learn all the ins and outs of funds, including: What kind of fees you should expect to payPicking a hedge fund advisor or brokerFulfilling paperwork and purchasing requirementsPerforming technical analysis and reading the dataHow to withdraw funds and handle the taxesTracking fund performance yourself or through reporting servicesHedge fund strategies for smaller portfoliosPerforming due diligence on funds that interest you
This friendly, to-the-point resource includes information you can't do without, including sample portfolios that show you how to invest wisely. Hedge funds are an important part of every balanced portfolio, and this friendly guide tells how to use them to your best advantage. With important resources, vital information, and commonsense advice, "Hedge Funds For Dummies" is the perfect resource for every investor interested in hedge funds....more
ebook, 360 pages
March 1st 2011
by For Dummies
(first published October 30th 2006)
Although I have a 7 year career in investing, I found this a good review of hedge fund mechanics, portfolio assembly and basic hedge fund due diligence. Great read for anyone that is tangentially interested in the subject.
This book was a fabulous introduction to the world of hedge funds. I had low expectations, but Logue breaks the topic into manageable sections and injects plenty of humor to keep you awake during the SEC Regulations chapter for instance. Overall, an enlightening and approachable guide to a complicated subject.