Hedging Your Portfolio With Mutual Funds
by John Markese
Its difficult these days to avoid reading about hedge funds, whether the headline is calling for more hedge fund regulation, trumpeting stellar hedge fund performance or sounding the alarm about a hedge funds fraud.
Hedge funds have an exotic allure for many investors, but also a mysterious, unsettling side and investors have to jump through the right hoops in order to get in.
Mutual funds, in contrast, have a more comfortable and accessible structure for all investors—there are no lock-up periods, most do not have high minimum investments, typically their fee structures are not expensive, and there are no investor income and net worth tests. Mutual funds also come with a readily available, transparent history of performance for analysis and comparisons.
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