TITLE

The Anatomy of a Currency Hedge Fund

AUTHOR(S)
Basu, Somnath; Atkins, Allen B.
PUB. DATE
April 2009
SOURCE
Journal of Financial Planning;Apr2009, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p42
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses hedge funds. Their positive qualities are said to include the ability to diversify a portfolio while maintaining market neutrality. Their potential negative qualities include risks associated with reporting, pricing, liquidity and high leverage. An example is presented which uses currency futures to illustrate the principles involved. The random walk hypothesis is said to be more useful than the unbiased hypothesis for trading strategies involving currency markets and hedge funds. A hedge fund of funds is suggested as an entry-level tool for investing in such markets.
ACCESSION #
37830542

 

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