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Classic Hedge Fund Trading Strategies II

Classic Hedge Fund Trading Strategies II

Trevor Pugh

20 years: Trading & hedge funds

Hedge fund strategies vary greatly from fund to fund, and for an investor, choosing the right fund is no less difficult a task than picking individual stocks. In the first video of this two-part series Trevor covered equity, macro and high-frequency trading strategies. In this video he continues explaining the remaining hedge fund strategies, i.e. "CTA", "Event-Driven Strategy", "Credit Strategy" and "Niche Strategy".

Hedge fund strategies vary greatly from fund to fund, and for an investor, choosing the right fund is no less difficult a task than picking individual stocks. In the first video of this two-part series Trevor covered equity, macro and high-frequency trading strategies. In this video he continues explaining the remaining hedge fund strategies, i.e. "CTA", "Event-Driven Strategy", "Credit Strategy" and "Niche Strategy".

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Classic Hedge Fund Trading Strategies II

11 mins 44 secs

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Hedge fund strategies differ significantly from fund to fund, and selecting the best fund for an investor is no easier than picking individual stocks. It is useful to categorize them into general themes, with Macro strategies and Equity strategies being the most important. These various strategies provide a useful alternative investment class to the basic bond and equity strategies, allowing investors to choose a risk profile that is appropriate for their overall portfolio.

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  • Define Relative Value trading

  • Define Commodity Trading Advisors

  • Define Event Driven Strategies

  • Define a Credit Strategy

  • Define a Niche Strategy

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