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Hedge Funds for Dummies


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Introduction 1 Part I: What Is a Hedge Fund, Anyway? 7 Chapter 1: What People Talk About When They Talk About Hedge Funds 9 Chapter 2: Examining How Hedge Funds Are Structured 27 Chapter 3: Not Just a Sleeping Aid: Analyzing SEC Registration 47 Chapter 4: How to Buy into a Hedge Fund 59 Part II: Determining Whether Hedge Funds Are Right for You 71 Chapter 5: Hedging through Research and Asset Selection 73 Chapter 6: Calculating Investment Risk and Return 95 Chapter 7: You Want Your Money When? Balancing Time and Liquidity 123 Chapter 8: Taxes, Responsibilities, Transparency, and Other Investment Considerations 135 Chapter 9: Fitting Hedge Funds into a Portfolio 151 Part III: Setting Up Your Hedge Fund Investment Strategy 165 Chapter 10: Buying Low, Selling High: Using Arbitrage in Hedge Funds 167 Chapter 11: Short-Selling, Leveraging, and Other Equity Strategies 183 Chapter 12: Observing How Hedge Funds Profit from the Corporate Life Cycle 203 Chapter 13: Macro Funds: Looking for Global Trends 217 Chapter 14: But Will You Make Money? Evaluating Hedge-Fund Performance 233 Part IV: Special Considerations Regarding Hedge Funds 255 Chapter 15: Hooking Onto Other Types of Hedge Funds 257 Chapter 16: Using Hedge-Fund Strategies without Hedge Funds 271 Chapter 17: Hiring a Consultant to Help You with Hedge Funds 291 Chapter 18: Doing Due Diligence on a Hedge Fund 303 Part V: The Part of Tens 319 Chapter 19: Ten (Plus One) Big Myths about Hedge Funds 321 Chapter 20: Ten Good Reasons to Invest in a Hedge Fund 327 Index 333

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Ann C. Logue is a freelance writer and consulting analyst. She has written for Barron?s, the New York Times, Newsweek Japan, Compliance Week, and the International Monetary Fund. She?s a lecturer at the Liautaud Graduate School of Business at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Her current career follows 12 years of experience as an investment analyst. She has a BA from Northwestern University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and she holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

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