Here is a scoreboard of popular funds’ timeshare holdings: companies that have gained or lost ground year to date, depending on when they announce earnings and other important business management news. Mind that many hedge funds lost money for investors in 2015, and few had to withdraw having deflated returns for more than two years.
Since fall last year, hedge funds began pulling back to a recent $2.96 trillion of assets in management in January. These funds are trading at the upmost marginal gain over the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average, by +3.7% and +7%, for the first time since 2008, gaining about +1.5% on average. But companies posted interim stark results while trying to avoid volatile swings via generating near-equity returns with less risk.