Monday, April 15, 2013

Hedge Fund Titans

With paydays like some of these guys had, it's no wonder people want to manage OPM!

But the overall realities aren't great:
"For the fourth consecutive year, most hedge funds failed to beat the market. The average hedge fund gained 6.4 percent last year, according to a composite index that tracks 2,200 portfolios compiled by Hedge Fund Research. By comparison, the Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index climbed 16 percent when factoring in dividends. In 2011, the average hedge fund lost more than 5 percent, versus a 2 percent gain for the S&P 500."


  1. A billion dollar pay day, Wow! MBA, have you ever considered managing OPM?

  2. With my track record the past few years? LOL

  3. Well here is where we all can see that most our expectations as want to be traders are just fiction. The reality is that a 20-25% return/year compounded over 20 years or more is actually an amazing return... - the average compounded return/year is less than 25% for all the strategies presented in this link

    1. Thanks for link. Yeah, our pie-in-the-sky 100+% goals are good for dreaming but tough to do. Certainly tons easier though for us little guys than for the "titans"!