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A hedge fund is an investment fund that can undertake a wider range of investment and trading activities than other funds, but which is only open for investment from particular types of investors specified by regulators. These investors are typically institutions, such as pension funds, university endowments and foundations, or high net worth individuals. As a class, hedge funds invest in a diverse range of assets, but they most commonly trade liquid securities on public markets. They also employ a wide variety of investment strategies, and make use of techniques such as short selling and leverage.
Nouriel Roubini : I am putting most of my money in cash , one of the clients of my research firm a sophisticated high network individual have decided to put a billion dollar of his financial network last month all hundred percent into cash , I would say now better to be safe than sorry , we do not know whether this volatility is temporary and things will improve or whether there 'll be a nasty recession and another 30 to 40 percent fall in equity prices so until the fog of uncertainty is resolved, my view is that it's better to be safe rather than sorry. This is not the time to be in risky assets ...commodities are going to collapse if there is a recession like other risky assets,Gold is a hedge against tail risks and a financial meltdown, If you get to that point of paranoia, it's time to buy canned food, guns, ammunition, gold bars and a log cabin in the mountains," Nouriel Roubini recommends cash over gold an other commodities ....
People often asks whether Elliott wave analysis works on every market, or just some of them.
It may not be the most obvious place to buy property, more associated with unrest and war, but the real estate market in Beirut is buoyant and set to grow by 15% in the next three years, according to industry professionals. 'Lebanon has gone against the current of the international financial crisis in the real estate sector,' Fuad Fleifel, director general of the economy ministry told the Beirut International Property Fair.