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When a 4,000% Return is a Mirage

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Many tail-risk hedge funds posted astonishing gains during the March selloff, with at least one fund reporting a gain of over 3,000%. However, it’s important for investors to read between the lines when it comes to choosing which hedge funds to invest in.

Whenever looking at the returns of any fund, especially tail-risk funds, it’s important to make sure you’re doing an apples-to-apples comparison by using the same measurement of returns across all the funds you’re comparing.

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Correlation Sensation

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Another new feature on the site, folks! And I think you’re going to love it.

Yes, correlations! And it couldn’t be easier to use.

Just to to the Correlations page, and you will have the opportunity to either type in some equity symbols manually or, much faster, choose a watch list of your own. Here, for instance, I’ve just punched in a couple of symbols that I known have a clean inverse correlation:

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