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It’s Put-Up or Shut-Down Time for Long-Short Funds

With equity hedge funds saying for years that their mediocre returns are due to difficulties shorting, the recent market plunge will prove whether they’re right.

        If the current stock market sell-off extends into a full-fledged bear market, it could be an enormous opportunity for many hedge fund marketers — or one huge nightmare. Remember, for years they have been dismissing criticism of the industry’s consistently mediocre average performance and the chronic underperformance among stock-oriented funds, quickly

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