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Alan Brochstein, CFA has worked in the securities industry since 1986, primarily with the responsibility for managing investments in institutional environments until he founded AB Analytical Services in 2007 in order to provide independent research and consulting to registered investment... More
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  • Best Businessweek Cover Ever 9 comments
    Jul 15, 2013 4:54 PM

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  • Maverick Trader
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    More like the perception and reality of the ECONOMY.
    15 Jul 2013, 05:52 PM Reply Like
  • WallStreetDebunker
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    A good cover, but they should have made the red arrow 2" long. Also, the guy in the photo should have been holding a packet of Enzyte "hedge fund male enhancement" pills with Bernanke's face on it.
    15 Jul 2013, 06:34 PM Reply Like
  • retfldoc
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    Thanks for the laugh. Sometimes the graphic is so good there is no need to read the article.
    15 Jul 2013, 08:50 PM Reply Like
  • Alan Brochstein, CFA
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    Author’s reply » Indeed! Great article with it too, by the way...
    15 Jul 2013, 09:32 PM Reply Like
  • Whitehawk
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    Actually I saw on ZH that the Tudor fund was slightly behind the S&P in YTD returns, so PTJ still has his mojo (if he takes the 20% cut that is well above the S&P). The top fund was "only" 9% above the S&P. These are just hedge funds that report, not those that don't. Yes, surely a good number of them lose money or perform poorly compared to the Fed-induced indexes. Perhaps a good name for a hedge fund is the "Fed Opportunity Fund."
    15 Jul 2013, 09:09 PM Reply Like
  • varan
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    Actually the red curve represents the other people's money. Clearly the green arrow is an accurate description of what is happening to them personally. If one can make tons of money even if your fund is not doing well, green arrow is what will happen to anybody.
    16 Jul 2013, 12:57 AM Reply Like
  • Augie91
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    :) Now that is funny!!!!
    16 Jul 2013, 11:56 AM Reply Like
  • sheldond
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    When I saw this at the bookstore, I laughed out loud. Too funny.


    17 Jul 2013, 09:55 PM Reply Like
  • Alan Brochstein, CFA
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    Author’s reply » They had another funny one a while back - two airplanes humping (Continental/United merger). Here is a link to a story with a picture in it: How Bloomberg Businessweek Comes Up With Its Awesome Covers - The Atlantic Wire - The Atlantic
    17 Jul 2013, 11:03 PM Reply Like
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