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Imagine McDonald�s has just come out with a low-fat burger that you and your children love. Burger King�s new fat-free burger, on the other hand, is dry and tasteless, producing moans in the back seat. So, sensing a trend here, you rush out and buy $5,000 worth of McDonald�s stock and sell short $5,000 of Burger King. What you have just done is become a market-neutral investor. There are many hedging strategies that provide some degree of market neutrality, but balancing investments among carefully researched long and short positions � an approach ...
The term “market neutral investing” in a generic description of any strategy that involves taking positions on both sides of a security, or within a given market segment, for the purpose of limiting downside risk . In other words, they hedge themselves against moves in either direction. The purest form of market neutral investing is executing a buy order and going short on different stocks in the same niche, in equal amounts, and at the same time. The effect is that when the niche as a whole moves in one direction, money is made by that position, while the other position becomes a ... Read More
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