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Why Some Investment Managers Fail to Preserve their Clients' Wealth

Many advisors on Wall Street, including many mutual fund managers, many hedge fund managers and many bank trust departments, fail at their primary task: preserving and/or growing their clients' capital.
 
Such managers may suffer from the" institutional imperative," or "group think." This is where the players in the market may be blinded by the raw emotion (bullish or bearish) of a given market's movement or trend and act accordingly with the will of the herd. 

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Hedge Funds: Four Reasons Why You Should Not Invest in Them

Stock market author John Reizner cites four reasons why investors should not invest in hedge funds: ranging from multiple levels of fees (benefiting the organizers) to the hedge fund failure rate.

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Hedge Funds, Derivatives, Debt, China and the Risk of Systemic Market Panic

The systemic threats to our economic system and to the current bull market both internal and external have not changed much since 2007 when this prescient article was written and is re-posted here; namely; (i) a destabilizing and growing national debt; (ii) a proliferating derivatives markets and (iii) potential fallout now emanating from China that stems from the struggle of Hong Kong chinese determined not to live under mainland tryanny.

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