Wednesday, October 13, 2010
TrimTabs/BarclayHedge Survey of Hedge Fund Managers
The topical study from the October 2010 issue of The Hedge Fund Flow Report. Gain insight into industry trends and hedge fund asset flows before you make your next important decision.
- Hedge fund managers remain bearish on equities. About 37% of the 109 managers we surveyed in the past two weeks are bearish on the S&P 500, while only 31% are bullish. Hedge fund managers have been bearish on stocks in four months and neutral in one month (July), since the inception of our survey in May.
- S&P 500 forecasts highlight this negative sentiment. About 41% of managers expect the S&P 500 to decrease at least 2% in the next month, while only 31% expect it to increase at least 2%. Only 6% of managers expect stock prices to increase more than 5% in the next month.
- Managers seem to be putting their money where their (bearish) mouths are. NYSE short interest stood at 14.4 billion shares in the first half of September, up 4.9% from the July low and nearly a 12-month high. . .
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From the October 2010 issue of The Hedge Fund Flow Report. The Hedge Fund Flow Report combines the accuracy of the BarclayHedge database with the analytical insight of TrimTabs Investment Research. The report is generated by TrimTabs Investment Research using the most current data on thousands of hedge funds. An annual subscription includes 12 monthly updates as well as a spreadsheet containing historical flow aggregates by category.
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