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Long-term Capital Management (LTCM)

Definition: A hedge fund that used a risk arbitrage strategy to make very large, leveraged bets on credit spreads.Advice: LTCM was a very high-performing hedge fund for a number of years.  The fund created theoretically "riskless" profits but its incredible leverage and temporary market forces destroyed the hedge fund and lots its investors billions of dollars.  Because of the extreme leverage, the Federal Reserve and Wall Street investment banks had to bail the fund out in order to prevent widespread financial havoc.If you want to read a fantastic story about LTCM, we recommend you check out When Genius Failed.

 

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Securities Analyst An individual that is able to analyze the market by studying companies and then is able to make recommendations on which securities to buy and sell using this information. This individual usually works for a bank or brokerage and is able to give investors the information that they...

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