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Be Cautious of Home Equity Loans - You have worked hard to buy your home and keep the payments up, but sometimes we get in over our heads or due...

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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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Definition of the Day Investment Fund

Investment fund - It is a firm, which invests the pooled funds of a retail investors for a fee. By aggregate the funds together of a large number of these small investors into a specific investment. An investment company gives individual investors access to a wider range of securities than...

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