How hedging fund works?

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Erdenebayar Lamjav
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Erdenebayar Lamjav  

1. Does Hedging fund help to make money for people? 

2. Who is invest to hedging fund? Billionaires and millionaires?

3. What's difference between Signal providers and Hedging Fund.

4. In future, traders don't work anymore in New York stock market, brokers use great EA Robot. But still doesn't create any perfect EA Robot.

Sergey Golubev
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Sergey Golubev  

How Banks, Hedge Funds, and Corporations Move Currencies - video here #86 - 

The next level of participants is the large hedge funds who trade in the foreign exchange market for speculative purposes to try and generate alpha, or a return for their investors that is over and above the average market return. Most forex hedge funds are trend following, meaning they tend to build into longer term positions over time to try and profit from a longer term uptrend or downtrend in the market. These funds are one of the reasons that currencies often times develop nice longer term trends, something that can be of benefit to the individual position trader.

Although not the typical way that Hedge funds profit from the market, probably the most famous example of a hedge fund trading foreign exchange is the example of George Soros' Quantum fund who made a very large amount of money betting against the Bank of England.

In short, the Bank of England had tried to fix the exchange rate of the British Pound at a particular level buy buying British Pounds, even though market forces were trying to push the value of the Pound Down. Soros felt that this was a losing battle and essentially bet the entire value of his $1 Billion hedge fund that the value of the pound would decrease. The market forces which were already at play, combined with Soro's huge position against the Bank of England, caused so much selling pressure on the pound that the Bank of England had to give up trying to prop up the currency and it preceded to fall over 5% in one day. This is a gigantic move for a major currency, and a move which netted Soros' Quantum Fund over $1 Billion in profits in one day.

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