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English definition of “hedge fund”

hedge fund

noun [C]     FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
an investment fund that trades large amounts of shares , currencies , etc. to take advantage of both rising and falling prices , for example by shorting (= borrowing shares , etc., selling them, and buying them back at a lower price ): Managers of the first hedge funds invented ways to make money no matter which way the stock market was moving . The Senate Judiciary Committee met yesterday to discuss the growing problem of hedge funds accused of wrongdoing in the marketplace . hedge fund investors / managers → See also macro hedge fund
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