Hedgie

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Hedgie

Slang for a hedge fund.
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Hedgie

Informal for hedge fund.
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Robert Watts, compiler of the Sunday Times Rich List, said: "This has definitely been a better year for hedgies on the list - many have enjoyed substantial winnings from a volatile stock market and turbulent geo-political climate."
But when you look at the whole universe of hedgies, they've lagged the market pretty badly [and are] losing money with cash outflows.
"With hedgies' sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions)," Insider Monkey says.
"The 'hedgies' are throwing money around as never before, in business as well as the arts," noted one corporate CEO, pointing to Bill Ackman's $3.3 billion move on Valeant Phamarceuticals.
A whole PS2 from the sale of each book goes to the hedgies!
With this, Apple Inc is no longer one of the top 5 most favourite stocks among big-wig hedgies.
"The hedgies love me -- it's amazing how successful you can be if you tell the truth,'' he said.
"You are looking at something which is much more predictable and therefore less interesting for the hedgies," said Mirabaud Securities analyst Susan Anthony.
People working in this field are known as 'hedgies'.
(With a battle cry of "You will not short me!" Super Mario has also gone mano-a-mano with the hedgies betting against the euro, but that is another story.) Little by little, Mario Draghi, the Italian president of the European Central Bank, has taken an institution whose overriding mission was to keep inflation in check - the obsession that built the Deutsche Mark - and turned it into a lender of last resort prepared to throw everything into buying the distressed euro-zone sovereign debt of countries like Spain and Italy and so preserve the euro.
Hedgies hold back: FactSet Sharkwatch reports that at mid-month hedge fund activism is down sharply--just 12 funds are rattling boards' cages, a drop-off of nearly 75% from the same period in 2008.
"The Activist Game: It's Not Just for Hedgies; No Longer Content to Let Sell Orders Do the Talking, Fund Managers Speak Up." Wall Street Journal (March 14): C15.