Short Bias

Short Bias

In the context of hedge funds, a style of management where part or all of the fund consists of short sales.

Short Bias

An investment strategy in hedge funds in which much or all of a fund's investments consist of short sales.
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HFR reported that the technology, fundamental growth and health care substrategies contributed to the March return, up 2.7%, 1.2% and 1.1%, respectively, while the short bias substrategy lost 1.5%.
From the remaining dress fabric, cut four 3 1/4"x20" strips for the belt band and two short bias strips for the sleeve binding.
Dedicated Short Bias -3.27 percent -5.59 percent -2.31 percent
This can be accomplished through a variety of ETFs such as market- or beta-neutral, dollar-neutral or relative-value, long-short and any form of either long or short bias.
The HFRI Equity Hedge Index declined -0.7 per cent in August, as gains across HFRI Energy/Basic Materials (+0.26 per cent), Technology/Healthcare (+0.3 per cent) and Short Bias (+0.6 per cent) were offset by declines in Fundamental Value and Growth, which dropped -1.3 per cent and -0.6 per cent, respectively.
Though these lengths are not practical for use in an actual device, our study has clearly shown the resonance behavior of the antenna using short bias lines.
The Barclay Equity Short Bias Index jumped 8.05 per cent in September, following a 7.03 per cent gain in August.
Equity Market Neutral strategies gained +0.88%, while Short Bias funds posted a loss of -6.3%.
As for Dedicated Short Bias, it was the top gainer with after finishing up
Short bias and managed futures -- the best performing strategies last year -- lagged, along with asset-based lending and market neutral equity.
Yet short positions are actually 11.2 percent lower on the week, and the crowd's short bias is waning.
These include: Convertible Arbitrage (CA), Dedicated Short Bias (DSB), Emerging Markets (EM), Equity Market Neutral (EMN), Event Driven (ED), Fixed Income Arbitrage (FIA), Fund of Funds (FOF), Global Macro (GM), Long/Short Equity Hedge (LS), Managed Futures (MF), and Multi-Strategy (MS).