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7 Oct 2016 (AFR) – Change in air as hedge funds place bets – Are investors premature in celebrating the end of central bank rule?

(7 October 2016, AFR, p31, by Karen Maley)

‘Do hedge funds and other more adventurous investors suddenly have a reason to hope?’ <snipped…>

‘The problem is that no one knows whether central banks will be able to withdraw their massive stimulus without triggering a massive sell-off in global equity markets – which are now trading near historic highs. Some hedge funds are betting that they can’t. Crispin Odey, a high-profile London-based hedge fund manager, has positioned his investment portfolio in the hope of handsomely gaining from the bursting of the central bank-inspired bubble in asset prices.’

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