The ongoing lackluster performance of the U.S. equity
markets, coupled with little directional bias, has made it
difficult for long/short managers to seek out alpha throughout
2004, and August was no different. While the S&P 500 was
slightly positive for the month, with a 0.23% gain, it was not
enough to help many long-biased managers. The index is still
slightly negative for the year-to-date, with a 0.69% loss.
Some funds managed to soldier...