Early profit taking helps send returns plunging

Thu Dec 1, 2005



October's big equities sell-off, fueled by early gains protection and a reversal in energy prices, punished many equity strategies. The Absolute Return U.S. Equity Index fell by a median 1.46% for the month, trimming year-to-date returns to a very tame 4.84%. Our global equity index slid a lot more, losing 2.67% as the Asian and European markets gave back some of the big upside logged earlier in the year.

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