Rocker levels out


Rebounds in both the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq made it a tougher month for short sellers than they have seen in quite some time, though practitioners of the strategy are still among the best performers of the year. David Rocker's Rocker Partners was nearly flat, posting a 0.40% loss. Rocker's year-to-date total is a whopping 29.94%, one of the best performing funds in the Absolute Return database. The AdvantHedge Fund L.P. suffered a 3.70% draw down in October, bringing its year-to-date draw down to 6.51%. The short-biased Stilwell Associates L.P. fund was flat for the month, bringing