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Average Hedge Fund Return Since 2011

Ouch! Hedge funds have been struggling lately. The chart below shows average hedge fund returns since 2011 for a number of different strategies, compared to the S&P 500.

Average Hedge Fund Return Chart
Source: Arbor Research

Back in 2008, Warren Buffett publicly bet $1 million (for charity) that the average hedge fund return would not beat the S&P 500 over 10 years. The results so far?

Buffett's Average Hedge Fund Return Bet
Source: RIAA

The group of hedge funds selected by Protege Partners is getting trounced by the S&P 500.

  • October: This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August and February. ~Mark Twain, Pudd’nhead Wilson’s Calendar for 1894