The Intelligent Hedge Fund Manager

Posted: 15 Jun 2022

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Michael Blumeyer

Pepperdine University; Pepperdine University, Students

Date Written: May 30, 2022


The paper identifies the pros and cons to hedging during different economic times. There are psychological reasons why it's difficult to hedge during an economic boom. This paper delineates why it is difficult to remain responsible and reasonable, while also showing how being risk-seeking may temporarily be the better answer. Is it always good to hedge, even if it's a little? Are there times when the hedge fund manager can concentrate investments and expose portfolios during certain economic times? If so, what are the strengths needed and which weaknesses in regards to investing behavior needs to be calibrated in order to craft the optimized investing philosophy that is appropriate to achieving positive earnings?

Keywords: hedge fund, hedge fund manager, positive earnings, irrationality, behavior, derivatives, economic boom, economics, rationality, day trading, risk, reward

Suggested Citation

Blumeyer, Michael and Blumeyer, Michael, The Intelligent Hedge Fund Manager (May 30, 2022). Available at SSRN:

Michael Blumeyer (Contact Author)

Pepperdine University, Students ( email )

Malibu, CA
United States


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Malibu, CA 90263
United States


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