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Hedge Fund Managers Remain Bearish Over US Dollar

by Carla Johnson, Investors Offshore.com

06 December 2004


Most hedge fund managers believe the value of the US dollar will sink further during December, whilst sentiment has shifted towards the bullish side on the prospects for US equities, according to the Van Hedge Fund Advisors International Sentiment Indicator.

The Sentiment Indicators are based on the outlook of hedge fund managers employing a macro view and who manage, in aggregate, in excess of $30 billion in assets.

The indicator reveals the managers’ pessimistic view on US Dollar holds, with 60% of the managers expecting it to continue its slide this month.

The data also shows that bearish sentiment over the price of 10-Year Notes has increased significantly this month, with 80% expecting prices to fall through December.

Meanwhile, the group are now more positive over the short-term outlook for equities, with 55% expecting the S&P 500 index to rise in December, against 33% who were bullish in November.

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