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Holly LaFon
Holly LaFon
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The 5 Most-Sold Stocks of All US Investment Funds

Apple, Microsoft top list

Hedge funds have struggled to outperform the market in 2016. According to the Barclay Hedge Fund Index, the average net return for hedge funds year to date is 3.43%, compared to 6.1% for the S&P 500.

Throughout the second quarter and third quarter, the market has continued its heated pace of growth, even as several worrying trends signal a disconnect from economic reality. For one, nonfinancial-corporate profits from current production (operating income) declined from a 7.6% increase in the year ended June 2015 to a 9.3% contraction for the year ended June 2016. At the same time, nonfinancial corporate debt rose from 601% in the second quarter 2015 to 697% in the recent second quarter, the highest since 717% reached in second quarter 2010, according to Moody

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Holly LaFon
I'm a financial journalist with a Master of Science in journalism from Medill at Northwestern University.

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