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Hedge funds extend losing streak in November-data

Reuters – Hedge funds around the world extended their losses last month when the average portfolio declined 1.41 percent amid fresh stock market turmoil, data released on Friday shows.

The average hedge fund lost 17.70 percent in the first 11 months of 2008, figures from Hedge Fund Research show.

These numbers mark the worst-ever returns in an industry that once wooed investors with promises of strong returns in all market conditions and whose only unprofitable year was 2002, when the HFRI index lost 1.45 percent and the S&P 500 dropped 23 percent.

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