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Trade Like A Hedge Fund

With 300-point swings occurring on almost a daily basis, how are the hedge fund giants playing this see-saw stock market?

Anthony Scaramucci of Skybridge Capital tells us hedge funds are moving toward a slightly more defensive stance.

”The fastest money is putting the brakes on,” says Scaramucci. "In periods of dramatic volatility you can reduce the risk in your portfolio but still generate the same amount of return," he explains.

How are hedge funds doing that currently?
Hedge funds are playing defense names, Scaramucci tells us. Altria and Johnson and Johnson are favorites. “These stocks are trading with low P/E/s, they're large caps and they’ve got big fat dividend yields."

"You can almost think of these stocks as growth bonds," he adds.




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For Anthony Scramucci
Scaramucci Owns (MO), Skybridge Owns (MO)
Scaramucci Owns (JNJ), Skybridge Owns (JNJ)

For Tim Seymour
Seymour Owns (AAPL)
Seymour Owns (BAC)
Seygem Asset Management Owns (MTL)
Seymour Owns (CX)

For Guy Adami
Adami Owns (AGU)
Adami Owns (C)
Adami Owns (GS)
Adami Owns (INTC)
Adami Owns (MSFT)
Adami Owns (NUE)
Adami Owns (BTU)

For Karen Finerman
Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR)
Finerman's Firm Is Short (IWM)
Finerman's Firm Is Short (SPY)
Finerman's Firm Is Short (MDY)
Finerman's Firm Is Long S&P Puts
Finerman Owns (AAPL)
Finerman's Firm Owns (BAC), (BAC) Calls
Finerman Owns (BAC), (BAC) Preferred
Finerman's Firm Owns (BP) Calls, (BP)
Finerman Owns (GS) Calls
Finerman's Firm Owns (IBM)
Finerman's Firm And Finerman Own (JPM)
Finemran's Firm And Finerman Own (RIG), (RIG) Calls
Finerman Owns (WFC) Preferred

For Joe Terranova
Terranova Is Long Gold Futures
Terranova Is Long Oil Futures
Terranova Owns (OIH)
Terranova Owns (BUCY)
Terranova Owns (POT)
Terranova Owns (XCO)
Terranova Owns (PFE)
Terranova Owns (SWN)
Terranova Owns (C)
Terranova Works For (VRTS)
Terranova Is Chief Market Strategist Of Virtus Investment Partners, Ltd.
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (AMKR)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (IGE)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DBV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLB)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLV)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLP)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLY)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLI)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (XLU)
Virtus Investment Partners Owns More Than 1% Of (DRYS)

For Brian Kelly
Kanundrum Capital Owns (GLD)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (TLT)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (GFI)
Kanundrum Capital Owns (AUY)
Kanundrum Capital Is Long U.S. Dollar
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (XLE)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (XLK)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (XLI)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (XLV)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (DE)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (FDX)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (CLF)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (NUE)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (XOM)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (HES)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (SU)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (CME)
Kanundrum Capital Is Short (MCO)
Kelly Owns (FXE) Puts
Kelly Owns (FXB) Puts

For Dennis Gartman
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Long Gold; Are Short Euro, Yen
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Long Australian Dollars, Canadian
Dollars; Are Short Yen, Sterling, Euro
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Own (MMM)
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Own (DSC)
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Short (GS)
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Short (RIMM)
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Own (CCI)
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Own (PPS)
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Own (AAPL)
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Short (RIMM)
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Short (GS)
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Short (GOOD)
Funds Managed By Dennis Gartman Are Short (SPLS)

For Steve Grasso
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (AMR)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (BAX)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (DYN)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (CUBA)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (DYN)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (GERN)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (HSPO)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (MERC)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (NWS.A)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (NYX)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (PALM)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (PDE)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (PFE)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (PRST)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (RDC)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (TLM)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (XRX)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Own (SDS)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Are Short (QQQQ)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Are Short (CL)
Stuart Frankel And Its Partners Are Short (AAPL)
Grasso Owns (NDAQ)
Grasso Owns (DYN)
Grasso Owns (LPX)
Grasso Owns (ASTM)
Grasso Owns (ABK)
Grasso Owns (BAC)
Grasso Owns (BGP)
Grasso Owns (C)
Grasso Owns (CVGI)
Grasso Owns (JPM)
Grasso Owns (NEM)
Grasso Owns (PRST)
Grasso Owns (PFE)
Grasso Owns (BA)
Grasso Owns (T)
Grasso Owns (CSCO)
Grasso Owns (X)

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