Hedge funds are buying again and are likely to return to these old, favorite stocks

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If the market is on its way back up, hedge funds will start adding back risk and loading up on their age-old, top stock picks, according to Jefferies. 

"The de-risking by hedge funds seems to be behind us and if the market marches higher, we think hedge funds go back to their 'tried & true' names," Jefferies equity strategist Steven DeSanctis said in a note to clients on Tuesday.