Hedge funds still managed to beat the 40 percent drop in the overall market last year. And after taking the end of 2008 off, some say the survivors may be ready to reload fueling a rally in the first half of this year.
What does the future hold for the fastest money on the Street?
“Hedge funds will come back and investors will throw money at those that have survived,” says Guy Adami. “I expect to see more money in fewer hands.”
“However regulation might be coming,” counters Karen Finerman. “I think we could see some kind of new guideline or ceiling on leverage.”
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Trader disclosure: On Jan 6, 2009, the following stocks and commodities mentioned or intended to be mentioned on CNBC’s Fast Money were owned by the Fast Money traders: Adami Owns (AGU), (BTU), (C), (GS), (INTC), (MSFT), (NUE); Macke Owns (MSFT), (TM), (MOS), (WMT); Najarian Owns (CSCO), (ERTS), (MSFT), (GS), (XLB), (EEM); Najarian Owns Short Calls (MSFT); Najarian Own (NVDA) Long Sread ; Finerman's Firm Owns (MSFT), (EEM), (DNA); Finerman's Firm Is Short (IYR), (IWM), (MDY), (SPY), (USO), (IJR), (BBT), (GNK)
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