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Hedge Funds most levered and long since 2004

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Leverage among managers who speculate on rising and falling shares climbed to the highest level to start any year since at least 2004, according to data compiled by Morgan Stanley.

The rising use of borrowed money shows that everyone from the biggest firms to individuals is all in, levered and willing to take more risks. The first step of increasing risk is just going long, the second part of that is levering up in order to go longer.

Increasing leverage in hedge-funds suggests they're now getting on board.

Is this sustainable ...

(Read the full article at ZeroHedge.com)

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