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12 Dec 2006

Hedge Fund Averages Up this year

An index of managers compiled by Hedge Fund Research climbed 2.45% in November, leaving it up 11.69% this year. Five of the six hedge-fund strategy indexes run by Dow Jones also rose last month.

Hedge funds also outperformed the benchmark Standard & Poor's 500 stock market index in November for the first time since May as managers benefited from a falling U.S. dollar, sliding bond yields and a rebound in energy prices.

Managers tracked by returned 2.18% on average last month, compared to 1.65% for the S&P 500, leaving them up 10.65% so far this year.

A rebound in energy prices also helped hedge funds focused on that sector. Energy funds tracked by Hedge Fund Research gained 4.41% in November, leaving them up 16.59% so far this year.

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