The stock market moves in two directions... It's a fact of life. The key to being on the winning side regardless of which way it moves--UP or DOWN--is hedge funds.

That's right, hedge funds have a history of making profits in both rising and falling markets, and therefore play an important role in the diversification of investment portfolios.

The hedge fund performed well during the upward market trend from 1995 - 2000, but the major difference is evident when the bull market ended in mid-2000.

If you want the opportunity to hedge your portfolio, the place to be is alternative investments.