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Best Performing Funds from March 2020 to March 2021

In this article, among four equity indices, the largest mutual fund and the largest hedge fund, we search for the highest cumulative return from March 2020 to March 2021.

We use the newest technical feature of AlternativeSoft platform, “Compare Assets” to conduct this analysis.

The indices used are: S&P500, NASDAQ 100, Russell 2000 Growth, and HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index. We also added the Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Admiral Share, and Bridgewater Pure Alpha 12% Strategy*i Hedge Fund. These are the largest Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds in terms of assets managed.

A carefully weighted Ranking of Statistics was chosen for running the analysis, specifically: 50% Annualized Return rank + 12.50% Annualized Volatility rank + 25% Normal Monthly VaR rank + 12.50% Max Drawdown rank.

Statistics Computed Between March 2020 and 2021 Source: Eurekahedge, Morningstar, AlternativeSoft.

If we look only at Annualized Return Mar2020 to Mar2021, the results show that Russell 2000 Growth index clearly outperformed others with 100.81% Annualized Return and the best Max Drawdown. The runner-up is the HFRI Equity Hedge (Total) Index followed by NASDAQ 100 Index.

Bridgewater Pure Alpha 12% Strategy had negative Annualized Return however, it also had lower risk metrics, and was placed 4th.



N.B. This article does not constitute any professional investment advice or recommendations to buy, sell, or hold any investments or investment products of any kind, and should be treated as more of an illustrative piece for educational purposes.


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i This is the highest AUM fund of Bridgewater Associates


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