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Hedge funds in your 401(k): Do they fit? More 401(k) and other retirement plans are including hedge funds as an alternative investment, but plan sponsors need to be cautious when taking such a strategy, according to The Wall Street Journal. Choosing good hedge funds as alternatives could be more difficult than looking for over performing mutual funds, an expert says. Alternatives are also meant for long-term investments and won't work for 401(k) participants, who want more flexibility with their assets. 401(k) participants should look into how the alternatives fund manager went through a period of poor liquidity before making a decision. -- The Wall Street Journal
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