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Here’s another piece of evidence that investors are growing complacent as the bull market approaches five-and-a-half years in age: Hedge funds are shying away from betting against stocks.

The loosely regulated funds have a number of unorthodox ways of making money, from betting on mergers and acquisitions, to using leverage for boosting gains, to buying distressed debt.

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