Both AIG (NYSE:AIG) and Citigroup (NYSE:C) were in the headlines last week over the seeming flood of hedge fund managers reducing or exiting their positions with the companies. But as an individual investor, you should be thinking differently than the money managers.

In the video below, Motley Fool contributor Jessica Alling discusses the reasons your investing is different than a hedge fund's, what the hedge funds may be missing out on, and how you should think about investing as an individual.

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