Hedge-fund drama has dominated business headlines of late. What's an investor to do? In this video, Austin Smith and Jeremy Phillips review how once-quiet hedge funds are now seemingly manipulating the market using their financial clout. Jeremy and Austin point out why this shouldn't be the focus of investors' attention and how to avoid getting caught up in sensational headlines.

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