It's not exactly news, but hedge funds have been "lackluster" to say the least this year, according to a new Goldman Sachs report.
The average fund trails the Standard & Poor's 500 Index by about 10 percentage points, Amanda Sneider and David Kostin wrote. The former is up about 5.4% through May 10, and the latter 15.4%.
Hedge funds also badly trail the average mutual fund, which is up 14.8% during the period.
The "multi-year trend of lackluster hedge-fund returns continues in 2013," the analysts wrote. "Strong long performance was not enough to outweigh the drag from popular short positions," including Johnson & Johnson and Gilead Sciences.