If you’re looking for a case study of what a horrible idea it is to invest based on what billionaires invest in, look no further than Bill Ackman (head of Pershing Square Hedge Fund) and his disastrous Valeant trade. This week, Ackman finally got rid of his remaining Valeant shares, totaling roughly $4 Billion in […]
The short history of volatility trading in the CTA space goes something like this: In the beginning, there were simple option selling strategies that sold out of the money calls or puts once a month until something bad happened.
More than a few are likely to be confused and/or upset when and if commodity prices go on a tear higher and their absolute return program doesn’t keep pace.
Today, we published our 2017 Managed Futures/Global Macro Outlook, and there’s one rather ‘in the news’ figure we couldn’t help but analyze given his penchant for market moving tweets and what not.
Yes, It seems leaders in the industry are thinking Trump could very well, “Make Discretionary Marco Great Again.” The thought process is Managed Futures and Global Macro styles should expect….
We can’t help but look at Crude Oil recently and think of Marlon Brando saying – “I used to be Somebody.” Although our memories aren’t as good as Google’s. Here’s the actual line: “I could’a had class, I could’a been a contender, I could’a been somebody” In Crude Oil’s case… it’s not a could’a been, […]
When the Federal Open Market Committee finally raised rates to the 0.25% to 0.50% last December, it was the first time in seven years. Indeed, the fact that we just quote those minuscule rates and a range instead of fixed level shows just how different a rate environment we ended up in after those seven […]
The headline you’ll be reading is that 84% of respondents redeemed from hedge funds in the first half of 2016. Here’s what they don’t explain
With another glance at the markets, it’s down an additional 15% in roughly two weeks
The rest of the market is barely making a move; with four of the eight asset classes we track not moving more than five one-hundredths of a percent!
Below we will highlight charts we found interesting, given this current environment of “hold on and wait” regarding interest rates.