Category: Managed Futures

17 Jan 2017
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4 Energy Traders you Won’t See on Bloomberg

It all started at the trail end of 2014. Crude Oil fell significantly below the $100 level and kept heading lower. About that time, a friend of a friend asked where he should turn to find a few interesting ways to play a “bounce” in Crude Oil. We obliged, writing “How to Play A Bounce in Crude […]

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03 Jan 2017
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Final 2016 Asset Class Results

December proved to be the only month in all of 2016 in which all of the asset classes we track ended the month in the black. Long-Only Commodities and Real Estate both recorded a 4% return in the last month of 2016, ending in the top bracket of the scoreboard. But this 12-month view can […]

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27 Dec 2016
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The Top 10 Alternative Articles in 2016

It seems that as more time passes, there are more and more financial resources popping up making it harder for you to sift through the important and the not so important. In and effort to make it easier for you to digest the most read articles on our blog, we’re re-posting the top 10 articles […]

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21 Dec 2016
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What happens when the U.S. Dollar AND Rates Rise?

While the rest of the world is talking about new all-time highs in the stock market, there’s another rally that deserves attention, the U.S. Dollar Index. Over the past six months, the U.S. Dollar Index is up 10.42% — a substantial move for the world’s reserve currency. (Disclaimer: Past performance is not necessarily indicative of […]

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13 Dec 2016
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Crude Oil, a Contender?

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, […]

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08 Dec 2016

Where is all the Managed Futures Money Going?

If you were to ask for the growth of Managed Futures assets in 2015, you might get different answers depending on who you ask. Barclayhedge will tell you $8.5 Billion, we think that number is more about $10.5 Billion, and a third party recently made the claim of as high as $30 Billion at a […]

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06 Dec 2016
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Everyone’s Banking on a Rate Hike

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 […]

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02 Dec 2016
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Is The Italy Referendum Vote the next Blow to the Euro?

As if we weren’t already sick of hearing about voting – 2016 is continuing its run as the Year of the Vote – with yet another important vote around the corner in what some are calling a lighter version of the Brexit and Trump shockers.  You’re up Italy, with a vote on amending their constitution […]

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01 Dec 2016

What’s Happened Thus Far in 2016

Twenty-sixteen is proving to be quite a cyclical year. What started as a free fall for stocks, world stocks, bonds, and commodities in the first two months ended with a quick recovery the months following. At one point the current leaders on the scoreboard were down -7.74% (World Stocks) -7.25% (Commodities) -5.11% (Stocks) and -4.80% […]

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