Month: August 2012

01 Aug 2012

PFGBest Update: Beyond Belief

Evidence of the NFA’s incompetence in the PFGBest case continues to mount. Why didn’t the 2011 email that revealed PFG’s shortfall lead to any action? Because of a fax from a number that should have led them right back to Wasendorf. There are just no words that can adequately respond to this.

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02 Aug 2012

Chick Flicks and Tough Love for Investors

He’s Just Not That Into You is probably one of the few chick flicks made in recent years that’s worth watching, if you ask the folks around our office. But this post isn’t about the performances, screenplay or dating advice found within its film reel. No, as it turns out, the movie has a message for […]

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02 Aug 2012

Managed Futures Mutual Funds July Update

With July now in the books, it’s time to update our monthly look at managed futures mutual funds. We don’t think mutual funds are the best vehicle to access the managed futures asset class if you have the capital to stand on your own and invest in individually managed accounts, and the numbers continue to back us up.

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02 Aug 2012

Asset Class Scoreboard- July Update

The Asset Class Scoreboard has been updated following a July that proved to be a good one for every asset class we track. In particular, we were definitely glad to see that June’s disappointing numbers for managed futures did not last into July.

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03 Aug 2012

Olympic-sized Debt

With the Olympics in full swing, the folks over at Bond Vigilantes are keeping the conversation focused on the global economy – using the Olympics to put various country’s debt burdens into perspective. The results definitely don’t make us feel like cheering.

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03 Aug 2012

Risk on/Risk Off Market Snapsot- July 2012

The risk on/risk of trade and the overall correlations in the futures markets influence how easy or difficult it is to stay diversified. With another month in the books, it’s time to take another look at how these conditions are playing out this year.

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03 Aug 2012

Weekend Reads

Olympic frenzy was in full swing this week, but there were plenty of other stories we were keeping an eye on. The dog days of summer are in full swing – so for now we’ll be trying to stay cool with our weekend reads.

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