Alternative Links: Allocation to Alternative Assets in 2018

Among survey respondents, 45% said they expect the alternative investment asset allocation in clients’ portfolios to increase, and 47% said they expect the allocation to stay the same, with just 7% reporting alternative assets in client portfolios would decrease.

RIAs Allocating More To Alternative Assets in 2018 Survey Finds – (PPB Capital Partners)


Increasing correlation between bonds and equities, rising interest rates, increased geopolitical risk and potentially overheating markets appear to have eroded many of the diversification benefits of the 60:40 balanced portfolio.

How managed futures can help diversify client portfolios – (Investment Week)


The price of bitcoin fell more than $1,000 in the span of about 10 minutes on the CoinDesk Bitcoin Price Index (BPI) today, just hours after the cryptocurrency set an all-time high above $11,000.

Bitcoin Price Falls $1,000 in Minutes to Erase 24-Hour Gains – (CoinDesk)


In theory, the act of putting such trades on diminishes the extent of the mispricing helping to flatten the curve, which in and of itself can put off further spot bitcoin purchases for arbitrage reasons, if not encourage outright liquidation of spot bitcoin into the market.

Why Bitcoin futures and a shoddy market structure pose problems – (FT Alphaville)


So don’t be surprised to see the Bitcoin Futures open the flood gates for Bitcoin ETFs, similar to the way there are dozens of VIX related ETFs doing all they do via VIX futures

Welcome to Futures, Bitcoin – (RCM’s Attain Alternatives Blog)


Cryptology, decentralized ledger, theoretically tamper-proof?  Before our imaginations run rampant, here’s our best attempt at explaining Bitcoin:

What’s all the Fuss about Bitcoin, Anyway – (RCM’s Attain Alternatives Blog)

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