Whoa. The international equity markets have finally shown up to the party, taking a giant leap in November for its biggest gain in quite some time. The rest of the scoreboard looked pretty similar, with stock, bonds, real estate, and hedge funds all positive (while all remaining down handily for the year..). Which brings us […]
You know how the old saying goes…where there’s smoke, there’s fire: 1) Hey all: I have a few announcements to make. Things have come full circle, and https://t.co/DWPOotRHcX‘s first, and last, investors are the same: we have come to an agreement on a strategic transaction with Binance for https://t.co/DWPOotRHcX (pending DD etc.). — SBF (@SBF_FTX) […]
October seems like a world away, given the events of this month. Nevertheless, funds generally performed well across the board. Stocks and bond prices behaved more traditionally, and volatility was generally down over the month. Commodities were mixed but provided some opportunities for trend followers. (Hey everyone, good news, coffee futures were down almost 20%!). […]
This week on the Derivative we’re doing it a little differently sharing our platforms with RCM’s Agriculture podcast, The Hedged Edge. The Hedged Edge is back online with a guest who could be it’s podcast’s most important guest of all time. At a time when inflation is running rampant through the world economy, drought conditions […]
U.S. Stocks gave a comeback last month after being down its’ previous two months rising to the top of the list. While in September we saw nearly all assets in the red, October bounced back for most assets while equities continue to fall. Although we didn’t see a dramatic climb for Managed futures, it’s still […]
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