Last year at this time we were labeling the asset class scoreboard Red October due to dismal returns by nearly every class. So, what should we label it now? Pos-i-tober…..? Mehh, we’ll keep working on the name while Managed Futures needs to get to work on creating some positive returns. Hopefully we finish out the […]
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CNBC and the financial press LOVE all time highs. What else would you put on the front page on a day that all is well in the world and the US stock market is at all time highs. The story writes itself when the market arbitrarily prints a few points above some prior arbitrary print. […]
RCM’s Jeff Malec was able to sit down on a panel at Profit & Loss magazine’s annual Forex Network conference here in Chicago, to talk profit and loss in the managed futures/macro space (Which sort of reminds us of the new Allstate commercial talking about being a tailgator tailgating on the way to a tailgate). […]
Is anyone going to be able to stop U.S. Real Estate and US Stocks? Yeeeeshh, those two classes rebounded big time in Sep, to get back into the 20%+ club. In the world of MF, there was a classic reversion to the mean after a big August, causing managed futures to drop a couple spots, […]
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